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Goat Thing of the Day: A New Video Game

30 Minus 2 Days of Writing Challenge
Day 12: Incommunicado

I’ve got a treat for those of you who have been clamoring for a Goat Thing of the Day. I know! It’s been so long!

Some game developers were goofing around during a game jam and…what, you don’t know what a game jam is? Are you kidding me? I can’t believe you don’t know what a game jam is. Who doesn’t know what a game jam is. Honestly. I swear, what am I going to do with you people. OK, take this down: a game jam…obviously…is when neighborhood computer programming kids rob local convenience stores dressed as their favorite video game character, say, the red-feathered chicken from Angry Birds, and hold the store owner hostage until the chief negotiator from the FBI arranges the successful delivery of twelve thousand jars of jam. Usually a fruit farm has to get involved.

Don’t worry, I won’t tell anyone you didn’t know that already. Can I get on with my story now?

So anyway, these kids, during one of their game jams, high on fructose and pectin, made a game. A first person shooter type game where you’re a goat, wielding axes and licking things. No I’m not making this up. It’s called Goat Simulator and here’s the trailer:

You’re welcome.

You can pre-order Goat Simulator now, and you can bet when this thing comes out I’ll be incommunicado for a while.


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  1. Katy Bug says:

    I love everything about this. I am forever indebted to you for introducing me to Goat Simulator.

    1. Margaret says:

      Ah, yes. I have since come to realize you’re a bit of a gamer.

      1. Katy Bug says:

        That I am, and I need Goat Simulator in my life.

  2. Ziva says:

    Holy crap. I hope this thing goes viral and they end up making little stuffed toy goats with real axes attached to the tongue. Christmas present of the year 2014.

  3. Cheryl P. says:

    Thanks for informing me about the game jam..I am hanging my head in shame at how “uncool” I have become.

    BUT for the rest of the afternoon, you will find me in a corner in a fetal position while I mourn the loss of civilized society. Where did we go wrong?

  4. VE says:

    Do you get to the next level if you shoot the wolf?

  5. Linda says:

    I really just don’t know what to say. A game with goats…I trust no goats were harmed in the making of this game.

  6. PaddyBeds says:

    I can’t imagine anyone wanting to play a game about goats. My neighbors when I was a kid had pet goats. My mother hated them. Lol. Anyway, I am dog lover.

  7. Hey, what’s that goat doing with my ax?

  8. Oh deer, er, goat. What will they think of next?

    Wait. I shouldn’t have asked.

  9. MikeWJ says:

    So it’s just another rip-off of Angry Birds?

  10. Katherine says:

    Ha ha ha that is awesome!!!

  11. nonamedufus says:

    So if enough of us buy this game maybe we could form a Billy club. (Sorry.)

    1. Margaret says:

      I don’t know how you do it, Dufus. Every time.

  12. I cannot wait to get this game. You know Alex! You could have designed this for him! Dude has a goat fetish already and now he’s to go over to the dark side! Wow!

    1. Margaret says:

      I have to say, there is something a little “dark sidey” about this game.

  13. Do they need a Famous SpokesGoat?

    1. Margaret says:

      I should think so, Pricilla!