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Goat Simulator is utterly baaarmy and I can't stop playing it

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Matt Gardner
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Coffee Stain Studios, Goat Simulator, Indie Games, PC games, Videos

Goat Simulator is utterly baaarmy and I can't stop playing it

I had to buy it. £6.18 seems a paltry price for getting stuck into a game that should never really have existed. But the Internet wants what the Internet wants, and after the rapturous reception to the first trailer for Goat Simulator, Coffee Stain Studios realised that this utterly barmy concept had captured the imaginations of a fair few people.

It's fitting that the game releases today of all days, but Goat Simulator is far from an April Fools' gag. Instead what you get for your ten dollars is a playpen of anarchy -- a little sandbox of destructible environments, oddball challenges, and daft achievements to unlock. It's deliciously open to modding, and I can't wait to see what people come up with in the weeks ahead. It's another YouTube darling, like Surgeon Simulator and Octodad before it, though without the purposefully botched controls.

It's a game that lets you become a jetpack-clad goat wreaking havoc on a small town, and that's amazing. There's a review coming shortly. No, really -- that's not an April Fools' gag either.

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Late  Apr. 1, 2014 at 13:11

Looks like the kind of game I'd thoroughly enjoy for a while, the one time I play it, but wouldn't get played again after that. Is the playing area quite small? I got the impression it is.
Will maybe pick it up when it's on offer for £3/£4.

phil16  Apr. 1, 2014 at 13:44

I'd agree Late! Sure it'll be on steam sale by autumn for a few pounds. Nice idea but not worth the cost personally....

LordBuckles  Apr. 1, 2014 at 14:41

The jetpack goat reminds me so much of numerous disasters I've had in Kerbal Space Programme.

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