The surprisingly popular Goat Simulator by Coffee Stain Studios is set to receive a new patch, local multiplayer and a new map, among other things, according to an announcement on the game’s Steam forum.
“A lot of you have been asking for DLCs for Goat Simulator,” reads the post by creator Armin Ibrisagic, “However, since we have Steam Workshop support, we’d feel bad charging for DLC when you can just download stuff for free at the workshop. We still want to make new content though, so we found a compromise: we’re going to add a completely free content update with patch 1.1, coming in the middle of May!”
The patch will include a new sandbox map that will be “roughly the size of the original map” and split-screen co-op multiplayer. Online multiplayer is still off the table as, according to Coffee Stain, the game’s wonky physics would be impossible to synchronize across multiple computers. Other bonuses in the upcoming patch include fixes to game-breaking bugs, more achievements and new goats to play around with.
Released on April Fool’s day, Goat Simulator is the latest game by the Swedish developer, whose credits include tower defense games Sanctum 1 and 2. Born from a one-month game jam inside Coffee Stain Studios last January, the game received heightened attention from gamers when footage of an alpha prototype was posted on YouTube, prompting over a million views within two days and multiple requests to release a finished version.
Much of Goat Simulator’s appeal lies in its buggy physics, which were intentionally left untouched by the developers. The result is a highly manic experience in an open world “simulator” gone horribly wrong.
Goat Simulator is currently only available for the PC on Steam, although Mac and Linux ports are in the works.