World Of Goold

By John Walker on September 9th, 2008 at 5:10 pm.

NEED IT NOW.

It was only the other day that I was loudly lamenting the lack of more World Of Goo. What can be taking him so long? How could he tease us with that first chapter, and then no more for such a long time? Just how long ago did we place our pre-orders again? But phewie to the extremes, 2D Boy has declared the game has gone gold.

“I can hardly believe it, but we just submitted a PC gold master to our North American retail partner. Keep an eye out for this box around the first week of November. The WiiWare and online releases will likely happen sooner… stay tuned!”

And not forgetting, in light of the fuss below,

“We’re going to experiment with no DRM for copies purchased from this site. There are many reasons for this, but we like to think people will be good, and we want to give the best user experience possible.”

Whoopie! The first chapter was a thing of unbridled loveliness. Quickly now. (Thanks to Simon).

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22 Comments »

  1. teo says:

    Awesome
    It seems pretty fun and it’s not prohibitively expensive like retail games are

  2. Ian says:

    Did he have to mention DRM? Dear God…

    Anyway, this game looks like it should be good fun. Will wait to see what happens upon release. :)

  3. Chris Evans says:

    Woop, great news :D

  4. PetitPiteux says:

    no DRM and a linux version? I am morally bound to buy that game.

    (oh, and it seems fun on top of that!)

  5. Smee says:

    I have been waiting for this for such a long time. The first chapter was fantastic; the rest looks even better.

  6. Meat Circus says:

    Yay!

    The opening chapter had a sense of internal consistency and unique charm that was utterly compelling.

    I can’t wait to embrace the full game.

    And I get my SWEAR PACK for pre-ordering. Because we all know that swearing is both big *and* clever.

  7. MisterBritish says:

    Hurrah!

  8. Heliocentric says:

    eh. I’ll buy it if i get any indication these guys can make it good. As much as the love is poured on i am struggling to see more than a physics demo. Am i simply wrong?

  9. Devan says:

    I’m in the same boat as PetitPiteux. “Experimenting with no DRM” is probably the most effective sales pitch for me :)

  10. fucrate says:

    Oh NO! They’re NOT putting DRM on one version of the game, which means there WILL be DRM on some copies! PROTEST! BOYCOTT! FROTH AT THE MOUTH!

  11. MisterBritish says:

    Gah! It’s spreading! In this thread you must speak only of joy and Goo!

  12. GreyLord says:

    November?…

    I hope we don’t have to wait 2 more months for online version too!.

  13. James G says:

    Goodie, I pre-ordered this an age ago and was getting a bit worried we’d never actually see it.

    And in other news I got my invite to the ‘Good Old Games’ beta today. I think I’ll be looking at Sacrifice first.

  14. Hypocee says:

    Heliocentric: Yes, you’re simply wrong – at least from my perspective. Is that “if they can make it good” based on playing the first chapter, on watching videos of the first chapter, on playing the precursor Tower of Goo (which is a tech demo), on watching videos of the precursor, or on a complete outsider’s perspective? I can’t tell from your text whether you’re trying to express distaste, derision or apathy.

    I preordered as soon as it was possible, played the first chapter beta/preorder/demo, and it’s one of the most joyous, uplifting game experiences I’ve had – basically Lemmings plus PHYSICS! except that the art, story and music of the Goos inspires a much stronger protective drive than the lemmings do. The tech demo of Tower of Goo is used as the basis of a different game mechanic in each stage, and about a quarter are genuinely challenging braintwisters. So far, it’s revelatory.

  15. Therlun says:

    Great to hear that its gold.
    Now if they would finally release the damn game… :P
    (Online preorder here too)

  16. bluesapcetiger says:

    Wait, part of world of goo has already been released? How did I miss this?!

  17. Wedge says:

    Ha ha ha, awesome, I pre-purchased this thing aaaaages ago. Nice to know I’ll be getting a game in a month or two.

  18. Esha says:

    Hmm, just to echo wot Petit sed…

    - Shows more imagination than the diddling efforts of most mainstream gaming these days. [Check]

    Eschews DRM on the grounds that people will be more accepting of the game and trusting of its developers, thus creating a friendship beyond quid-pro-quo that gamers will remember. [Check]

    - All operating systems are embraced as equal things, because the idea that it’s only possible to support one operating system is ludicrous. [Check]

    Okay, 2DBoy, you can has my money now.

  19. Heliocentric says:

    I’d like a demo before dropping 20 yankie doodles but eh?

    If you can call the sequel to a flash game joyous and uplifting i guess i’ll i can risk it, random internet man. I jest, though half my non intermet(not a typo) friends have terrible taste in games or worse mmo players who play nothing else. The only thing worse than an unjustified opinion is an unfounded opinion! Speak the terrible rapture, is this game worth the monies?

  20. Kieron Gillen says:

    I actually wrote a preview of the first fifth of the game:
    http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2008/01/16/world-of-good/

    KG

  21. Salazaar says:

    Huzzah!

    I’d actually forgotten that I pre-ordered this! And just when I’d got Mercs 2 and Spore on the go as well.

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