You did not read that title incorrectly, my friend. Grass Simulator is one of the latest debuts to the Steam Early Access program. Now one of the strangest simulator games available on Steam, the debut of Grass Simulator will offer an open world setting filled with cows. Cows that intend to eat your grass. How dare they!
If you were worried that Grass Simulator would not come with a robust narrative design, however, you can belay those fears. Here is a quick excerpt of the lore of Grass Simulator.
You play as Garry Rambler, a rogue mercenary that escaped from hell who has sworn to take revenge upon the illusive cows that lurk among the shadows whom murdered his family, stuck in a purgatory filled with nothing but cows, grass and more cows. Only equipped with his moustache, cliché 80’s mullet and magnum revolver; the exact revolver he used to kill the legendary cow god that ordered his family to be executed, he must fend for himself in a cruel, unforgiving dimension.
As usual, the game is starting from meager beginnings, and has a long way to go to completion, as it’s only in build 0.1.3. But it already is advertised as featuring Classic Mode, where you explore the world and shoot cows that “never seem to die,” a shooting range mode to perfect your cow-killing aim, and Grass Simulation Mode, which will allow you to inhabit the role of a single blade of grass, which the developer notes as a “next-gen simulation.”
Oh, and in case you were not yet sold, there is also a Dubstep Cow Mode. The cows spin, and there is dubstep, and flashing lights. I can’t make this stuff up.
And more is yet to come! The early access program will allow the developer, Daniel Davies, to apply even more modes, multiplayer patches, more content, and even more enhancements to to the Unity 5 engine.
The game is expected to exit early access in about six months. The steam page states that reviews for the game’s current state are “mixed,” and as always, you should consider doing your research on the game and understand the risks involved with buying a game that is in early access. But hey, if this is your style of game, you go defend those fields of grass! Or you can check out Jim Sterling’s review of the game. It’s illuminating.