A Special Christmas Miracle

Our favorite Christmas gift of all, the extremely handsome IGN guys named us Wii Game of the Year along with six others, Best Puzzle Game (pc), Best Puzzle Game (wii), Best Artistic Design (wii), Best WiiWare Game (wii), Best New IP (wii), and Most Innovative Design (wii). This has been a great year, thank you guys :)

Also, we’ve just been informed that, somehow, we are the #2 top selling pc game on Amazon, second to World of Warcraft.  We’re absolutely stunned, and 1. we will be naming all future games “world of whatever“, and 2. this might be interesting to add to the piracy discussion. (click image for full resolution evidence before someone notices and we disappear! ->)

Update: Just found out we’re #2 Game of the Year over on Gamasutra, thanks to everyone who emailed! We’re one happy 2d boy.

Update 2: The ever wonderful and courageous Rock Paper Shotgun guys made World of Goo Game of the Year, making this the most surreal christmas ever. Thanks Kieron, Jim, Alec, and John <3 I showed my parents, but I’m not sure they understand.

Update 3: Gametunnel Game of the Year! Thanks guys!

60 Responses to “A Special Christmas Miracle”

  1. Samuel Says:

    I won this game in the Spike VGA contest.
    It was so amazing, I got 2 of my friends to buy the game last night, and they love it.

    Congrats guys, the game deserves it.

  2. Matt Says:

    I don’t know if it adds to the piracy discussion, since the #1 title in that list is the only one that can’t be reasonably pirated. :)

    Oh, and congratulations. Damn, that’s a LOT of awards. Probably more to come?

  3. Artiom Says:

    Yay for World of Goo!!!! That’s incredible news and I’m really happy to hear that! :)

    P.S. World of **** seems to be a key to success :)
    P.S.S. You might be #2 in the PC Games category, but you’re #1 in the PC Games => Classic games category!

  4. mario66 Says:

    Holy Crap!!!!!!

    I just played through chapter 1 of this game on the weekend. i cant believe how good this game is!! Thanks for giving me a reason to dust of the wii again. great job!! just wanted to say that. peace

  5. Tycho451 Says:

    Congrats! You deserve it.

    Though for me a real special Christmas miracle would have been if you released the linux port…

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  7. dave Says:

    What, no music award?!

    Congratulations guys. You more than earned it :D

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  9. Matt Oakes Says:

    Well done! I love the game as well so thats another award to add to your collection: “Matt Oakes’s Fav Game Award 2008″

    Have a good christmas!

  10. drew Says:

    take a new look at amazon.com.
    world of goo is currently the #1 pc game (!)

  11. Steve Says:

    And now number 1, yay!

    http://i42.tinypic.com/ir2nab.jpg

  12. Samuel Says:

    Nintendo just sent out a letter to all who have the Nintendo Channel asking them to buy World of Goo.

    Hopefully this will turn into good sales for you guys.

  13. Basheer Says:

    Hey guess what? Check the amazon link again; you’re number one in pc games!

  14. Phil Says:

    Too bad nobody ever checks the Nintendo Channel >_>

    Anyway, congrats guys. Great to see your game getting the sales it deserves. Though I’m curious to see how the Wiiware version’s sales figures stack up.

    Also, lol @ Monopoly outselling Left 4 Dead.

  15. Sahana Says:

    you guys are the #1 selling PC game on Amazon now! Congrats!!

  16. mario66 Says:

    @phil most L4D sales are through steam i would wager

  17. David McGraw Says:

    That’s what you all get for kicking ass. Go indie. Happy Holidays!

  18. MunderMann Says:

    Mission success win. Congrats.

  19. Luke Says:

    All of this makes me extremely happy. I’m glad you’re doing so well, guys.

  20. jsticker Says:

    Congrats! <3

  21. Ohn03s Says:

    Gongrats! You guy’s deserved it. I own an steam copy and an WII copy(for my family) of the game :)

    This game is to good to pirate. I’ll not even think about doing it.

  22. jeremy Says:

    Congrats for all the well deserved attention! I’m buying my parents a Wii and a Points card for christmas, World of Goo fun for the whole family! :)

  23. KiNGK Says:

    Congrats! I really enjoy playing World of Goo….

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  27. Chris Says:

    My brother, sister (her fiancee actually bought it) and I all own this on the Wii. It is so awesome. Thanks so much for this really fun game. It also was named on the five happiest gaming surprises of 2008 at Ars Technica:

    http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20081222-the-five-happiest-gaming-surprises-of-2008.html

  28. Fede Says:

    Also GoTY@RPS ;)
    http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2008/12/25/the-12-games-of-christmas-game-12/

  29. Werner Punz Says:

    Congratulations guys

    I noticed the game because you were not using DRM, and after that I was completely blown away how good the game actual was. In my case the non DRM was at least one legitimate copy sold which you guys would not have sold by including it and probably another one by a friend who is going to buy it for the Wii!

    Thanks for the game and congratulations to you guys, if anyone deserves success it is you.

    Merry Christmas

    Werner

  30. RazZziel Says:

    You deserved it :)

    But when you make it Linux-native, you’ll deserve a little shrine with an altar in a corner of my living room, where I’ll pray every morning.

    And I’ll name my first born “2D Boy” if it’s a “he”, and “MOM” if it’s a “she”.

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  32. Keiran Says:

    Wow, great job. You very well deserve it. But it shouldn’t only be best wii game of the year, it should be best game of the year, period. And I also agree with Dave, it should had won best music award. Any possibility of a released soundtrack? I would fall asleep to the music everyday! Goo!

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  34. Mikel Salazar Says:

    What goes around, comes around. Love (or good karma) in this case

    PS: Ey! World of Whatever is a great name and it could lead to a awesome game concept!.Furthermore the WoW abbreviation is a synonym of money.

  35. Den Says:

    Great, you deserve all of this!

  36. r.n. Says:

    You also won Best Game No One Played on Gamespot.com

  37. Louisa Nicholson Says:

    Congratulations!!! Thank you for this game, looking forward to your future releases!

  38. Megaknight Says:

    Got the game for Wii and already finished it. It’s amazing, very very good! Bring on more games! :)

  39. Evan Says:

    You were also named #6 game of the year by Variety.

    http://weblogs.variety.com/the_cut_scene/2008/12/the-sixth-best.html

  40. LostOverThere Says:

    The fact that you guys beat Super Smash Bros Brawl on Wii for Wii Game of the Year is absolutely incredible. Congratulations I say!

  41. GermanSeabass Says:

    Hey, congrats 2D Boy on sweeping the awards scene. Merry belated Christmahukkwanza and a happy new year. Also, thanks again for an awesome gaming experience (for even the strange non-gamers like me, who only selectively invest in a few good ones…)

  42. Taiyou Says:

    I just got to level 4… it’s wonderful!

  43. DtD Software Says:

    Congrats 2D Boy, on everything that has been happening! Sorry for not congratulating you earlier, I reformatted and forgot to put goo on my RSS feed subscriptions!

    I can only hope that DtD Tower Defense 2 will be nearly as successfuly as WoG.

    ~DtD

  44. lumpi Says:

    @Matt:

    The third game on that list is one of the most ridiculously DRMed games of all time: Spore. And… World of Goo OUTSOLD Spore!

    Let me repeat that: World of Goo OUTSOLD Spore!

    Plus Spore, which got a 1.5/5 Star rating on Amazon due to really bad DRM, was cracked almost a week before release. I don’t know what the exact definition of “fail” is, but I propose Spore’s DRM-mania to be mentioned next to the word in every future dictionary.

    If that isn’t empirical proof that consumer goodwill is more powerful than any DRM mechanism, I don’t know what is.

    Did I mention I love you guys? I think I did. But I don’t mind saying it one more time: You guys rock!

  45. Tayron Says:

    You’re the best and you’ve got a special place in my heart for World of Goo :) As the sign up there says, I love you 2DBoy! :)

  46. Zazazu Says:

    I just officially purchased my gooness last night. It was recommended at a now fairly anti-EA Sims2 fansite as a fun game. People there are relatively open to piracy, but not a one said they’d pirated World of Goo. I tried it. I loved it. I bought it. With no DRM, easy ordering, and a very reasonable price, why would any person want to pirate it? Ya’ll are doing things right.

  47. gtz Says:

    you’re also first on the top 10 games of the year at gametunnel

    http://www.gametunnel.com/articles.php?id=705

    congratulations !

  48. John Says:

    Congrats guys! You have a great game. My only problem is that I couldn’t stop playing and now I am done. :) I look forward to your future games.

  49. lorens Says:

    Well I’d say pirace was beneficial because through it more people (=more potential purchasers) got to know the game and soem of the bought it, so imho this shows piracy doesn’T prevent you form making money with good games :).

    So this once again proved that not piracy prevents making enough money but obscurity of the product (potential buyers who dont know the game is out there) :).

  50. lorens Says:

    Sorry for the porr spelling :). Just wanted to add I pretty much bought World of Goo via Paypal from 2dboy.com pretty much directly after I’d finished the demo because I liked it so much :).

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  52. RunAway Says:

    Wow congrats :D I really enjoy this game :D
    About the pirate question, I think that in this case “pirate to try and, maybe, buy” doesn’t apply because of the demo wich offers the complete 1st chapter of the game. I think is enough to decite to buy or not a game :)

  53. lol_nl Says:

    Browsing through IGN’s list, I noticed you guys were also nominated for IGN’s “Best Artistic Design” (pc), “Best Original Score” (Wii), “Best Family Game” (Pc) and “most innovative design” (pc)!

  54. mortenb Says:

    Hi

    I think it is awesome someone will develop a game on linux, As much as
    I like to play Goo. I’m waiting for the linux version. Please hurry.

  55. projektfriedhof.net Says:

    World of Goo ein wundervolles 2D Spiel…

    World of Goo ist ein 2D Physics Spiel, das von einem kleinen Label vertrieben wird und ohne DRM auskommt. Sobald eine Linux Testversion verfügbar ist gibt es ein Update wie sich das Spiel anfühlt.Es schaut aber auf jeden Fall sehr kurzweilig aus. Abe…

  56. pro Says:

    Guys, now you’re even on 1# place in PC Games category on amazon….

  57. Brainkite Says:

    One explication to this:
    You are the best!

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  60. James Eduard @ business long distance services Says:

    Well its a good game and its very impressive. Good job guys you made it very well its nice. It’s too bad to be pirated.goodluck guys.