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Great placement being next to WoW. Now everyone who buys World of Goo will be made aware of World of Warcraft. Blizzard really ought to call and thank you guys. :D
Anyway, this is great to see and good luck. Hopefully this retail release will help get WoG the sales it deserves. I’d love to see a World of Goo commercial. Do you guys have enough funds to make that happen?
Where would you prefer us to buy? I assume if we buy through the website, you get to keep all $20 (or close to it), but if we buy the retail version, there’s going to be a bigger cut from the retailer, the distributor, the publisher, etc., but I suspect you also want retail sales to justify the shelf space and increase retail distribution.
@Phil: thanks for the tip, i just emailed blizzard about this :)
@Derek: yes, you’re right, we see the largest portion of the payment from purchases on our website, about $19 after paypal take their cut. from retail sales the share will be MUCH lower. there are lots of people taking a bite out of that $20 pie.
You may not know, but recently WoG was awarded 6 out of 6 in a review in the Danish newspaper Politiken (http://politiken.dk/tjek/digitalt/spil/article599455.ece). This obviously attracted my attention, and now I desperately want to buy the game. But I can’t find it anywhere here in Denmark.
Like Keiran I would love to have the box – especially since I want it to be a christmas present for my 6 year old son.
Isn’t it possible to buy the boxed game from your website? Perhaps adding a few dollars to the price?
Places like Target and Walmart are anxious to see if the sales of World of Goo at Best Buy are any good to help them decide whether to take a gamble on a virtual “unknown” and bring it into their stores. Best Buy has done a great job supporting the title, placing it in every store in their chain. Hopefully all of us who know about the game and are used to buying our games digitally have spread the word enough to our not-as-technologically inclined friends so this beauty of a box will sell at Best Buy and spread to Target, Walmart, and beyond! (Could anything really be beyond Walmart? Maybe Starbucks…)
It took me and three sales associates forty-five minutes to find the box set at Best Buy yesterday :X Their computer showed they had four units, but we couldn’t find ’em anywhere! Turns out some moron had stocked them behind “Marriage Rush 2” in the Casual Games section…. It wasn’t by World of Warcraft at all T_T
The good news is, now I have the Wii version, the downloaded version, and the retail version, and I finally feel like I’ve paid enough proportional to how good this game is. All I can do is thank 2D Boy for such a sublimely profound, hilarious, and contemplative game, and I’ll be supporting you guys buying whatever crazy contraption you pump out next, regardless of the reviews.
You’ve shown me and many others that making a great game is not about the numbers, but about the heart. I can’t wait to see where this takes you.