You won't believe what the video gaming community has come up with this time.
These are games that put the player in control of an animal's motions, to "simulate" the animal's motions. But these simulators aren't like the realistic ones that teach you how to drive a car or fly a plane.
The Goat Simulator especially is chock full of ridiculous missions (destroy 5 cars) and rag-doll physics. I really don't see the point of goats climbing vertical ladders or flopping around like a doll, but that's just me.
There was a big to-do in the gaming community about the Goat Simulator game and it spawned a few parody games as a joke. As it turns out, the public loved one of these parodies so much that it became its own video game: The Rock Simulator.
The developers themselves were bemused.
"I saw that other simulation games, such as Goat Simulator, can be successful, so I thought that if a goat can be a good game, then a rock can be too!" Strange Panther developer Ryan told Polygon, jokingly. "I didn't expect anything near the reaction it's getting. It originally started as a joke, and now that we've seen the reaction, it's a completely real game."
The description on Steam's gaming website sounds like a fun game. "This simulator is a rock enthusiasts dream. You can watch beautiful rocks in any location in the world. From grass plains to salt flats, there are dozens of hand designed BEAUTIFUL environments. "
The game reports to have "5+ levels", with "rock and roll mode" and other fun ways to simulate rocks. What do you think? Is it ridiculous enough to try?