Free virtual pet goose
Desktop Goose is an anti-efficiency program created by an independent developer, Samperson. It simulates an endearing goose on your desktop, but its anything but cute. The goose will continuously wreak havoc on your computer by chasing your cursor, displace your windows, and launch the Notepad app while you’re playing a game. Inspired by the Untitled Goose Game and Skatebird, Desktop Goose is another app that’s out for your productivity.
Is Desktop Goose dangerous?
Desktop Goose is a charming virtual pet for your desktop. You will find his yellow and white pixelated body waddling around your computer, leaving mud tracks all over your screen. This lightweight program packs a lot of capabilities that are only out to diminish your productivity. Immediately after installation, Goose will appear on your desktop and begin following your cursor. It appears adorable at first, but its behavior will get worse.
While it is not a virus, Desktop Goose can interrupt any activity on your computer. It will not hesitate to appear while you’re playing a PC game by dragging a note that says ‘good job.’ The worst thing Goose can do is take control of your mouse. For example, you’re in the middle of a game and it takes a hold on the cursor. It will immediately send your character spinning in all directions.
Note that that software’s file is not immediately recognized by any operating system. This means your computer will let you know that the program is ‘potentially harmful.’ Proceed to install the program as you normally would, and it will immediately run by itself. Applications for this program go beyond personal use; you can install this in another person’s computer for good, harmless entertainment. They’ll be surprised to see an unidentified image controlling their PC.
Good, clean but annoying fun!
Desktop Goose allows you to experience the nostalgia of ‘owning’ a virtual desktop pet like The Bad Dog from After Dark; however, Goose’s main purpose is to annoy you. It will interact with you for as long as the computer is on. This makes it a suitable program for personal computers to avoid affecting important or urgent work. It is also amusing to install this in an unwitting person’s device to see them wonder where things went wrong.