World of Goo oozing onto iPads, developer hints at sequel

World of Goo is finally getting its iPad debut. After years of raking in awards and accolades for its Wii and PC/Mac versions, the toast of the indie scene is almost ready to fling itself at the mercy of Apple's App store.

Developed by indie studio 2D Boy, World of Goo is a physics-based puzzle game in which players are challenged to build structurally sound towers out of living 'goo balls.' Dripping with humor, style and addictive gameplay, it has become one of the Wii's highest rated games, garnering a Metacritic score of 94 and winning a ton of recognition across the industry.

Not much is expected to change on the iPad port. Studio founders Ron Carmel and Kyle Gabler said in their recent website Q&A that even the Wii's multiplayer component will remain intact, explaining: "Yes, you can play with 11 fingers on one screen. Which means you can play two handed, with friends, an animal, anything up to eleven fleshy things touching the screen. “

2D Boy also hinted at plans to bring World of Goo to other mobile systems too, but not until they can do so without sacrificing quality or content. As for a true sequel to its big hit, the San Francisco based developers wrote that they aren't ruling anything out: “A second World of Goo is a possibility, and something we would enjoy working on. Working together again on WogPad has reminded us how fun it was to make the original. A second World of Goo will need to feel like a perfect and appropriate continuation of the first game. No Red Bull Can levels or rapping Goo cutscenes, according to our official design doc.”

World of Goo is currently seeping through Apple's approval process, but is expected to be released shortly.


Nov 22, 2010

[Source: Touch Arcade]

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  • GamesRadarTylerWilde - November 22, 2010 10:28 p.m.

    Also, GOOOOOOOOOOooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo.
  • GamesRadarTylerWilde - November 22, 2010 10:23 p.m.

    As of right now, an iPhone version is a "maybe."
  • PlainLikeVanilla - November 22, 2010 10:10 p.m.

    @Teegro I interpreted wogpad as World of Goo pad. This is a great game and one of the few that I feel touch controls would make sense on.
  • moh82sy - November 22, 2010 9:29 p.m.

    great game , great music.
  • trackstar103 - November 22, 2010 9:23 p.m.

    any word on an iPhone/iPod touch release as well?
  • MonocledYaoGuai - November 22, 2010 9:22 p.m.

    Hopefully they'll release it on iPod touch/iPhone. I loved World of Goo and would love to bring it with me on the go.
  • Teegro - November 22, 2010 9:16 p.m.

    Erm...... Am I the only one whose notice that promotional material for a game about black things describes the game platform as a "wogpad"?
  • Romination - November 22, 2010 9:07 p.m.

    Wow, there's almost no way that this won't be the best version.

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