Achievement Unlocked: Goat Simulator to Become a Reality

This new video game lets you bring out your animal tendencies. Whatever you do, don't let Goat Simulator get your goat.

I'm not even kidding around with this article (pun intended!). What was once a simple video has grown into a real game that's being developed right now. The power of the internet has again prevailed - Coffee Stain Studios is going to release the game to Steam in the spring. If you haven't watched the trailer, be sure to watch the video above to get a glimpse of the intense goat action you can look forward to. 

Goat Simulator draws parallels to other slightly or entirely ridiculous simulator games. Much like 2013's iconic Surgeon Simulator, the game appears to have no concrete goals other than dramatically smashing and destroying everything in sight. Dragging your little goat butt on the floor, and swinging axes around on the end of a leash are also, hilariously, par for the course. And then there's bouncing around on trampolines. What more could a gamer possibly want?

You can even pre-order the game now by visiting the website, although it has gone down several times due to the sheer number of visitors trying to sign up for it. 

There's really not much to expunge upon regarding the game, at least until we see a bit more information on what the final Steam release will actually include. For now, what we do know is that the game is going to be very physics-centered, with your "goat" being able to manipulate his or her environment with various parts of his or her body. It's likely that there will be loose goals, but quests may be a bit of a stretch. What sort of quest do you send a goat on? 

Rub your butt across the floor while bleating.

Eat your owners shorts. Then, kick over the fence and steal their food.

It's clear this game isn't going to make game-of-the-year. Nevertheless, sometimes it's fun just go into a game and engage in absolute, 100 percent, total wanton destruction. And why not do it while being a goat?

Here's what the developers have said about the game itself:

Q: I have an idea! Add open world and police and animal control and spaceships…

A: Goat simulator was made as a small game jam game, and that’s how we want to keep it. We will polish the game up (but keep the funny bugs of course!), but we want to keep the core gameplay small and silly. Hopefully the game can make you laugh for an hour or something. We are, however, working on Steam Workshop support so people can edit in their own levels in the game!

Eventually, you may just be able to perform your own version of Goat Idol. Or, maybe you prefer to parasail, ski, or just do something that isn't wantonly destructive. What is it that goats quest to do? Eat hay? Poop on things? Ram Farmer Jim in the... uh, knock him over? Until that time, use the game to vent your frustrations, but don't let it get your goat.

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MandieM is a gamer girl with a double-life. In the day, she masquerades as TaskHeroGirl, a valiant freelance copywriter. At night, she turns back into the mild-mannered MandieM, gamer extraordinaire. She likes games that are packed full of great stories, filled with inspiration and meaning, or even just good, clean, silly fun. When she's not writing at GameSkinny or working, she's probably tucking into the newest Steam game or finding her way through some distant dimension.

Published Feb. 11th 2014
  • Fathoms_4209
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    They'll make a game out of anything these days.

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