"World's dumbest game" Goat Simulator channels Dead Island for its epic launch trailer

Coffee Stain Studios recreates one of gaming's greatest trailers to mark the release of "world's dumbest game."

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Goat Simulator, the self-described "world's dumbest game," will be available on April 1, and now developer Coffee Stain Studios has released a launch trailer that channels Dead Island. Just like the chilling Dead Island trailer before it, the Goat Simulator launch trailer moves backwards, beginning with goat lying dead on the ground and then showing how he got there.

"Goat Simulator is the latest in goat simulation technology, bringing next-gen goat simulation to you," Coffee Stain Studios writes. "You no longer have to fantasize about being a goat, your dreams have finally come true!" The new trailer has over 1.6 million views on YouTube alone.

Goat Simulator officially launches April 1 (that's not an April Fool's joke) and you can preorder the game today through the developer's website for $10. Preordering lets you play three days early, which is today. Goat Simulator will also be available on Steam come April 1.

"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," Coffee Stain Studios said. "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."

If goats aren't your thing, there's also a Bear Simulator in development.

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Payasoplas

Not interested, I'll wait till they make "LLAMA SIMULATOR"

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qwe321q

Got to admit that goat simulator is a crazy game. But I really like the tall goat, it does some crazy things. I have found more information about the tall goat here ; << LINK REMOVED >>

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Navardo95

"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," Coffee Stain Studios said. "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."

These guys....I JUST LOVE THEM!!!!!!!! XDDDDDDDD

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punksterdaddy

Simply brilliant!

I so want to play this.

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AshTrai

Rofl. Those guys at coffee stain studio's have a great sense of humour!

That trailor was epic.

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PlatinumPaladin

Oh god. I think I'm going to be sick with laughter. Such a perfect parody of Dead Island.

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MythagoWoods

This game is so stupid in the absolute best ways possible.

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Ripper_TV

How could they make this in a couple of weeks (assuming it's just several guys)? Looks decent.

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Maverick6585

@Ripper_TV it started as just a team building exercise, and the videos got popular

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Vaishakhk

<< LINK REMOVED >> They already had the engine and physics from their other game. Just needed to add a goat

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Den_of_Villainy

this looks awesome. will buy

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Takeno456

Ha ha ha that was great!

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DeFiLeDTitan

flying murder goats = greatest game ever?

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joce667

I want this for xbox one !

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kingcrimson24

Best Launch trailer of all time

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The-Neon-Seal

Can't... stop... laughing...

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Coren_Larken

This really did a good job of making me laugh...

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marcio_br

At least this game has self-proclaimed "dumb"...that means they're not really serious about simulating anything. But Bear Simulator....geez. A bear that walks like any CoD/BF/FPSs? That's so lame and easy to do in a UDK/Unity/CryE. Oh well...at least they had to model/texture all the 3D models....

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dtimm612

I'd say the trailer for Bear Simulator on KS looks much dumber than this...

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bizuit

More innovative than Madden for the past 10 years

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NL_Skipper

"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."


haha, best promotional slogan, ever.

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MooncalfReviews

Who could possibly watch the trailers for this game and NOT want to stick their goat tongue to a hatchet and chase random people while bouncing on trampolines?

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CherubLVL99

Dumbest game? Who don't want to be a goat for a day? C'mon...

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Thanatos2k

Games made for pure fun. This is how it should be.

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CherubLVL99

<< LINK REMOVED >> - Yeah! I love funny games like Octodad and Surgeon Simulator, they're the best!

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X-RS

<< LINK REMOVED >>

Jazz Punk?

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dmdavenport

I hear Cliffy B. and Ken Levine are working on the sequel; Gears of Goats or Goats Infinite, something like that.

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Vaishakhk

<< LINK REMOVED >> Goat Island

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The-Neon-Seal

<< LINK REMOVED >> Infinite Gears: A machine for goats.

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dmdavenport

<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >>Sounds like a Goat Stimulator!

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bizuit

Come on Gamespot, this game deserves a video review

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tomservo51

Good spoof on the Dead Island trailer.

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Will it teach me how to pass the exam in Fallout?

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Thanatos2k

<< LINK REMOVED >> It's just a goat.

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enoslives7

April Fools jokes are not supposed to surface til 4/1. This is cheating!

Still, pretty funny though.

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meedokicky

inFamous: second goat.

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Pelezinho777

Where is that Arkham Knight?

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gogin1

GOAT - G.reatest O.f A.ll T.ime

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gregojose13

GOAT... i mean, GOTY!

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AstartesLegion

This is amazing.

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Pyrosa

LOL -- excellent, hilarious stuff. I'm up for some Ba-a-a-a-a-a-ad behavior...

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KamuiFei

Looks more fun than all the current next-gen console titles combined. GotY confirmed.

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fredyellowone

Wait, where's the collector edition?

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Gamerno66666

This trailer sure beats tropico 5's trailer.

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cjtopspin

Gary's Mod with goats? Excellent.

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Vinnvn

Rated D for dumbest.