'Transcendentally boring': the joy of job simulation games | Curio

'Transcendentally boring': the joy of job simulation games

9 mins | May 29, 2020

Why do millions play games that replicate regular jobs in forensic detail? "In an entertainment sector where ludicrous power fantasies rule, where players get to be space marines, ancient warrior princesses and football superstars, it seems antithetical that 25 million people have bought Farming Simulator, a game in which your main challenge is to harvest a successful wheat crop." Author and video games specialist, Keith Stuart, explores the strange phenomenon in the Guardian.

publisher logo

From The Guardian

Read along