This Day in Video Game History – April 1st, 2014 – Goat Simulator Released for PC

A very unique game where the player is a goat in a sandbox-style world was released three years ago today.

goat simulator


Goat Simulator, developed and published by Coffee Stain Studios, was first released for PC through the Steam distribution network on April 1st, 2014.

The game is an open-world style game where the player controls a goat. Sound unusual? It is. Goat Simulator’s actions include charging people, licking objects, flying through the air and more. The game does have goals such as collectibles, pulling off various tricks, reaching certain areas and more. The world also has a lot to interact with it—such as NPCs, cars, and more. A ragdoll physics mode leads to unique sites like the goat holding onto a human as it runs around, said human flailing along the way.

The game became popular through Youtube videos showing off its unique, humor-oriented gameplay. Since its original PC release, it has been ported to Linux, Xbox One, and even iOs, among others. New expansion packs have added new playable characters, areas to explore, and even new settings such as space. The simulator genre also exploded as a result of Goat Simulator, but with a wide variety of quality.


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