Yes, Goat Simulator is real and they've released a ridiculous trailer to prove it


Videogames are all about vicarious experiences. Where else but in games could you storm Omaha beach, fly through space or endlessly try to arrange powers of two? There’s one experience though that, until now, has never been fully realised in the virtual world: Being a goat.


Luckily Goat Simulator has it covered The game looks like… well… some sort of sandbox game where you play a goat. Or maybe Tony Hawks but with goats… I’m not entirely sure.

In any case, the developers have just released the below trailer – which is a parody of the famous Dead Island trailer from a few years ago.

Here’s the original Dead Island trailer, for reference.

And here’s some actual gameplay footage:

Though the gaming community are undoubtedly giddy with anticipation, there’s every indication that the game is going to be bahhhhd. Not least because the developers themselves admit it, saying on their website:

“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.”


The game is due for release on Steam (PC) on April 1st. Here’s hoping that the main goat character makes its way into the new Smash Bros roster too.

James O’Malley
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