Where The Goats Are is a slow-paced, meditative videogame for PC and Mac, created by solo indie developer Memory of God. Play as Tikvah as she tries to maintain her way of life, looking after goats and making cheese, while the world around her falls apart.
Publisher: Memory Of God
Developer: Memory Of God
Type: Casual Meditation
Platform: PC and Mac
Pricing: FREE / $5-UP Donation
Where The Goats Are is a slow-paced, meditative video game for PC and Mac, created by solo indie developer Memory of God. Play as Tikvah as she tries to maintain her way of life, looking after goats and making cheese, while the world around her falls apart.
The experience lasts around 1 hour. The game automatically saves at dawn every day, however, I recommend allowing time to play the entire game in one sitting.
“While Tikvah and her goats might meet an ultimately tragic end, the fleeting, quiet moments before this asked me to appreciate the small things while I could. “
Lewis Gordon, Waypoint
“Where the Goats Are seems to unfold like a tableau.”
Stephanie Chan, GamesBeat
“I like its simplicity, and the solace that comes from designing your own daily routine.”
Samuel Horti, Rock Paper Shotgun
The game gives you a window into the life of a small cheese maker. One as a steady task of feeding the goats, collecting the eggs from the coop, making cheese, getting snail mail and selling/buying goats/cheese.
All this daily routine is done in a pristine UI with no time indicator but knowing that it is environment gets dark and the exchange guy/mailman is leaving.
So if you are up for an experiential journey of a rural cheese maker or rural life… Where The goats are is your best bet.