Happy Birthday, World of Goo!


World of Goo is 1 year old today! How time flies… the 2DBOYs are so proud!

To celebrate the occasion, we thought we’d try a fun experiment – starting today and ending on October 19, you can buy World of Goo at whatever price you like – one cent, a million dollars, the usual twenty, or any creative number they let you type into the text field.  If you played and liked the game but hadn’t yet paid for it, this is your chance at redemption!



It’s not done and we don’t have a release date yet.  We have it running well on the iphone 3GS, and with a little luck we hope to get it running smoothly on the 3G as well.  Hopefully more news on this soon.

98 Responses to “Happy Birthday, World of Goo!”

  1. an0 Says:

    It would be amazing to play Goo on iPhone!

  2. Mitheor Says:

    Congrats guys!

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  4. Gustav Dahl Says:

    Happy birthday, guys!

  5. Alex Says:

    Fantastic! I’ve had my fingers crossed for this for ages!

    Day #1 purchase!

  6. beeman Says:

    Congrats guys!

    I hope there will be an Android version too! :)

  7. windam Says:

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY my dear little Goo’s !

    … but when do we will get the moon chapter???

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  10. Mark Says:

    Happy Birthday to you all.
    WoG inspired me to make my own games.. (I sure hope that’s a good thing)
    Thanks guys!

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  12. Michael Says:

    Argh, if only I could use my bought game on Steam for the achievements… oh well, thanks anyway and happy birthday!

  13. Sebastian Wolff Says:

    Happy Birthday, WoG! And iPhone Goo? Brilliant!

  14. Cedric Says:

    Please make an iPhoneversion that runs also on the older iPhones! Please!

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  16. Iggi Says:

    Sorry for the low amount (5$) – I have already bought the German retail version, but wanted to get access to the Linux version without having to bother you ;-)


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  18. Annihilator Says:

    Awesomeness! I can’t wait to play it on the iPhone!
    Happy birthday once again!

  19. pascal Says:

    very cool. hopefully the game will also run on ipod touch (and hopefully apple won’t be too evil in the review process!) — I can guarantee you, my ipod-owning little sister & big fan of the goo will pay any price of not her own money for this. so don’t be too modest ;)

    also– I read somewhere else (gawker?) about you “pulling a radiohead”, and it quoted the +90% piracy rate you already blogged about — if you still measure this via IPs, not unique computer IDs, you’ll get extremely wrong numbers since most people have dynamic IPs now that only very few are left.

  20. sunzo132 Says:


    Another reason for me to get an ipod touch :P

  21. Nicklas W Bjurman Says:

    You just got yourself another sale.
    Not for the price you recommended but considering each copy is done to almost zero cost, you got yourself good money.

  22. jorgerosa Says:

    Happy Birthday! Keep the good work. :)

  23. Dex Says:

    Will we see extra DLC chapters/levels in the iPhone version? I already own the Wii version, and it would be cool to see more content in this version so we’re not just replaying it. By the way… Happy Birthday!!! :D

  24. -TheSignPainter Says:

    No DSi Ware version yet? This makes me sad :(

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  26. Spazturtle Says:

    Yay, ill be able to play Wog on my iTouch 2G

  27. Elvis Brevi Says:

    excelente, ustedes son como Radiohead en los juegos independientes. Saludos desde Chile!

  28. karfiux Says:

    un juego exelente lo compre para tenerlo en mi pc

  29. Vince Says:

    w00t! I’m planning to get an iPod Touch by X-mas!

  30. Sirius B Says:

    Happy birthday WoG! I didn’t know we were celebrating our birthdays the same day :-D

  31. paul van dijk Says:

    congrats guys, and what a great way to celebrate. recommending world of goo to everyone i know atm. :)

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  33. W Says:

    Why world of goo is so sad game :(

  34. AlexAltea Says:

    Happy Birthday !!!!!

  35. Aria Says:

    Happy birthday guys, Just bought the game from Steam months ago, wondering if I could download the Linux version for it. Then I got it from you directly, not free but close enough (really close :p)

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  37. BamBam Says:

    This game is awesome! :D
    I’ll donate in advance looking forward for a Nokia N900 (Maemo 5 OS, based on Debian Linux) port !! Please give a look at the device and it’s capabilities, and evaluate this possibility !
    Thanks a LOT! ;-)

  38. jonah Says:

    Happy Birthday World of Goo! I remember when I discovered this gem of a game last winter. Bought it the next day, and haven’t stopped playing since. When you release Goo for iPhone, I will absolutely be one of the first to buy it—just post here and let us know

  39. Macintorge Says:

    Pues, ¡feliz cumple WoG! y que cumplan varios mas, esperare con ancias la versión para Iphone.

    Saludos desde Chile.

  40. Lucius Says:

    Happy Birthday, World Of Goo!

  41. itzpi Says:

    isn’t the wii version available at any price? wii ware tells me 1500 wii points…

  42. Kieran C Says:

    Already bought this in store, used this opportunity to buy the linux version for a lower price.

    Happy birthday from another WoG fan =D

  43. Clay Says:

    best wishes to you and the pay-what-you-want sale. I chipped in $5 to the pot. Hope your no-drm approach to computer games is able to work. Let’s support them with our cash everyone.

  44. nckomodo Says:

    chipped in a measly $3 so i could downlaod for linux, having already bought it retail, wanted to chip in more (alot more) but the paypal transfer would’ve finished only after the sale ended, hope you guys made some big bux on this.

  45. Pablo N. Says:

    Thanks for the chance! I love this game, and I buy with one friend. Happy Birthday WOG!

  46. J. Says:

    Wondering if porting this over to the Zune HD would be possible as well? Sure, it’s not the 3gs or ipod touch, but it’s holding it’s own thus far.

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  48. Matt Says:

    I’ll be purchasing this for the iPhone the moment I hear it’s out!

    Thanks guys, and happy birthday!

  49. Russ Says:

    Please make an Android version!

  50. Geralt Says:

    Great idea! Unfortunately Paypal is the only offered method for payment and Paypal is an absolute No-Go for me. How about standard bank transfer?

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  53. otterpopjunkie Says:

    Props to the WoG team for doing this. I have a hunch the steam sales (and all sales) were so successful because people wanted to show their support for a crew of developers who believe in DRM free software. I don’t know anything about this game but I’m sure buying a copy!

  54. Cogzwell Says:

    Happy Birthday, I’ve been very happy acting as your Propaganda department through this year.

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  56. Citizen Says:


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  58. Martin Says:

    wow, how time flies! 1 year already….are you going to publish any results from your price experiment? would be great to hear what people do when left to their own devices!

    funnily enough I was just looking for games for the iPhone to keep me amused on a long flight & though “hey, wonder if world of goo is…..” and whaderyerknow! Not for this flight maybe, but will be getting it for sure!

  59. Shadowcat Says:

    iPhone Goo!? That’s just awesome. Please do port that to the Pandora (which has rather similar hardware). I don’t expect to ever have an iPhone, but I’m almost definitely buying a Pandora, and I’d love to see World of Goo available for it.

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  61. evJeremy Says:

    I second bambam, I’d love to see a Nokia n900/Maemo 5 port!

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    hello, the demo 1 and super small question how the demo na 2? thank you and good continuations

  65. Mario T. Says:

    Congratulations guys!

    I really love this awesome game. If WOG could run on iphone, it would be great!

    Best regards from Chile

  66. Mr Ford Says:

    I know you said that WoG couldn’t be ported to the DS Lite because it wouldn’t support the physics engine. Have you considered the DSi, wich has a faster CPU and more RAM than the DS Lite? WoG would be great on the DSi!

  67. jan Says:

    A Android version would be very nice!

  68. Tomislav Says:

    Happy B-DAY WORLD OF GOO! I know I’m a bit late,
    but still I’m amazed how time flies! Also:
    WoG on Iphone?? Aww, I wish I have an Iphone…
    …guess I will just have to watch my friend(s) play it….

  69. Mike Says:

    Goo on my iPhone! DREAMS DO COME TRUE!!!!!!!!!!!

  70. Cody Says:

    Happy Birthday World of Goo! Will there be a Christmas one also? :D

  71. Pimpi Castro Says:

    Yeeeesss!!! I Love you…
    Waiting for the ipod touch version!!! :) hope it comes out soon.

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  74. mclightning Says:

    we want it on n900
    n900 even works blender3d and psx games

  75. Joel Shapiro Says:

    I’d like an Android version.. Mmmm.. :)

  76. lem Says:


    version for nokia n900 please, thank you

  77. abreen Says:

    Bought this on the PC and cant wait for this on the ipod touch/Iphone. I will guy it again just to have it on the road with me … please give us a hint on when it will be ready for the apply handheld devices :)

  78. mela Says:

    No DSi Ware version yet?

  79. Luis Says:

    Realmente es un juego excelente, lo quiero para mi iPod… Ya tengo la versión linuxera y me volví adicto… Felicitaciones, es un éxito al 100%

  80. sam Says:

    I will wait for the Android version.

  81. Tyler James Says:

    The wait is killing me if anyone hasn’t noticed.

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  83. David Davis Says:

    Is there an iPad version in the works?

  84. Rodri Says:

    I won’t be so hard for you to make that game… Because if I’m correct, World of Goo (yay…) is made with Adobe Flash; the only problem would be to minimize the Objects so they fit in a 320×420 Resolution…

    In few words… I won’t be so hard for you guys!

    I hope you get a lot o’ Money with that Game!! You’ve inspired me to make FULL HEARTED Games!!

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  86. mrarfarf Says:

    It would be great if you guys would port your game to the iPad!

  87. David Amador Says:

    @Rodri World of Goo is not made with Adobe Flash. It’s made on their own internal engine that they release as open source some months ago.

  88. dexter Says:

    what about for the ipad, i would love to play world of goo on there.

  89. Mark S Says:

    Any updates on the iPhone app?

  90. Gyro Says:

    It has been over 9 months now and nothing has been mentioned about the iPhone/iPod touch(/iPad as well now I guess). What happened? Could you give us an update?

  91. Tristen Balloon Artist Says:

    Happy Birthday, World of Goo! I am going to read the results right after this. Thanks for sharing this very cool experiment!

  92. ponsfrilus Says:

    Perfect game! +1 for Android portage!

  93. Grant Says:

    Waah! I need this game on my ipod.

  94. video Says:

    Awesomeness! I can’t wait to play it on the iPhone!
    Happy birthday once again!

  95. Jonas Says:

    Port this to android, now! :D

  96. Joe Says:

    I played the world of goo forever when I first got it. I agree with Jonas above, get this on android now. This would definitely be my favorite game for my phone.

  97. hdevries Says:

    Don’t worry about the 3g, nobody uses it anymore. Just make it work on the 3GS and the Iphone 4! With gamecenter challenges it will be AWESOME (and you’ll earn a shitload of money…)

  98. Bo Says:

    @hdevries shut up I use an iphone 3g and it works perfectly smooth nothing wrong with it.
    Please make this app for 3g because I think it will be able to handle it and that would be really awesome. Really like the game.