In its unstoppable ascent to the upper echelons of the video game industry, weird-as-fuck indie game Goat Simulator is taking aim at the fiercest, most ubiquitous competition of all: zombie games. Watch out, Dying Light!
The game about being a goat is releasing a $US5 expansion this week called GoatZ that adds zombies into its already chaotic mixture. GoatZ is a reference to the much-hyped, always-in-development open-world zombie game DayZ. It also sounds suspiciously similar to goatse, which is a once-famous internet meme that depicts a man bending over and using both his hands to stretch his anus beyond what is normally thought to be a healthy or reasonable distance. I'm not going to link to that legendary image here, but you should google it if you're curious.
GoatZ has a very different kind of gore, as you can see in this silly trailer:
The expansion — out May 7th — promises everything a fan of modern zombies games could ask for. Heavy weaponry!
Poorly animated zombies!
It's even got a crafting system.
OK, so GoatZ doesn't look very good. I suppose that's the whole point Coffee Stain Studios is getting at with this parody — that most, if not all, zombie games are actually bug-riddled messes. But I appreciate Goat Simulator all the more for the way it's becoming a tool to lampoon the mockable aspects of modern video games.
GoatZ will be available for PC, Mac and Linux on Thursday, May 7.