Goat Simulator: April Fools’ Day Release on PC Not a Prank, Mac and Linux to Follow (+Video)

By Larry Ong
Larry Ong
Larry Ong
Journalist
Larry Ong is a New York-based journalist with Epoch Times. He writes about China and Hong Kong. He is also a graduate of the National University of Singapore, where he read history.
April 3, 2014 Updated: July 18, 2015

Goat Simulator for PC was released on April 1.

Co-creator Armin Ibrisagic insists that the April Fools’ Day release was no prank.

The game can be purchased on goat-simulator.com or directly from Steam.

Game developer Coffee Stain Studios are currently working on a Mac and Linus port, and have yet to announce a release date.

Although Goat Simulator was meant to be a parody of the simulation game genre, Coffee Stain Studios decided to go ahead and create the game after an “alpha state” video they uploaded on Youtube got millions of hits and inspired viral stories.

Ibrisagic acknowledges that the game borrowed heavily from Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater, with the difference being it involved a goat and “instead of doing [skateboard] tricks, you get points for doing stupid stuff.”

Some of this “stupid stuff” include headbutting objects, flying through the air after being hit by a car, and using the goat’s oddly long and sticky tongue to grab and drag objects around the sandbox style game.

The glitches in the game were left there intentionally, since they were what drew people’s attention to the game in the first place.

Ibrisagic said that he’s “only fixing crashes.”

“Everything else is totally hilarious, so we’re keeping it.”

 

 

Larry Ong
Journalist
Larry Ong is a New York-based journalist with Epoch Times. He writes about China and Hong Kong. He is also a graduate of the National University of Singapore, where he read history.