The Barber Shop is a fun game that utilizes the awesome power of the Unreal Engine to simulate beard trimming in a charming old timey barber shop in the 1930’s.
Using a set of clippers and some cut-throat razors, you must trim your customers beards into the style they desire – no matter how bizarre. You start off with simple styles, but as you progress, your customers will ask for more and more outlandish designs, such as ‘The Goat’ or ‘The Depp’. Do a good job and you’ll be awarded good score and be rewarded with more money – which can be used for purchasing blinged up clippers and razors, as well as some snazzy capes for the customer to wear.
The attention to detail in the barber shop is fantastic, with a fully rendered 3D interior and a great authentic 1930’s soundtrack reminiscent of Fallout 3’s iconic music. This creates a calming atmosphere in the game, making The Barber Shop a wonderfully relaxing place to hang out and trim beards (even when you’re screwing up the cuts!)
Note: although you can upgrade your clippers, we really wouldn’t recommend it as it’s large and unwieldy, making precision particularly difficult.
Important Update: Please bear in mind that this is a prototype project created by game development students. It hasn’t been full optimised yet so won’t work on all systems (especially lower powered ones). Thanks to popular demand, the devs are continuing to work on it though, adding lots of features, ironing out any kinks and changing the name to Barbershop Simulator, if you’d like to support them and help them develop the game further, please visit their new crowdfunding page.