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Five games you would not believe exist

There are hundreds of great games for us gamers to enjoy, sporting high budgets, interesting gameplay and compelling stories. However, today I take a look at five of the strangest, wackiest games I could not believe even existed or have a specific target audience in mind.

1. Goat Simulator

Goat Simulator's very existence is due to a self-fulfilling meta-prank. A spoof idea by the developer proved to be so popular that Coffee Stain Studios decided to make the game a reality.

In Goat Simulator, you play as a goat, running about causing havoc and generally just having fun. The game is one of the weirdest I have ever played yet for some odd reason it kept me entertained for hours on end even though it is bug ridden, not very good and has no actual purpose other than playing as a goat.

Key features:

  • You can be a goat
  • Get points for wrecking stuff - brag to your friends that you're the alpha goat
  • Steam Workshop support - make your own goats, levels, missions, game modes, and more!
  • MILLIONS OF BUGS! We're only eliminating the crash-bugs, everything else is hilarious and we're keeping it
  • In-game physics that spazz out all the time
  • Seriously look at that goat's neck
  • You can be a goat

You can buy Goat Simulator on Steam for now for $9.99 and read MWEB GameZone’s review roundup while you wait for your download to finish.

2. Rock Simulator

You guessed it; Rock Simulator lets you play as a rock. Rock lovers everywhere should thank Strange Panther Games for creating this game following the success and recognition that Goat Simulator achieved.

As a rock you can just sit there, watch the days pass by and the world change around you. The final version of the game will have multiple game modes, including standard, sandbox and rock & roll, yet there is no real indication of what said game modes will bring to this otherwise extremely strange simulation game.

Key Features:

  • You can watch rocks
  • Multiple game modes including sandbox and rock & roll
  • Occulus Rift support
  • Five levels
  • Customizable rocks
  • Uses Unreal Engine 4

Rock simulator will be free to play and is currently on Steam Greenlight where you can vote, comment and hopefully one day put an end to your rock watching thirst.  

3. Mr Mosquito

One of the strangest games you will ever play is Mr. Mosquito. Developed by ZOOM inc. and released on the PlayStation 2 (PS2)  in 2001, the game lets you take on the role of a not-so-adorable insect called Mr. Mosquito.

The goal is to terrorize the Yamada family as much as possible, sucking blood from the family members and avoiding detection. “Boss fights” occur when you are noticed at which point you have to fly about, avoiding swats from the enraged family member while you sting them into submission.

Key Features:

  • Play as a mosquito
  • Suck as much blood as you can
  • Fly around the house of the Yamada family
  • Avoid being squashed like the insect you are
  • Fully rendered 3D rooms to explore
  • Boss fights

As the game is a Japanese PS2 game, there is no telling where one will be able to pick up a copy. If anyone does know where to find it, please comment at the bottom of this article, this would be a perfect reason to dust off my old PS2!

4. Hatoful Boyfriend

Hatoful Boyfriend is the world's first, best, and only pigeon dating simulator for PC and Mac. The game is a recreation of the original 2011 visual novel from Hato Moa, recently revived by Mediatonic and picked up for publishing by Devolver Digital.

You play as the last human girl in the world, so naturally the main character will make the decision to attend a school for pigeons, St. PigeoNation’s Institute, to find true love. As the only human at the school, you will need to navigate the social complexities of the avian world and purchase tasty bird feed for your prospective nesting partners.

Key features:

  • An Avian Love Story
  • New Scenario and Ending
  • Replayability to Fall in Love All Over Again
  • Attend Class and Level Up
  • Fowl Twists and Turns
  • Sensual Birdfeed

The game will be released on 21 August 2014 on Steam with both a Standard and Collector’s edition available. Both versions are now available for preorder, with a ten percent discount off the regular price until the game’s release, so go ahead and pre-order it right now.

5. Tree Simulator 2013 – Treeloaded

In Tree Simulator 2013 – Treeloaded, you take on the role of a tree and well, just stand there. You can look at your beautiful surroundings and listen to forest sounds as you rest your tired branches. The game was made by Hero Games for Windows and Mac platforms.

The graphics actually look pretty good running on the Unity engine, yet I will never understand why someone would buy a game like this. Still, there is probably a market for it somewhere in the deep, dark recesses of the internet.

Key features:

  • DirectX 11 Support
  • Next Generation Graphics and Models
  • Amazing new GUI Menu
  • Loads of Trees  
  • Real forest sounds
  • Therapeutic Realism

Tree Simulator 2013 – Treeloaded can be purchased on Desura right now for the leaf blowing price of only $1.99.  

Closing Thoughts

These five games are bizarre, wacky and sometimes rather funny. Goat Simulator is enjoyable and Mr. Mosquito sounds strangely intriguing to me, yet I have to wonder who would buy a game such as Tree Simulator 2013 – Treeloaded and spend time playing it.

What is the weirdest game you have ever played? Did you know about all of these games? Have you played any of the games listed in this article? What strange game idea will be next? Let us know what you think in the comment section below.  

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