Several days ago on Reddit, Swedish indie developer Coffee Stain Studios showed off a video with a small game created in Unreal Engine 3 during a studio gamejam. Coffee Stain's previous title, Sanctum, was a bit more traditional: it's a mix between first-person shooter and tower defense genres. The game in the video, Goat Simulator, wasn't meant to be a full title, just a little fun between friends.
"When I woke up today my video with the damn goat had 100,000 views, which is like more than all our other real game trailers the last year combined," Coffee Stain PR manager Armin Ibrisagic told Vice a few days after the video went up. "So yeah, we're really stoked that people have shown such an interest in our pet (heh, pet) project!"
"We are discussing what more we can do with Goat Simulator now that people have shown such an interest in it, but we don't want to promise anything," he added. "We're going to listen to people's opinions in the coming couple of days and see how it goats."
A week later, we now know how it goats: Coffee Stain will be launching the game on Steam. In fact, you can pre-order the game now for $9.99, which will get you access to the game three days before the Steam launch. Fans finally have their full release of Goat Simulator, but Coffee Stain doesn't want buyers to get their hopes up too high.
"Goat Simulator is a small, broken and stupid game," said the company on the official Goat Simulator page. "It 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."
There's no exact release date for the game, but a Spring 2014 release window was given.