Goat Simulator is a real game that's really happening

Pre-orders are open for the best goat simulation currently available.

Some games are too ridiculous to not exist. One of those games, is Goat Simulator.

Following in the whimsical ridiculousness of games like Surgeon Simulator (but not from the same development team), Goat Simulator puts you in the role of a realistic-looking goat who can explore his open-world environment, pick things up with his tongue, and cause ridiculous amounts of havoc.

It's a weird game you can check out in the trailer below.

You might remember the developer, Coffee Stain Studios, from their work on the independent Sanctum games. But who can you thank for bringing this game to retail reality? We don't want to take all the credit, but GameSpot editor Danny O'Dwyer did film a segment for his quickly video show The Point titled Goat Simulator Needs to Happen

As Danny said, "Games should be dumb once in a while. And sometimes those number people need to be reminded of that."

Goat Simulator is available for pre-order now for $9.99, and it is set to release later this spring.

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TotalWarHero
TotalWarHero

Does anyone know what game is being shown at 1:32? (The one with the city)


mvlbr
mvlbr

I'll bet you microsoft is probably in talks with the developers of this game to make it an xbone exclusive to help move a lot of the consoles that are currently collecting dust on store shelves.

aphextwin777
aphextwin777

I wonder if this is the start of other animal simulators? How about a shark or cat one next please!?

TimberWolf_CLT
TimberWolf_CLT

Ah, now a way for me to tap into and express my inner-goat...

rad8045
rad8045

Will have to buy a gaming pc now.

cnx2022
cnx2022

Guys, tell me this is a gamespot!!! . This CAN'T be real! (Can it?)


WTF?????

Pupchu
Pupchu

will it feature a 6v6 multiplayer with 48 bots?

Hurvl
Hurvl

As I have said in other comment sections, I'm so f-ing proud that Coffee Stain Studios are Swedish, just like me :D.

Megavideogamer
Megavideogamer

Is Goat simulator coming to Wii U? This masterpiece has to make it to the Wii U. 

DeadrisingX1
DeadrisingX1

I've a feeling that the band members of Gorgoroth strongly approve of this game.

drwhoiscool
drwhoiscool

Been saying that for years.  Good for you.

eze_sl89
eze_sl89

looks fun to play for.... 5 minutes

Vozlov
Vozlov

The only improvement I hope for is the A.I. I want people to truly FEAR MY GOATISHNESS! BLEAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

Jinzo_111887
Jinzo_111887

Like I said, this could be a hit with kids.

leikeylosh
leikeylosh

"Chase a guy with a park bench." That line alone sells the game!

allmanot
allmanot

I hope goat simulator takes a page out of spyro the dragon with more goat related themes

BattleStarX
BattleStarX

...I am totally going to recommend this game to Michael "Rage Quit" Jones.

Thuaxiz
Thuaxiz

Who is your god now, console gamers?

OrgeLambart
OrgeLambart

this isn't April... so why the April fools joke?

GrendelSP
GrendelSP

Danny, I am holding you personally responsible for this. 

KamuiFei
KamuiFei

Well played internets. Looks like you win again.

noandno
noandno

Fanboy Simulator 2014

ScreamDream
ScreamDream

Some classic platforming would have saved it. It's junk.

EliOli
EliOli

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

korvus
korvus moderator

Day 1 buy! Actually, let me pre-order that...

Jinzo_111887
Jinzo_111887

@Megavideogamer It would seem like it would fit the Wii U, but you wouldn't get the same experience you would on a computer. Example, I doubt you would be able to access the Steam Workshop for mods.

Jinzo_111887
Jinzo_111887

@eze_sl89 That's when you make your own content to the game. Want animal control? Feel like the goat should get a new environment to terrorize? Feel free to mod the game and upload it to the Steam Workshop.

Jinzo_111887
Jinzo_111887

@Vozlov I'd suggest they have "Billy the Kid" as an achievement in the game, too.

Jinzo_111887
Jinzo_111887

@jackshep24 Don't worry, that's part of the Steam Workshop. You can customize the game and even upload your mods to Steam.

Vozlov
Vozlov

@Jinzo_111887 @Vozlov Yes! Would this involve maiming a child with some form of goat like ability? I must INSIST this happen, in fact I DEMAND it!

Hurvl
Hurvl

@Jinzo_111887 @jackshep24It has Steam Workshop? Oh my god, the possibilities are endless. I dare not even imagine what people will come up with.

Jinzo_111887
Jinzo_111887

@Vozlov @Jinzo_111887Kid is also the word for a young goat, if I remember correctly. However, wasn't Billy the Kid a famous outlaw? I was thinking this could this one could be related to how baaad of a goat you are.