Goat Simulator going retail in the US

Coffee Stain Studio's infamous indie hit Goat Simulator is hitting North American retail stores mid-July.

Developer Armin Ibrisagic told Polygon that publisher Deep Silver approached them with the interest of bringing the game to retail. Now Deep Silver has the distribution rights.

"Steam has always been our primary source of income," said Ibrisagic, "so a retail version is nothing we planned or thought would bring us a lot of income. We were more motivated by the fact that a physical box with a goat's face on it is pretty funny shit, so we decided to go for it."

I like that logic.

"Iit might be fun for people to show off Goat Simulator in their game shelves at home," Ibrisagic continued, "and we might reach a target group that we usually wouldn't reach, which is always fun. I can just imagine a mom seeing it in a store and being like 'Oh, Goat Simulator, that sounds like a fun game where you take care of farm animals, little Timmy will love this!' and the next day when they're having dinner, Timmy's like 'Mom, this food is penis shaped.'"

The physical copy of Goat Simulator will retail for $9.99. The boxed version will be shipped with patch 1.1, which adds local multiplayer, new goats, and new game modes.