The unexpected simulator game that recklessly gives the player a scalpel in one hand and surgical saw in the other, has successfully gone through the Steam Greenlight service.
Surgeon Simulator 2013, developed by Bossa Studios, is now available on Steam with a hefty 30% discount (discount until April 22). It is now a full game with new features, including a “fiendishly” difficult ‘ambulance’ mode.You play as Nigel Burke, a “would-be” surgeon, though probably not once the sorry users of Steam get a hold of the game. Despite the players’ lack of surgical qualifications, you will be able to carry out a number of operations on patients in a race against the clock (and the amount of blood in the human body).
The finished game also has 48 Steam achievements, some of which seem quite curious. One of these achievements is Vworrrp Vworrrp, and requires the player to create a Time Lord (probably by adding a heart to the patient before taking one away).
Surgeon Simulator 2013 became an internet hit back in January, with controls comparable to QWOP and the bloody fun of being a real-life surgeon. It started as just a heart transplant op, but now the game has more procedures and modes to save the patient.
If you still aren’t sold on the weird phenomenon that is Surgeon Simulator 2013, the original prototype is still available here.