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given that it's cross-platform, and the most hotly anticipated goose-oriented game of the year, i figure it deserves its own thread

nb: this game is not titled Untitled Goose Game, it is a goose game which is currently untitled.

Fox Pithole Britain (Noodle Vague), Friday, 20 September 2019 16:20 (one year ago) link

well they finally let me give them my money, now i just have to wait for all this Epic Games cobblers to install itself and then pray that the fucker runs ok on my system

Fox Pithole Britain (Noodle Vague), Friday, 20 September 2019 16:22 (one year ago) link

*HONK*

Purchased! And it's *totally* called "Untitled Goose Game."

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 20 September 2019 16:28 (one year ago) link

https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2019-09-19-unheadlined-goose-game-interview

"I think our official stance is that [Untitled Goose Game is] not the title of the game," McMaster says. "The game is untitled. The game has no title. In really boring terms, it's just the thing everyone calls it now. But also we never found anything that excited us more.

...It started as a pragmatic decision because we had to release that trailer, and when it got way more attention than we were expecting we had already publicly said the game was untitled. There's no appropriate title for the game, so it's going to stay untitled forever

Fox Pithole Britain (Noodle Vague), Friday, 20 September 2019 16:32 (one year ago) link

d/led. i'm going in.

*HONK*

Fox Pithole Britain (Noodle Vague), Friday, 20 September 2019 16:33 (one year ago) link

If they'd wanted it to just be a description and not a title, they should not have capitalized each word.

jmm, Friday, 20 September 2019 16:38 (one year ago) link

Saw the trailer for this today, it looks awesome. HONK HONK.

emil.y, Friday, 20 September 2019 16:45 (one year ago) link

It's pretty awesome, dunno how long it'll last but I am a baaaaad goose

HONK

Fox Pithole Britain (Noodle Vague), Friday, 20 September 2019 16:56 (one year ago) link

That fucking hat

Fox Pithole Britain (Noodle Vague), Friday, 20 September 2019 17:48 (one year ago) link

is this good or bad

heard about you (||||||||), Friday, 20 September 2019 18:55 (one year ago) link

looks stupid

lumen (esby), Friday, 20 September 2019 18:57 (one year ago) link

fp

it is good, i'm guessing it's probably not got a ton of replay value but it has made me lol quite a bit and i'm pacing myself so's not to finish it in one evening

also HONK

Fox Pithole Britain (Noodle Vague), Friday, 20 September 2019 19:05 (one year ago) link

it's cute

i got past the first chunk but i don't know how i got him to put on the sun hat. that just happened.

i'm stuck on a couple of the goals for the second chunk

na (NA), Friday, 20 September 2019 19:15 (one year ago) link

got past the first list without doing the sunhat, took a break for the night

Fox Pithole Britain (Noodle Vague), Friday, 20 September 2019 19:32 (one year ago) link

same

L'assie (Euler), Friday, 20 September 2019 19:43 (one year ago) link

Mostly watched my daughter play through the first level, which she was more or less able to do (not being much of a game player) albeit without figuring out how to get him to switch hats. Game is of course ridiculous. And hey, if they didn't want to call it Untitled Goose Game then maybe it shouldn't say Untitled Goose Game in formal capitalized font on the title screen! But yeah, can't imagine this game being that long, but it's good chill fun.

Josh in Chicago, Saturday, 21 September 2019 15:40 (one year ago) link

it feels very of a kind with donut county imo

ciderpress, Saturday, 21 September 2019 18:56 (one year ago) link

I’ve rarely seen our three year old laugh as much as he did tonight, watching his big brother play this. Especially when he made that naughty goose pick up the sandwiches and throw them in the pond!

JimD, Sunday, 22 September 2019 21:58 (one year ago) link

Is this the new Goat Simulator or something.

Stoop Crone (Trayce), Monday, 23 September 2019 04:22 (one year ago) link

yes but also *HONK*

alomar lines, Monday, 23 September 2019 04:30 (one year ago) link

Can't wait to cook an untitled goose dinner tomorrow

fgti (flamboyant goon tie included), Monday, 23 September 2019 05:01 (one year ago) link

honk

Simon H., Monday, 23 September 2019 05:48 (one year ago) link

TS: honk Vs. balloon

stoffle (||||||||), Monday, 23 September 2019 10:04 (one year ago) link

this is fun. i'm at the golden bell part which is more stressful than the rest of the game so far.

na (NA), Monday, 23 September 2019 14:40 (one year ago) link

overcome your stress by remembering that you are a horrible goose

I got through the high street part, it was hilariously fun, but I'm trying to draw out the fun by only playing every couple of days. would o/w be like mainlining a milkshake.

L'assie (Euler), Monday, 23 September 2019 14:45 (one year ago) link

I want to live in a village like this

Evan, Monday, 23 September 2019 15:03 (one year ago) link

i want to live like a horrible goose in a village like this

my wife is embarrassed watching me play this, which only adds to the glee

L'assie (Euler), Monday, 23 September 2019 15:04 (one year ago) link

It’s good, agreed on the need to pace.

president of deluded fruitcakes anonymous (silby), Monday, 23 September 2019 15:14 (one year ago) link

Yeah I had a day off

HONK

Fox Pithole Britain (Noodle Vague), Monday, 23 September 2019 15:34 (one year ago) link

This whole village was Leave and the goose knows it. pic.twitter.com/7iUkbhuxgE

— ⚫ Lawrence Miles (@Lawrence_Miles) September 22, 2019

Elvis Telecom, Monday, 23 September 2019 16:54 (one year ago) link

otm

L'assie (Euler), Monday, 23 September 2019 18:28 (one year ago) link

good tweet

it does seem very british but house house is an australian company so maybe it's australia?

na (NA), Monday, 23 September 2019 19:37 (one year ago) link

someone on twitter suggested bonus DLC where you disrupt the great british bake-off

na (NA), Monday, 23 September 2019 20:27 (one year ago) link

it does seem very british but house house is an australian company so maybe it's australia?

Australia is too suburban for this vibe. I bet they're just fans of British comedy, that is a common type down here.

2 Markov Chainz (haitch), Tuesday, 24 September 2019 03:13 (one year ago) link

There is so much horrible joy in being a horrible goose.

calumerio, Tuesday, 24 September 2019 07:55 (one year ago) link

When I play this, for all its simplicity I think of all the potential. You can migrate! You can be hunted! You can descend upon a golf course and shit all over the place! In fact, for the sequel they should give the goose a dedicated shit button.

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 24 September 2019 11:57 (one year ago) link

if only you could talk to the monsters

Hahaaaaaaaa!

JimD, Tuesday, 24 September 2019 13:17 (one year ago) link

I bet they're just fans of British comedy, that is a common type down here.

Oh, here's a thing I read recently:
https://gaming.tumblr.com/post/187842058055/indie-game-spotlight-untitled-goose-game-oh

If you could have the goose cross over into any cinematic or game universe, what would it be and why?
It would be nice to see the goose chase Postman Pat over a hedgerow. That era of British children’s television has been a huge influence on the game.

a passing spacecadet, Tuesday, 24 September 2019 17:03 (one year ago) link

glasses boy is my spirit animal and I feel very bad for tormenting him repeatedly and laughing hysterically for hours

a passing spacecadet, Tuesday, 24 September 2019 17:05 (one year ago) link

It took me a while to find the "wrong" glasses for him so he was down on the ground feeling around for like 15 minutes and I felt bad

president of deluded fruitcakes anonymous (silby), Tuesday, 24 September 2019 17:07 (one year ago) link

fostering a Bad Relationship between the artist and the tea-drinking newspaper reader was delightful. you bring them down to your level.

L'assie (Euler), Tuesday, 24 September 2019 17:13 (one year ago) link

yes, it was fun seeing & exploiting their different approaches to neighbourly pettiness

When I play this, for all its simplicity I think of all the potential. You can migrate! You can be hunted! You can descend upon a golf course and shit all over the place! In fact, for the sequel they should give the goose a dedicated shit button.

I had thought it would be more open world and just go about your day being horrible in whatever ways you can think of (a la Goat Simulator) but it probably works best as it is tbh

would have liked a "hiss" button though, for that amusing lisping hiss geese do, or Greylag geese anyway: thhhh...

a passing spacecadet, Tuesday, 24 September 2019 17:39 (one year ago) link

I was kayaking down the Chicago River with my kid the other day, and when get back to the dock it's covered with geese (and goose poop), and this one alpha goose just turns to us as we approach and hisses, like a total asshole.

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 24 September 2019 17:46 (one year ago) link

this horrible goose stole every single thing in the village

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uGGJeK49ngQ

to regain his mental focus, he played video-game golf (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 9 October 2019 10:52 (one year ago) link

That's incredible.

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 9 October 2019 12:57 (one year ago) link

superb

nxd, Thursday, 10 October 2019 11:15 (one year ago) link

That's Untitled Cassowary Game pic.twitter.com/7GQVlbYf9D

— Steve M (@Donnough) October 3, 2019

koogs, Thursday, 10 October 2019 15:33 (one year ago) link

That's like the most Aussie joke ever.

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 10 October 2019 15:42 (one year ago) link

lol yessssss

Stoop Crone (Trayce), Friday, 11 October 2019 05:15 (one year ago) link

My ex (the game coder lad N) knows the guys who made this, but I guess thats not too suprising, Melbourne indie game industry is p small.

Stoop Crone (Trayce), Friday, 11 October 2019 05:16 (one year ago) link

Love the final shot of this game, so quietly bone-chilling

Dadjokke (Sgt. Biscuits), Friday, 11 October 2019 18:28 (one year ago) link

No one is going to top this opening line for an article about Untitled Goose Game. https://t.co/zSgmNIDwdm pic.twitter.com/GvFhLaWPc6

— Pat Ashe (@patrickashe) October 17, 2019

It is my great honor to post on this messageboard! (Karl Malone), Thursday, 17 October 2019 14:32 (one year ago) link

that is an excellent piece

expedited frictionless convergences (bizarro gazzara), Thursday, 17 October 2019 15:41 (one year ago) link

The developers of Untitled Goose Game saying one of their favourite moments of the games success was @DaftLimmy playing it is very sweet.https://t.co/MjfG9ds2ab pic.twitter.com/boxOevYZws

— Matthew Ruddle (@RuddleMatthew) October 16, 2019

Seany's too Dyche to mention (jim in vancouver), Thursday, 17 October 2019 15:56 (one year ago) link

these guys seem 100% great tbh

expedited frictionless convergences (bizarro gazzara), Thursday, 17 October 2019 15:58 (one year ago) link

Beware milkshake goose.

Frederik B, Thursday, 17 October 2019 16:26 (one year ago) link

i was JUST typing that

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Thursday, 17 October 2019 16:33 (one year ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ChVRPU7CgsI

koogs, Friday, 18 October 2019 17:00 (one year ago) link

untitled resident goose

Untitled Goose Chase? #Modding #RE2 #MrX #UntitleGooseGame @panic pic.twitter.com/IZUGLTxDS6

— 🎃 ΛLISTΞR 🎃 (@xZombieAlix) October 19, 2019

expedited frictionless convergences (bizarro gazzara), Monday, 21 October 2019 09:00 (one year ago) link

i have three items for this thread.

1. just finished it 2 nights ago! and by "finished", i mean, "got to the end and unlocked all the other checklist items!". i was playing with my partner and we tend to play in 30 minute chunks about once or twice a week, so it took forever.

2. wow, check out this piece in the atlantic: https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2019/10/dont-play-the-goose-game/600472/

Game-play—the work of working a game—is fundamentally irritating, at least in comparison with other media forms. It’s easy to pass the eyes over the pages of a book, or to bathe in the waves of image and sound at the cinema or in your living room. Moreover, these forms skip over the boring parts by editing them out: You don’t have to watch a character traverse the stairs, sidewalk, subway, and elevator to get from home to work. But in games, you are the character, and thus you must pilot him (or her, but usually him) through every detail that the simulated world demands. Role-playing gamers sometimes talk about “grinding”— completing boring, repetitive tasks to advance their character’s abilities in order to make progress—a term that exactly mirrors the drudgery and toil of labor.

...When you first realize that you’re doing the job of a goose—or a person’s idea of a goose’s job, I guess—the game is still delightful, for a time anyway. Then it becomes human work again. The certain sight gag of piloting a virtual goose around gives way to the nuisance of piloting a goose around. The bird’s awkward lumber gets in the way of the tasks it’s supposed to make funny. Craning the goose’s neck to the ground, an act with a dedicated joystick button, still requires the careful mechanical precision whose mastery always precedes intention in video games.

The work quickly devolves from curiosity to chore. In each of four major village scenes, the player must complete one compound task on the to-do list: stealing a series of picnic-themed items from a garden and bringing them to a blanket, for example, or a pub’s place-setting components to a table out back. These lists within lists require repetition more than strategy, which is not a bad definition of completing chores. My colleague Kriston Capps worried that the game might endorse furtive evil, “crossing over from a lark to a possible civilizational threat,” as he put it. The truth is both worse and better. The goose isn’t really wreaking havoc, it turns out. The goose is running errands.

there's much more to it, too. is this the cover story for the atlantic?

3.

https://i.imgur.com/bDl6wHY.jpg

It is my great honor to post on this messageboard! (Karl Malone), Thursday, 24 October 2019 17:07 (one year ago) link

I hope Bogost didn't come up with that headline.

jmm, Thursday, 24 October 2019 17:14 (one year ago) link

that's the 3rd in a series, he did "video games are better without characters" and "video games are better without story" and this one is "video games are better without gameplay" but i guess the editor changed the line

ciderpress, Thursday, 24 October 2019 17:15 (one year ago) link

ha, i very much doubt that he did. bonus points for working "anserine" into a mainstream publication!

It is my great honor to post on this messageboard! (Karl Malone), Thursday, 24 October 2019 17:16 (one year ago) link

all 3 are otm of course

ciderpress, Thursday, 24 October 2019 17:18 (one year ago) link

My colleague Kriston Capps worried that the game might endorse furtive evil

so dumb

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Thursday, 24 October 2019 18:27 (one year ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fQza5GO1Oe0

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Wednesday, 30 October 2019 19:16 (one year ago) link

"rake in the lake we out here" is how i handled that too

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Wednesday, 30 October 2019 19:25 (one year ago) link

i saw a townsperson today irl i totally wanted to honk at

alomar lines, Saturday, 9 November 2019 02:37 (one year ago) link

this game is not fun, atlantic otm. as a big fan of the anserinae and an ex-gamer who hasn't played anything in the last 5 years, this makes me sad.

The Pingularity (ledge), Friday, 15 November 2019 11:28 (one year ago) link

might have been more fun with more thought provoking puzzles, fewer fetch quests, and less shitty object interaction (multiple times i've been completely unable to pick up something that's fallen on the floor).

The Pingularity (ledge), Friday, 15 November 2019 11:34 (one year ago) link

it is, regretfully, a better meme than it is game. but what a meme.

The Man Who Was Thirsty (Noodle Vague), Friday, 15 November 2019 11:44 (one year ago) link

undoubtedly. it's also a good game. but there are tons of good games. the ol' goose game became a meme because it's funny, got hyped up in non-gamer circles more than just about any other game this side of fortnite or minecraft, and so people expect that it is a fantastic game. it's not, it's just a good game that lasts a few hours.

Peaceful Warrior I Poser (Karl Malone), Friday, 15 November 2019 16:19 (one year ago) link

i enjoyed playing the main game but i have very little impulse to go back to do the additional content, especially because it doesn't open up any new areas. i've gone back into the game a few times just to mess around though.

in addition to the memeability i think it also shows a widespread desire for more games that are simple and have you doing something outside of the standard game goals/mechanics/however you want to define it. i think beyond the meme stuff, the goal being to wreak havok and frustrate normal people was also different enough to be a big hook. if it was the same goose and same art design but you had to hop on a bunch of platforms or push boxes around to solve a puzzle it wouldn't be as appealing.

na (NA), Friday, 15 November 2019 16:34 (one year ago) link

It's a better toy than it is a game (*).

If you go in thinking "right what are my OBJECTIVES, how do I ACHIEVE them" then it's slight, and pretty clunky, and probably disappointing, yep.

If you go in (or even better send a kid in) thinking "I'm a naughty goose! I'm scaring the boy! I'm stealing the sandwich! I'm breaking the fence! Honk!" then it's great.

(*) Which is probably true for a lot of videogames these days really. See also 90% of everything that's been released for PSVR, for example. Or, you know, Minecraft.

JimD, Friday, 15 November 2019 16:36 (one year ago) link

otm x2

Peaceful Warrior I Poser (Karl Malone), Friday, 15 November 2019 16:37 (one year ago) link

i played like fifteen minutes of it and it was nice enough but it's much more fun as a meme. it got baconed more or less on contact tho'.

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Friday, 15 November 2019 16:39 (one year ago) link

desire for more games that are simple and have you doing something outside of the standard game goals/mechanics/however you want to define it.

and yes, this too. as much fun as it is to check in on the incremental improvements in version 34414 of a dozen different franchises, there's something to be said about something that is relatively unique and fresh (even while UGG's mechanics have many antecedents)

Peaceful Warrior I Poser (Karl Malone), Friday, 15 November 2019 16:39 (one year ago) link

The mechanics partly remind me of ancient ZX Spectrum classic "Skool Daze" and yeah I would like more games like that, or better still more Walking Sim + Shenanigans games

The Man Who Was Thirsty (Noodle Vague), Friday, 15 November 2019 17:04 (one year ago) link

JimD otm

gbx, Friday, 15 November 2019 17:57 (one year ago) link

one month passes...

Got this for PS4 and it's the first game I can play with my wife since, idk, Inside? We had a good ol' time setting up the goose picnic although it took us like an hour, lol.

change display name (Jordan), Thursday, 19 December 2019 18:35 (eleven months ago) link

Just checking in on this thread as I finally got it and finished it and... what's up with people knocking this as a game? I thought it was pitched really well, just tough enough to keep it interesting but simple enough that I never got too frustrated. I could have done a couple more levels but I think for the price there was a reasonable amount, and being short it kept up the fun of being an impish goose all the way through.

emil.y, Wednesday, 25 December 2019 01:45 (eleven months ago) link

Agree 100%, I had a great ol time

But guess what? Nobody gives a toot!😂 (Karl Malone), Wednesday, 25 December 2019 05:38 (eleven months ago) link

I played only the first couple levels of this but then roasted a goose for Christmas dinner and then had a very terrifying nightmare afterward about the last few levels of this

kelis navidad (flamboyant goon tie included), Thursday, 26 December 2019 14:32 (eleven months ago) link

untitled goose game 2: digestion and decay

But guess what? Nobody gives a toot!😂 (Karl Malone), Thursday, 26 December 2019 17:42 (eleven months ago) link

https://www.comicskingdom.com/sally-forth/2019-12-26

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Monday, 30 December 2019 23:53 (eleven months ago) link

ha, wow

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Tuesday, 31 December 2019 00:20 (eleven months ago) link

what sort of cunt has a go at his own mother for buying his daughter an expensive games console

Dadjokke (Sgt. Biscuits), Tuesday, 31 December 2019 00:34 (eleven months ago) link

three weeks pass...

Lego Ideas submission

https://ideas.lego.com/projects/54583f1d-a62f-4791-89b8-999ac31b522f

koogs, Thursday, 23 January 2020 09:44 (ten months ago) link

six months pass...

https://mailchi.mp/househou/goose-news-issue-4012500

Q: When? Where? How much?
The two-player update will be available for free to all owners of Untitled Goose Game on September 23rd, on all platforms.

Q: Can we play through the whole game with two players?
Yes! You can play the game from start to finish as two geese. Your saved progress can be played with either one or two geese, so if you’ve started a game in single player, you can get a friend to join in and help you out (and vice versa, if you and your friend do such a bad job cooperating that you have a falling out and you need to go back to single player).

Q: Can I play with a friend online?
This update is local-multiplayer-only, which traditionally means that you’ll need to be in the same room as someone to be a goose with them. On some platforms, you may be able to play over the internet using streaming. For example, Steam’s Remote Play Together, or PlayStation 4’s Share Play. We’ve tried this ourselves and can confirm it works quite well!

Q: Are there other updates with new areas coming soon?
We don’t have any plans to do this at the moment. We consider the world of the goose game to be “complete”, and to us, adding new sections would feel like stapling on bits to something that’s already a whole. We’re very proud of the game as it exists, and for this update we wanted to put all our effort into making that game enjoyable for two players.

Q: Can one goose drag the other goose around in a box?
Of course.

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Tuesday, 18 August 2020 16:51 (three months ago) link

Of course.

So will, say, the farmer chase one goose and not the other? I assume both geese have to be onscreen at the same time.

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 18 August 2020 17:15 (three months ago) link

no reason to assume that, there are local co-op games (ie Divinity: Original Sin) that can go split screen when the players far off away from each other, and then shift back to full screen when both players are close to each other.

The GOAT Harold Land (Karl Malone), Tuesday, 18 August 2020 18:17 (three months ago) link

Great, I never finished the last stage (using the method where I'm controlling the goose and my wife is yelling at the goose for doing the wrong thing), now I will make her also be the goose.

change display name (Jordan), Tuesday, 18 August 2020 18:24 (three months ago) link

i also have some work to do (spoilers: i haven't even started the bonus checklists you get after beating the game), so i'm hoping my partner will help me out

The GOAT Harold Land (Karl Malone), Tuesday, 18 August 2020 18:34 (three months ago) link


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