Tag Archives: world of goo
Wed, Apr 22, 2009 | 14:14 BST
Fri, Mar 20, 2009 | 12:02 GMT
2DBoy’s Kyle Gabler will deliver a speech at Nordic Game titled, “Developing your own game”.
It’s actually part of the show’s Career Expo bit, but it’ll be a good look at the thinking behind making World of Goo, if nothing else.
Nordic Game and it Career Expo will be held on May 19-20 in Malmö, Sweden.
Press release after the break.
Tue, Mar 10, 2009 | 23:20 GMT
Fri, Mar 06, 2009 | 23:12 GMT
World of Goo, the award winning physics based puzzle/construction game is now available on Steam for $4.99.
If you don’t have it already, go get it if you feel like dropping “living, squirming, talking, globs of goo to build structures, bridges, cannonballs, zeppelins, and giant tongues.”
Wow. Thanks, Heitzu.
Sun, Feb 22, 2009 | 10:09 GMT
The WiiWare version of World of Goo is headed to Japan.
Soon, goo balls regurgitated by beastly frogs will be used to build bridges in the East as well. Praise be.
Nintendo will be the distributor and Japanese gamers can expect it sometime this spring.
Sun, Feb 22, 2009 | 18:04 GMT
Tue, Feb 17, 2009 | 10:13 GMT
The Linux version of World of Goo has been a rollicking success for 2D Boy, with the launch seeing over 40 percent more games sold via the company’s website in one day than ever before.
It’s only been 2 days since the release of the Linux version and it already accounts for 4.6% of the full downloads from our website. Our thanks to everyone who’s playing the game on Linux and spreading the word. Here are a couple of nifty stats:
- About 12% of Linux downloads are of the .rpm package, 30% are of the .tar.gz package, and 57% are of the .deb package.
- More copies of the game were sold via our website on the day the Linux version released than any other day. This day beat the previous record by 40%. There is a market for Linux games after all
Go Linux, etc. More through there. Thanks, The Reticule.
Sun, Feb 01, 2009 | 10:07 GMT
World of Goo publisher Brighter Minds Media has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.
The firm made the move on January 28. Unlike Chapter 7, which means the company’s to be liquidated, Chapter 11 is a step to allow the firm involved to remain in control of its assets while it reorganizes.
Brighter Minds publishes a range of family-friendly software as well as the gooey indie darling.
Tue, Jan 20, 2009 | 15:27 GMT
Peter Moore has updated his blog to reveal that he believes a game as simple but as effective as 2D Boy’s World of Goo is something EA Sports could learn a lot from.
“By every admission, I am more of a sports guy and this isn’t my default cup of tea, but there’s a ton to admire in something so simple, yet full of impressive physics that make for an elegant and somewhat addictive experience,” said Moore.
“There’s a lot to learn from the EA alumni who started 2D Boy and built something as creative and unique as World of Goo with such a small team and little money.
“It’s that type of creativity and entrepreneurial spirit that can really drive innovation, and I’d like to think we’re setting the right priorities and taking the right steps to deliver more experiences in this vein from EA Sports,” he adds.
More Moore through the link.
By Mike Bowden
Thu, Nov 13, 2008 | 19:47 GMT
World of Goo designer Ron Carmel has claimed in this RPS thread that World of Goo has a 90 percent piracy rate.
Carmel claims he’s seen torrent sites with “500 seeders and 300 leechers” and has received emails from people bought the game after downloading it, although that number makes upa “very small percentage.”
Luckily, he said, “We’re doing ok, though. We’re getting good sales through WiiWare, Steam, and our website. Not going bankrupt just yet!”
Phew. Thanks Joystiq.
Wed, Nov 12, 2008 | 12:19 GMT
2DBoy’s confirmed that World of Goo is to launch on WiiWare in Europe, as you can see here.
The game’s “most likely” to cost 1,500 Wii Points, as it does in the US, and will be exactly the same game that’s already been released across the Pond.
Plenty of detail through there. Thanks, Tonka!
Sun, Nov 02, 2008 | 10:09 GMT
This has to be the ultimate package for office designers with sculpted facial hair and effortless haircuts – 2D Boy’s World of Goo’s been released for Mac.
If this you? Get it here.
Wed, Oct 15, 2008 | 09:59 BST
Tue, Apr 15, 2008 | 17:51 BST
1up’s gone live with a heap of impressions from last week’s Nintendo Media Summit in the US. They did it first, so they get the links. Look: LostWinds!
- FFCC: My Life as a King
- Guitar Hero: On Tour
- Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
- Samba de Amigo
- Boom Blox
Update: Here’s Eurogamer’s stuff. So that’s what Pop is.
Update 2: New movies, courtesy of IGN:
Update: First impressions of BioWare’s Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood just went up.
Tue, Apr 15, 2008 | 07:21 BST
After the link. The WiiWare game looks like lots of fun, if we’re being honest, but there’s no release date as yet. Take a look.
Sun, Apr 13, 2008 | 11:45 BST
Want to read some sketchy notes about a really long WiiWare presentation in America? Course you do. IGN live blogged the second day of Nintendo’s Media Summit just in case you do. There’s stuff in there about Strong Bad, World of Goo and the fact Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles and Major League Eating were playable but no one can write about them until next week. Enjoy.