World of Goo is a multiple award winning physics based puzzle / construction game made entirely by two guys.
User reviews: Very Positive (1,857 reviews)
Release Date: Oct 13, 2008

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"An excellent indie puzzle game featuring many challenging levels which are neither too easy nor ridiculously hard. Both Funny and melancholic at times."

About This Game

World of Goo is a multiple award winning physics based puzzle / construction game made entirely by two guys. Drag and drop living, squirming, talking, globs of goo to build structures, bridges, cannonballs, zeppelins, and giant tongues. The millions of Goo Balls that live in the beautiful World of Goo are curious to explore - but they don't know that they are in a game, or that they are extremely delicious.
  • Mysterious Levels - Each level is strange and dangerously beautiful, introducing new puzzles, areas, and the creatures that live in them.
  • World of Goo Balls - Along the way, undiscovered new species of Goo Ball, each with unique abilities, come together to ooze through reluctant tales of discovery, love, conspiracy, beauty, electric power, and the third dimension.
  • The Sign Painter - Someone is watching you.
  • World of Goo Corporation - Congratulations! World of Goo Corporation is the Global Leader in Goo and Goo Related Product, including World of Goo Corporation Trademark Brand Soft Drink Beverage and World of Goo Corporation Trademark Brand Facial Exfoliating Lotion. Succulent!
  • Massive Online Competition - Human players around the world compete in a living leaderboard to build the tallest towers of goo in World of Goo Corporation's mysterious sandbox. World of Goo Corporation is contractually obligated to state that everyone is a winner and is enthusiastic to celebrate everyone's tower building opportunities equally.

    Congratulations, and good luck!

System Requirements

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    Minimum:
    • Supported OS: Windows® XP or Vista
    • Processor: 1GHz or faster
    • Memory: 512+MB RAM
    • Video: Any 3D graphics accelerator less than 5 years old
    • DirectX® Version: 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 100MB
    • OS: OS X version Leopard 10.5.8, Snow Leopard 10.6.3, or later
    • Processor: Intel Core Duo
    • Memory: 512 MB
    • Graphics: 64 MB
    • Other Requirements:
    • Processor: 1 GHz or faster
    • Memory: 512 MB or more
    • Graphics: hardware accelerated OpenGL 1.4 support
    • Hard drive: 100 MB free space
Helpful customer reviews
10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
6.0 hrs on record
"Während es keiner Schwierigkeit unterliegt, jedes physische Erlebnis aus Empfindungen, also psychischen Elementen aufzubauen, ist keine Möglichkeit abzusehen, wie man aus den in der heutigen Physik gebräuchlichen Elementen: Massen und Bewegungen (in ihrer für diese Spezialwissenschaft allein dienlichen Starrheit) irgend ein psychisches Erlebnis darstellen könnte." Ernst Mach. Erkenntnis und Irrtum. p.12

Well, with epigraph like that, I guess I should translate it... In short, Mach - a very famous, genius physicist - thought what it is not possible to see (darstellen) of any psychic experience from common physical elements like movement and masses.

There, in this game, we observe (and sometimes control) movement of masses and surely most of us can see joy in it. I guess that joy is a psychic experience, and of good kind. So I feel sorry Mach can't see this game. It's wonderful.
Pure pleasure, without violence, insolence and repeatability, so common in modern pop culture, and gaming in the first place.

10/10 gooballs. Epic casual game.
Posted: October 9
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Nice funny game! You should play it!
Posted: October 4
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
11.3 hrs on record
Game is AWESOME! But WHERE IS STEAM CLOUD?!
Posted: October 11
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Fun physics game, save the goo!
Posted: October 12
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
This game was so good I injected morphine into my eyeballs.
Posted: October 11
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
suprisingly fun 7/10 it does get boring after a while tho but i got it for 69p so no complaints (hehe 69)
Posted: October 10
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0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
While the game is good and fun, the levels ramp up quickly to get to the equivalent of trying to balance an elephant on a piano wire -- it's extremely difficult to figure out exactly where you need to place something to keep the whole thing from falling in on itself. Still a good time, though.
Posted: October 1
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0 of 6 people (0%) found this review helpful
26.0 hrs on record
worth
Posted: October 7
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1 of 11 people (9%) found this review helpful
4.7 hrs on record
Good gameplay; poor story; good imagination; great graphics; 3 stars.
Posted: October 2
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0.4 hrs on record
A tedious and boring game on top of one of the worst ports i've seen in a while.

I had to alter the config file to even get the game to launch properly because of a known issue with dual screen set ups.

The game itself is a physics based 'puzzle' game (and I use the term puzzle lightly here) that feels like a flash game you would find for free on Newgrounds and the like. If the concept interests you I would pick it up on a 99 cent sale. Otherwise, stay away.
Posted: September 25
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6.7 hrs on record
This Game is really fun, creative, and gets me thinking. I played through it pretty fast, but was very fun. I'll keep playing this game, although, it will never be quiet as fun as my first run-through. It is very addictive, and sometimes a little frustrating (although that might just be me because I'm not too good at this stuff). I do recommend this game, I think it is very unique game, and is really fun.
Posted: September 26
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1.5 hrs on record
I played this game before it was released on steam, and I played it on android.

Really fun, interesting, and garanteed fun.

You will definetly laught your ♥♥♥ off. Some maps are difficult, but never impossible.

10/10
Posted: October 17
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1.6 hrs on record
I was hoping for more gooey interaction but nope.
Posted: October 17
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1.1 hrs on record
Okay game that offered me little entertainment value. Recommended if you like physics puzzles and don't mind endlessly retrying levels until you succeed.
Posted: October 16
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0.4 hrs on record
nice for leisure time.
Posted: October 15
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0.3 hrs on record
Forget about the graphic or low resolution, just give the game a try. It's a fun little puzzle game.
Posted: October 20
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6.9 hrs on record
Nice graphics, innovative game, lot's of fun
Posted: October 6
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8.5 hrs on record
The gameplay is great. No buggy actions and everything is crisp. It was fun from beginning to end. It is worth buying in my opinion.
Posted: October 7
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12.2 hrs on record
Great little indie game.
Posted: October 7
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3.0 hrs on record
A beautiful and enchanting soundtrack, ingenous and unique gameplay, a lovely artstyle and a story that surprises, entrances and invokes a vast array of emotions are just some of the things that make this game so great.

If you havn't already played it, pick it up as it's a gem of a game, one which has stayed with me, and one which I hope stays with you.

Little Inferno, by the same developer, is another great mention, and if you liked this at all you'll certainly like it too.

A note on my hours played: I played and finished this long before I purchased it on Steam.

Posted: October 10
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