A downloadable goose-sperience for macOS

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HONK HONK, HEAR YE. I have created a goose for your desktop.

He'll nab your mouse, track mud on your screen...  leave you a message, deliver you memes?

Play video games with a desktop buddy who will attack you if you poke him.

Fill out spreadsheets while your screen fills up with instances of Goose Notepad.

Supports MacOS versions 10.10+!

NOTE: I am not affiliated with House House or Panic. This is a different goose. Direct support questions to the Discord!


- Adds an official mod to let Desktop Goose play in leaf piles! See autumn.txt in the files for more!

*Mac doesn't support mods yet. Wait for 2023. :)


 - NEW, OFFICIAL MODDING API! Join the discord discord.gg/xZFRmPT and check the #goose-mods channel for more info on this :D
 - YOUR OWN NOT-EPAD TEXTS! Add whatever notepad phrases you want, and the goose will pull them up!

 - NEW CONFIG TOGGLES! Customize the goose's behaviour further, silence the audio, and more!

From 0.2+:
- Unlimited memes! Put whatever memes you want in the assets folder! Goose will bring them.
- Added GIF support!
- Config the goose! Alter properties in the config.goos file (open it in Notepad) to adjust his aggression!)

 This is not a final itch page - just trying to get something up so I can upload the project tonight! :D

Join the Discord community at discord.gg/xZFRmPT

Check me out on twitter at @samnchiet

Mac support by the brilliant Jesús A. Álvarez

Rated 4.8 out of 5 stars
(1,404 total ratings)
TagsCreative, desktop, goose, Virtual Pet
MentionsGames of the Month: February 2020


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Click download now to get access to the following files:

Desktop Goose v0.22 for Mac 14 MB
Desktop Goose v0.31 (Windows) 4 MB

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not working. everytime i try to open it it constantly is hitting me with a you do not have permission to open this file and all that bull crap. any one knwo whats wrong?



Thanks for the helpful info 

how to do a goose like you mod and custom with others things pls tell me samperson @samperson

in config, can you add

"maxattacktime", "minattacktime" and maybe "giveupattack"

maxattacktime=max amount of time spent trying to attack

minattacktime=minimum amount of time spent trying to attack

giveupattack=if it will  stop attacking or not (booleen)

should i download on my school computer and how should i delete it if i do

plz tell me

Just delete the downloaded files. Or, end it from the task bar, or manager.


how to delete it


Press esc or click on close goose


Will there be a windows xp version?


is this a virus?


might as will be


then im not downloading it


Not a virus, but is kinda annoying.

nope is not a virus

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Can you make it that: "Desktop Goose" can open something? (files,browser,new tab in browser etc.)


can u make it so that u can drag them


does this support dual screen ? it would be nice to ask him to stay on a specific screen or allow him to navigate between them

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im using windows 11 and it works fine,

have you tried redownloading it?

your virus protection is probably deleting it

This reminds me of "Runaway Spino" that was released back when Jurassic Park 3 and Scan Command came out.

is the goose compatible with windows 



it is kinda buggy if you have 2 screens... for example if the duck chases your cursor to screen 2 it will be invisible. pls fix

i wanted to download it for a little bit then get rid of it and it not working IDK what to do


he shot my monitor. 10/10




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Is there any way to disable it, As if  i was playing csgo and i wanted him to just leave and not come back? I would like to know before I download this. Like mid-game. Thanks!

restart computer

that get rid of goose

Right click on the goose and click “Close”

You need to go into the file where you downloaded: "Desktop Goose" then just click: "Close Goose" :D

just press esc and hold to remove the goose


but what if i made it compatible with sonic windows zone?

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is this fake tho is this virus pls answer this samperson

what makes you think of that this is a game


It is just a goofy desktop application, it’s no virus, in the sense that it’s proper harmful to your computer, like Bonzi Buddy.

But, it bares a similar vain to bonzi buddy, in that it’s a “Desktop Buddy” application.

However, while people call it a virus, it is actually not at all harmful.

This cute goose said: You are very nice! because i won race in GTA V :


how can your turn it off?


you have to long press the “esc” button to turn it off :)


ITS SO GOOD! its very cute and if you dont want it sometimes you can easily close it bu going to the folders and clicking the closing file. I RECCOMEND

it says i need a NET.framework how do i get one?

Just search up .NET or C# :)

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nope nvm my computer is "not trust worthy"for me to get a compatble NET framework


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its santa


I names mine Subway Sandwich


can we close ıt?



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I remember when my sister got this on her computer and we played with the goose. Nostalgia.


this goose is my whole childhood wow.


Silly funnee goos 1!11!!1!!!!!


Sooo i have 100 gooses, help, i want only 1 not 100.

u are a goose magnet 


maybe, im trying to get one singular goose but i get more then one.

burn your computer only way to get rid of them

yea sure


Its a virus,


its not


Spawning too much gooses Will Crash your Computer. So its a virus,

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just because something can cause your computer to crash doesnt mean its a virus

Best friend goose

Bro!! you are a real  legend. I am a fan now man!

i found a bug where if you run again and again the program,you get more gooses :/

it is not a bug it is a feature


pls let any kind of thing get it

plsss i want it on my chromebook they can help with my homework

Is there a option to let the goose Program running all the time but just let the goose get your attention once every 15 minutes?


yes look in the "config.ini" file

can youu make this available for chromeOS?


is desktop goose kid friendy



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