A couple of weeks ago, while Cat was at GDC, she sent us a picture from the Expo floor of a game called “Goat Simulator.” I didn’t know a single thing about it, but I could already tell that it was the game for us.
There’s not much that can be said about what kind of game this is that isn’t explained in its title or that you haven’t seen on the internet, so just watch this trailer and understand that once you play… your life will never be the same.
Here’s a brief note from the developer:
“Goat Simulator is a small, broken and stupid game. It was made in a couple of weeks so don’t expect a game in the size and scope of GTA with goats. In fact, you’re better off not expecting anything at all actually. To be completely honest, it would be best if you’d spend your $10 on a hula hoop, a pile of bricks, or maybe a real-life goat.”
Goat Simulator is available on Steam as of (tomorrow) April 1st, and available for pre-order on their website now.
We played as a group this past Friday, and here’s what each of us thought:
Adam – Maaaaaaah mmmaaaah mmmaaahaaa maa aaa meeee maa meeeeeeh. (No really, it is super awesome and I’m not just saying that because I’m a goat.)
Brandie – I loved this game. It’s very entertaining to watch someone play, and I’m sure even more fun to play. There’s so many different things you can do, bouncing on trampolines, water slides, hang gliding, flappy goat, sacrificing humans, and going to space just to name a few. I can’t wait to actually play it myself. It makes me wish I could be a goat IRL.
Brie – Game of the year! Goat of the year! There’s nothing about this game that I didn’t love. You start in the world as a goat in a yard with a handful of controls and freedom to do whatever you chose. From the first headbutt to the surprise jet pack, this game kept me entertained and laughing the whole time. Even after several hours of thorough exploring, I know there are still lots of things we didn’t find or do. There are plenty of achievements to keep you trying, and lots of hilarious bugs yet to be discovered. I’m really excited to see what comes from this game in terms of new maps or add-ons and I look forward to sharing its majesty with others.
Cat – Wanna hear my boyfriend giggle with wild abandon? Here you go. You are welcome, by the way. As you can tell from his outbursts, this game is … a delight. Clearly of the highest caliber, devastatingly sophisticated humor, and an example of the kind of morality we all should aspire to in our own lives. But in all seriousness, on a scale of one to goat, I’d give it a solid Taylor Swift. Play it in the living room with a bunch of friends for a delightfully goat time.
*Fun Fact: When she was 10-13ish, only 1 out of every 5 batches of sugar cookie dough would make it past the butter/sugar stage and end up in the oven instead of Brie’s stomach. #ThisIsWhyI’mFat
P.S. She also set the microwave on fire during the same era while making home-made microwavable popcorn. Pro tip: Alton Brown is WRONG and you cannot put a paper bag with staples into the microwave; things will go badly.
P.P.S Happy ending. Even though to put out the fire she threw a bowl of water onto it and shorted all the circuits, the microwave started working after a week and her mom was non-the-wiser.
P.P.P.S But, I guess not any longer…