Untitled Goose Game is the Feel-Good Gaming Story of 2019
It’s not often that a game comes along that completely captures the hearts and minds of the entire internet. New games are released at an unrelenting pace, announcements are made constantly, and the 24-hour news cycle so prevalent in our connected culture means that it’s rare for something to stay in the headlines generating buzz for more than a couple of days. This is even rarer for good news and uplifting stories. Typically, the headlines with staying power involve some sort of backlash or controversy, and when they don’t, it normally involves a AAA blockbuster game with the marketing budget in the millions.
It doesn’t usually involve a game made by a team of just four people. It also doesn’t usually involve a mischievous goose.
Untitled Goose Game by Australian studio House House immediately grabbed people’s attention when it was announced back in 2017. Amongst a sea of homogeneous games stood something entirely unique. There was no combat, no platforming, just a flightless bird in a striking art style waddling around creating havoc for the locals. When the game finally arrived on the Nintendo Switch last week, up against a new Zelda no less, it shot to the top of the eShop charts and has seen some of the most wholesome content and loving discourse I’ve witnessed on the internet in 2019.
The combination of a videogame premise never seen before, perfect animation and an impeccable reactive soundtrack by the talented Dan Golding has created an experience that has broken beyond the usual videogame circles and delighted gamers and non-gamers alike. From trapping a shop owner in a garage to just honking in a farmer’s face, Untitled Goose Game is immediately charming and has won over the entire internet. You don’t need to look far across Twitter to see just how evident this is. From fan art to recreated memes, from poems to song mashups, the love for this game is the feel-good gaming story of 2019. Check out some of our favourites below:
— lluvia鹿 (@lluvia_deer) September 28, 2019
— Andrew’s Awakening (@AWDtwit) September 25, 2019
Untitled Goose Game actually has a title in Japan and it’s “Mischievous Goose is Comin’!”
No title can compare. pic.twitter.com/XkvYf6maSO
— KZ ? (@KZXcellent) September 26, 2019
Untitled Goose Game (2019) pic.twitter.com/SMHIuoxQWk
— Ireland Simpsons Fans (@iresimpsonsfans) September 29, 2019
what you need to know is that blink 182 just shouted out untitled goose game, and yes, this is the actual reality we live in pic.twitter.com/6DTOZsjeRI
— nathan @ twitchcon (@Vahn16) September 29, 2019
my parent/guardian buying untitled goose game for me !!! pic.twitter.com/znpvq0MK3Y
— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) September 28, 2019
Of course I did. pic.twitter.com/3MFkmhdszS
— Jeff Ramos (@ohjefframos) September 25, 2019
— I’m Big Sippy | Ea the Theya (@EaOlotoa) September 24, 2019
has this been one yet? i love me some untitled goose game. pic.twitter.com/luESJiNIIi
— stop engaging with the goose tweet (@lesbiathan) September 24, 2019
— Alex The Honking Bird (@AlexTheHonk) September 22, 2019
— ShaeButter (@Peanut_Shae) September 22, 2019
Game devs: “But do people *want* to play evil characters?”
Untitled Goose Game: pic.twitter.com/7zIMBVrpLr
— Morgan Lockhart (@missdoomcookie) September 23, 2019
Untitled Goose Game (2019) pic.twitter.com/pAlqXJAmSk
— Liam Robertson (@Doctor_Cupcakes) September 23, 2019
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