Apparently there’s a latent and untapped desire on the internet to spend time navigating the world as a goat. Coffee Stain Studios posted a video of a “Goat Simulator” game, and within a day, the designer reports, “my video with the damn goat had 100,000 views, which is like more than all our other real game trailers the last year combined.”
To be fair, it looks like a lot of fun:
You run around and climb things as, well, a goat. You also get points for destroying objects like barrels, tables, and dinnerware, and head-butting buckets at humans with the force of a sniper rifle.
Goat Simulator brings next gen goat simulation to a whole new level. You no longer have to fantasize about being a goat, your dreams have finally come true.
Dreams? Nonsense. We’ve never, ever fantasized about … oh, shoot, there’s no use pretending we haven’t thought, every once in a while, about how cool it would be to be a fleet-footed, strong-stomached, head-butting animal. HOW DID THEY KNOW?
The Internet Has Spoken: Can Has More Goats, Pls?, Motherboard.