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- 47 beautiful levels backed with a spell binding soundtrack
- 10 different types of goo, each with their own unique abilities
- Use balloons to steady your creation or give your structure flight!
- A huge variety of different puzzles and situations
- Beautiful, fun, and one of the highlights of this year - PC Gamer
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One final note: This ia a computer friendly game. Easy to install, small file size and most importantly, no DRM.
The game, as amazing as it sounds, was created by two people who used to work at EA. In general the game can be described as a physics puzzle game and has been compared to the Fantastic Contraption flash game, among others. It is, however, a game unlike any other and offers excellent gameplay, beautiful art, and epic music. It received the "Design Innovation Award" and the "Technical Excellence Award" at the 2008 Independent Games Festival.
The game is controlled entirely by the mouse. Building goo towers is as simple as dragging and dropping goos to form links with other goos. The goal of every level is to get goos into the Goo Corporation pipe, but the similarities between levels really stop there.
It is amazingly satisfying to build up a giant tower, bridge a huge chasm, or explode a bomb all with simple goos. Add to the game the puzzle aspect and the many "aha" moments you will experience and it becomes intellectually fun and challenging as well.
The storytelling used throughout the game is done mainly with the help of the sign painter, a mysterious person(maybe?) that proceeds you through each level and offers hints, tips, jokes, and unveils story elements. There are also some great cutscenes and dialogs that serve to advance the story, and are riddled with the great 2D Boy/Tim Burton art inspiration.
I should also mention what a huge impact the sound is on the overall setting of each level, and how great the music and sound effects are in general. I find myself listening to the music outside the game it is so good. It certainly has a Danny Elfman feel to it in parts, and in other parts it is pure 2D Boy.
The graphics also benefit from a Tim Burton influence greatly.Read more ›
I do want to note one point though. After each level you can report your score to the 2D Boy site - this is set to 'on' by default. That was not an issue for me, but I since found that the publishers specifically did this to check game ID against user IP in order to get an estimate of how many versions were pirated, and the game itself is DRM-free specifically for this reason.
The results were made public, and claim that this game had a 90% piracy rate - that is to say that 90% of the installations out there are supposedly pirated.
One huge problem with this, which they do acknowledge but not sufficiently: my IP is dynamic (and so are millions of other users) and I used to watch it change numerous times a day, every day. That means after owning this game for a month, these `pirate' researchers are going to have a result of worse than 99.99% piracy just from me and my single legitimate copy of the game. (I have since switched off reporting scores, but too late now).
This 90% piracy figure has spread like wildfire, and it is highly irresponsible for the researchers to allow this flawed half-truth to be perpetuated. More unfortunately, it will now be used to justify the invasive and destructive measures used by EA and DRM software like SecuROM.
I would've thought ex-EA employees who authored this game would have had a few more clues than that, but apparently not.
Again, love the game, but really not impressed by this flawed `research'. DRM punishes legitimate users and does not stop pirating.Read more ›
This game is totally original, there is nothing like it in any game genre and it is so heartwarming and *stunning* it's a must-have. I am a grown adult and yet I've played this game until my eyes were bleary and on the verge of retinal fatigue. This labor of love is the indie brainchild and singular progeny of just TWO guys; Kyle Gabler being responsible for the art, design, story (even the sweeping, emotional, perfect music!) and Ron Carmel doing the programming and that is, after seeing it for myself, just flabbergasting.
The set up is so simple: build towers and structures by linking together blobs of (adorable!) goo. Yet, like so many wonderful things in life, this simplicity belies infinite possibility for creativity and boundless strategic and logical campaigns towards your goal and, in the case of games, *re-playability*.
World of Goo features gorgeous design and art which contribute to the wonderful (and very well thought out!) back story as well as the mysterious "sign painter" who offers you hints as you play the game. Goo balls have different properties and capabilities and your job is to select your goo and build towers or structures so you can reach a singular pipe (in each level) through which remaining goos are sucked up and saved. (These remaining, rescued goos are the stars in a separate meta-game called "World of Goo Corporation" which is a tower building endeavor which pitches you against other players logged on the world wide web). The physics of the tumbling, jiggling, falling and swaying goo structures is amazing too! There are a number of small areas which can be improved on.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I played World of Goo a few years ago and was thrilled to find a download for it. It's a fun puzzle PC game to pass the time. Runs perfectly.Published 16 days ago by Brea Doyle
Of course everyone's experience is different when loading software. In my case I am running windows 8.1 on a Dell XPS pc and despite appearing to install it does not work. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Seth
Everyone loves this game is great for the kids and adults. Local library runs this on the kids computers. Great physics engine. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Bill H.
Could not get it to run! It would load but that was it. A blank window would open and close and I would hear sounds then after a minute it would shut down.Published 21 months ago by Butch MacDonald
Purchased copies enough for all our Math Lab computers and our students LOVE to problem solve with this program during "choice time". Read morePublished on January 12, 2014 by Anonymous
Creative logic and goofy, silly sound effects draw the kids in and hold their attention. The music helps set the mood as well. Even making mistakes are fun.Published on December 28, 2013 by RMB
this is one is a very interesting game to play not just for kids but for every all the different levels are a real challenge for everyone that plays 5 starsPublished on December 21, 2013 by Ronald L. Ming