World of Goo

World of Goo

I just finished World of Goo, and dammit, it's fantastic. It's crazy that a game this good can be produced by just two people.

You should play it right now. You've got no excuse: it's available for Linux, for Mac OS and for the Wii. The Windows distribution channels are numerous (including Steam), and there's absolutely no regional price differences (not the case for many recent releases: I'm looking at you Farcry 2 and Fallout 3).

If you don't know whether you'll like it, well, screw you. You should be able to take my word for it. Of course, I'm not the only person who thinks it's great (that score is equal with Half-Life 2). And there's a generous, substantial (and free) demo that should convince you of the game's merits. You have nothing to lose but your ignorance.



The game is $19.99USD = ~$36NZD. It's short, but sublime. Like Portal. The story is certainly as dark, and as funny.

The art direction is what I really like. It's amazing. Same guy that did that did the music, and the game design. _Crazy_.
Cool. Unfortunately I do have an excuse; in the form of a dissertation, essay, and a handful of examinations; but after all that, for sure.

Would I be right in thinking Neverhood for some reason?
It's quirky, and the music is good. That's about as far as the similarities go, I'd say.