World of Goo News
These are our picks, but what are yours?
It's a packed session this week as a veritable stampede of writers on Nintendo Life share their chosen gaming goals for the weekend. As you might imagine, there's a lot of Splatoon 2 to be had over the next couple of days, but there's also a handful of unexpected entries, a few predictable entries and even a...
Let us be your little Virgil
2D Boy released what is still arguably the best game on the WiiWare service, World of Goo. But since the release of that game four years ago the developer has been rather quiet. The game never got a sequel and lips were sealed tight on future projects, but we knew that whatever this immensely talented — and...
Loves them really
There was something of a storm in a teacup around Reggie Fils-Aime's recent comments that Nintendo isn't interested in garage developers. As long-time fans of WiiWare and DSiWare will know, some of the services' better titles have originated from semi-professional coders or small development teams. Now Nintendo of America's...
Hurry hurry hurry!
It had a good run, but Nintendo's temporary WiiWare demo program is coming to an end on January 31st. If you haven't got ahold of the freebies yet then you'd better act fast. According to Official Nintendo Magazine UK, Nintendo sent out a message to online Wii owners that the temporary program will end in three days. Originally...
Sales boost seen for all games with free trials
During an early november earnings meeting, Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata explained how the company wants to get more people to visit the Wii and DSi Shop Channels and browse around, instead of going in already knowing what they want to get. Iwata then announced the company’s plans to roll out a temporary...
We kick off our first game/chip music podcast with YMCK, Anamanaguchi, Metroid Metal and more!
Welcome to the first episode of NLFM, the new monthly Nintendo Life podcast focused on music from and inspired by video games! We feel game and chip music doesn't get the credit it deserves a lot of the time, so we decided to kickstart our own show...
Which games are available? Read on!
Some exciting news for all you WiiWare fans out there - you can now access free WiiWare demos through the Shop Channel! Yes, pop on your Wii console and you'll be able to download limited trial versions of selected games. You lucky European and Australian Wii owners can access Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My...
More power to the customer or missing the point entirely?
If you head on over to the popular online store Amazon and look around a little you can find something pretty weird: A listing for World of Goo on the Wii. Reading the item description reveals that this is not actually the game, but rather a code you can enter in the Wii Shop to get the game (Presumably, you have to enter it instead of a Wii..
Green shades anyone?
In Japan you simply cannot have a download release list that's less than four games and next week will be no exception with a mixed total of six. Only two WiiWare releases: World of Goo published by Nintendo themselves for 1500 points -- I think everyone knows what this game is by now! Hajiite Block Rush from Agenda for 500...
For those of you out there who are curious as to just what it takes to create a video game from scratch, Ron Carmel, co-creator of World of Goo, recently sat down at the Game Developers Conference and gave some specifics as to what it cost to create their hit WiiWare title.
Below are a few dollar amounts Ron gave out regarding the development of World of Goo. $4000 on hardware $1000 on..
2D Boy is currently working on a seven-part series on their blog that will chronicle the development of their hugely popular WiiWare hit World of Goo.
Part one of the series recently went up and includes a nice little bonus for those who would like to see World of Goo in its infancy. In fact fans can even download a prototype version of the game that was only a mere week old. Now keep in mind the..
Remember when EA bigwig Peter Moore got all confused because he couldn’t fathom why World of Goo ranked so highly in Eurogamer’s top 50 of 2008? Well he’s now redeemed himself by singing the praises of 2D Boy’s awesome WiiWare title on his blog page.
Here's what the big guy said: Before we close the door on one of the lively discussions that was breaking out here over the past couple of..
It seems the soundtrack trend continues and this time it's one of the most hotly-anticipated musical scores of 2008. That's right, 2D Boy has just made available for download, the entire World of Goo soundtrack for your listening pleasure. And the best part is that it's completely free!
The soundtrack is 49 minutes long and has been completely remastered by Kyle Gabler. The 2D Boy servers have been..
If you’re a keen fan of the excellent UK-based video game site Eurogamer then you’ll be aware that it recently posted its top 50 games of the past 12 months.
WiiWare gem World of Goo cropped up in a very respectable tenth position, which caused EA’s Peter Moore to scratch his chin in puzzlement and comment that he was ‘surprised’ to see it...
This year brought Wii owners the WiiWare service and with it some great and affordable downloadable game titles. While we've seen our fair share of awful titles on the service, we've also seen some outstanding releases, a few that approach even some of the better Wii retail releases.
As 2008 comes to a close, we at WiiWare World thought it might be time to take a look back at a handful of the best..
As 2008 is coming to a close it’s time to check out Metacritic’s best videogames of 2008. Here you can see a breakdown of the top 5 games for all systems as decided by the average score from all the professional reviews which were tracked.
The results from the Wii top 5 is quite interesting as 3 of the 5 games are WiiWare games! Not bad going we think: It will come as no surprise that World of..
With only one week to go until Christmas, it seems that Nintendo are full of festive cheer and have prepared the mother of all WiiWare updates to ensure your holiday season kicks off with a bang.
First up with have the sublime World of Goo, what more can be said about this great game which hasn’t already been said? If you been living in a cave or...
Rejoice, European WiiWare fans! 2Dboy - the developer of the awesome World of Goo – has confirmed that the game will be making its EU debut this coming Friday. Australia and New Zealand are also going to be getting their fair share of goo-goodness, too.
The game was released in the US some months ago and has become something of a poster boy for...
2D Boy's World of Goo continues to acquire accolades from video game and technology media sites around the net, but most recently the game had its name mentioned among such video game heavyweights as Gears of War 2, Guitar Hero World Tour, and LittleBigPlanet in PC World's recent "Video Games: The 12 Best Holiday Bets" special.
World of Goo was the only WiiWare title to garner a mention,..
It is no secret that the World of Goo is our favourite WiiWare game to date here at WiiWare World. Indeed when we reviewed it last month it achieved the unthinkable and obtained WiiWare World’s first 10/10 score!
The only downside was that our friends at 2D Boy signed up to a deal with RTL Games for the European distribution and they were not...
It seems that the world is going crazy for the World of Goo. We were so impressed by the beautiful looking physics themed action puzzler that we did the unthinkable and awarded it a mighty 10/10, the first game we have reviewed to receive that impressive accolade.
It seems this is not only our opinion as the most popular review rating comparison site Metacritic reveals. 1up, NintendoWorldReport,..
The time has arrived; today you can finally get acquainted with what may well be the best game to hit WiiWare to date. Yes we’re talking about World of Goo of course! The WiiWare World team have been enjoying the PC version of the game all week which the nice chaps at 2D Boy supplied us with. Amazingly it surpassed all our expectations, it’s hard to pick fault with anything, yes it is THAT good!
Our review will be ready a little later today as we want to try out the WiiWare specific features such as the 4 player co-op and of course how the game controls with the Wii Remote instead of a mouse. We recommend that only the most cautious of our readers wait for the review however, you c..
The wait is almost over. 2D Boy has just announced that World of Goo will be coming to the US WiiWare service on Monday, October 13. That means in less than two weeks Wii owners will finally be able to enjoy this much-anticipated WiiWare title. The price has now been finalized and will cost 1500 Wii Points.
If you want to get more insight into the...
We got a pleasant surprise in a recent press release sent to us from Nintendo. Aside from all the other news such as Wii Music, a new Punch-Out!!, and Sin & Punishment 2 which are coming to the Wii there was also some fresh info about WiiWare for a change!
We knew all about Tetris Party, Strong Bad Episode 3 and World of Goo, but we were surprised to hear confirmation that the rumour that the..
Good news for all you Goo fans out there. 2D Boy has just announced that they've submitted their upcoming WiiWare title World of Goo to Nintendo for approval. If the game passes approval, they should have a release date soon. It would seem that the game is still on track for an October release date.
There's been no more word yet on the possibility of a European retail release of World of Goo, but..
World of Goo has been one of the most heavily-anticipated WiiWare titles since it was first announced. 2-D Boy has just released a news item on their official web site stating that the PC version of the game has just gone gold and will likely see a release during the first week of November. What's great about this news is that they have also...
As the much anticipated World of Goo draws ever closer to release we thought it would be a good time to catch up with Ron and Kyle, the masterminds behind 2D Boy to find out a bit more about the most recent developments.
Thankfully the dynamic duo were only too happy to answer our questions. Read on and find out what’s new in the World of Goo: WiiWare World: For those who have been living in a..
It’s been too long since we have had any new World of Goo news. This game is shaping up to be one of the best games coming up for WiiWare from the looks of it so it’s reassuring to see that Kyle and Ron (aka 2D Boy) are now really just putting the final touches to the game before its WiiWare launch, which is hopefully still lined up for September.
Here’s the latest from Kyle in the 2D Boy blog: Translations into 5 languages (english, spanish, french, italian, german) is 91% done. I hope one day we’ll be able to do Japanese too… Cut-scenes: finishing up the very last end-of-game sequence, and th...
Whilst browsing NoE’s summer 2008 release schedule we were intrigued to find “World of Goo (RTL Playtainment) - Q3 2008” on that list. After all isn’t World of Goo supposed to be a WiiWare game?
Questioning our own sanity, we contacted our old chum Ron Carmel at 2D Boy and found out what was going on. Here’s what he told us: Our European...
There is no doubt that the upcoming World of Goo is one of the better looking games coming to the WiiWare service. Back in May when we interviewed David Braben on LostWinds you can see even he is bowled over by the looks of this game. Which makes sense because LostWinds also looks stunning and has great art direction.
So who is the genius behind the artwork in World of Goo? None other than 2D..
2D Boy’s innovative puzzle title World of Goo has been on our radar for some time now thanks to its lovely visuals and addictive gameplay. As you might be aware the game is also being released for the PC and Mac, but 2D Boy has now confirmed that Wii owners will be getting exclusive online co-op, which makes that version the most appealing of the bunch.
This really is excellent news, not only..
I recently caught up with the guys from 2D Boy, the creators of World of Goo, which is one of the more interesting and original games coming to WiiWare to see how it was all going. Our regular readers may remember that way back in February we playtested a early build of World of Goo and the first impressions were excellent. If you think of Tim Burton’s art style mixed with the gameplay of Lemmings and Loco Roco then you won’t be far off the mark.
Anyway, we are all interested to know when we can expect to see this promising game on WiiWare. Sadly the answer is not for a little while yet. Their aim is to finish development on the Wor..
Our new found friends at 2D Boy were kind enough to provide the team at WiiWare World with a playable demo of the first level of their upcoming game World of Goo. Whilst it’s not 100% confirmed to be a downloadable WiiWare game yet, the guys at 2D Boy are expected to spill the beans soon on if this is the case, or not.
Having only seen a few press screenshots of World of Goo up this point we were..