Archive for November, 2010

World of GOOD

Monday, November 29th, 2010

We’re wrapping up development of World of Goo for iPad, and we have an extra iPad left over that we weren’t sure what to do with. We’ve decided to give away this extra iPad, along with a pre-release build of World of Goo, before it becomes available to the rest of the world on the App Store.

In the spirit of the holiday season, all you have to do is be good. Do a good deed and tell us about it by leaving a comment on this blog post. Make sure you leave a description of the good deed, a link to a photo of you doing the good deed, and double check that the email you specify is accurate so that we can get in touch with you if we need to send you the iPad.  [UPDATE: you have to actually go out and do a good deed in the present.  Past and future good deeds, no matter how awesomely good, do not count.]

Or, if you prefer, you may also make a donation of any amount to a good cause by clicking this button:

[UPDATE: event ended dec 8, button has been disabled]

We will split up 100% of the donated amount (excluding the transaction processing fee) among the following four charities evenly:

  • Children’s Shelter of Cebu – For Arlie, Ron’s wonderful girlfriend, who he never would never have met if it weren’t for those three amazing people who moved from the US to the Philippines to start this orphanage thirty years ago (and are still running it today, 800 children later)
  • National Multiple Sclerosis Society – For our friend Branka, who was diagnosed with MS four years ago and is kicking its butt with with her unshakable positive attitude. Branka participates in MS bike rides to help raise funds for the National MS Society.
  • Leukemia & Lymphoma Society – For our friend Aris. Aris has been raising funds for LLS through their Team in Training program for over a decade now, ever since his father was diagnosed with Lung Cancer. Aris participates in century rides and triathalons around the country while raising money for the cause. His father is still alive and kicking and enjoying time with his three grand children.
  • AIDS Legal Referral Panel – A local San Francisco based non-profit organization that provides free legal help to our friends living with HIV/AIDS.

On December 8 we will pick someone at random from among those who participate and send them the iPad, so do your thing before then… help us do a World of GOOD!

Gratefully,
Ron and Kyle

mission is dedicated to providing free and low-cost legal assistance and education on virtually any civil matter to persons living with HIV/AIDS

World of Goo on iPad Releasing Soon

Sunday, November 21st, 2010

World of Goo on iPad! We’re just about finished, and hope to release the game in the App Store as soon as we get approved and make it through the scary gates. In the meantime, here are some answers to some “frequently” asked questions:

Q. When will World of Goo release on iPad?
A. As soon as we get approved by Apple. We hope before the holiday season.

Q. What’s World of Goo?
A. World of Goo is a game about Goo, originally for Wii and PC/Mac/Linux. It won a bunch of awesome awards, including some “game of the year” honors, and is still one of the highest rated Wii games. More info and video here.

Q. What about iPhone, iTouch, iEtc?
A. Maybe. There’s a lot of iGoo to pour in, and we don’t want to release something if it doesn’t run absolutely buttery smooth.

Q. Will the iPad version be multiplayer like on the Wii?
A. Yes, you can play with 11 fingers on one screen. Which means you can play two handed, with friends, an animal, anything up to eleven fleshy things touching the screen. World of Goo is rated E for Everyone.

Q. Can I wear a Goo Ball on my head while playing GooPad?
A. Yes, visit here for all your head warming needs.

Q. Will there be a World of Goo 2?
A. A second World of Goo is a possibility, and something we would enjoy working on. Working together again on GooPad has reminded us how fun it was to make the original. A second World of Goo will need to feel like a perfect and appropriate continuation of the first game. No Red Bull Can levels or rapping Goo cutscenes, according to our official design doc.

UPDATE (11/24): We just submitted World of Goo to Apple… Waiting For Review!