When it comes to games designed from the ground up to not be taken seriously, Coffee Stain Studios’ Goat Simulator has been near the top of that list since its release. The enjoyment of the game comes directly, in some cases, from just how laughably bad it is. With the title’s runaway success on Steam, Coffee Stain has continued to update Goat Simulator with DLC designed not so much to improve the game, but rather to just keep the laughs coming.
Previous updates to the title have also shown the developer isn’t afraid to take on other genres, with Coffee Stain releasing a Minecraft skin for the title, as well as an update that brought in MMO-like features. Now, the developer has announced that it will be taking on a genre that has dominated Steam Early Access over the last couple of years: survival zombie games.
GoatZ is the latest DLC for Goat Simulator and it will be out May 7. The title is clearly a hilarious mash up between zombie game DayZ, which has been in Steam Early Access for what feels like forever, and “goatse”, which… let’s not get into that.
Goat Simulator‘s trademark humor is on display throughout the game’s announcement trailer, which can be viewed above, and in Coffee Stain’s official press release for the title:
Mandatory crafting system because everyone else is doing it
Zombies that bug out. There’s a pun here about actual living bugs, but we’re not going to bother
You can craft anything in the world, as long as it’s one of the half dozen weapons in the game
Zombies, because this is a zombie game, remember?
A pretty big new map with some stuff in it
Completely realistic survival mode where you have to eat every damn five minutes to survive because Dean Hall & Garry Newman said so
For fans of survival horror games like DayZ and H1Z1, Goat Simulator is the perfect lampoon they’ve been waiting for. Fans have long complained about the many bugs encountered in these kinds of titles, often to no avail. But with Goat Simulator, there will be no need to complain, because it’s not a bug, it’s a feature.
Games like Goat Simulator and I Am Bread have proven incredibly popular over the last year, and with this feature list, and yesterday’s news of a Star Wars update to I Am Bread, it’s easy to see why. Sometimes it’s refreshing to stop all of the yelling about resolution and frame rate and “PC master race,” and just kick back with a title that taps into why so many people got into video games in the first place. Because it’s fun.
GoatZ will release on Steam on May 7 as Goat Simulator DLC for Windows, Mac and Linux for $4.99. A separate app will be released for iOS and Android for the same price.