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Monday, February 17, 2014

Goats in the Machine

Posted by on Mon, Feb 17, 2014 at 4:39 PM

Ho-hum—another day, another sim. But wait! This one's got something…special. Goat Simulator gives us the latest in a long line of unlikely, seemingly uncharismatic video game heroes like Mario and Guybrush Threepwood. The idea could not be simpler: You are a goat and you fuck shit up. Thrown together during a recent game jam, its demo videos took off and gathered so much buzz that Coffee Stain Studios gave up and decided to finish it up and sell it through Steam ($9.99, Windows only) sometime this spring.

The trailer offers us all the gleeful destruction of a Grand Theft Auto title without needless complications like storylines, moral choices, police dragnets, or icky gender politics. It is so very, very smashy.

Note to modders: We would love nothing more than to play Fallout 3 or, better yet, Fallout: New Vegas as a goat.

The Stranger Testing Department is Rob Lightner, Paul Hughes, and Mary Traverse.


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emma's bee 1
I'm kind of ashamed of how hard that made me laugh.
Posted by emma's bee on February 17, 2014 at 5:49 PM · Report this
Sandiai 2
@1, I know! Goat-games forever!

Posted by Sandiai on February 17, 2014 at 7:33 PM · Report this
kazansky 3
I could take or leave the game, but that soundtrack is just wonderful.
Posted by kazansky on February 17, 2014 at 11:15 PM · Report this

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