A downloadable goose-sperience for Windows and macOS

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i'm sam. i made desktop goose.

i'm grateful people still love this goofy asshole guy all this time later.  i have rent due so this is really exciting-




i'm going to bolster this with special bonus desktop toy fun for people who purchase it, yet to be announced, so get Hyped for that!

obviously i'm keeping desktop goose free  so the plushie is a really good way to support my work!

love u bye okay back to the original store page,


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!


 - 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

Updated 3 days ago
PlatformsWindows, macOS
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
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:

DesktopGoose v0.3 (Windows) 4 MB
Desktop Goose v0.22 for Mac 14 MB

Development log


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This is more than totally stupid but . . . how do I start it? I installed it and the goose behaved atrociously as expected. I camped out on the ESC key and he (finally) went away. But a new day has dawned and I'm trying to find out how to start him again. There's nothing in the config.INI file about it. Do we have to install it to run it?

Meanwhile, please tell me he won't eat/steal/etc. the birds, flowers, et al from my meadow.

ok so how do i delete it bc it says it is a virus(my brother will be MAD) and i cant move it anywhere its not a folder its the extractor

How long is the plushie available for? And what do you mean by "bonus fun"? So it's exclusive to those who bought the toy? 

It's ran through makeship, i believe it is a limited run so you can buy before the end date but after that you can't, so as of writing this 19 days to buy it

is a virus


incase any one is wondering, this little jerk works via wine (im running arch w/ kde x11) 

It's buggy but it works. I'm using KDE with X11 too.

idk what to do i cant find the file to open up the goose

%appdata% > roaming > itch > apps > goose boi 



Amazing! Its really fun to play with that little piece of sh*t
Thanks for making this masterpiece :3


can i download this on my phone, if yes, then how will i turn it off (im on a mobile phone)


this question looks like someone found a way to do it and now it a chaos


I just wanted to make this comment for anyone who is worried because their antivirus is detecting this as a virus/malware. Malware is technically anything that messes with your computer "without your permission." That is exactly what the goose does, however, you are fully aware of it, but this does cause it to read as malware for some antiviruses. It is completely safe

i acctually wanna know how to allow aces

Add an exception in your antivirus settings

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how do I download this on iPad ?

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can I download this on iPad? 

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it's optional to pay for

im gonna regret this.

where's the 32bit version?


If i get this how do i turn it off


hold escape and it will close

yeah idk how to turn it off-

it didn't work

u just run closegoosedesktop.bat

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Hey, if I download is there an off button for the goose?

Yes, there is. If you go to downloads and then DesktopGoose v0.3 you should see a file that says Close Goose. You just need to click on that, and the goose should dissapear.


no. goose is forever.

just hold the escape key and it will close

 i scanned the file with virustotal and it told me this had malware and a trojan in it? idk if its true or not though someone tell me please


It's not a virus, some antivirus detects it as as virus, but it's not (this is why youtubers call this a virus)

are you certain?


 a ton of ppl prank their friends with it and it is annoying but no it is not a virus


malware is technically anything that messes with your computer "without your permission," so it will say it is a virus, but it is not. It's completely safe, you can easily get rid of it, it will just scan as a virus due to its nature as something that messes with your computer.


this virus

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no, is not

its not your antivirus is wrong


So uh- 

how do i delete the goose

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task manager

hold esc

this is the most cutes things ever! my best friend


if one more person says it's a virus i'm going to explode


its a virus im going to explode


first friend in my live


how do I change the colors of the goose?

Read the changelog, just replace .goos with .ini .

I did.

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I downloaded it and found out how to get 2 gooses. you have to copy and paste the app so you have 2 of the app and activate both of them.

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Its so fun

I adore thi

this a virus?


yes it is


realy oh sh*t

it's not

i accidentally made two geese on my screen and when i try to delete them it only deletes one of them :( help?

nvm i got it


it contains malware because the modding is not official at all and some files are viruses, for remove the goose you simply hold esc 


how does one *ehem* disable him without uninstalling? I just wanna play slime rancher man.


HAHA Just hold the escape key to evict the goose.

Ohhh thanks so much! Now I can play my games without goose-y interruptions.


No problem xD That goose can be a real asshole


it keeps on saying this app is a spyware

It's just because it has to track your movements and AV programs can't tell the difference between that and spyware.


I'm trying to get desktop goose


perchè non riesco a installarlo con windows 11?


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I had to use google translate to answer, if Win11 is anything like Win10, you have to run it in compatibility mode for Win10.

*I only speak english

Is there a way to capture the goose and its Hijinx on OBS Studio?

you add the programe to the screencapture


is there a goose counter?

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That's A Great Idea!


does this delete files



Love it!

Does anyone have any idea how it works? Can't find anything online.

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