As technology evolves and improves itself, so to do video games, with companies and developers aiming to bring their audience the highest quality product they can deliver. But of course, for every AAA title, there's always one that's a little bit...weird. Stick with me, and I'll show you that you don't need to be slaying dragons in 60 fps when you can take a shower with your dad. Yep.
Shower With Your Dad Simulator 2015
I thought i'd kick this list of with possibly the weirdest combination of words I've seen in a long time. And this list is only going to get weirder.
The premise of "Shower With Your Dad Simulator" is that you're a kid in a set of showers with 3 other dads, and you have to try and find your dad in the glorious world of an 8-bit shower block. Of course, there's power ups, extra game modes, and a whole host of achievements to unlock to. Oh, and it offers a wide variety of dad jokes. Yay.
It's only around £0.79 on steam right now, so if you're looking for a game where you get to shower with your 8-bit father who looks a little bit like Tom Selleck, then this is the game for you! Also, go check out JackReneau for giving me the idea to write about this game!
Now this one I feel is pretty self explanatory. Goat Simulator lets you play as a goat. A contortionist, physics defying, intelligent goat. I did warn you that the list was only going to get weirder.
For what seemingly started out as a joke to make a bit of money, Goat Simulator has done surprisingly well. The base game is an open world sandbox of sorts, with the goal being to cause destruction, and complete certain challenges, like fall from a certain height or do a certain number of back-flips, all whilst exploring the map and causing mayhem.
Since it's release, Goat Simulator has had a number of expansions and DLC's, including an MMO mode, a parody of DayZ, and even a collaboration with heist-em-up Payday 2! Not bad for a goat, huh?
I Am Bread
Again, need I say more?
In I Am Bread, you play as a slice of bread trying to get itself toasted. You control each of the four corners of said slice of bread, and must make it across a room without getting yourself too dirty and thus becoming inedible. You can grab hold of things like walls with each corner and fling yourself up the wall, but you have a grab meter (think Shadow Of The Colossus but with bread) and if that meter runs out, you fall. Oh, and the narrative of the game is that the guy who lives in the house keeps going to see a psychiatrist because he keeps coming home to find bits of toasted bread everywhere.
If this isn't the pinnacle of gaming then I don't know what is.
This game is just....very hard to describe.
The Steam description for this game is as follows:
Strap it on and lock 'n' load in Grass Simulator, where you will Shoot, Loot and MOO! your way through multiple game modes revolved around...GRASS! Grass Simulator will revolutionize the way you look at grass.
And that it certainly did! In Grass Simulator, you walk around a bunch of grass and shoot cows with a revolver. And i'm not even kidding.
You play as Garry Rambler, a rogue mercenary that escaped from hell who has sworn to take revenge upon the illusive cows that lurk among the shadows whom murdered his family, stuck in a purgatory filled with nothing but cows, grass and more cows. Only equipped with his moustache, cliché 80's mullet and magnum revolver; the exact revolver he used to kill the legendary cow god that ordered his family to be executed, he must fend for himself in a cruel, unforgiving dimension.
I think this is a game best experienced first hand. As long as your comfortable paying £3.99 for grass and cows.
The Stanley Parable
Ok so this one is a little different, but bear with me. It's effectively a walking simulator with a very heavy focus on narrative, and dialogue, as well as completely screwing with your brain. I'm going to try not to give too much away because this game is incredible and everyone should have a first time experiencing it.
You play as Stanley. Stanley sits at his desk all day, pressing whatever buttons he gets told to press through the monitor in front of him. But one day no orders come through, so Stanley goes to speak to his manager. And that's all i'm going to say.
Seriously, buy this game. Or at least get the demo they released a while ago. Or the original half life 2 mod that you can find here.
So, there you are. 5 of the weirdest, most bizarre simulators to grace the Steam store. I hope you enjoyed reading, and if you did, feel free to leave a comment down below!