The Cursed Simulation Corporation was a mysterious game developer company founded in 1977 known for its surreal and sometimes disturbing simulation games. Little is known about the company, and for unknown reasons it shut its doors in 2005.
Little is known about The Cursed Simulation Corporation, though documents show it was founded in 1977 by Daniel Henterfilk. The origin of the company's name is unknown, though it appears that Henterfilk had opened several businesses during the 1960s and 1970s with variations on the "Cursed" title, though all appear to have folded.
The company released its first game, Rock Simulator, on an unknown date in 1979. It is rumored to have been exclusively programmed by Henterfilk himself. The game was a flop, as it featured only a rock comprised of 5 pixels which could not perform any actions. In later years this, in addition to being the first game by the company, resulted in Rock Simulator becoming a much sought after collectors item.
Also appearing in 1979 was Pixel Simulator, which was also a flop. Despite this, The Cursed Simulation Corporation pursued a Pixel Simulator franchise, to minimal success. This included a short lived comic series of Pixel Simulator, lasting 4 issues released in 1981. No known issues of the comic series are known to exist.
The company released many video games throughout the 1980s and 1990s, most of which were huge flops. Despite this, the company seemed to continue to release games at great speed, sometimes as many as 5 or 6 a year. This is impressive considering the company is rumored to have only had around 20-40 employees at the height of its power, and also do to the sheer size of some of their games, such as Election '92, which is a massive game for its time.
By the early 2000s, The Cursed Simulation Corporation's games were beginning to gather a cult following due to the high amount of mysteriousness and secrecy which surrounded the company. Despite this, the company shut its doors in 2005 for reasons unknown. Daniel Henterfilk himself seems to have vanished, and no one has ever been sure who exactly worked for the company.