Insane Deer Simulator game hits Early Access
‘Deeeer Simulator’ has just hit Steam Early Access, leaving thousands of gamers scratching their heads and asking themselves, “what the f…?”
Goat Simulator is part Grand Theft Auto-style open-world adventure with a bit of Spider-Man thrown in. It follows two other slightly “out-there” game concepts, including Goat Simulator and Untitled Goose Game.
The Japanese-made game made more than US$70,000 to make the game by crowdsourcing the campaign (they asked for just under US$10,000 to start with).
The game’s protagonist – a hench deer – can walk on four legs, speed-walk like humans do on two feet, or use its neck to swing from buildings.
The city is a large blocky sandbox, and the objective is to cause as much chaos as possible – earning you a Deersaster rating.
Like GTA, doing anything out of the ordinary will attract the eye of the police – which in this case take the form of sheep wearing policeman hats, or a bear wearing a squad car on its back.
Unlike regular forest deer, the main character can swap out his horns for head-mountable weaponry and rideable animals.
This follows a long line of games which have taken the ‘silly’ to imaginative new heights. Goat Simulator, produced by Coffee Stain Studios, generated more than US$$12 million from their idiosyncratic animal sandbox – prompting a US$35 million takeover bid from a large Swedish publisher.
Deeeer Simulator is currently on Steam Early access (so it’s still very much a work in progress); however both iOS and Android versions have been promised.