Goat Simulator Releases For iOS, Android, Hits App Store And Google Play One Day Earlier Than Announced

By Connor Sears , Updated Sep 17, 2014 08:53 AM EDT
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It's hard to tell what content update mobile users should be more excited about today. On one hand, iOS 8 is adding new user and developer capabilities into several generations of phones and tablets. On the other, Goat Simulator lets you be a goat.

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Earlier this week, Swedish developer Coffee Stain Studios announced over Twitter that their glitch-tastic game Goat Simulator would be coming to iOS and Android devices on Thursday. Befitting a game whose entire charm is that it plays by no one's rules, they proceeded to completely ignore their announcement and release the game a day early.

Goat Simulator can now be found on both Apple's App Store and Google Play for $4.99, half of what it'll run you on Steam.

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For those who are still confused about what a goat simulator is all about, a quick warning is probably in order: Knowing about the game really only makes it more confusing. The game first came to life as the product of a month-long game jam after the studio's completion of the more traditional game Sanctum 2. The "point" of the game is to rack up your score by doing hardcore goat parkour tricks across a city and wrecking stuff along the way. The gameplay is half physics sandbox and half, by the developer's own description, Tony Hawk's Pro Skater.

Of course, the real draw of the game is the fact that the developers leave in every bug they find in the game. They'll only fix a bug if it crashes the game. Everything else stays, lending to a truly chaotic, yet endearingly unique, gameplay experience.

Goat Simulator is available for iOS and Android as well as on Steam for Windows, Mac and Linux.

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