Bizarro Goat Simulator channels classic Dead Island trailer

Remember that awesome Dead Island trailer from a few years ago? The developers at CoffeeStain Studios are apparently fans, because the trailer for their new game is heavily influenced by the classic. The game is called Goat Simulator and, well, see for yourself:

Ok, so I chuckled.

Despite the April 1 release date, Goat Simulator is not a joke. Well, it’s kind of a joke, but it’s also an actual game—a “small, broken and stupid” one according to the official FAQ.

An older trailer released in February provides a somewhat better sense of the gameplay, if you can call it that.

Goat Simulator is the product of a game jam, where developers produce a game within a relatively short period of time. I’m not sure if recreational drug use is typically part of the process, but it seems like maybe there was some of that involved here.

The developers promise to polish Goat Simulator and iron out the bugs. They’re also adding Steam Workshop support to allow people to import their own levels. Multiplayer support isn’t an option, though. The game’s physics engine is apparently too advanced, making synchronization difficult. Seriously, it has PhysX support and everything.

So, yeah, some game developers created a physics-infused sandbox with goats. And I kind of want to play in it, but maybe not at the $10 pre-order price. Goat Simulator will probably end up in a Steam sale or Humble Bundle before long.

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    • cheddarlump
    • 9 years ago

    That’s fine. I deserve that.. ROFL.

    • Milo Burke
    • 9 years ago

    Makes me wonder … could someone make a goats mod for GTA?

    • LostCat
    • 9 years ago

    I’m downvoting you for whining about downvoting.

    • derFunkenstein
    • 9 years ago

    I don’t think so, but not 100% sure, honestly. I pulled the screaming…whatever…out of a YouTube video entitled “Screaming goats”.

    Also, I really enjoyed the wordplay…”knit”-pick. Sheep wool. Knitting. I lol’d.

    • cynan
    • 9 years ago

    Small knitpick, but isn’t the main animal featured a sheep?

    • chuckula
    • 9 years ago

    Ok, that’s it: Goat simulator needs to become the premier TR game benchmark pronto!

    • The Dark One
    • 9 years ago

    The music from the other Goat Simulator trailer has been posted in its extended version:

    [url<]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WZvnfBTnaj0[/url<]

    • just brew it!
    • 9 years ago

    [quote=”Official Goat Simulator Web Site”<]It 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.[/quote<] LOL

    • cheddarlump
    • 9 years ago

    Wow, I’m downvoted for liking a game?

    Hilarious.

    • sweatshopking
    • 9 years ago

    except gary’s mod sucks.

    • indeego
    • 9 years ago

    That’s what Gary’s Mod is for.

    • Deanjo
    • 9 years ago

    I’ll buy it for myself and a few friends just because you have to support developers that take the time to break the monotony every once and a while with pure silliness.

    • Xenolith
    • 9 years ago

    I shall pay full price for this.

    I know of people who can create ideas like this without the need for brain altering materials.

    • derFunkenstein
    • 9 years ago

    I live to serve, or something like that.

    • Crackhead Johny
    • 9 years ago

    Dolly Varden 4 life yo!

    • cynan
    • 9 years ago

    That makes sense I guess. While they were in there genetically engineering the super-[s<]human[/s<] Caprinae lingual muscles, I suppose the super-glue salivary production was an obvious accessory addition.

    • Neutronbeam
    • 9 years ago

    Not better than LOLCATS!

    • gigafinger
    • 9 years ago

    I Laughed, I Cried! It Was Better Than Cats!

    • just brew it!
    • 9 years ago

    No, you’ve got it all wrong. It’s a genetically engineered goat that produces saliva laced with superglue.

    • drfish
    • 9 years ago

    I remember playing it a LOT in 1st or 2nd grade, loved it but never really got my fix since there was only one computer in the classroom that could read the 5 1/2″ floppy it was on and time was limited.

    • derFunkenstein
    • 9 years ago

    So if anybody’s looking for an early birthday present for me this year, well this is it.

    • cynan
    • 9 years ago

    Anyone else surprised to learn that the temperature in this world is actually below freezing and the wooden ax handle is actually metal?

    • indeego
    • 9 years ago

    Can’t top [url=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ggB33d0BLcY<]LadderGoat[/url<][gets loud]!

    • derFunkenstein
    • 9 years ago

    Too bad it’s not about donkeys, then it could be AssFace or, as my dad has dreamed of starting, “Your Ass My Face” where you can make donkey memes with your face next to a donkey. My dad is weird.

    • derFunkenstein
    • 9 years ago

    It’s work friendly if you have headphones, it’s just a…errr…song.

    • Milo Burke
    • 9 years ago

    Fine. Is it work friendly?

    I wouldn’t say her infamous music video is, but that’s on YouTube.

    • orik
    • 9 years ago

    It’s Youtube.com

    What do you think?

    • Crackhead Johny
    • 9 years ago

    “I’ll say what I’ve said elsewhere, between this and Bear Simulator the era of “[insert species here] Simulator” has begun.”

    Ironically DrFish doesn’t remember Odell Lake.

    • just brew it!
    • 9 years ago

    [quote<]I lost it when the goat didn't just fly out the window but was launched in through the other side.[/quote<] Why do you think they call it a "launch" trailer?

    • cheddarlump
    • 9 years ago

    This is without a doubt on my MUST BUY list now.

    • Noigel
    • 9 years ago

    (Spoiler warning, watch the video first!)

    I lost it when the goat didn’t just fly out the window but was launched in through the other side.

    Knowing the Dead Island trailer I was held in suspense wondering what had happened “in the building”… only to discover… nothing… nothing happened in the building.

    That’s great!

    • Milo Burke
    • 9 years ago

    Is it SFW?

    • zenlessyank
    • 9 years ago

    Unless it comes bundled with 4 hits of LSD, I think I will skip this title/series/genre.

    <insert goat.se link here>

    • albundy
    • 9 years ago

    Goatboy? this was a ‘WTF did i just watch’ moment. [url<]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uXdpIC2AtkY[/url<]

    • Helmore
    • 9 years ago

    And goats 😀

    • Milo Burke
    • 9 years ago

    But … Miley Cyrus was mentioned!

    • derFunkenstein
    • 9 years ago

    You’re missing out!

    • Milo Burke
    • 9 years ago

    I don’t know where that link goes, but I’m afraid to follow it!

    • just brew it!
    • 9 years ago

    Kill two [s<]birds[/s<]goats with one stone and just call it FaceGoatBook.

    • derFunkenstein
    • 9 years ago

    [url<]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SWAlfJdfyH0[/url<]

    • derFunkenstein
    • 9 years ago

    Face Simulator. Yikes.

    • indeego
    • 9 years ago

    And they just SWEAR the goats will keep their privacy protections.

    • Sargent Duck
    • 9 years ago

    What do Miley Cyrus and this goat have in common?
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    They both can’t keep their tongue in their mouth’s!

    • Neutronbeam
    • 9 years ago

    Still waiting for the game where I can be a nuclear-powered whale. We need more of those games–I’m looking at YOU, Kickstarter!

    • dashbarron
    • 9 years ago

    Primal Rage and Rampage return!

    • drfish
    • 9 years ago

    I understand that but if even mildly successful there will be clones of all sorts, life finds a way and all that. Personally I’m waiting for QWOP style controls of all 20,000 or whatever muscles in an elephant trunk. 😉

    • Scrotos
    • 9 years ago

    It is a parody of simulator games.

    [url<]http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2014/03/goat-simulator-preview-goat-of-the-year/[/url<] Besides, enviro bear 2000 is by far the best bear simulator game. [url<]http://youtu.be/67tNwTtH0qE[/url<]

    • Deanjo
    • 9 years ago

    Needs more goat bell.

    • drfish
    • 9 years ago

    Will they call it FaceGoat or GoatBook? Both are good.

    • Pax-UX
    • 9 years ago

    I hear Facebook are planing on buying this property up!

    • drfish
    • 9 years ago

    Maybe an AniMMO?

    • MadManOriginal
    • 9 years ago

    New genre: FPA – First Person Animal.

    • drfish
    • 9 years ago

    I’ll say what I’ve said elsewhere, between this and [url=https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1330754003/bear-simulator<]Bear Simulator[/url<] the era of "[insert species here] Simulator" has begun. I think someone should just head all of it off and combine the simulator craze with the survival craze and throw a bunch of people controlling assorted animal avatars into one big server "simulating" an ecosystem full of "calories" and see what happens. DLC pretty much writes itself from there...

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