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Goat Simulator by Coffe Stain Studios is available at no charge as IGN’s new Free Game of the Month for August. Goat Simulator is a $5 download on the App Store so this is a nice treat on IGN’s part. In this game, you can be—you guessed right—a goat.

It basically challenges you to cause as much destruction as you possibly can as a goat. You can grab your free copy of the game through IGN’s webpage by following the instructions provided further below.

How to grab your free copy of Goat Simulator

Step 1: To grab your free download, first visit IGN’s promo page using Safari on your iPhone, iPod touch, iPad or Mac.

Step 2: Now hit the big red Get Free Game button just below the splash graphics.

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Step 3: Your promo code should appear on the screen.

Clicking this code redeems your free copy of Goat Simulator.

You can also manually copy and paste the code into the Redeem section of the App Store on the iPhone, iPod touch or iPad, or iTunes on Mac and Windows PCs.

Promotion terms

The promotion is available on a first-come, first-served basis to any gamer in the following countries: The United States, Algeria, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belarus, Belgium, Brazil Canada, Chad, Denmark, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Philippines, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom and Vietnam.

The offer is valid only on the US iTunes Store.

Non-US readers may want to create themselves a US App Store account in order to game the system and take advantage of this freebie.

Gaming the system

If your country isn’t officially listed, try visiting the IGN webpage through an anonymous proxy web tool. I wholeheartedly recommend the free of charge SmartHide Online Anonymizer Simply choose the US Anonymizer option on the SmartHide webpage and paste the IGN promo URL into the text field.

Now tap the Begin Browsing button and you’ll land on the IGN promo page. SmartHide should fool IGN into believing you were visiting their website from the United States so you should be able to claim your free download by following the steps outlined in the how-to section above.

Goat Simulator highlights

“Goat Simulator has been compared to an old-school skating game, except instead of being a skater, you’re a goat, and instead of doing tricks, you wreck stuff,” developers teased. “When it comes to goats, not even the sky is the limit, as you can probably just bug through it and crash the game.”

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In Goat simulator, you get points for wrecking stuff.

The game supports Game Center leaderboards and achievements. As developers themselves write in iTunes release notes, it’s “a completely stupid game and, to be honest, you should probably spend your money on something else, such as a hula hoop, a pile of bricks, or maybe pool your money together with your friends and buy a real goat.”

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Interestingly, the game has a rating of four and a half stars in the App Store based on more than 21,000 ratings. Good thing IGN is providing Goat Simulator at no charge.

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The latest update added stuff like a super-secret low gravity testing facility, a new mutator, improved graphics with grass, fixes for Kamcord recording crashes and more.


Goat Simulator supports any iPhone, iPad and iPod touch from the iPhone 4s, iPad 2 and fifth-generation iPod touch onward. The 145-megabyte download requires iOS 6.0 or later. The game is optimized for the iPhone 5/5s/5c display resolution.

  • BooBee

    Thanks for sharing but it’s getting slammed so hard IGN is trying to fix it.

    • Jonathan

      Ah, no wonder I couldn’t get it, at least yet anyways.

  • indiekiduk

    my code was stuck on loading…

    • Anthony Nguyen

      The code is “Loading…”

      • Furrnace

        Stuck on “Loading” as well. Tried 3 different mobile browsers to no avail.

      • indiekiduk

        working now!

      • Furrnace

        Sweet! Downloading now.

  • Eni

    Can someone help me with a code?

  • Matheus Lisboa

    My country is on the list and yet it says it’s not available… And when I use vpn to change my location it gets stuck on loading

    • Jonathan

      It’s just getting slammed. I’m in the US and it tells me my country is not available even though I know for a fact it is. Just wait a few hours. :/

    • same here

  • Jorge Angel

    Stuck on loading!

  • Eikast

    I bet Cody is pissed lol. Since he bought it (although he only spent $0.99).

  • Shrey Gupta

    It says “This Promotion has ended”. Server issues??

    • BobNation

      probably yeah, it says technical issues now.
      im sure the promotion hasnt ended tho

  • mynanolife

    The mod just posted this:

    “Hey! This month’s promo is being hit pretty hard and it looks like the code redemption page is having a few problems. We have TOP MEN looking into it.

    In the meantime, don’t worry about nabbing a copy right this second – although we don’t have an unlimited number of codes, we do have a very very large number of them – we won’t run out today. So please check back in a little while, when we should have everything straightened out.

    Sorry for the trouble!”

    And this:

    “Hey everyone! While our engineers work on getting everything back to normal, we’ve temporarily disabled the promotion page, which means you may see a message staying the promotion has ended.

    Don’t worry, we’re not out of codes, and once we can confirm that a fix has been issued, we’ll re-activate the promotion for y’all.

    Again, sorry for the trouble! We’re working as fast as we can to get this resolved.”

    • Karen Schmidt

      If anyone still needs a code and can’t get it, here are some:
      (Please reply which code you’ve used so others can try the rest.)

      1. HTEYLNX3T74T


      3. LW9KE9YTYA4W

      4. 7ALAANFAK9P3

      5. M9XLEP3HAXKL

      6. P99JFTHFXATY

      7. RMLHJP6TTF7K

      8. JLNAE3TE4KT7

      9. 6FP43MJ7E4KT

      10. AJFTN346LKYL

      • Saulo Benigno

        Thank you very much. Used code 10. AJFTN346LKYL 🙂

  • Mr_Coldharbour

    The page still says: “Technical Issues, Check Back Later.” 🙁

    • besrate hogsa


  • besrate hogsa

    website displays a message that reads
    technical issues check back later

  • johnsm

    technical issues… FAIL

  • Jonathan

    Ah, finally got it. 11 hours later.

    • besrate hogsa

      it still not working

      how did you get it to work for you?

      • Jonathan

        I think it was glitching by showing the same code for everyone. So, I just redeemed it before anyone else did. :/ (I had to type the code fast lol)

  • Adan

    A whole day later and still “technical difficulties” How very amateurish!

  • Anonomous.TECH.man

    Yay a its working, bout time