Multiplayer, new map coming to Goat Simulator

goatThe joke that became a game that became a phenomenon is about to get even more phenomenorer.  Or something.  Goat Simulator, the game heralded by its creators as “broken and stupid” will be getting a free update next month, containing a multiplayer mode, and a new made.  Read on for all the details.

In case you’ve been serving onboard a nuclear submarine for the past few months and haven’t heard of Goat Simulator, allow me to bring you up to speed.  Created by Coffee Stain Studios over the course of a couple weeks, Goat Simulator was never intended to be released to the public.  It was a game jam; a fun diversion created purely for the enjoyment of making it.  The game was a broken, bug filled mess.  But two gameplay videos that Coffee Stain uploaded to YouTube racked up nearly eight million combined views, and the calls for Goat Simulator’s release became too loud to ignore.  The game is now available on Steam for $9.99, and an upcoming patch will add even more ways for you to cause goat-fueled mayhem.

The news came in the form of a tweet from the Coffee Stain twitter account.  The Goat Simulator version 1.1 patch will add local splitscreen multiplayer, so you and a buddy can finally fulfill your shared lifelong dream of co-op goating.  The patch will also add a new map, which will double the game’s playable area.  In a followup interview with Eurogamer, Coffee Stain’s Armin Ibrisagic confirmed that the patch will be a free update, and they’re planning on releasing the patch by the middle of May.


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