Archive for April, 2009

Amazon + WiiWare + World of Goo = my parents can play now

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009

We have been informed that you can now get the Wii version of World of Goo on Amazon! When you buy it, it gives you a secret code to type into your Wii, and then some internet magic happens that makes the game get on your Wii.

A common question is “Why Amazon? Why not just get the game on WiiWare like usual?” I’m sure this doesn’t apply to anyone reading this blog – but a lot of Wii owners still don’t know what WiiWare is, or even that their Wii can connect to the Internet at all.  This new Amazon thing means we can now tell non-tech people “yeah, just get it on Amazon” – and it comes with clear instructions on how to connect, and get the game, from an online store they already know about. We hope so anyway. We’ll see! Thanks to Nintendo of America for setting this up, and using us as the first game!