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Untitled Goose Game demade in PS1-era graphics is honking brilliant

There's something about PS1-era visuals that make a game like Untitled Goose Game even more rollicking and chaotic. The awkward expression and body language held by the titular bird's victim and the muted sounds of rustling leaves as the goose steals a rake highlight the absurd playfulness at the game's core. Indie game developer Narayana Walters (opens in new tab)' Untitled Goose Game demake is only 20 seconds long, but if it were a trailer I'd buy the full game.

If you were gaming a lot around 1999, you might recognize the narration toward the end of the video, which Walters' edited from a very old Dino Crisis commercial (opens in new tab). It's details like the PS1 logo and sounds book-ending the video that make the whole thing so authentically PS1.

Walters says the demake took about 20 hours to make and was inspired by another popular animator, 98DEMAKE (opens in new tab).

Untitled Goose Game honked its way onto the scene a couple months back, capturing the hearts and attention of indie fans and anyone with an appreciation for debauchery. The honking howl has made its way into a number of popular games (opens in new tab), taken on the form of Resident Evil 2's horrifying Mr. X (opens in new tab), and even won itself a Golden Joystick award (opens in new tab). Given it's only been out since September, it's doubtful that Walters' demake will be the last project inspired by Untitled Goose Game.

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Jordan Gerblick
Jordan Gerblick

After scoring a degree in English from ASU, I worked as a copy editor while freelancing for places like SFX Magazine, Screen Rant, Game Revolution, and MMORPG on the side. Now, as GamesRadar's west coast Staff Writer, I'm responsible for managing the site's western regional executive branch, AKA my apartment, and writing about whatever horror game I'm too afraid to finish.