Steam support for Goat Simulator, Coffee Stain Studios' upcoming goat-based game, is likely to be "the most defining and important part" of the game, designer Armin Ibrisagic wrote on Gamasutra.
In a post detailing the game's humble beginnings — as a game jam intended to spark creativity — Ibrisagic explains that the developer was unsure if Valve "would even accept such a stupid game" for Steam. After a positive response from the company, however, Coffee Stain Studios released its first Steam trailer. With Steam support, Ibrisagic continued, the developer can expand on its strange project.
"It means that we can add Steam Workshop, and let players not only make their own goat, but also their own levels, props, missions and more," Ibrisagic wrote. "People are going to make levels filled with 10,000 explosive canisters, headbutt them with a goat and make the game crash. And that will be glorious."
Goat Simulator is being released for Windows PC April 1. There are no current plans for a Linux or Mac release, though the developer will consider adding ports if they are highly requested.
Speaking on the game's release, Ibrisagic concluded that it will have at least one guaranteed outcome.
"I'd like to say the exact same thing I said when originally pitching the idea: It could turn out great, it could also turn out terrible, but in either case, it'll be really, really interesting," Ibrisagic wrote.