The quirky, gamejam-created Surgeon Simulator 2013 could be arriving on tablets in the future, Joystiq reports. During the Eurogamer Expo over the weekend, Joystiq spoke with the creators of the purposely difficult and "100-percent medically inaccurate" simulation game who had a prototype up and running on a tablet.

If you're unfamiliar, Surgeon Simulator 2013 launched in January of this year on desktop, and in April on Steam. The game has been critically acclaimed for its over-the-top nature, tasking you with performing surgeries in fantastical situations like the zero-gravity of space, or in the back of a moving ambulance while your surgery instruments are bouncing about across the screen making saving the virtual life harder than it needs to be.

As noted by the developer Bossa Studios, Surgeon Simulator 2013 would be a great fit for the touchscreen, due to the intimacy of the direct control and how that can offer new ways to perform surgeries. One idea they have bouncing around in their heads is a "tooth transplant" where you'd need to break and remove a patient's teeth and then replace them with new ones, meanwhile chucking away the old teeth down the patients throat. Remind me never to seek medical attention from Bossa Studios.

While the tablet prototype of Surgeon Simulator 2013 was basically thrown together in just a couple of days, Bossa sounds pretty serious about getting a solid port together and releasing it. If they decide to go through with the port there is a slight possibility it could hit before the end of this year, though most likely it would be some time in 2014. We hope to hear more on an iPad version of Surgeon Simulator 2013 in the near future, so be sure to scrub up and get ready in case an iPad version materializes.


  • DannyTheElite

    If it hit next year wouldn't it be surgeon simulator 2014?

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  • lordyokomoto

    Lol they been to the UK NHS Surgeon training school too then ;))

  • Holcman

    I love this game! It would be awesome if it was ported to tablets, then I could be a surgeon everywhere I go! Anyone call 911?

  • Eseres

    Oh yes! I will be getting this one 🙂 Why it haven't been released for mobile devices before i do not understand. Can't wait to do a heart transplant in the back of a moving car 😀

  • LousyHero

    As an aspiring fake surgeon, I approve of this message.

  • MidianGTX

    So... how would this work? It's essentially the same idea as Enviro-bear. Intentionally difficult controls leading to occasionally frustrating but often humorous gameplay... but it makes sense on a keyboard, one key per finger. I'm thinking same deal but with a touch screen, four-finger input on the left half and one on the right for movement?

    • dariusjr98

      Yes, I was wondering the exact same thing. It might work for iPad, but no way it could work on iPhone and iPod touch.

  • dylanmannen

    YES PLS!! 100 times YESS!! 😀

  • joshob1987

    There is no reason it wouldnt work for iphones and ipod touches. As long as you can zoom in and out it wouldnt be an issue. Probably wont happen though.

    • MidianGTX

      But the entire hook of the game is that you use all five fingers on your left hand at the same time. Remove that and it's not really the same game any more.

  • suhail760

    It's awesome game and if you put it in ipad it's gonna be awesomer