Want to learn how to mix awesome drinks without having to actually deal with glaring music and drunk people? Well, in VR you can turn down the music and you can scream insults at as many customers as you want. That’s something at least right?
Bartender VR Simulator is a new game from VR Factory that released for HTC Vive and Oculus Rift on Steam. The game was made with the cooperation of six-time Bartending World Champion, Tomek Malek, and has you – as you’ve surely guessed – making drinks for various customers in bars.
Starting out in a music club, you’ll learn how to make 4 basic drinks under the tutelage of Mr. Malek, and after earning his approval you can move on to one of the three other exotic locations in the game. There’s sort of a progression mechanic embedded in Bartender VR Simulator that has you create ever more complex drinks and cocktails and earn points in a bid to master the craft. You can also gain extra points for performing some bartending tricks like spinning the bottle or juggling. After earning the course completion certificate you can enter the Pro Mode for a whole new challenge.
Check out the trailer below:
Serve all your drinks in very realistic conditions with real-life liquid physics and item destruction. Being a simulator, the game contains a lot of different ingredients, types of glasses, and other bartending equipment. Meaning you could actually learn a thing or two. Though I wouldn’t suggest trying to juggle things in real life too. “We developed a complex system for simulating gripping and integrated NVIDIA’s Flex technology which allowed us to achieve almost real-life physical representation of fluids – thanks to that, each liquid in the game has its own unique dynamics and reflects the real liquids used by bartenders,” the guys from VR Factory said.
Bartender VR Simulator also has an online scoreboard that tracks various successes, including how much money you make, how quickly you make a drink, and with how much flair you make it.
You can start your bartending journey today by getting the game on Steam at a $19.99 price tag. Now only if the tips were real…