We’ve already had a Goat Simulator. There was that one game where you got to snowboard as a horse. And there’s the upcoming RPG where you play as a man-eating shark. Now VARSAV Game Studios clearly wants to get in on the animal-controlling action, recently revealing their upcoming project, Bee Simulator. No prizes for guessing what this one’s about.
That’s right, Bee Simulator isn’t just a fancy name – it will indeed let you control and play as a bee. The official description states: “See the world through the eyes of a bee! Compete with other bees in races, collect pollen, perform waggle dances, and explore a world inspired by Central Park in New York. Play it with your family or friends, choosing between three modes, including co-op and vs. split-screen.”
In its playful yet surprisingly earnest trailer (it’s the voice-over that really sells it), we see the world from the perspective of a bee – flying through a giant hive, exploring parks and picnics, and running into some threatening wasps.
The game’s official site gives more information on the three modes available – a single-player story mode where you’re tasked with saving the hive from pesky humans; an exploration mode that lets you freely discover the outside world; and a split-screen mode that can be used for both co-op or competition.
Buzzing with excitement yet? No doubt more information will drop about the game after it’s shown off at Gamescom, which runs from 21 – 25 August.
Bee Stimulator will be available on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC. There’s no specific release date yet, but the game’s Steam page indicates it will come out “Fall 2018” (that’s Spring for us down under – which also just happens to be when pollen season starts. Coincidence? I think not).