Let’s give a big hand to the Internet for this one. Unanimous praise and approval of Sanctum 2 developers Coffee Stain Studios’ “alpha footage” of Goat Simulator has lead the company to go ahead and release it to the masses. What started off as a silly meme has now officially become a real game with a full Steam release and everything.
Coffee Stain Studios is now taking pre-orders at a separate website, and this ridiculous endeavor will set fans back $9.99 for the full game. It remains to be seen how many of those calling for this to become a full release will drop the cash to actually buy it. The $9.99 price seems a little steep for a silly little novelty game, but crazier things have happened in the name of the Internet.
Enthusiasm for the release doesn’t exactly seem that high on the studio’s end either. Comments like “Hopefully the game can make you laugh for an hour or something,” and “Goat Simulator is a small, broken and stupid game,” don’t exactly inspire confidence in the product. No doubt it runs counter to their website, which proudly declares “We produce high quality games.”
Something tells me that not too many will have to be sold to see Coffee Stain Studios break even. Nice little cash grab though, so props for them for feeding off other’s hunger for stupidity.
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.
So congratulations Internet. Now that you have your cake, will you eat it too? No release date yet for Goat Simulator, but it is expected to be released in 2014. In case you missed it, you can check out the original alpha footage below.