If you're anything like me, I'm going to have to quickly manage your expectations. When I first heard that Bossa Studios - the folks responsible for Surgeon Simulator 2013 - were making a multiplayer deathmatch game called Time To Live, I assumed it'd involve slicing and/or dicing organs in a two-way surgery off. Not so, as the trailer reveals. Instead, it's a top-down, arena-based shopping battler, in which only futuristic commercialism can delay your impending demise.
Developer Bossa Studios recently released a free update to Surgeon Simulator 2013 that added zero gravity surgeries while orbiting our dear sweet earth. But neatly tucked away in that update was an ARG named Codename: Trisha. A few keen surgeons-in-training cracked the code and carved a new path in the field of medicine: alien surgery.
Let's check the chart, to see Surgeon Simulator 2013's latest course of treatment... Hmm, some bug fixes here, some achievements there, and - in a highly experimental procedure - it's being sent into space. I don't think that's covered by the NHS. All three regular operations - that's brain, heart and kidneys, organ fans - are now available for your flailing limbed surgeon to butcher in the zero-gravity scenario.
Surgeon Simulator 2013 puzzle leads to more ARG speculation, devs say it's unrelated to Valve's games
Surgeon Simulator 2013 was recently updated to include Team Fortress 2's Heavy and Medic. On completion of the new level, players were awarded with a small statue. On the base of that statue? A puzzle and Korean text, leading to speculation that this was the continuation of what was assumed to be a Valve-led ARG.
Before we go on, we need to be absolutely clear: whatever's happening, and whatever it relates to, we're stillnot involved.
Earlier in the week, it was announced that the TF2 mercs would be riding motorbikes through the world of Joe Danger. Now, Bossa Studios reveal an update for Surgeon Simulator 2013 that puts the Heavy on the operating table. From bike crash to hospital bed: coincidence? Yeah, probably. Although the idea of a continuing storyline told exclusively through crossovers is appealing. And it's not as if we're short on zombie games for the follow-up.
Turns out that the produce-delivering Euro Truck Simulator 2 isn't the only sim stepping into the super-serious world of fully-realized 3D. Game jam success Surgeon Simulator 2013 is the next big thing to provide Oculus Rift support, allowing you to take the frighteningly real, pulsing lives of patients into your hands.
Brain surgery, much like rocket science, is supposed to be hard. And if we're to believe Kerbal Space Program (and I can't see why we wouldn't), then rocket science is hard. Really hard. Kill everyone in repeated ill-fated launches hard.
Conversely though, if we're to believe this prototype video for the upcoming full release of Surgeon Simulator 2013 (and again: can't see why we wouldn't), then brain surgery is a piece of cake. Or perhaps a piece of hard-boiled egg, delicately smashed in with a hammer.