Never ever EVER underestimate the will of the people when it comes to our desire to run around wrecking stuff as a digital goat.
What began as a half-joke, half... well, maybe a full joke by Coffee Stain Studios, footage uploaded to YouTube of Goat Simulator's alpha gameplay whipped the collective Internet into such a froth that Coffee Stain has decided to go through with the game. It's available now for pre-order on Steam for $10.
Since we last checked in with Goat Simulator, some new moves have been added: namely, the ability to use your tongue to grab stuff and swing it around at terrified humans. Aside from that, the overarching premise of the game is pretty simple.
According to its description on YouTube:
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.
The Goat Simulator website looks to tamp expectations a bit further by adding that we won't see multiplayer features and the game isn't planned for Mac or Linux. We might someday see the ability to cobble together our own levels, however.
Oh, and there's this disclaimer, too:
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. 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.
I'm good on hula hoops and bricks, but the possibility of owning a real-life goat hadn't dawned on me until right now. I've got some thinking to do.