You Win Internet, “Goat Simulator” Is A Real Game That You Can Buy With Real Money
It’s so frustrating that in the world of simulation games where you can do such super exciting things like learn how to farm or learn how to Euro truck, there hasn’t been a great goat simulator. Why not? It’s 2014, isn’t it high time we as discerning gamers be allowed to wander the world as a goat and do goat-based objectives?
Well, developer Coffee Stain Studios has us covered.
If running around an open world picking up objects with your tongue and swinging them around wildly is your thing, this game is for you!
Originally used as just a fun way for the developers at Sanctum to try different things, Goat Simulator attracted enough attention from The Internet © to receive its very own release. You can now pre-order the game for the totally not-worth-it price of $10. The developers themselves make no illusion that this game is bad and probably shouldn’t be purchased.
Here is the disclaimer that they put on their site:
Goat Simulator is a small, broken and stupid game. I t 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.
But if you have ten bucks burning a whole in your pocket and you want to spend an afternoon creating mayhem in a small, unsuspecting farming community via goat rampage, then by all means, check it out.
Taken for what it is, Goat Simulator does give us a firsthand demonstration of just how far video games have come. If you took Goat Simulator back even ten years, the graphics, physics and size of the game would blow people’s minds. Put another way: our video game jokes are more sophisticated than the technology in some of the greatest games of all time. Perhaps it is no coincidence that the acronym for “game of all time” is… you guessed it… G.O.A.T.