They created a goose for your desktop.
January 30, 2020 12:30 PM   Subscribe

What if the Untitled Goose Game was your entire computer [YouTube] “There’s a pixelated goose dragging my cursor all over my computer screen and every time I try to close the program that unleashed it more just pop up, threatening me with bad jokes and a chorus of honks. This is the unnerving magic of game designer Sam Chiet’s Goose Desktop, a riff on last year’s popular animal mischief simulator Untitled Goose Game. Released yesterday on the indie storefront itch.io, the game dumps a goose onto your computer to mess with you until you just can’t take it anymore.” [via: Kotaku] [Previously.]
posted by Fizz (25 comments total) 24 users marked this as a favorite
 
Oh man, twenty years ago when IT policies were practically non-existent at my office I’d have loaded this on so many PCs. I once loaded a program that displayed the full Mega Man 2 stage selected fanfare each time an application was opened complete with icon and EXE file name for the Robot Master. The goose would’ve been right at home with that.
posted by Servo5678 at 12:35 PM on January 30 [13 favorites]


Yes.
posted by Horkus at 12:35 PM on January 30


Somehow less disruptive than Bonzi Buddy.
posted by tobascodagama at 12:37 PM on January 30 [13 favorites]


So this is like a slightly more annoying version of the sheep desktop companion from yonks ago?
posted by farlukar at 12:43 PM on January 30 [10 favorites]


“It looks like you're writing a letter.

Would you like HONK!! HONK!?!”

posted by Fizz at 12:46 PM on January 30 [17 favorites]


I thought of Neko.
posted by mykescipark at 12:46 PM on January 30 [20 favorites]


"I cause problems on purpose"
posted by Beardman at 12:51 PM on January 30 [5 favorites]


After Dark Bad Dog for a modern age. Also reminds me of the desktop widget tie-in for the The Game movie.
posted by MiltonRandKalman at 12:53 PM on January 30 [3 favorites]


Makes me think of Tiny Elvis from the golden days of Win 3.1 or thereabouts.
I installed it on my GF's computer. Amazed that, after that, she ever agreed to be Mrs. Blank.
posted by martin q blank at 1:07 PM on January 30 [2 favorites]


I wouldn't prefer it.
posted by KleenexMakesaVeryGoodHat at 1:24 PM on January 30


hahah, this is great. Not great in a "I want to download this" way, but great in a "I want someone else to download this and then tell me about it" way.
posted by 23skidoo at 1:28 PM on January 30 [24 favorites]


Who remembers the Bad Dog screensaver from the After Dark collection for Macs in the 90s. In the settings you could just how destructive it was. I was so bored so regularly and this was the entertainment.
posted by bleep at 1:34 PM on January 30 [11 favorites]


Don't wish to derail but OMG!? Is there a way to get AfterDark running on Windows 10? Please, anyone, I've wanted this forever but I've tried to find and it just leads me to people arguing on the Internet. MeMail if you know how, my nostalgic brain wants and needs this. Thanks.
posted by Fizz at 1:44 PM on January 30 [8 favorites]


I once loaded a program that displayed the full Mega Man 2 stage selected fanfare each time an application was opened complete with icon and EXE file name for the Robot Master.

I've used that Mega Man 2 ... tool? ... to discover what programs were secretly launching other executables in the background.
posted by The Great Big Mulp at 2:14 PM on January 30 [7 favorites]


It's a lovely day on your computer desktop, and this is a horrible goose.
posted by Quackles at 2:49 PM on January 30 [9 favorites]


I want to implement this as petty revenge on a deserving someone which means it was very well designed.
posted by missmobtown at 2:58 PM on January 30 [2 favorites]


Don't just e-mail Fizz! Post the answer please!
posted by amtho at 3:19 PM on January 30 [5 favorites]


they should make a game where the goose chases down and kills the old paperclip thing
posted by ovvl at 6:28 PM on January 30 [1 favorite]


I have three 8 hour days of the most boring classes imaginable next week. We all sit dutifully with our laptops open pretending to take notes while we’re actually shopping/doing the crossword/Metafiltering. There are many fans of the Untitled Goose Game in the class.

This is perfect timing.
posted by Slarty Bartfast at 6:34 PM on January 30 [4 favorites]


Metafilter: people arguing on the Internet.
posted by panglos at 7:33 PM on January 30 [2 favorites]


nthing the request for After Dark on Windows 10 I miss it so much
posted by divabat at 11:06 PM on January 30 [1 favorite]


Not for Windows 10, but there's this browser version.
posted by suetanvil at 8:17 AM on January 31 [1 favorite]


April Fool's is in just three short months and now... Now I'm ready.
posted by storytam at 11:05 AM on January 31


This needs to be an AMOR module.
posted by Enturbulated at 6:05 PM on January 31


While not a goose, I once installed Talking Moose on my aunt's Macintosh and I assure you she found it just as obnoxious.
posted by subocoyne at 7:28 PM on February 1 [1 favorite]


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