World of Goo Dissected

David Rosen of Wolfire Games has made a video analyzing some of the design aspects of World of Goo. He brings up some sneaky little tricks we did that I didn’t think anyone would ever notice.  This might be what it’s like posing as a nude model, but less chilly.  David’s full article here: World of Goo Design Tour

16 Responses to “World of Goo Dissected”

  1. Wetterdew Says:

    You sneaky bastards!

  2. Chris Says:

    Very nice. I especially liked the part showing how varied the environments are. It’s the kind of thing you notice of course, but seeing it shown side by side is cool.

  3. Wetterdew Says:

    And I think that a lot of the levels are great because of the blurriness.

    I think I read somewhere that you were forced into compressing something or the other. I don’t know the vocabulary.

    The level with my favorite atmosphere is definitely Upper Shaft. The thinking music is great, but the crackling fire sound adds even more.

    The words on the sides, the crashing elevator. I love it!

    I haven’t gotten the OCD yet. I’ve tried making a connection long enough so that when I take off a goo ball from the rope, it falls so far down that it stretches far enough to reach the fire, but usually it pulls too hard and the connection snaps. xD But it’s fun to watch.

  4. Phillip Says:

    I love that video. Even though I haven’t played all the levels yet.

  5. The Happy Friar Says:

    just like the old saying & level: “It’s not a bug it’s a feature!” I remember that was chanted all the time in college when we’d do something. :)

    Great video.

  6. G0TY Says:

    I LOVE THIS GAME SOOOOOO MUCH IT IS NICE GAME I COMPLEATE IT

  7. Drum Loops Says:

    What a game. And this review/dissection really does it a great service. Keep up the good work, that goes double for the developer. This game deserves to be a massive success.

  8. Análisis del diseño del juego "World of Goo" Says:

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  9. yinheli Says:

    I really love this game

  10. axcho Says:

    I really like this analysis. It would be great to see more people making videos like this.

    Now, if only I could make Foldit, the protein folding game, as good as World of Goo in its user interface and progression. That is my challenge. Let me know if you have any ideas on how to accomplish that!

  11. Marijn Says:

    “aah.. Wel I gues that explains it” :).

    I’m a programmer and have the normal “programmer art”, my biggest problem is just pick an idea and run with it. Always trying to think big and never really take my time. In this game every level get his attention.. a lot. Lession learned :).

    Wold of Goo has such a simple idea, and so well finished.

  12. Cardboardwarrior Says:

    When can we expect to hear about your next project, 2Dboy?

  13. rascunho » Blog Archive » links for 2008-12-09 Says:

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  14. Emil Larsen Says:

    Hi 2D Boys,

    You guys are great! I mean – this game, wow… it was fun and I was gooed.. eh.. glued to the screen until I had finished all the levels.

    Well I think ultimately it reminded me so much of my experiance with fx LEGO when I was a kid – the endless posibilities and special bricks… the intuitive build up from the very moment you unwrapped the bricks.

    I’m amazed by your work guys – keep it up :)

    Cheers from a project manager on his way to get into the industries of computer games and toys..

  15. green card Says:

    Why this web site do not have other languages support?

  16. David Lee Says:

    I just finished playing the demo, and thought that “hmm, that’s a pretty neat game, but I think I’ll hold on to my $20 USD because, well, what else could I possibly expect from this game?” Seeing this video and getting a preview of what’s next, I am about to go buy the game. Maybe the 2d boy could do up a short video to preview what’s in store in, say, just chapter 2?