What’s worse than one horrible goose? One million of them. One million horrible geese exist, as Untitled Goose Game surpassed one million sales, just before 2019 ended. The indie game released three months ago to critical and fan acclaim has been a wild success.
You must have been living under a boulder these last few months if you haven’t heard of, or witnessed a meme, regarding Untitled Goose Game. It’s a game where you, yes you, get to play as a horrible goose with the desire to disrupt a small English village’s day. You bully a child, steal objects, and honk a lot. Like a lot.
In short, it’s great fun for all the family experience, which went somewhat viral, especially when the public found out the Goose was responsible for chasing Margret Thatcher out of office. True story. And so now, the massive success of the small game has a more quantifiable measure outside of Twitter tags, and we know there have been at least one million copies of Untitled Goose Game sold.
The news broke via Cabel Sasser from Panic, the team who published Untitled Goose Game, Firewatch, and the company making the much-anticipated Playdate handheld gaming system. He tweeted that although it “seems impossible”, UGG has sold one million copies.
It seems impossible, but last week, three months after launch, Untitled Goose Game passed one million copies sold.
From the bottom of our hearts: thank you for playing our videogame.
— Cabel (@cabel) December 30, 2019
Funnily enough, we celebrated the Goose in our own way with an award recently. I won’t spoil it for you, but we certainly sing (read honk) their praises.