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Goat Simulator now available for pre-order, Internet rejoices

Tuesday, 11th February 2014 22:54 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Goat Simulator, a throwaway game jam project from the developer of Sanctum, is going to be a thing you can really truly buy. I haven’t been this excited since – well, kind of ever.

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Last week, Sanctum developer Coffee Stain Studios released video of something it called “Goat Simulator”. Set to some ridiculous music, it had a goat character roaming a suburban environment wreaking havoc, much to the discomfort of the inhabitants.

It got 2 million views, was covered by a significant number of mainstream outlets in addition to gaming press, and even got a sequel.

The video was accompanied by a warning that it was the product of a jam and would not be developed into a real game, so we (foolishly! So foolishly!) ignored it. Well, things change: everyone loved Goat Simulator so much that it is now a thing you can pre-order for $10 ahead of its Steam release.

“OKAY INTERNET YOU WIN, IT LOOKS LIKE GOAT SIMULATOR IS OUR NEXT IP,” Coffee Stain wrote.

“Goat Simulator is like an old school skating game, except instead of being a skater, you’re a goat, and instead of doing tricks, you wreck stuff. It brings next-gen goat simulation to YOU. WASD to write history.”

Unfortunately, everyone wants to own this so badly that the game’s website is intermittently down. While you’re waiting for your turn, check out this new trailer, which shows off the new lick feature and – well, anyway. Look.

Thanks, Kotaku.

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  1. TheWulf

    Snrk. Looks like this is going to be another fun party-ish game. With one person playing, and another (or others) watching. I dig these.

    #1 2 months ago
  2. fihar

    This is absolutively hilarious.

    #2 2 months ago
  3. Digital Bamboo

    That video just blew my mind.

    #3 2 months ago
  4. Bomba Luigi

    the only thing that is keeping this Game from being perfect is a Krogan to Headbutt. But its still the best thing ever.

    #4 2 months ago
  5. X14EVR

    more crappy pc indie games why do you even buy shit like this you are all idiots who careless with money why the fuck would you wanna play as a goat just running around headbutting things games like these are built for absolute morons like pewdiepie and the 12 year old pc owning idiots who love him

    #5 2 months ago
  6. Tyrantsoul

    Is it a bad thing that I would have more interest in this than Titanfall?

    #6 2 months ago
  7. Revolting

    Do want. Absolutely do want.

    @5 Because it’s creative and different and fun and not formulaic and stupid in all the right ways and the complete antithesis of corporate games factory syndrome. Believe it or not, it is still possible to enjoy FUN alongside triple A spectaculars. They can mutually exist. You do not have to feel threatened by indie FUN. It will not stop you from enjoying your BattleCOD of Honor.

    #7 2 months ago
  8. thegrimmling

    @Revolting Yes, some really good ideas are coming more from Indie than Triple A games lately.

    My only issue with some indie games is that they sometime do 1 thing well, and the rest of the game is like that.

    #8 2 months ago
  9. PS-FART

    This goat looks like a ps fanboy. :)

    #9 2 months ago