03/28/2014 03:01 pm ET Updated Mar 28, 2014

Bear Simulator Makes Hibernating Bad-Ass

Bears are so cool, you guys.

They sleep. They climb trees. They run, walk, and generally bear around. So it bears repeating that Bear Simulator -- a new, first-person bear video game by Farjay Studios -- is coming to a computer near you.

Its Kickstarter campaign has already raised more than $59,000 as of this writing. That's well above what its creator, John Farjay expected to raise, so that means we're bearly on the cusp of a video game where you, the gamer, get to be a bear for a day.

And the perks are awesome. As a bear in Bear Simulator, you'll get to:

  • Forage for berries
  • Steal some honey
  • Defend yourself from dangerous animals
  • Rest in your den
  • Explore a huge open world to discover secrets that will blow your mind

Farjay didn't get back to us by press time, so we couldn't get the burning question answered: How much of this game was inspired by Goat Simulator, and why are insane, animal-themed video games so hot right now? Really, though, it doesn't matter. Independent game developers are taking over, and we're completely fine with that.

Also, bears.

Check out Farjay's Kickstarter for more information about Bear Simulator.