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World of Goo Developers Returning With Little Inferno

Posted by Thomas Whitehead

Wii U release may be console-exclusive

When WiiWare was still relatively fresh and home to some excellent indie games, World of Goo was a high profile arrival that charmed with its intuitive physics puzzles, attractive visuals and quirky sense of humour. It seems that 2D Boy — developer of that title — is now Tomorrow Corporation, with Allan Blomquist and Kyle Gabler (who also worked for EA) being joined by Kyle Gray, creator of Henry Hatsworth in the Puzzling Adventure, a bit of a gem on DS.

The new indie has now released a teaser for its upcoming title, Little Inferno, set for release later this year on PC, Mac, Linux and, most importantly, Wii U. Nintendo's next system is the only home console that is confirmed, so it may be an exclusive of sorts, albeit not to those that game with a keyboard and mouse. The first trailer is below and has a lot of stylistic similarities with World of Goo. It's also very, very strange.

[via tomorrowcorporation.com]

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bro2dragons

#1

bro2dragons said:

I have no idea what this game is even like... but because of World of Goo, I'll get this on day 1.

19Robb92

#3

19Robb92 said:

Awesome!, I absolutely loved World of Goo and it's nice to see the art brought back in this game. I hope this turns out to be just as great of a game as WoG is.

Can't wait to see and hear more.

Odnetnin

#4

Odnetnin said:

I totally sent you a tip about this a week ago. But as long as you're reporting on this awesome, awesome-looking game, that's what matters. ;)

chewytapeworm

#5

chewytapeworm said:

Never played World of Goo, though I've intended to for many a year, I've never gotten round to it. Maybe I'll play this first?

grumblebuzzz

#7

grumblebuzzz said:

I love that art style: cute, yet decidedly weird and creepy. Hope this game is as awesome as World of Goo was!

photofool83

#8

photofool83 said:

How long will it take for some idiot parent to complain and say that this is going to teach their kid to play with fire? My response is, "hey idiot parent, why don't you try teaching your kid right and wrong, instead of letting someone else do it, especially a videogame".

Firejonie

#10

Firejonie said:

I love world of goo, plus it's nice that this has a similar art style. I'm looking forward to this, I just wonder what the actual gameplay is like.

Capt_N

#13

Capt_N said:

That was weird.

@photofool83 - I suspect a worst case scenario being either the trailer here doesn't properly convey the message of how the game works; the gameplay, &/or story, &/or that this game will be revoked from Nintendo's d/l service eventually, like that other game was.

Also, the art style does remind me of WoG, but that, & this also remind me of that old Nicktoon Invader Zim.

jer18

#15

jer18 said:

I'm a big fan of WoG - will follow this closely, but going to need to wait for next trailer.. this was odd

ThomasBW84Admin

#16

ThomasBW84 said:

Yeah, this appeared in a blog post a week ago, but I only really noticed the Wii U angle today. I've started following these guys on Twitter to get more updates as they come, because I adored World of Goo.

Good news for Nintendo (and I suppose for its current eShop process) that these guys are using the platform, when they could have easily ignored consoles entirely. My guess on the game: another physics type puzzler in the style of World of Goo, but with the goal of setting things on fire/putting them out with water etc.

Worth watching, in any case.

6ch6ris6

#18

6ch6ris6 said:

game is about throwing your toys into a fireplace

so basically: burn your WiiU
xD

aaronsullivan

#20

aaronsullivan said:

Um... incredibly dark. So screaming burning kids and exploding kids and the world being destroyed. fun.

Odnetnin

#21

Odnetnin said:

@ThomasBW84 I wasn't saying that it was old news; merely that I contacted Nintendo Life with the information that it was confirmed for Wii U minutes after it was announced. That's I why I was wondering why I wasn't given any credit.

This doesn't really matter, though, so I won't mention it again.

edcomics

#23

edcomics said:

Rated M for Mature? Somehow I can't see this game even being released in the USA, just for the theme, but I suppose it's possible. I guess everyone's desensitized these days.

Koos

#24

Koos said:

Wii U should have its own logo like the Penguin or the Windows. Maybe a small Mario or a small Link.

rjejr

#28

rjejr said:

This will be released on WiiU right after that day of the dead mexican zoo animals game gets released on Wiiware. Wasn't that supposed to be THE Wiiware game and was advertised for years and years, 2008 - 2011?

ThomasBW84Admin

#31

ThomasBW84 said:

@TinyOddy I think it's just the case that we perhaps missed your tip-off, apologies for that. Last week was particularly frantic with James preparing for his new adventure at NoE, so it just slipped by unfortunately. Tips are appreciated of course, and we do our best to pick up on them when we can.

Odnetnin

#32

Odnetnin said:

Ah, that's fine. Thanks for the clarification.

Between Kyle Gabler of 2D Boy (Little Inferno), Gaijin Games (Runner2), Broken Rules (Chasing Aurora), Nicalis (1001 Spikes), WayForward (Mighty Switch Force! HD), and Two Tribes (Toki Tori 2), it seems like we have all of the major Nintendo download developers from last generation latching on to Wii U, which is a wonderful thing. That's not even including the newcomers such as Frozenbyte (Trine 2) and Pwnee Studios (Cloudberry Kingdom), and the best thing is that most of these are in the launch window. This level of support for the Wii U eShop alone makes me want to invest in a console at launch.

ThreadShadow

#33

ThreadShadow said:

World of Goo is great and these guys have lots of talent, but so far this doesn't seem so compelling. We'll just have to wait till we see actual gameplay.

BulbasaurusRex

#36

BulbasaurusRex said:

@Randomname19 I was thinking exactly the same thing. That was just wrong on so many levels. For one thing, you're not going to burn much with a fire at just over 100 degrees. It takes 451 degrees Farenheit (or 233 degrees Celsius) just to burn paper as the late Ray Bradbury taught us.

Araknie

#38

Araknie said:

OH! o_o
O_O
That trailer was AWESOMELLY CREPPY.
And i just made up a word by combining Awesome and Mellow.

Henmii

#41

Henmii said:

Interesting! But I don't think it will be suitable for little kiddies! What if they burn down their houses!!

Fabian

#43

Fabian said:

Don´t be to hyped every company can make a bad Game even if they made such a great Game as World of Goo. Remember EnjoyUpGames after CronosTwin everyone tought Football Up will be a blast. You remember what happened to this game.

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