Let’s face it, we all know that surgeons make their job out to be way more complicated than it actually is. They make a show of putting on gloves and having people around to mop their brows, but at the end of the day it’s just a case of cutting someone open, taking out the bits that don’t work and replacing them with spare parts that do work, then letting a nurse stitch the whole thing back up again while the surgeon goes off for a coffee break.
In fact, surgery is so easy that just about anyone can do it with a simple flashcard tutorial, which is why anatomy enthusiasts can now experience the joys of slicing and dicing first hand in the indie hit Surgeon Simulator 2013. Originally created in 48 hours as an entry for Global Game Jam 2013, Surgeon Simulator has now been polished and refined, and includes “special” operations like the Team Fortress 2 easter egg and, just to shake things up a little, a heart transplant that must be carried out in zero gravity onboard a space station.
Heart transplants are old hat by now, though, and astronauts do have a tendency to get struck with all sorts of maladies. Luckily for them, the latest update of Surgeon Simulator 2013 now includes two extra zero gravity missions, allowing Nigel Burke to perform a double kidney transplant and a brain transplant, all with a pleasant view of Earth to look at during the easy parts, like chopping off the top of the patient’s skull.
That’s not the only new content to be uncovered in the most recent update, however. Bossa Studios has also included a new alternate reality game called Codename: Trisha that apparently includes “Top Secret World-Stopping Secret Content.”
Rather unfairly, the developers aren’t telling us directly what the Top Secret World-Stopping Secret Content actually is (apparently it’s some kind of secret). The community over at Steam has already solved the mystery collectively, but feel free to try and work it out for yourself by updating the game with the new content.
Tell us in the comments which scenarios you’d like to see next in Surgeon Simulator 2013. Tracheotomy on a helicopter? Face lift at a rave? An appendectomy in the fourth dimension? The sky is no longer the limit.
Surgeon Simulator 2013 is available to download for Linux, Mac, PC for $9.99.