The world of simulation games is approaching a sort of post-ironic flashpoint. For evidence look no further than Chair Simulator, a game that was released in late May for free on Steam. Players earn something called sit points for, you guessed it... sitting. With sit points you can purchase nicer, more avant-garde chairs to... continue sitting.
Is there some metaphor baked into Chair Simulator? Sitting down to play a game where you sit for extended periods of time, only to break it up by occasionally standing before returning to a sedentary state in order to earn the ability to unlock a virtual chair that would most likely be too expensive to buy in real life? Probably. But it’s much more fun to ignore that possibility and simply laugh through the experience.