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You Win, Internet: Goat Simulator Is a Real Game and the Trailer Is Bonkers

You need this in your life.


Somehow, Coffee Stain Studios and game designer Armin Ibrisagic didn’t expect a game featuring an animal and a bunch of crazy nonsense to be something people wanted (seriously, that describes 95% of the Internet). Then, Goat Simulator got a rabid Internet response and 2 million views on YouTube after its debut during January’s Global Game Jam. Soon it will be a reality of your daily life, if there is joy in your heart.

Before fans bugged them into making it a real thing, goat simulator was just a fun side project for the guys at Coffee Stain to fuel creativity, as explained on the studio’s blog:

This is Goat Simulator, a game where you will try to do as much damage as you possibly can as a goat. The elevator-pitch for Goat Simulator is “Imagine a skating game, except instead of being a skater, you’re a goat, and instead of doing tricks, you wreck stuff.”

So it’s kind of like that cat simulator game, only with a goat and a bit more craziness, and you can get it a few days early (though the release date is still unknown) if you preorder it. Yup, I’m going to need that.

(Coffee Stain Studios via Laughing Squid, image Coffee Stain Studios via YouTube)

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