About a month after the alpha footage of the game went viral on YouTube, garnering a large amount of anticipation for its release, a new trailer for Coffee Stain Studios’ Goat Simulator has been released, and it’s hysterical. “We hired a full team of free-to-play/mobile experts and psychologists” said Anton Westbergh, the CEO of Coffee Stain Studios. “They all agreed this idea was stupid, so we decided to ship it!”
The game consists of a day in the life of a goat with a sticky and extremely capable tongue. Players will be able to launch themselves across the town, pick up an axe with the previously mentioned tongue, and strike fear into the heart of humans. While the official website clarifies that the sim doesn’t feature multiplayer, some rumors speculate that a multiplayer “herd” mode may accompany the game, allowing players to put their goats’ tongues to the test against each other. “Goat Simulator isn’t really about what it’s like to be a goat. It’s about being a really fast goat that wrecks stuff.” Believe us when we say, we can’t make this up.
The trailer parodies (in the greatest possible way) Techland Studios’ powerful trailer for Dead Island. If you’ve seen it, you’ll find the structure and style of the trailer for Goat Simulator familiar, but that doesn’t make it any less amazing to watch. It shows the goat crashing through windows, launching humans off of treadmills, and flying around town on a jetpack. Again, all of this is accessible in the game.
While the gameplay is almost a carbon copy of Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater, the idea is definitely new and hilarious. Instead of skateboard tricks, the player gets points for “doing stupid stuff.” The game has been specially crafted in order to chain these stupid things together, allowing the player to rack up more points. You can do anything from getting hit by a car, to getting your tongue stuck to a car, to blowing up a car. Sadly, you can’t drive the car with your tongue yet.
Goat Simulator releases to PC on April 1st (no joke), with early access given to those who pre-order the game on their website. Its co-creator, Armin Ibrisagic, promises for the game to be free of game-crashing glitches, but any other kind is fair game: “Everything else is totally hilarious, so we’re keeping it.” Coffee Stain Studios, previously known for making Sanctum 2, promises Steam leaderboards and Steam Workshop support.
What do you guys think? Will this be the greatest game of all time as so many have suggested?
If you’re still not convinced, maybe one look at the cover above will change your mind.