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World of Goo


World of Goo



Game Description

World of Goo is an physics-based puzzle game based on Kyle Gabler's 7-day experimental game, Tower of Goo. The basic idea is to build structures using balls of goo, with the goal of getting enough of the goo balls to a specified exit. The game is divided into five chapters, each containing several levels, and follows a storyline involving the mysterious World of Goo corporation. There are also several other game modes, and the Wii version of the game features a 4-player cooperative multiplayer mode.

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Game Info

indie-intro 2d puzzle surreal physics  
Date of Release:
October 2008
2D Boy
Puzzle, Physics
Windows, Mac OS X, Wii, Linux
Single and multiplayer
Awards: IGF 2008: Design Innovation, IGF 2008: Technical Excellence
Related Links: Homepage
Also try: Amnesia: The Dark Descent, Tiny and Big: Grandpa’s Leftovers
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Mac OS X: dmg 31.4 MB
Windows: exe 32 MB
Linux: gz 33.1 MB


3 of 5 people found
this review helpful.

Paulpaul 4
In this game you drag blobs of goo around to build structures to reach a goal; it’s a physics game similar to Armadillo Run, Fantastic Contraption, and so on. The level design is very intelligent, the game is quite polished. Most of the time these types of games just pick a gimmick and don’t really take it wherever it may lead, but this game does, it fully explores the mechanic.

It’s also a great example of an indie game that got popular enough to break into the mainstream, among indie games currently (as of 2009) World of Goo, Braid, and Cave Story are probably the most recognizable to the average gamer.

My main problem with this game (though I’m still rating it 4/5 stars so it’s not a big deal) is that it’s just a great game. It’s just a fully explored gameplay mechanic. There’s no real story, atmosphere, or anything “more” — it’s an entertaining way to spend some time, and that’s it. So as long as you treat it like that, it’s great, virtually perfect.

But if you’re expecting it to change your thought process or make you feel anything deeply, there are better games for that. Because I’m one who does look for that sort of thing in games I can’t give it a perfect rating, but it’s great for what it is.