Surgeon Simulator headed to iPad

Bossa Studios announced that it has been working on a tablet version of Surgeon Simulator.

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A new video developer Bossa Studios has posted to YouTube reveals that a version of Surgeon Simulator is "coming soon to an iPad near you..."

Note that Bossa did not call it Surgeon Simulator 2013 (or 2014), as it's called on PC. The title of the video is also "Shh, I Dentist Now," suggesting the iPad version of the game will focus on orthodontic surgery. The short glimpse we get of the game in the video (before the developer shoos us away), shows the patient up close with his mouth wide open, which also suggests that the tablet version the game will let you malpractice dentistry.

A slightly different take on the game makes sense for the iPad's touch controls. On the PC, Surgeon Simulator 2013 relies so heavily on mouse and keyboard controls, it's hard to imagine the game without them.

Our review of Surgeon Simulator 2013 found that it is a game that defies logic, but an absolute joy to play and fail at. You can watch our video review below and find the teaser video for the iPad version on YouTube.

Discussion

24 comments
Aelfredus
Aelfredus

I hate this game more than I hate Rovio...

JoInfo
JoInfo

The comedy of this game quickly fades once the control frustrations set in.

shreddyz
shreddyz

gonna borrow Steamy Potatoes care-o-meter for this one


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EmperorSupreme
EmperorSupreme

I got this game on the last steam sale, I  think it was around $1-2 it's horrible. Not even worth that. Save your cash guys

Kryptonbornson
Kryptonbornson

The keyboard and mouse controls flat out sucked. Maybe tablets will be an improvement.

grove67
grove67


why spend thousands of dollars in medical school

when you can buy this shit


bluefox755
bluefox755

Not sure how they'll do this...the thing that made it funny and frantic are the silly controls, which can't really be replicated on a tablet.

1wikkid1
1wikkid1

This is an interesting idea, but without a whole lot more thought given to controls it's a joke. Trying to control the instruments in 3dimensions on a 2dimension screen while using 2dimensional controls is next to impossible, at least the way that Surgeon Simulator has it done on PC.

In a way this game makes me think of Game Dev Tycoon... another tycoon/sim spin-off that fails miserably because of (almost surprisingly) stupid design choices. 

hadlee73
hadlee73

This is a comedy/party title at best, but doesn't live up to its full potential. I'd like to see this game ported to consoles, and then adapted to work in 2 player multiplayer (online and couch split screen) in which two people have to race to complete their "surgery" first. *Then* this game will show its true comedy value.

DuaMn
DuaMn

This is the game I despise most in recent history. I can understand a game with stupid controls to create some silly fun situations, but a game like Surgeon Simulator is what I hate most. I tried to play it for a while but it's actually not possible to "play" this game. You randomly try to grab objects in absurd angles and smash them to other things without any control whatsoever. Is this what gaming came down to? 


I fear for the future of gaming which we will remembering even games like Call of Duty as creative and high quality games.

senorbusyman
senorbusyman

i liked how michael rage quit jones & gavin hobknocker free did a rage quit on this game

gamerno66666
gamerno66666

LOL, would've worked better with kinect.

Dannystaples14
Dannystaples14

What? No way! The whole point of the game is to have no control. But having no control and using controls that offer no control to start with can't be good can it?

pez2k_
pez2k_

@KryptonbornsonThat's kind of the point, it's parodying all of the needlessly clumsy and indepth 'simulators' on PC. Even the date in the title is a joke.

einsp
einsp

@DuaMn You really missed the point of thie "game". The bad controls are done on purpose, or did you not listen the what he said?

DuaMn
DuaMn

@einsp @DuaMn I didn't miss anything. I do know what and why they did and I despise it. 


I don't know what's worse, though. Developers making random games like this or people enjoying them like they are actually good. This is so shallow it hurts.