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16 weird simulation games you won't believe actually exist

Cart Life (RMfree)

If you've ever wondered what it's like being a street vendor then this is the sim for you. With glorious 8-bit greyscale graphics and a funky soundtrack to boot, Cart Life will take you on a journey through the highs and lows of selling goods on the street. Tweak your prices, pimp out your stand and keep on top of your stock. Buying questionable hotdogs on street corners will never be the same. 

Update: Cart Life creator Richard Hofmeier has pulled the game from the Steam Store and has instead made it open source and available to download for free from his own website. It's currently down (presumably due to high load) but will hopefully be up and running again soon.

richardhofmeier.com

Ski Region Simulator 2012

While Ski Region 2014 doesn't exist, we like to think it's because the 2012 version got it spot on. Show off your technical and managerial skills by maintaining and expanding your very own mountains and villages to ensure your ski resort is top of the pile. Keep on top of the snow with authentic snow groomers and expand your resort to keep those hard-earned skiers happy. Made by the creators of Farm Simulator 2013, as if you needed further recommendation. 

amazon.co.uk

Viscera Cleanup Detail (US$7 or RM23)

After you leave an FPS level covered in blood, guts, bullet casings and brains, we bet you've never once given a single thought to the poor sod with a bucket and mop who has to clean up the aftermath. Well now you can be that poor sod. Mediocrity awaits.

store.steampowered.com

Rock Simulator 2014 (RMTBA)

Sadly this game doesn't involve pumping iron at the gym for five hours before administering a People's Elbow to your long-time spandex-wearing rival. 

Instead, Rock Simulator has you staring at dozens of beautiful rocks in various environments from grass plains to salt flats.

And that's it. You're not a rock. You're not a wolf, You're not a bear, or anything in between. You're just an ethereal, bodiless being, who stares at rocks.

We're not quite sure what else to say, so we're going to stop now.

steamcommunity.com

I am Bread (RMTBC)

Just when you think things can't get any more ridiculous, there's this - a game in which you are a slice of bread, with the sole purpose of getting yourself toasted.

We're not going to say any more. Just enjoy the preview, and keep an eye out for a release date. We know you can't wait.

bossastudios.com

Goat Simulator MMO

Ok, look. Just look at this. It's a fantasy goat MMO. You can be a magician goat, a warrior goat, a hunter goat, or a freaking microwave on legs. We don't even know what to write anymore. Words are failing us.

(This will be added as a patch for existing owners of Goat Simulator).

What the… there's a freaking dinosaur in there too? We can't even

Höme Improvisåtion

 

Described as "The world's most fun and accurate co-operative furniture building experience", Höme Improvisåtion sees you, and up to three other players build all the flat-pack Scandinavian furniture you can think of. 

Need instructions? Forget it. Who needs them anyway when you have a picture on the box to go by? All the pieces are standardised, meaning "any pole, fits in any hole". So if you want to stray from building something that resembles a table, and instead build an entirely new creation, you can!

www.kongregate.com

Bathroom Simulator

 

Home Bathroom, Filthy Subway Bathroom, Space Shuttle Bathroom, Upscale Hotel Bathroom, Porta Potty - all of these can be explored and interacted with. Beautiful 3D environments, realistic…. waste physics and the joys of exploration all await you in the latest this-doesn't-need-to-exist-but-we're-glad-it-does simulator.

kickstarter.com 

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