‘NOT a viable medical training tool’
UK developer Bossa is offering free copies of Surgeon Simulator 2 to all NHS staff members. And if you do work for that excellent organisation, all you need do is visit this website before October 22 and register your official NHS email address to receive a PC key for the wild ‘n’ gory sequel.
“At Bossa, we’ve always envisioned Surgeon Simulator 2 as a valuable training tool for NHS workers to hone their healthcare skills!” said Bossa co-founder Henrique Olifiers. “The Surgeon Simulator 2 community is frankly rubbish at saving Bob, so we think our players need to be shown how it’s really done.”
NHS registrar Dr. Idris Morgan takes a very different viewpoint.
“Surgeon Simulator 2 is absolutely NOT a viable medical training tool,” stated Dr. Morgan, before adding “However, I do enjoy playing video games in my spare time and I’m confident medical professionals around the world will find Bossa’s interpretation of medicine, and the possibility of five-second heart-transplants, very amusing.”
In addition to offering free games, Bossa will be hosting a 24-hour charity speed-running event on October 15. The event, which aims to raise £1000 for the North Lincolnshire NHS Trust, will see a fully-qualified NHS surgeon, cardiologist, radiologist and IT specialist compete to perform a successful heart transplant in as quick a time as possible…
…in-game, I’m assuming.