The Adventure Line™ May 5 @ 12:19pm
I have a little fan theory about this game
The Goat is a mass hallucination. How else could the town seem to regenerate within the map loading time?
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enamel May 5 @ 2:01pm 
The goat is real, it is everything else that is a hallucination in the goats mind.
[CSS] @arminposts  [developer] May 6 @ 12:37am 
No, your goat is in Purgatory. Let me explain.

If you notice you'll see that one of the tunnels has a sign saying "Himlen" and the other has a sign saying "Helvete". If you pull that through google translate you'll see that "Himlen" means Heaven, and "Helvete" means hell. That is why there is both a Devil Goat and an Angel Goat in the game.

That is why the pentagram is closer to the sign saying "Helvete", even the demonstration (symbolizing the current chaos in the Ukraine) is on that end of the map. Goathenge is closer to Hell, symbolizing the backwards and old ways of humankind that need to be destroyed for progress to be made, while the Low Gravity Testing Facility and the Beacon is closer to "Himlen", symbolizing research, progress, and hope. The trap once you go to space shows that we must not rush things before we are ready.

You might also notice that, no matter what you do, you can never interact with humans. If you lick them or even touch them a little bit, they will instantly go limp. If there are any humans nearby, they will run away from you. When it comes to other humans, you are always the onlooker, always staring from a distance, never part of the group. Always alone.

This is just the tip of the existential iceberg, those who seek shall find more. I'll let you analyze the new map yourself that's coming with patch 1.1.
Mount C May 6 @ 2:04am 
Originally posted by CSS @arminposts:
No, your goat is in Purgatory. Let me explain.

If you notice you'll see that one of the tunnels has a sign saying "Himlen" and the other has a sign saying "Helvete". If you pull that through google translate you'll see that "Himlen" means Heaven, and "Helvete" means hell. That is why there is both a Devil Goat and an Angel Goat in the game.

That is why the pentagram is closer to the sign saying "Helvete", even the demonstration (symbolizing the current chaos in the Ukraine) is on that end of the map. Goathenge is closer to Hell, symbolizing the backwards and old ways of humankind that need to be destroyed for progress to be made, while the Low Gravity Testing Facility and the Beacon is closer to "Himlen", symbolizing research, progress, and hope. The trap once you go to space shows that we must not rush things before we are ready.

You might also notice that, no matter what you do, you can never interact with humans. If you lick them or even touch them a little bit, they will instantly go limp. If there are any humans nearby, they will run away from you. When it comes to other humans, you are always the onlooker, always staring from a distance, never part of the group. Always alone.

This is just the tip of the existential iceberg, those who seek shall find more. I'll let you analyze the new map yourself that's coming with patch 1.1.
Mind = blown!
TorgoMan May 6 @ 2:55am 
@CSS @arminposts: Forgive the language, but holy ♥♥♥♥, that's deep.

After reading that, I don't think I can look in Goat Simulator in the same light as before...

But it did raise a question- Is the placement of Flappy Goat and the CSS building closer to the "Helvete/Hell" tunnel coincidental, or does that have some sort of symbolism tied to it as well?

And also, if the town represents purgatory, then will the map be renamed "Skärseld"? (Apparently, it is "purgatory" in Swedish)
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Misery May 6 @ 4:28am 
I suppose that explains why the tunnels dont go anywhere.... cant just walk out of Purgatory, I guess.

Kept going into them at first, hoping to end up in some hilarious glitch-land, but all that happened was that truck dragging me back out.

Fortunately I found hilarious glitch land elsewhere :D EDIT: Okay, I actually DID go through the tunnel barrier, thanks to car licking. It did indeed lead to wacky glitches.


Still, that's fascinating stuff there. Hadnt thought about any of that before. I was too busy ruining the Normal Family Dinner with sprays of baseballs over and over.
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SpykeKOH May 6 @ 7:17pm 
Wait wait wait wait... Just hold on a second. All of that symbolism in one little pointless game? You Devs are mad geniuses!
Infernal Machine [NGC] May 6 @ 7:19pm 
I have found the true form of this game. I present to you the true appearance of Purgatory. If you concentrate hard enough, the illusion will break, and you will witness what I saw, with your own eyes.

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=244199100
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The Adventure Line™ May 7 @ 3:58pm 
Wow, I found my own thread on Kotaku!
Robthebob May 7 @ 7:11pm 
Originally posted by CSS @arminposts:
No, your goat is in Purgatory. Let me explain.

If you notice you'll see that one of the tunnels has a sign saying "Himlen" and the other has a sign saying "Helvete". If you pull that through google translate you'll see that "Himlen" means Heaven, and "Helvete" means hell. That is why there is both a Devil Goat and an Angel Goat in the game.

That is why the pentagram is closer to the sign saying "Helvete", even the demonstration (symbolizing the current chaos in the Ukraine) is on that end of the map. Goathenge is closer to Hell, symbolizing the backwards and old ways of humankind that need to be destroyed for progress to be made, while the Low Gravity Testing Facility and the Beacon is closer to "Himlen", symbolizing research, progress, and hope. The trap once you go to space shows that we must not rush things before we are ready.

You might also notice that, no matter what you do, you can never interact with humans. If you lick them or even touch them a little bit, they will instantly go limp. If there are any humans nearby, they will run away from you. When it comes to other humans, you are always the onlooker, always staring from a distance, never part of the group. Always alone.

This is just the tip of the existential iceberg, those who seek shall find more. I'll let you analyze the new map yourself that's coming with patch 1.1.

This imploded my brain.
Getlucky12341 May 8 @ 1:18pm 
Originally posted by CSS @arminposts:
No, your goat is in Purgatory. Let me explain.

If you notice you'll see that one of the tunnels has a sign saying "Himlen" and the other has a sign saying "Helvete". If you pull that through google translate you'll see that "Himlen" means Heaven, and "Helvete" means hell. That is why there is both a Devil Goat and an Angel Goat in the game.

That is why the pentagram is closer to the sign saying "Helvete", even the demonstration (symbolizing the current chaos in the Ukraine) is on that end of the map. Goathenge is closer to Hell, symbolizing the backwards and old ways of humankind that need to be destroyed for progress to be made, while the Low Gravity Testing Facility and the Beacon is closer to "Himlen", symbolizing research, progress, and hope. The trap once you go to space shows that we must not rush things before we are ready.

You might also notice that, no matter what you do, you can never interact with humans. If you lick them or even touch them a little bit, they will instantly go limp. If there are any humans nearby, they will run away from you. When it comes to other humans, you are always the onlooker, always staring from a distance, never part of the group. Always alone.

This is just the tip of the existential iceberg, those who seek shall find more. I'll let you analyze the new map yourself that's coming with patch 1.1.

Would you have told anybody this if nobody posted a theory? Or were you waiting for someone to post something like this?
Kitecat May 29 @ 7:45am 
Originally posted by CSS @arminposts:
No, your goat is in Purgatory. Let me explain.

If you notice you'll see that one of the tunnels has a sign saying "Himlen" and the other has a sign saying "Helvete". If you pull that through google translate you'll see that "Himlen" means Heaven, and "Helvete" means hell. That is why there is both a Devil Goat and an Angel Goat in the game.

That is why the pentagram is closer to the sign saying "Helvete", even the demonstration (symbolizing the current chaos in the Ukraine) is on that end of the map. Goathenge is closer to Hell, symbolizing the backwards and old ways of humankind that need to be destroyed for progress to be made, while the Low Gravity Testing Facility and the Beacon is closer to "Himlen", symbolizing research, progress, and hope. The trap once you go to space shows that we must not rush things before we are ready.

You might also notice that, no matter what you do, you can never interact with humans. If you lick them or even touch them a little bit, they will instantly go limp. If there are any humans nearby, they will run away from you. When it comes to other humans, you are always the onlooker, always staring from a distance, never part of the group. Always alone.

This is just the tip of the existential iceberg, those who seek shall find more. I'll let you analyze the new map yourself that's coming with patch 1.1.

Awesome. Just. Awesome. I will never look at Goat Simulator the same way again. All that symbolism in 1 game. *Mind explodes into a million pieces*
TL// L_S_R May 29 @ 8:30am 
I like turtles.
robostar23 Jun 8 @ 9:16pm 
Originally posted by CSS @arminposts:
No, your goat is in Purgatory. Let me explain.

If you notice you'll see that one of the tunnels has a sign saying "Himlen" and the other has a sign saying "Helvete". If you pull that through google translate you'll see that "Himlen" means Heaven, and "Helvete" means hell. That is why there is both a Devil Goat and an Angel Goat in the game.

That is why the pentagram is closer to the sign saying "Helvete", even the demonstration (symbolizing the current chaos in the Ukraine) is on that end of the map. Goathenge is closer to Hell, symbolizing the backwards and old ways of humankind that need to be destroyed for progress to be made, while the Low Gravity Testing Facility and the Beacon is closer to "Himlen", symbolizing research, progress, and hope. The trap once you go to space shows that we must not rush things before we are ready.

You might also notice that, no matter what you do, you can never interact with humans. If you lick them or even touch them a little bit, they will instantly go limp. If there are any humans nearby, they will run away from you. When it comes to other humans, you are always the onlooker, always staring from a distance, never part of the group. Always alone.

This is just the tip of the existential iceberg, those who seek shall find more. I'll let you analyze the new map yourself that's coming with patch 1.1.
That would explain the sign saying "PurgTown" i guess
R3surg3nt3 Jun 24 @ 4:27pm 
wow
UndeadNarwhal127 Jun 24 @ 5:51pm 
ja
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