Untitled Goose Game is coming to the Epic Games Store in September

Untitled Goose Game is a game about a goose who is a jerk—so, a normal goose—who enjoys causing chaos in a lovely quaint village. The goose, who is you, roams the streets and yards, stealing stuff, breaking things, sneaking up on people and honking at them, and being an overall pain in the ass in whatever other creative ways you can come up with. It was announced in late 2017 by indie studio House House, the creator of Push Me Pull You, and after an unfortunate delay in February, the developers announced today that it will be out on September 20.

It may not seem so at first glance—geese are noisy—but stealth is a big part of the gameplay. It doesn't really matter if you get caught in the midst of your shenanignans, though, because you're a goose: You just rear up and flap your wings and run around and honk until everyone decides you're not worth bothering with. They go back to their business, and you go back to yours—which is ruining theirs. The circle of life, etc.

James took an older build of Untitled Goose Game for a run and even though he wasn't a particularly adroit waterfowl, he managed to ruin a gardener's day by wrecking his carrots and then tossing his keys into a nearby pond. Why? "I'm a goose so whatever," he explained. "By simply inhabiting the body of a goose with such natural controls, being an asshole comes naturally."

Untitled Goose Game will normally go for $20 on the Epic Games Store, but will be available at launch for $15 for a limited, as-yet-unspecified time.

Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.