Skip to main content

'Job Simulator' turns 'Overwatch' into an all-out office supply war

job simulator overwatch parody jobsimulatoroverwatch
Image used with permission by copyright holder
Job Simulator, the virtual reality game best known for its photocopier and supply of gourmet grape juice, is the perfect way to experience the fun of working in an office and plugging electronics into a surge protector, but Owlchemy Labs’ project appears to work perfectly as something else entirely: A bootleg version of Overwatch.

Developer Zi Ye posted a video on his Twitter page showing just how the team was able to translate Blizzard’s famous shooter into Job Simulator. After loading an Overwatch disc into the office’s PC (don’t these people buy digital games on PC?), the office worker turns his head to see Reinhardt placing a barrier near an exit. He next grabs a Reaper-branded stapler and photocopies it, giving himself two for extra damage before teleporting to another cubicle.

Next, he picks up a coffee mug taped to a bottle of grape juice, which serves as Widowmaker’s sniper rifle, and uses a nearby surge protector and its cord as a grappling hook to escape.

But McCree takes aim with his “deadeye” ability, forcing the worker to act quickly — he throws a giant pack of frozen hot dogs into the middle of the room in place of Mei’s ice wall ability and uses a fire extinguisher to freeze McCree solid. Finally, as Reinhardt passes in the hall, our hero switches back to Reaper’s stapler guns and unleashes his “death blossom” ability to win the match.

It only includes a few of the game’s characters, but with a little more time in the oven, Job Simulator‘s version of Overwatch could be a genuinely fun competitive game. Could you hack into other computers with Sombra or use Hanzo to throw objects across the room? The possibilities are only limited to the office supplies at each worker’s desk.

Job Simulator is available now for HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, and PlayStation VR

Editors' Recommendations

Gabe Gurwin
Former Digital Trends Contributor
Gabe Gurwin has been playing games since 1997, beginning with the N64 and the Super Nintendo. He began his journalism career…
PlayStation State of Play returns this week, will feature 14 PS5 games
Three colorful PS5s float together in a line.

PlayStation will kick off the summer of digital video game reveal streams this week with a State of Play broadcast. The stream will take place at 3 p.m. PT on Thursday, May 30.

State of Play is one of Sony's primary livestream presentation formats. It tends to be slightly shorter than the company's flagship stream, the PlayStation Showcase. This State of Play is a significant one, though, as Sony's slate of first-party games for 2024 is entirely unknown at this stage. This stream should shed some light on what's coming later this year.

Read more
Sony retracts controversial Neil Druckmann interview due to inaccurate quotes
Neil Druckmann in a roundtable interview for The Last of Us Season 1.

Sony has removed an interview with Naughty Dog's co-president Neil Druckmann after the Uncharted and The Last of Us creator noted that some of his quotes were inaccurate and misrepresented in the article.

Last week, an interview Neil Druckmann was posted and was meant to offer insight into the famous game developer's philosophies and expectations for the future of Naughty Dog. The interview caught the general audience's attention because Druckmann made bold claims about how AI could be used in game development and how he thought Naughty Dog's next game was "redefining mainstream perceptions of gaming."

Read more
PlayStation State of Play, May 2024: How to watch and what to expect
Key art for Until Dawn's remake.

Sony is off to a fairly strong start in 2024, with games like The Last of Us Part II Remastered, Rise of the Ronin, and Stellar Blade, but the PS5's lineup for the back half of the year is still shrouded in mystery. Thankfully, a new State of Play stream is imminent. We're hoping that the 30-minute presentation gives us a new look at Until Dawn's remake and Firewalk Studios' multiplayer game Concord, as well as some surprises.

Although it isn't a full-blown PlayStation Showcase, it's definitely still worth tuning into for PS5 owners. If you're planning to do so, you're also probably wondering when and how to watch it. To help, we've rounded up all relevant information about the event so you can be ready when the livestream begins on May 30.
When is May 2024's State of Play?
Sony has confirmed that the May 2024 State of Play presentation will start airing live at 3 p.m. PT on May 30. According to the PlayStation Blog, it will be a "30+ minute show," so set some time aside to watch it tomorrow afternoon.
How to watch May 2024's State of Play
You can expect the next State of Play to be live-streamed across PlayStation's official YouTube, Twitch, and TikTok channels, as is typically the case with all of PlayStation's game reveal presentations. We'll embed the YouTube premiere link into this post as soon as it's available, so you can watch it right from this article.

Read more