World of Goo for iPhone arrives this Thursday April 14

It’s official, World of Goo for iPhone will launch this Thursday, April 14! It will be priced at $2.99 (and equivalents in the rest of the world) but will be on sale for $0.99 for the first 24 hours after release.

At the very same time, we will release an update for World of Goo HD (still $4.99), which will make it a Universal App.

This means that if you want to play on both iPad + iPhone/iPod, you should get the $4.99 HD version, and if you want to play on your iPhone/iPod only, you should get the $2.99 non-HD version. Remember, this game requires an iPhone 3GS or iPhone 4 or 3rd generation iPod Touch or newer.

Warning: We have discovered a strange new character who mysteriously appears after the end of the game.  This new character seems to appear only in the iOS versions of World of Goo. But upon further investigation, there seems to be a good reason for that.

The Goo Balls are restless. I’m sure they are attempting to communicate a big wet thank you to all you fantastic fans out there who have supported us through the years with praise, excitement, and the spreading the word.  Thank you all!  Hope you dig it.


Q: Do both versions support retina displays?
A: Yes, both versions support retina displays, and should look identical. Update: Some players are reporting lack of “retina” support. We’re investigating. Thanks for the feedback.

Q: Pinch-to-Zoom?
A: Yes, World of Goo supports pinch-to-zoom when played on small screens. Pinch away!

73 Responses to “World of Goo for iPhone arrives this Thursday April 14”

  1. Hering69 Says:

    Finaly … :) but still another 2 days :(
    Can’t wait ;)

  2. Pavke Says:

    Sweet! A strange new Character? New Easter egg? Can’t wait! ^_^

  3. Harry Says:

    Hmm… Hope you DIG it…

  4. Filip Says:

    Finally, some news! I mean sure I’d live with NOT having to wait untill Thursday, but now we know.

    I love you, 2D Boy

  5. Andi Says:

    HD for me 

  6. Kilian Says:

    Ever since you published the last article (GooPhone comin’) I’ve been refreshing your site almost hourly. Sorry for the extra traffic ;) but I’m so excited about this! Can’t stop looking forward to those tasty gooballs in my pocket as well..

  7. Forest Gamble Says:

    Yessss!!!! Finally, something good to look forward to this week!

  8. Madsen Says:

    Looking forward to playing world of goo during the Easter break
    Thank you 2d boy

  9. Paul Says:

    Is the profanity pack in the iPhone version? Is that where it’s hiding?

  10. Elurztac Says:

    It’s the April 14 for the USA or for the World ?

    The April 14 at 12.00 am in Europe, can we get it ?
    Please ?
    Seriously ?
    I Go to German this day !

  11. Pedro Says:

    Why you don’t put version HD in sale too? :(

  12. Mike Says:

    Does the “non-HD iPhone version” support the retina display?

  13. Alexandre Fontoura Says:

    I’ll get it day one. Hope your succeed better in this version than the other.

  14. Alex Says:

    Will the universal version have the pinch zooming feature?

  15. MOM4Evr Says:

    Cool deal! I totally need an iSomething to play this on.

  16. Carlos Aguilera Says:

    Genial!!! Ya espero que sea jueves!! Y también espero que a esta version la actualicen de vez en cuando con nuevos capítulos y mundos! Eso seria increíble!! Tal vez tenga que ver eso con el nuevo personaje, no lo se, pero… No seria genial!!??

  17. DethJestr Says:

    I wants World of Goo for iPod 2G!!

  18. Ron Carmel Says:

    @Alex: pinch zooming in both versions when played on iPhone. No need for zooming on iPad.

  19. Alasdair Says:

    @Ron Carmel: are both versions of the game going to be on sale at $0.99 on Thursday? Also, as an iPhone 4 user, is there any difference for me between the non-HD and HD versions (i.e. is one of them Retina-compatible and the other not)?

    Can’t believe how time flies – feels like only yesterday I was getting all excited about the beta version for PC, and now it’s on my phone!

  20. Wise Guy Says:

    Where is the Android version? Android will be soon the most used platform on mobile phones worldwide, so please develop an Android version, I bought it on Wii and PC, but I would also like to have it on my mobile and 800×480 pixels and 512 MB RAM are really enough, look at the iPod 2G late 2009 with it´s poor resolution of 480×320 pixels.

  21. Josh Says:

    How about some WoG Android Love?

  22. SaleForHDUniversalPlease Says:

    Please put the HD Universal version also on sale at a good discount (I already have WoG on multiple non-iOS platforms).


  23. Fred Says:

    Windows Phone 7, please?

  24. Kwyjibo Says:

    Will it be put in the UK at the same time?

  25. Forest Gamble Says:

    On the iPhone version will we be able to play on the mysterious planet inhabited just by goos which appears at the end of the game? That would be great!

  26. shelly Says:

    I want it for my Droid, please

  27. Hmar9333 Says:

    World of Goo Windows Phone. With achievements. That would be awesome.

    Microsoft would probably support you quite a bit.

  28. Justin Says:

    Hey everyone asking for the game on different platforms: give them time. While I would love to see it on every device in the history of man so that everyone can enjoy it’s gooey awesomeness, I would hate to see a rushed copy more than not having one. That’s not the way 2D Boy seems to work. They won’t release anything less than perfect.

    Oh, and @wiseguy, acting like they mad a bad decision on which platform to support and bashing the iPod simply because you have an android is not going to help your case.

  29. Odd0002 Says:

    Can we get an estimate at about what time in the day it will be released?

  30. Jim Says:

    I will probably get the iPad version since I like the larger screen.

    Good job, best of luck on the iPhone launch.

  31. Ernest Says:

    If I buy it, again, will you promise to make WOG2?!

  32. Daniel Says:

    who is the new chracter in WOG co’s i will never know co’s il never get a i phone or any thing PLZ TELL ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! plz pretyprety plz!!!!!

  33. Daniel Says:

    are u make a WOG2 plz do so!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  34. Michael Says:

    Maybe you can make a slimmed down cerion for us poor iphone3g/2g touch users who feel that updating our expensive hardware every year for $500 istoo much? I love goo, but I don’t want to spend $500 on a new phone just to Play with some goo.

    Also, are you using the same soundtrAck?

    You should really update your( Temporary )and (Crappy out of date) websites.

  35. TM13 Says:

    This is just overly awesome.

    I’d love to know if there actually IS going to be a WoG2?
    Can wait either way!

    Thank you 2DBOY!

    My life is now complete.


  36. trikar Says:

    Adroid Soon please.Thanks

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  38. Matt Says:

    Another rip off price for iPad owners. Come on, let’s have universal pricining. Fed up with it.

  39. Stina Says:

    Thank you for releasing it on my birthday! Happy Birthday me!! Hooray!

  40. Monton de Bits Says:

    We’re about to launch a little game on the iPhone, and we sincerelly want to send you our best wishes on your iPhone/iPod Touch launch. You are truly one of our references to keep up working to make good independent games. Love you guys!

  41. momo1526 Says:

    Yesss! Gootouch!!!

  42. xxxElGuapo Says:

    At last!!!

    And yes, all you iphone/Apple haters……sorry, but if the android or windows phone were the best next platform for the Goo, they would have done that……like it or not, the iphone is the leader right now and there is a reason……it’s like people whining they can’t play Halo on their playstation…..get over it…..or get the best product.

  43. Elurztac Says:

    We’re the April 13 in France, it’s 21:38 (9:38 P.M)
    The game will be availbable in 2:30 hours or not ?

    I think not… But i asking !

  44. Forest Gamble Says:

    Waiting for this Thursday to come around is like waiting for Christmas, except I’m looking forward to goophone more!

  45. GangstarrMario Says:

    Just 1 hour left to 14 april in sweden :)

  46. Etabeta Says:

    It’s 00:04 in Italy.. I’m glad that I’ve get notice of world of goo for iPhone only a few minutes ago. Waiting for tomorrow. Thanks and keep going with the good work.

  47. Stan Says:

    WOGPhone tomorrow, Portal 2 on Friday (or Tuesday, depending on who you talk to)… this is a goo-d time to be a gamer.

  48. Josh Says:

    can we still pick up multiple gooballs at a time on the iPhone/iPod version? how many? does the pinch zooming cancel it out? can we turn pinch zooming off? sorry for all the questions but I want to know because I still want to use all of my fingers

  49. Ole Noerby Says:

    JUST downloaded! And reviewed! IT’S PERFECT!

  50. morris Says:

    just downloaded!!!!!!!!!!! tonight i will not sleep :)
    this game is incredible!!!! i’m enthusiastic!!!!!! yuhuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  51. Pavke Says:


    Really? Here, it is 1.30AM and still nothing. I think it has to be 9AM PST witch means 17PM European time

  52. Marko Says:

    Fucking great game.
    Druze Pavke, strpi s malo ;)

  53. Runyu Says:

    Hey, I downloaded it on iphone4, but I don’t see retina support. A little disappointed. The graphic isn’t very sharp. Just smaller than I played on my PC. Update please.

  54. Kilian Says:

    Downloading downloading downloading… Even before playing it I know what I’m expecting. And I thank you for it!

  55. Kilian Says:

    This exceeds my expectations! Great job on delivering this to us all. It couldn’t have been better!

  56. Kamion Says:

    I just bought it. Thanks guys. I’ll be in a car for five hours tomorrow. I’ll play this until my battery dies.

  57. BloodySneaker Says:

    I dunno how looks HD versione, but the normale version IS NOT at retina res! But maybe support retina is different than retina resolution :) Anyway good game, and if you don’t mind, go retina :D

  58. ripped off Says:

    Guys, after reading on this site that “both versions support retina displays, and should look identical”, I bought the iPhone version.

    However, it definitley is not HD graphics. The graphics are low res. So, although the game is great, this false promise sucks big time.

  59. Renzo Says:

    Guys i wanted to get it for my iphone but its 2.99! :(

    Can i get it for a dollar somehow?

  60. Jose Says:

    So I looked for world of goo today, the 14th, and the game was 2.99. What happened to the 24 hour sale I heard so much about?

  61. Renzo Says:

    I think u should give us another day of wog for a dollar since the first didnt quite work :)

  62. HarrySarge Says:

    played it, finished it (all besides that epilogue level (one on the right)). One thing, does the blimp eventually do anything? The last gooball salesperson is a lovely touch which makes the game more satisfactory, but does it take you to the real world of goo or something?

  63. Bapt-vador Says:

    Please, make a version for the update of the iPod 3.1.3!!!! I want to play it with my iPod touch!!!

  64. Leonardo Almeida Says:

    Do you guys have an idea when the retina issue will be fixed? I got the game but am waiting for this to enjoy the gooness at its best graphical output! Thanks

  65. Erik Says:

    Same here. Played a bit of the game, but don’t want to do anymore until retina display is fixed. It’s disappointingly fuzzy:(

  66. John Says:

    Doesn’t look like it’s HD on my iPhone 4 :-(
    Fix this please!:)

  67. Bort Says:

    Seriously. At least let us know what the plan is with the retina display. I am feeling like a sucker for purchasing this with the understanding that this would be addressed (as it says above).

  68. JonRico Says:

    I have to agree. The lack of information on this is completely unlike 2dboy and that worries me.

    The process for getting a new version involves fixing the problem and then submitting the new version to apple. It would be at least useful to know if the problem has been identified and when a version will be sent to apple so we have an idea of how long we have to wait.

  69. Kyle Gabler Says:

    The retina fix has been submitted, and we are just waiting on Apple’s approval.

  70. Bret Says:

    Good news for those of you (us) who are anxious about the retina issue. Kyle (one of the 2 I believe) just emailed me in response to a question about this: the fix has been submitted, and now it’s on Apple to approve it.

  71. JonRico Says:

    Thanks for the update. Great news. I am on chapter 2 and didnt want to go much further with blurry goo!

  72. ZeChatrix Says:

    Hi !
    First, thank you a lot for the update !
    Do you know when Apple will approve it ? I can’t wait more… T_T

  73. Juan3 Says:

    Hi, this game is well cool I have it on my mac and my
    iphone, when it will publish for Android (galaxy s2), this will be my next device and I would not like to miss.