The “Untitled Goose Game” is still in beta, but players are loving the exploits of the sandwich stealing protagonist. It turns out, PETA is a big fan of the game and sent the developers a Hero to Geese Award award in recognition of the game’s sympathetic nature towards the feathered hero.
In the game, players take on the role of a normal goose, who gets hungry and needs things. Players utilize all of their pecking, honking, and waddling power to check off their goose to-do list, and live a happy goose life while the pesky humans try and interfere.
In a statement, PETA said that the game “puts a goose’s wants and needs in the spotlight—and lets her fight back against the humans who have invaded her woodland home.”
“In the game, players are on the goose’s side in a battle against humans who have gated off her habitat and dropped litter in her lake,” says PETA Vice President of Marketing Joel Bartlett.” PETA encourages Untitled Goose Game’s fans to let the game play out in real life by choosing not to eat birds or wear down-filled jackets.”
PETA explained the dangerous that geese face adding, “While geese in nature are free to swim in streams, forage for flowers, and have a lakeside picnic, in the foie gras industry, several pounds of fat and grain are pumped into their stomachs every day through tubes shoved down their throats in order to sicken and enlarge their livers. In the down industry, geese are hung upside down and their throats are slit, often while they’re still conscious.”
The game’s official description reads, “Untitled Goose Game is a slapstick-stealth-sandbox, where you are a goose let loose on an unsuspecting village. Make your way around town, from peoples’ back gardens to the high street shops to the village green, setting up pranks, stealing hats, honking a lot, and generally ruining everyone’s day.”
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