Clearly, House House holds bird-based grudges. Our questions turn up some chilling anecdotes. “When I was maybe two or three, I got into a fight with a pelican,” says Gillespie-Cook. “I tried to kick it and it stole my gumboot off my foot and ran away with it.” Strasser has also suffered some goose-adjacent trauma: “When I was little, my parents took me to a zoo in Melbourne – it had Australian native animals in it,” he says. “I got chased around by this duck in this enclosure. We realised I was just completely dressed the same colour as it, my clothes and the cap I was wearing. It really didn’t like me.” If we can’t make Untitled Goose Game’s villages wear bird costumes to trigger a higher ‘Rage mode’ difficulty, we’ll be disappointed.