Against all odds, Goat Simulator came out in 2014. Against more odds, it continues to exist as a real video game that’s very dumb, but pretty fun for a couple hours. Last year, it got an expansion that made fun of zombie games. Now it’s taking aim at Star Citizen, of all things.
Star Citizen is Chris Roberts's still-unfinished spiritual successor to Wing Commander. The space sim has raised $114 million (£77.7m) in crowdfunding, but it’s still far from the living, breathing persistent universe players were promised. It’s got some damn impressive pieces, but nobody’s entirely sure when they’ll all stick together.
All that in mind, here’s the Steam description of the new Goat Simulator expansion, Waste of Space.
-Visit space today or get old waiting for that other space game that you already paid for
-Crowdfund a space colony and get other people to pay for it and do all the work!
-Endless space full of planets to visit. but seriously it would take forever to go there so why bother
-There is one planet nearby though. Go to that one
-Fly and shoot stuff in space, because nobody makes games about flying and shooting in space anymore
-Learn how to be a real bridge commander like that spock dude from mars or whatever
-The biggest map in goat simulator history, filled to the brim with exclusive content. I know PR. Hire me Valve!
-No crew member will be left unromanced
And here’s a video:
So its core plot is a ham/goat-fisted send-up of Star Citizen, but it also crams in jokes about every other space game and movie ever. It’s not the most timely or pointed humour ever, but that’s never been Goat Simulator’s bag. It is both figuratively and literally a game about chewing the scenery, a slapstick journey through space, time, and zombies.
The short version? Its tagline is #makespacegreatagain. That should tell you just about everything you need to know.