Goat Simulator has proven to be great fun, but it turns out there's a much deeper message trying to be told, developer Coffee Stain Studios has revealed.

Responding on the Steam community page to a theory that it's all a hallucination, developer Armin Ibrisagic revealed your goat is actually in Purgatory.

"If you notice you'll see that one of the tunnels has a sign saying "Himlen" and the other has a sign saying "Helvete". If you pull that through google translate you'll see that "Himlen" means Heaven, and "Helvete" means hell. That is why there is both a Devil Goat and an Angel Goat in the game.

"That is why the pentagram is closer to the sign saying "Helvete", even the demonstration (symbolizing the current chaos in the Ukraine) is on that end of the map. Goathenge is closer to Hell, symbolizing the backwards and old ways of humankind that need to be destroyed for progress to be made, while the Low Gravity Testing Facility and the Beacon is closer to "Himlen", symbolizing research, progress, and hope. The trap once you go to space shows that we must not rush things before we are ready. 

"You might also notice that, no matter what you do, you can never interact with humans. If you lick them or even touch them a little bit, they will instantly go limp. If there are any humans nearby, they will run away from you. When it comes to other humans, you are always the onlooker, always staring from a distance, never part of the group. Always alone."

And there's more to come, says Ibrisagic.

"This is just the tip of the existential iceberg, those who seek shall find more. I'll let you analyze the new map yourself that's coming with patch 1.1," he conlcuded.

The update, which is planned for mid-May, promises Parkour gameplay, a new playable map roughly the size of the map which launched with the game, new playable goats, local split-screen multiplayer, achievements and more.

Source: Steam Community