Game Review: Goat Game (2021, Kathryn Li)


Goat Game is an entrant in 2021 Interactive Fiction competition.  Browse and experience all of the games by clicking here.

You are a research assistant at Yobel Industries. You’re also a humanoid goat, as is almost everyone else in this game. That doesn’t really play much into the game’s plot but it is does make the illustrations that go with each chapter interesting to look at. When you discover that there is a potential safety violation at the lab, you have to decide how to respond to both it and the subsequent scandal. There are a lot of decisions to make, most of which have to do with how you feel about your job and the animals that you work with. The decisions you make influence three key stats, all of which play into determining which one of the 15 potential endings that you’ll end up with.

The number of different endings is the main appeal of Goat Game. Because it’s a quick game, it’s interesting to see how much one choice can totally change how things go for you. The endings are determined by how much you hate or like your job and the city, and also how many friends you’ve made. I haven’t seen all the endings yet but I’m going to keep playing until I do. Along with the endings, Goat Game is well-written and it does a good job of transporting the player into the world that the game’s created.

Play Goat Game.

2 responses to “Game Review: Goat Game (2021, Kathryn Li)

  1. Pingback: Lisa Marie’s Week In Review: 11/1/21 — 11/7/21 | Through the Shattered Lens

  2. Thank you for taking the time to play and review my game! It’s great to hear that you’re invested in the story, and I hope you enjoy exploring the rest of the game!

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