okay, today was a BIG day for 2d boy. we posted a quick note about it earlier, which raised more questions than it answered, so let’s try to answer all of them:
Q: when will the game be released?
A: monday, october 13.
Q: what platforms will it be available on when it launches?
A: world of goo will be released on wiiware in north america. a windows version will be simultaneously released on our website and a handful of well regarded digital distribution channels that we will announce early next week.
Q: how much will it cost?
A: the wiiware version will cost 1500 points. the pc version will cost $20 (US).
Q: when will people who pre-ordered get it?
A: we’ll start sending out download links to people who pre-ordered on monday (oct 6). our crappy service provider limits the number of emails we can send out per hour so it may take a while to get to everyone, but if you pre-ordered, we can assure you that you will get your goo sometime this coming week and well before all the commoners :). thank you for having faith in us and supporting us through development of the game!
Q: what about the mac/linux versions?
A: everyone who orders the game through our site will have access to all three versions. buy once, run on any OS. that said, the mac and linux versions aren’t ready yet. mac will be done first, then linux. we don’t have exact dates yet.
Q: do pre-orders get the game as a download or a box?
A: download only.
Q: but what if i want it in a box?
A: the pc version will start becoming available at retail stores in north america around the first week of november. when we have more details on which stores will carry it, we’ll let you know.
Q: what about europe?
A: world of goo is scheduled for european release as a disc based wii game in the first quarter of 2009. we realized we caused some grief for european gamers with this choice and we apologize. it’s our first time putting out a game and we don’t plan on doing this kind of split again
Q: what about the profanity pack, mother****ers?
A: it’s coming but it won’t be available on launch. everyone who pre-ordered will be notified by email with a download link when it’s ready.
Q: will there be a free demo?
A: not at first, but we’ll make one available down the line