Sometimes you put something out into the world, and all you get back is good energy. That’s the lifecycle of Untitled Goose Game right now, and it’s only bettered by the prospect of thinking about where the honking little devil can flap its wings next.
The little goose that could has been a massive smash hit since its launch, sitting at #2 on the eShop for the UK and overtaking Link’s Awakening on the Australian eShop. It’s been pretty much universally enjoyed to different degrees by everyone, but what’s been especially fun is all the ways fans have imagined the little Hitman running rampant in other scenarios.
The way Untitled Goose Game’s goose moves, I think, is what makes it so endearing. Its self-assured waddle. The way it leans its feathered neck forward, with an almost innocent inquisitiveness, before turning on some poor guy’s sprinklers and drenching him.
Some of those have been the form of simple, beautiful memes, like this cracker referencing the Supreme Court’s decision against the Johnson government in the UK:
— Rachael Krishna (@RachaelKrishna) September 24, 2019
Others have gotten more creative, with this outstanding mix of what looks like eyeliner and paint to create some outstanding Goose Game eyeshadow:
— clare (@cockatootwin) September 22, 2019
Most fans, however, are just making simple riffs on the game or finding ways to inject the goose into other properties where the goose would truly shine.
Untitled Goose Game (2019) pic.twitter.com/pAlqXJAmSk
— Liam Robertson (@Doctor_Cupcakes) September 23, 2019
Untitled Goose Game (2019) pic.twitter.com/0qiX1Q1k4M
— ☂︎Christine, The Horrific Séance☂︎ (@minakolabelle) September 21, 2019
broke: the louisiana purchase
woke: the goose-iana purchase
— KNIFE GOOSE (@lexizinger) September 23, 2019
But what’s been most wholesome is just seeing people take the simple idea of a goose fucking shit up and running with it. The internet has been awash with people imagining their own versions of Untitled Goose Game DLC.
Think about it: you have a single one-shot level, and you have a goose. How many ways can you create chaos? The possibilities are literally endless.
Mods I want for Untitled Goose Game:
1. Goose harasses SF techbros at cocktail brunch
2. Goose disrupts a right wing political rally
3. Goose passes No-Deal Brexit and steals the Mace
4. Goose gets loose in Umbrella Corporation and causes T-Virus outbreak
5. Goose at BURNING MAN
— Jared Petty (@pettycommajared) September 21, 2019
– Goose invades E3 press conference backstage and fucks with all the wiring to ruin the show
– Goose interrupts the golf Masters, keeps swapping all the balls and runs off with the trophy
– Goose goes to (and ruins) the movies
– Goose x DOOM https://t.co/uppu8fCYen
— Alex Walker (@dippizuka) September 23, 2019
I’m still waiting for someone to mod Mr. X from Resident Evil 2 as the goose. If we can get Thomas the Tank Engine in there, surely the indestructible bird of terror can be.