World of Goo Linux Version is Ready!

The Linux version of World of Goo is finally ready for download! It’s available exclusively from our site, in three different packages depending on what your computer likes. (tar.gz, deb, rpm)

If you already got the game from our site, you can use your same download link to get the linux version in addition to your Windows and Mac versions. A huge thanks to Maks Verver for getting this running on linux, and the beta testers for making sure it runs smoothly! The full game and demo versions all available here.

Update: Yes, still DRM free! And works on 64 bit systems too.

Also, thanks to Ken Starks for helping to get the word out- he’s giving away 10 complimentary copies of the game to the first people he finds that have blogged about World of Goo on Linux. He also runs an interesting non-profit to build computers for kids who can’t afford them.

Update 2: We’ve been getting a lot of emails from people who purchased the game on Steam and other places who want access to the Linux version.  At first we were simply sending people download links, but the volume of requests has increased significantly and we simply can’t keep up, so for now, we’re sorry, but the Linux version will only be available for free to those who purchased the game via our website.

Update 3: Happy Valentines Day! Exactly one year since we put out our first preview, special thanks to those of you who have been with us from the beginning!

Update 4: It’s only been 2 days since the release of the Linux version and it already accounts for 4.6% of the full downloads from our website.  Our thanks to everyone who’s playing the game on Linux and spreading the word.  Here are a couple of nifty stats:

  • About 12% of Linux downloads are of the .rpm package, 30% are of the .tar.gz package, and 57% are of the .deb package.
  • More copies of the game were sold via our website on the day the Linux version released than any other day.  This day beat the previous record by 40%. There is a market for Linux games after all :)

390 Responses to “World of Goo Linux Version is Ready!”

  1. John Hunt Says:

    Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! If more games like this were available on Linux, many many more people would use Linux over other OSes. I have bought myself a copy of the game as I think it’s awesome! My vision has gone funny already!

  2. 11 Says:

    @Nyc Westport

    I’d never buy anything on steam even if it was available on *nix. Simply because of one reason; You’re locked to the program.

    What if they completely discard the steam product? Then you can say goodbye to all the games you’ve purchased (worst case scenario).

    No thanks.. I’d rather pay Paypal a small sum than getting locked to a program to be able to play the games. ;-)

    And, thanks to the 2dboy team for a truly beautiful game.

  3. brink Says:

    bogus! I got the boxed edition (as a gift) and wanted to use it on my eeepc, the demo runs awesome on it. Disappointed that it didn’t have the linux version included, I sent an email, but no response yet in the last few days, I can see how it is now.

    I have to debate if it’s really worth another 20$ for the linux version…probably not.

  4. Marcos Says:

    I’ve just bought it because it’s not only amazing, but also because it’s DRM free and available for Linux!
    Keep up the great job guys!
    Marcos.

  5. terkoz Says:

    good job i wish more people made games as awesome as this for linux.

  6. antenna Says:

    Just bought this, thank you for supporting Linux! (& DRM free even).
    I look forward to playing it later.

  7. Matthew Says:

    Thank you porting this game to Linux! I’m happy to spend the $20 for an excellent game w/o the usual DRM garbage.

  8. plash Says:

    Grats on the release!
    I hope this proves as an example for further projects and to other people: We LOVE Linux releases!

  9. WindPower Says:

    I would have bought the game on the site, but a friend offered me the game on Steam via the gift feature, so I had no choice but to get the game via Steam. And now I can’t get the Linux version D:

  10. moleung Says:

    Extremely lovely and playable, I have to admit that this is the first ever game I have purchased for my PC… afterall I don’t play games on my PC all that much. Thank you so much for support on Linux! and of course the DRM free as well!

  11. M1AU Says:

    Many thanks for this great game. I purchased it after waiting for quite some time till it get released on playgreenhouse.com, but after reading that it won’t ever be released there, I bought it directly through your website.

    Well thanks again and hopefully your next game will also be released for the Linux platform. =)

  12. Michales Michaloudes Says:

    Great music (and game of course)

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  14. Abdreas Says:

    Thank you so much for releasing a linux version. Finally a game that I don’t have to reboot to play. Thank you so much and congratulations for a excellent game.

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    Yay, I will buy it when I have some money! Thanks for realizing there is a market for Linux games. Now if only more companies would realize that!

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  22. Dave Says:

    I purchased World of Goo for $3.74 on clearence at Target a couple days ago (I’m cheap, I wanted to play it, and didn’t want to pirate it), and am looking into (finally) migrating to Linux. According to your site, I won’t be able to play it on Linux unless I purchase it again (which is impossible due to me not having a credit/debit card). I loved the game, but I don’t exactly love that.

  23. oivoodoo Says:

    Can I buy this game via webmoney payment system?

  24. FalconStream Says:

    Very Nice! Thanks.

  25. Irnil Says:

    Really awesome game! I’m your fan)

  26. WhiteDawn Says:

    I am glad developers like you are supporting linux, I’m definitely purchasing this ASAP.

  27. Lukaszeq Says:

    I just bought World of Goo in a box, relased in Poland by City Interactive. What should I do to receive Linux version? Many thanks for reply!

  28. verborghs Says:

    thank you, bought your game on one of my consoles (which I have (primarily) because very few games are supported on linux.) Will vote with wallet in future.

  29. WalterCool Says:

    A game for Linux??

    Nice, any development for Linux worth a lot… im going to check it out and buy it if works fine.

    Good job 2dboy =D (For wii seems great, demo was cool, but i prefer a linux version)

  30. Vattic_ Says:

    Thank you so much for supporting linux :)

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    Thank you for supporting Linux

    [quote]There is a market for Linux games after all :)[/quote]

    Of course there is :) if it wasn’t for the games windows would have been gone long ago :) :)

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    Now what we need is steam on linux. that would just be sweet

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  38. Hossein Says:

    It’s great
    thank you

  39. Trevor Philip Says:

    This was the best game I downloaded from the Ubuntu Software Centre!

    thanks so much 2D Boy! :D

  40. maya Says:

    The best game i ever played. truly.