Coffee Stain Studios

Goat Simulator was never meant to be an actual game.

When alpha gameplay footage was uploaded to the web last week it was intended as a joke, a little experiment developers Coffee Stain Studios enjoyed fiddling around with in their latest project's engine.

The video soon went viral however, and now the studio has decided to release it as a full game this spring on Steam for $10 (£6).

"OKAY INTERNET YOU WIN, IT LOOKS LIKE GOAT SIMULATOR IS OUR NEXT IP," read the description of a new video, a trailer for the forthcoming release.

Lesson learnt. When the internet wants something, it gets it.

Simulating being a goat might sound boring, but the simulator part – much like with Surgeon Simulator 2013 last year – is entirely sarcastic.

Players do indeed play as a goat, but not one concerned with the laws of physics or which is at all concerned with the lives or posessions of human kind.

Taksed with causing as much mayhem as possible, it plays like an old-school skating game, with players totting up higher scores if they string together acts of destruction.

For example a simple tap of a button will attach the goat's abnormally long tongue to a nearby object, which you can then swing around to take out humans and all kinds of objects.

You can watch Goat Simulator in action below...