Unlike other pirate goat simulators, this is a coming of age story about Billy McKid! Join Billy in taking on the dream of becoming a pirate. The only problem, Billy is a stowaway!


  • After starting the game, click on the screen (if using a computer)
  • Arrow keys for movement
  • "Z" (or "A" button on Gameboy) to interact with objects (e.g. cannon balls)

*Game is mobile friendly*


'Goat on Boat' was created in a 3 days for the Major Jam 3: Retro Gam Jam. The game jam had the limitation of only allowing 96x96 pixels for a screen, or 6x6 tiles in GB Studio. It's a small screen!


  • Game design, story, and some art - Stefan Olofsson
  • Art - Dog asset by sonDanielson, this was adjusted to be the goat, stone asset
  • Art - Pirate assets by Robert aka 0x72
  • Music - "Determined" by krümel (crumb)#0723

Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
(3 total ratings)
GenreAdventure, Simulation
TagsGame Boy, goat, pirategoatsimulator, Pirates, Pixel Art


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Dis ist the beste geam

To short need more argh!

TO be onest this is almost the perfect length for a game jam gam eotherwhise people might not reach the end of the story. Maybe a little longer ^^. But this was so nice!

Arrgh that's my bad. Little longer it shall be next yar-time. Thank you! :)

It was a short game, But I really liked it! The graphics remind me of Undertale. Music was basic and catchy, which I really like. I am HaPPy that the goat became a captain. :D

Goat is best captain. Thank you, and thanks for playing :)

Nice! I like how you worked within the limitations to tell a story.

Thanks, really appreciate it!! The screen limit was kinda nice actually, since that decision was already made, just had to figure out what could fit...Maybe this will be the 2021 trend for games :) 

Also, love your pixel art! Really reminds me of Adventure Time