gooPhone comin’!

We just submitted the iPhone version of World of Goo to App Store for approval, expect it to be out soonish! We will post again when we have a final release date, but in the mean time, there are a few things we’d like to share about it.

We realized after the fact that the way we set pricing for the iPad version wasn’t very friendly to fans and early adopters (started at $10, lowered to $5 after a month when we realized $10 was too high).  Having learned some lessons from our first App Store release, we decided to do things in the most transparent and fan-friendly way possible this time around.

The iPhone version of World of Goo will be priced at $2.99 in the US (and the usual equivalents elsewhere).  BUT, it’s going to be discounted to $0.99 for the first 24 hours after release as a way to say thank you to the early adopters.

Additionally, we thought the most fan-friendly thing to do with the iPad (HD) version is to make it universal.  So if you already bought the iPad version, you will essentially be getting the iPhone version for free.  Bon appetit!

One last detail to note about the iPhone version: it will require an iPhone 3GS or iPhone 4 to play.  The iPhone 3G was simply not fast enough to run the game as smoothly as we would have liked it to.  For the techies among you, the requirement is an armv7 or better processor.

[UPDATE: for those of you asking about iPod touch, the game will require a 3rd generation iPod touch or newer]

153 Responses to “gooPhone comin’!”

  1. morris Says:

    yeahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    :)

  2. Mahoraga Says:

    wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww~~~~~~~~~~~please just hurry~~~i can’t wait!!!
    thank you all!!!

  3. Stephen S. Says:

    I LOVE YOU, 2DBOY!!! :D
    I’m so excited for this, and you guys are being very generous about this, especially it being Universal build!

  4. Beatmaster2k Says:

    Yeehaw! Thank you very much for the Universal Build, looking forward to playing WoG for the fIrst Time on a Touch Device:)

  5. Old fan Says:

    I love you, 2D Boy!

  6. Beatmaster2k Says:

    Yeehaw! Thank you very much for the Universal Build, looking forward to playing WoG for the fIrst Time on a Touch Device:)
    I Hope you have Great success with this version!

  7. Mikhail Says:

    PLEASE RELEASE THE SOUNDTRACK ON VINYL!!!

  8. Thomas Molby Says:

    Awesome! I will get the universal version even though i don’t have an iPad yet :)

  9. Drew Says:

    I love you, 2D Boy

  10. TheLittleBean Says:

    Thanx 2DBoy ;)

  11. alexling Says:

    So there will be 2 versions: Universal + iPhone right?

  12. alimin Says:

    cant wait

  13. Yeeee Haaaaa Says:

    Cannot wait for the goophone! And the cacophony of fandroids stuck in second-class. Wahhhhhhhh!

  14. Benny Says:

    yeeeeeeeeeeeehaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa! ..finally…!

    Thank you very much!

    i’d buy it in the second i hear from the release!

  15. Tarmo Says:

    Any plans for Android? If you do, please make it available with Paypal too because there are countries that can’t buy from Android Market.

  16. Felipe Cerda Says:

    Is it the same version as the Mac OS or PC game? Any new levels?

  17. Brian Sargent Says:

    Hey – I’m guessing that rules out the iPod Touch 2g? Can you update on what iTouches will be supported?

  18. Martin Says:

    Great news! Can’t wait for it.
    Is the last sentence correct? First you say it requires an iPhone 3GS, and then you say that the processor of the iPhone 3GS isn’t fast enough. Don’t you mean iPhone 2GS there?

  19. XiXora Says:

    Nice!
    Apparently, porting games like this is easy to do for webOS. :)

  20. Forest Gamble Says:

    This is fantastic! Thank you so much for making goophone!

  21. Taiyou Says:

    Looking forward to purchase this and S&S this month for my iPhone!

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  25. Old fan Says:

    World of Goo and Sword & Sworcery makes this april the best month for iPhone/iPod gaming ever.

    I haven’t been playing WoG since I beat it throughly right after the first release (profanity pack, nudge nudge) and now I’m so excited to be able to goo my phone!

    THANK
    YOU
    SO
    MUCH

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  27. SirNuke Says:

    What about the iPod touch? I believe the 3rd and 4th gens have armv7 CPUs.

  28. Pavke Says:

    @SirNuke

    iPod Touch 4th will definitely support it, trust me ;)

  29. DH Says:

    What about the iPod touch 3G?

  30. Ron Carmel Says:

    3rd generation iPod touch will be supported

  31. kuki164 Says:

    Is planned version for iPod/iPhone 2g ?
    Please

  32. Wise Guy Says:

    What about Android? It´s the future OS for Smartphones and it´s Open Source so please also develop a Version for it! Please!

  33. Alex Says:

    So. . . there is going to be an iPhone version and a universal version?

  34. David Amador Says:

    Damn! I only have a iPod Touch 2G.
    Is the restriction a build requirement or will it run just slower?

    Thanks

  35. Mathijs Says:

    Super cool. I can’t wait…

  36. Erick Says:

    YEAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!! I love this game!!

  37. Ron Carmel Says:

    @David Amador: we only want to put things out there that are of the highest quality, and world of goo on the 3G doesn’t feel like a quality experience, so we restricted the build to an armv7 cpu and better (which means iPhone 3GS or newer / 3rd gen iPod Touch or newer)

  38. Austin Says:

    PLEASE SAY IT WILL WORK ON iPOD TOUCH 4G!!!!!!

  39. Ron Carmel Says:

    2D BOY says: “IT WILL WORK ON iPOD TOUCH 4G!!!!!!”

  40. ZildjianKX Says:

    Are there two separate apps, one iPhone only and one universal? The post wasn’t very clear.

  41. Ron Carmel Says:

    @ ZildjianKX: yes, two separate apps, a universal version for $4.99 and an iPhone version for $2.99

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  45. Don Says:

    PLEASE! Android version, 2D Boy…. make it happen! :(

  46. dimo2 Says:

    …and that would be my fifth purchase of World of Goo.

    Thanks 2D Boy, I’ll be enjoying it on my iPhone!

  47. Niklas Says:

    Lol, when reading these news on another site I actually decided to visit your site just so I could write a comment containing the phrase “I love you 2D boy”, but then I realized that that’s already been done a few times.

    But I’ll say it anyway.

    I love you, 2D boy. (I love Kyle Gabler for the music as well, in a non-gay way)

  48. iAppSaver Says:

    Thanks!

    That is one of the greatest news of the year for iPhone games. We were really waiting for the iPhone version, and can’t wait too long for Apple to accept it on the App Store (because they will obviously accept the submission).

    We relayed your annoucement on http://www.iappsaver.com and will write a review when iPhone version will be available!
    http://www.iappsaver.com/news/world-of-goo-announced-for-iphone/

  49. Genma Says:

    Please make an android version! :)

  50. Zigmar Says:

    I also hope to see Android version released

  51. nmz502 Says:

    You might want to add that it won’t run on ipod touch 3g 8gb. It was a renamed ipod touch 2g.

  52. nmz502 Says:

    I can’t wait!

  53. Rodri Says:

    *Sniff* *Sniff*

    I Bought It when it Was $10

  54. runekey Says:

    No free code for those of us who have already bought this on WiiWare AND Steam? ;_;

  55. cDima Says:

    Is it not economically in your interest to make the iphone version $0.99 and make it compete with angry birds on the top 25 charts? From my research only $1 apps reach the top charts and stay there, mostly because the iphone generation is cheap.

    Please beat angry birds and make millions!

  56. keniffkeniff Says:

    this is way better than angry birds doodle jump and all those apps… i cant wait

  57. Ferbirn Says:

    I can’t get it. I have a second generation iPod. :(

    LOVE YOU ANYWAY, 2D BOY.

    And I also love Kyle Gabler for the soundtrack. …In a gay way. A crush. <3

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  64. Hank Says:

    How about an 0,99$ offer for the universal app?! :)

  65. BayLog - Alles rund um IT, Technik & Gadgets Says:

    World Of Goo wird für das iPhone erscheinen…

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  66. Rob Says:

    Does it support the retina display of the iPhone 4?

  67. Chuck Says:

    This is great! Because, for the last year, I’ve been typing in World of Goo into the App store search on my iphone and it keeps coming back with “Did you mean: word of god”. Thanks for helping not make this a religious matter for me.

  68. Harold Says:

    You guys are awesome!!! Thank you so much!

  69. Harold Says:

    @Chuck LOL

  70. Pahshee Says:

    Awesome news, Word of Goo was largely responsible for my love of indy games. I’ll have to make it a point to check this site every day so that I can gooify my phone on Day 1!

  71. Ryan Says:

    Chuck I have been doing the same thing. Lol
    I have never played but have always wanted to.

  72. IsoMetric Says:

    If you make the ipad(universal) app $3, id buy that to have both versions even though i dont own an ipad(yet).

  73. Nexus One Says:

    We demand for Goo on Android! :D

  74. Dan Says:

    PLEEAASSEEE make this compatible with IPhone 2G. I dont care if it runs slowly. You could even make a separate app. I NEED this

  75. HarrySarge Says:

    Does anyone else think [I love you] 2D boy [!] should release robot and the cities that built him for iPhone

  76. Adam Says:

    Also note that it will not work on iPod Touch 3rd gen. 8GB, as this is not a real 3rd generation device, but rather a renamed 2nd generation device.

  77. Odd0002 Says:

    Is there going to be any wireless/bluetooth multiplayer mode (compete with times/tower height/races) or will that be integrated into the game center?

  78. Jesse Says:

    I’ve never purchased an Apple product in my life, but the idea of playing World of Goo on that beautiful iPad screen is extremely tempting…

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  80. Lumarama Says:

    I should mention that the first app I’m going to buy after iPad purchase is World of Goo HD.

  81. Ryan Says:

    How long does apple certification take?

  82. Filip Says:

    No I do not mean ‘Word of god’ :(.

    Damn you Apple, speed this up!

  83. keniffkeniff Says:

    How much does it takes to apple to approve the app?

  84. Filip Says:

    Is something happening now? Instead of recommending “Word of god” it just says, plainly; “No hits”.

    I’m being optimistic here!

  85. Madsen Says:

    Filip, I just saw the same thing. :-)
    Its getting exciting, would be a lovely thing to have for the weekend. ….

    Thank you 2d boy for making this game :-))

  86. Sim Says:

    Any plans to discount the universal version to 2.99 or something when the iphone version is 99 cents? Would def grab it :D (Already own it on Steam so reluctant to buy it on another platform)

  87. Paúl Says:

    PLEASE!!!! i need this game on my iPhone!!!!

  88. Doctorok Says:

    You can tell a video game is a great one when years after it’s release, it’s fans are still excited about playing it all over again for the umpteenth time. :D

  89. Doctorok Says:

    ^ when its fans…

  90. Ryan Says:

    I have never had a console foe this game. iPhone will the first time and I can’t wait. Hurry up and release it already!!!!!

  91. Ghost Says:

    Is there going to be day one discount for european app store aswell?

  92. badcoyote Says:

    I love you 2DBOY cant wait its so loooooooooong

  93. Neph Says:

    Will this contain the same levels as in the PC-version?

  94. Andi Says:

    Come on, Apple! Give it a go! :)

  95. The Bird is the Word Says:

    Still not on the App Store. Any word yet from Apple?

  96. GuyMcperson Says:

    ARGH!! why does apple always take forever to approve the good games >.< …cant wait any longer… must play world of goooo… NO! not 'word of god' …i hate apple *frustrated*

  97. Calstin898 Says:

    Could you please make an update adding 2nd gen support soon? I’ve been waiting FOREVER for this to come out and I only have a 2nd gen iTouch. Please add the update! PS: WoG rocks, I also have it for wii and nearly beat it. Curse you, epilouge!

  98. Maxie Says:

    Even at $3 that is ridiculously cheap! Looking forward to it!

  99. j14 Says:

    This has been the longest wait ever! Hurry up App Store approvers!

  100. Trinest Says:

    I would much rather a Windows Phone version ;)

  101. xDarter Says:

    The Good News for those of us waiting… its probably going to finely be approved on Monday It Its any thing like my apps have been.

    5-8 days

  102. djpety Says:

    Maybe, it can be ported to Symbian^3 mobile devices :)

  103. Impatient Git Says:

    Where is it?!!!!!!!

  104. Toni Says:

    Can’t wait for Apple to approve it :(

  105. Stan Says:

    *waits eagerly for the WoG modding community to meet the jailbreaking community*

  106. Adam Says:

    Hi there,

    I’ve hugely enjoyed your game on my PC, and I’d be super-delighted to buy it again on the Android platform for use on my Nexus S and Xoom! :-)

  107. Rob Says:

    Hopefully tomorrow :-)

  108. Gooey Says:

    I cant wait, but i think there should be a free code for those who hav bought it on wiiware.

  109. keniffkeniff Says:

    i have easily checked this page like 35 times today and theres is no update

  110. keniffkeniff Says:

    1st- go to this link in your iphone/ipod touch. http://cdn.webadictos.net/media/2011/02/World-of-Goo-HD-300×300.png
    2nd- tap where it says: Add to home screen
    3rd- fit the icon and name it World of Goo
    4th – enjoy world of goo

  111. keniffkeniff Says:

    if you like world of goo you would probably like this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LlaQ09r1ZeI

  112. WindId Says:

    Plz discount to $0.99 for the first 24 hours, to congratulate the version of iPhone to be release.
    Can’t wait to play it on my iPad 2.

  113. Filip Says:

    Jesus christ, App Store… What are they doing?

  114. Joe Says:

    Yeah I know right!
    My guess is that since Apple is in California and their time is pacific then the east coast will have to wait to 12 pm noon. That way it will be 9 am PST.

  115. Ghin Says:

    Don’t understand what are appstore censors doing? Maybe try to find some porno or flash

  116. Nick Says:

    How much time does apple approval time take?

  117. Joe Says:

    See that is the real question. From what I heard it was anywhere from 5-8 days.
    However normally apps from big game devs get pushed up on the list and they are approved fairly quickly.

  118. Fuzzio Says:

    Man oh man!
    how long is this going to take!

    The anticipation is killing me!

    it does see to be taking forever…..

    Must play with… goo… sooon….

  119. Jose Says:

    Ok so when I search World of Goo, the suggestions box now gives me World of Goo HD and World of Goo. Before it just gave me the HD version, hope this means it comes out today.

  120. Martin Says:

    @Jose: and if I search on my iPod it gives me “world of goo” as a suggestion, too.

    I hope it will be out today.

  121. Andi Says:

    Same here! “World of Goo” appears in the search. So, please, can someone push the big green button, now?! 

  122. Pavke Says:

    When I search for “World of Goo HD” HD version pops out. When I search for “World of Goo” search comes up empty.

  123. morris Says:

    yes…appears in the serch!!!! i checked this page 1.000 times in these days…i can’t wait to play it!!!!

  124. momo1526 Says:

    Allright goo fans! Let’s make shure this is the FIRST app in the app store!

  125. Elurztac Says:

    I love you, 2Dboy !
    I wanted this app a long time… Please, come to me !

  126. Fuzzio Says:

    Still a no show in German app store….. Buhuhu

  127. Harry Says:

    It comes up on the search! That means that by the time I wake up tomorrow I will have my first taste of portable gooey goodness! Let’s get this app to no. 1 gooFans!

  128. Justin Says:

    Come on Apple!

    I love this game, and I can’t wait to play it on my iPod!!

    And like everyone else said, in the US Store, both “World of Goo” and “World of Goo HD” are showing up as suggestions.

  129. Artic6 Says:

    Its on the UK app store as text, search for world of g…..it’s there but it returns no matches so hopefully I’ll be in the UK tomorrow

    Cannot wait :)

  130. Noah!!! Says:

    Listen up 2D boy! I have a 2nd gen ipod touch. BUT it has ios 4.0. Will it still work?!?!? REPLY NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  131. Neph Says:

    Hm, still nothing?

  132. keniffkeniff Says:

    tic toc tic toc tic toc tic toc

  133. Harry Says:

    @Noah!!! No, your iPod won’t run it. The processor in older models is not powerful enough.

  134. Pavke Says:

    @Noah I will not work. Processor power is low. It needs armv7 cpu and better!

  135. Paúl Says:

    So, I have been checking the App Store all day long and still nothing, just the “world of goo” suggestion… is it going to be released today? I hope so!!

  136. Noah!!! Says:

    Well screw 2d boy! Making it only for the people who have all the latest tech.

  137. Ryan Says:

    It’s not about having the newest tech. It is about having a processor that can run the game.

  138. ClementF Says:

    The time of waiting is killing me! Be quick, Apple store….

  139. Andi Says:

    Think it has been approved by Apple (fact that it appears in the search). Now its on 2dboy to set the release date…

  140. Antonis null Tsagaris Says:

    Android version please!!

    I have already bought it twice for PC (download and boxed) and I will gladly buy it again for Android. If you do release an Android version please do it through PayPal too because I can’t use the Android Market in Cyprus – a downloadable .apk will do just fine. :D

  141. Killjoy Says:

    @keniffkeniff its just a picture… I cant play.

  142. Killjoy Says:

    And i agree with noah…its not fair, its just not fair. Ive waited forever and now i cant play because i too have a 2g. Screw u 2d girl.

  143. Noah!!! Says:

    Are u sure this wont work on my ipod? Every other app does?

  144. Chris Says:

    @Noah

    Its not about 2d boy not putting it on your old ipod. It just physically doesn’t work because the processor is too slow. Its like putting Crysis on a Intel atom netbook – YOU CAN’T.

  145. Noah!!! Says:

    You people where COMPLETELY WRONG! I went to my settings and i DO have armv7! HA

  146. foxigames Says:

    Thank you so much! I love this game

  147. Samuel Says:

    It doesn’t work on iPod Touch 3G, When you try to download it says: This app doesn’t work with iPod touch. So that’s a fail.

  148. Ron Carmel Says:

    samuel, we’re looking into it.

  149. 5105 Says:

    Hi Ron! I love World of Goo! You are full of great ideas! But, will you try to get this on ipod 2nd generation? If so, will it still be 99¢?

  150. Lucas Says:

    NOOO please! please! let it run on the 8gb MC model!!!! I’ve been waiting for this app for at least 3 years and it’s finally come out. I’m so dissapointed that I have to buy a new ipod to play it! :( x 1000
    Are there any possibilities to getting it to run on an 8gb MC model? OR A rebranded ipod touch 8gb 2g?

  151. Hannah Says:

    HI!!!!!!!!! i luv this game it is the best in the world!!!

  152. Apple Rox Says:

    To all you fandroids demanding goo for your phones…

    Get an iPhone. ;)

  153. S I R E N Says:

    My whole family enjoys playing “World of Goo” – we have purchased it for computers and wii ware. We would really love to play Goo on-the-go, but it is not available on the ANDROID OS. We would love to see an HD version for Android. Can you at least tell us (here or in the blog) if it is at least in the works? I’ll keep checking back.

    Additionally, I would like to know if you will be offering special “customer loyalty” codes to those who have previously purchased to have access to the new platforms for free (or discounted).

    Thanks for a wold of fun… Now… back to stacking gooballs… hehehe