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Fancy Being a Goat?
By: Jennifer Graber
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There is no end to the imagination that children possess. Their young minds can create new worlds and take them on unthinkable adventures. Children can imagine themselves as scientists, rock stars, animals, pirates, and so much more. It is unfortunate that the childlike imagination fades as we grow older. As adults, we do not often have the chance to be creative and use our imaginations to become something else. We just do not pretend anymore. Well, we do, but that is a conversation for our therapists.
 
But have no fear; the art of imagination is not completely lost for the adult world. There are various ways that we, as adults, can regain imagination and enter a world not our own. One such way is through gaming. And for those who have always wanted to pretend to live as a goat, now’s your chance. Yeah, you read that correctly. If you want to be a goat you now can through a recently released game app. Goat Simulation is a “bizarre, unrealistic and consistently hilarious video game.”
 
Goat Simulation is a silly game that allows you to act like a goat — a goat on steroids, but a goat. In the game you can throw axes, dress crazy, smash things, eat strange items, fly, head butt, move around with a stick, and other general craziness. Who would not want to dress up a goat and fly around wreaking havoc in a virtual world?
 
The game, previously available only on the PC, is now available for both Apple and Android mobile devices, so you can goat on the go. Honestly, the game sounds ridiculous. A virtual world in which you run around acting like a goat? Really? But when you compare it to the other gaming apps available for mobile devices, being a goat starts to sound less silly. There are a variety of games available that do not seem plausible or seem silly. But yet, as adults, we play them and do not even think twice. Being a goat starts to not seem so far-fetched.
 
Screenshots of Goat Simulator make it appear as if the game has some decent graphics. There are some jerky movements, but that likely depends on the movement you dictate and create. The colors of the graphics also seem to be well done. The only downside, thus far, appears to be the cost. Goat Simulator is available for purchase in the App Store and Google Play for $4.99. The cost is a bit high, but maybe I am not exactly its target market. If the app was free or a lower cost I would seriously consider downloading it. What about you? Will you be downloading the outrageous Goat Simulator? Or will you pass it up?


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About the Author
Jennifer Graber is a Business Development Manager and marketing enthusiast. Her specific interests include branding, consumer behavior, development, integrated marketing communications, and new & social media.
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