Goat Simulator Getting Zombie-Themed Update This Week



Coffee Stain Studios has announced new downloadable content for its wacky action game Goat Simulator themed around zombies. Called "GoatZ," the $5 DLC is due to launch May 7 on PC, Mac, Linux, iOS, and Android.

It wasn't mentioned if the content would be released for the Xbox versions of Goat Simulator.

In a press release announcing GoatZ, Coffee Stain said it was previously planning for the Goat Simulator MMO expansion to be the game's last add-on. However, the studio received an "avalanche" of requests for more DLC. "So, with that said, here you. Zombies," Coffee Stain explained.

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Coffee Stain has enlisted the help of Gone North Games to develop the GoatZ expansion. That studio worked on PC game A Story About My Uncle, which Coffee Stain published.

The name GoatZ bears a resemblance to another zombie game, Dean Hall's DayZ, while the overall tone seems similar to Garry Newman's survival-themed Rust. With that in mind, Coffee Stain said today, "Garry and Dean, please don't sue us. Be cool."

For more on GoatZ, check out a list of features below, courtesy of Coffee Stain. You can also find some haunting images in the gallery at the bottom of this post.

  • Mandatory crafting system because everyone else is doing it
  • Zombies that bug out. There's a pun here about actual living bugs, but we're not going to bother
  • You can craft anything in the world, as long as it's one of the half dozen weapons in the game
  • Zombies, because this is a zombie game, remember?
  • A pretty big new map with some stuff in it
  • Completely realistic survival mode where you have to eat every damn five minutes to survive because Dean Hall & Garry Newman said so
  • Tons of unlockable new goats with special powers (wow, never thought I'd ever write that sentence a couple of years ago. Also hi mom)
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Goatsie? Yuck!

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Just Goat Simulator was more than enough.

We did not need console ports, an MMO update, or this.

I don't understand why this is as big as it is.

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this game literaly takes every little bit of piss out of the games that get release with more bugs than actual gameplay. hahahaha

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Any word if the MMO patch is coming to XB1 and PS4?

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I wonder if the title's resemblance to a certain internet meme is intentional.

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Gotta love how they're poking fun at the bugginess of other zombie survival games.

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So funny I forgot to laugh.

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"First survival game not in early access"

Oh, man that line killed me at the end.

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Cool the like button is back

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@MJR006: It's not really back, it's just that some articles are using the new comment system where Likes didn't work yet, while most like this are still using the old system.

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This game is trash hipsters trying to act like its fun

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I came in thinking how the Developers are going to be stuck pandering to this fluke to make a living...But I like your take better.

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I love the sense of humour of these guys. Even when the game was being released, they admitted you shouldn't buy it and wait for it to go on sale.

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Pff... tired of the joke already.

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This game is...game of the year quality and fun.

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"As many bugs as all other survival games"

LOL. So true!

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"First survival game not in early access"

oh LOL. It's funny because it's true.

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@Saidrex: I've always wondered why half the early access games on Steam are survival games.

Youtube fodder culture is taking over, I guess.

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@unreal849: well, I played most of them, they are interesting, but... they are being developed so freaking slow...

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I had a GoatZ once but I shaved it off.

I would like to now apologise in advance for any groaning that may have occurred during your read of this comment.

Goat Puns are NOT funny. So no angry replies necessary, I h8 myself for bringing you this torture as it is... Yet still posted it for some reason?

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@punksterdaddy: That joke was baa-aa-aad.

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Any1 c dat noscope? sic moves m8

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Goatz???!! Now why does that ring a bell...

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GoatZ? Probably shouldn't google that at work.