Now this... this is how you make a dramatic video game trailer.
For those of you that are confused: this is the launch trailer for Goat Simulator, a game in which you can cause all sorts of chaos as a goat.
Like say, blowing stuff up or ruining/enhancing a human’s party with an axe.
The game's developers, Coffee Stain Studios says glitches have been intentionally left inside the game to add to the light-hearted entertainment value.
"Goat Simulator is like an old school skating game, except instead of being a skater, you're a goat, and instead of doing tricks, you wreck stuff," the developers say.
The launch trailer for the game makes fun of the famous Dead Island trailer from 2011 - a trailer which, while not really indicative of the actual game, was so gripping that it’s widely regarded as one of the best video game trailers in recent memory.
In case you need a refresher, here’s the Dead Island trailer.
Which is better, you think? I’m leaning toward Goat Simulator’s, since it’s a pretty good indicator of things you’ll actually be able to experience in the game. Still, damn. I got a small lump on my throat watching the Dead Island trailer…
Goat Simulator launches on Steam on April 1st for US$9.99. No, that’s not a joke.