Life simulation games have a special charm: On the one hand you go through your motions from day to day, on the other hand you want to escape it by having a go at the motions of someone else. So, you kind of ask yourself what it would be like to replace your daily routine with a more exciting one from somebody else. And that is the crucial point of the genre: Is the virtual life different enough to entertain you? Has it got enough distractions to offer, at least for a short while? For Space Jobs the answer is clearly no. Because although shows signs of some promising attempts, they get lost in a maze of advertisements, half-done ideas and programming bugs.
Handling an ant colony is one of those ideas which gave Maxis their fame for "sim" games. And no, this isn't a simple virtual ant farm, but a game where you actually handle an ant colony.
The mode of control which the game starts out with is quite unexpected, though: Unlike in the earlier "Sim" games, SimAnt puts the player in direct control of one specific ant.