World of Goo is a physics based puzzle game where you must use the various goos to build a structure to reach the end point of the level, represented by a pipe that sucks the unused goos off of your tower and in to a reservoir to calculate your score. The several types of goos in game all have unique properties, and the completion of each level hinges on exploiting each goo's abilities.

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World of Goo exists on the Mac and PC (there's even a Linux version) and you can buy the game on WiiWare. To celebrate the anniversary of the game's launch, developers 2D Boy announced on their blog that World of Goo is coming to the iPhone:

We have it running well on the iPhone 3GS, and with a little luck we hope to get it running smoothly on the 3G as well. Hopefully more news on this soon.

Here is the trailer for the Wii version of the game:

It's unclear right now whether this is a straight port of the original, an entirely new game, or a little of both. Either way, World of Goo is one of the best computer games I've played recently, and I highly recommend giving the demo a try. The developer's web site features a free downloadable demo, but news of the iPhone port seems to have brought their web server to its knees. If you can't access it, the demo is also available on Steam.

Update: If you want to skip the demo entirely, you can buy the full version of the computer game until the 19th for whatever you want to pay for it. If you can get the 2Dboy site to load, you can buy World of Goo for its normal price of $20, or $0.01. Whatever you feel the game is worth.

  • Robbo

    Meh. World of Goo was.. alright. Not the underrated gem that some people claim it to be. And the devs are the biggest baawwers over piracy around. But still, this should work very well on the iPhone and could be a decent timewaster.

    • Josh

      Seriously? World of Goo was awesome, and piracy is a terrible problem for PC devs. They aren't whining. It hurts their business

      • Sticktron

        It's not a TERRIBLE problem, just like libraries aren't a TERRIBLE problem for book sales.

      • Techkenb

        never thought of it that way sticktron, but you are right ;)

      • http://www.buzzabit.com/aaron Aaron Sullivan

        @sicktron
        Really? Libraries and books? This is supposed to be similar to the software piracy issue? That would only apply if everyone had a library in their home and one could endlessly copy the library book by pressing a button and waiting 5 seconds. Right?

        It will be somewhat sad how many people will take "pay however much you think it is worth" to mean "get it for a penny" and complain about the server speeds in the process. Hopefully it pays off for 2Dboy with some goodwill from a lot of gamers that will remember and appreciate this when their next game offering comes along. :)

  • Robbo

    Meh. World of Goo was.. alright. Not the underrated gem that some people claim it to be. And the devs are the biggest baawwers over piracy around. But still, this should work very well on the iPhone and could be a decent timewaster.

    • Josh

      Seriously? World of Goo was awesome, and piracy is a terrible problem for PC devs. They aren't whining. It hurts their business

      • Sticktron

        It's not a TERRIBLE problem, just like libraries aren't a TERRIBLE problem for book sales.

      • http://www.buzzabit.com/aaron Aaron Sullivan

        @sicktron
        Really? Libraries and books? This is supposed to be similar to the software piracy issue? That would only apply if everyone had a library in their home and one could endlessly copy the library book by pressing a button and waiting 5 seconds. Right?

        It will be somewhat sad how many people will take "pay however much you think it is worth" to mean "get it for a penny" and complain about the server speeds in the process. Hopefully it pays off for 2Dboy with some goodwill from a lot of gamers that will remember and appreciate this when their next game offering comes along. :)

  • estyst

    at last :)

  • estyst

    at last :)

  • Josh

    I think their servers are down because they are offering the full game currently for whatever price you choose to set for yourself. Not the iPhone news.

  • Josh

    I think their servers are down because they are offering the full game currently for whatever price you choose to set for yourself. Not the iPhone news.

  • arhb

    Fantastic! This game was amazing to play on my mac, and I'm sure it will be amazing to play on an idevice. This will be an instant buy for me.

  • arhb

    Fantastic! This game was amazing to play on my mac, and I'm sure it will be amazing to play on an idevice. This will be an instant buy for me.

  • DannyV

    ABOUT TIME! Alas I just got it today on my Mac for almost nothing. I'll probably still be getting this for on-the-go gaming.

  • DannyV

    ABOUT TIME! Alas I just got it today on my Mac for almost nothing. I'll probably still be getting this for on-the-go gaming.

  • Jas

    "but news of the iPhone port seems to have brought their web server to its knees."

    Wishful thinking. It's nothing to do with the iPhone. Just that the PC version is selling for as little as ONE CENT right now!

  • Jas

    "but news of the iPhone port seems to have brought their web server to its knees."

    Wishful thinking. It's nothing to do with the iPhone. Just that the PC version is selling for as little as ONE CENT right now!

  • Noah

    Perfect! I've been waiting for WOG for a while now to come to the iPhone. It's a perfect mashup. All the controls will work seamlessly with a touch interface, and if 2dboy adds some additional iPhone only levels, that'll make it even better *hint hint*

    Cheers!

  • Noah

    Perfect! I've been waiting for WOG for a while now to come to the iPhone. It's a perfect mashup. All the controls will work seamlessly with a touch interface, and if 2dboy adds some additional iPhone only levels, that'll make it even better *hint hint*

    Cheers!

  • http://www.drafternoon.com mek

    so its not running smoothly on the 3g, only the 3gs, ...so..that means it won't run on a 1st gen iphone and or 1st gen touch, or at least won't run smoothly...as much as i love World of goo, i am probably not going to pick this up on the iphone if its laggy and unplayable

    and the touch is not worth updating, even though i have dead pixels because the lack of a camera, and aT&T has yet to build a tower, so there is no service where i live.....

    so i guess my options are just to wait it out

  • http://www.drafternoon.com mek

    so its not running smoothly on the 3g, only the 3gs, ...so..that means it won't run on a 1st gen iphone and or 1st gen touch, or at least won't run smoothly...as much as i love World of goo, i am probably not going to pick this up on the iphone if its laggy and unplayable

    and the touch is not worth updating, even though i have dead pixels because the lack of a camera, and aT&T has yet to build a tower, so there is no service where i live.....

    so i guess my options are just to wait it out

  • apopagasm

    oh YEAH

  • apopagasm

    oh YEAH

  • Darwiniandude

    WoG is a title I've wanted on the iPhone for ages. I sold my Intel Macbook Pro since I hardly ever use it and use an old eMac for syncing/backing up my 3GS. The eMac isn't a gaming machine obviously.... I can't wait for this. Will buy at whatever price they launch with.

  • Darwiniandude

    WoG is a title I've wanted on the iPhone for ages. I sold my Intel Macbook Pro since I hardly ever use it and use an old eMac for syncing/backing up my 3GS. The eMac isn't a gaming machine obviously.... I can't wait for this. Will buy at whatever price they launch with.

  • Gadm

    I loaded the page and made a donation for 0.01 buy paypal XD, but I can't load the page again :=, I got my reciept

    • Gadm

      man how do i download it?, just got the receipt from paypal...

      • danny

        get what you pay for?

      • http://heiseheise.com Zach

        "XD" indeed. You are such a thrifty buyer to pay them the exactly $.01 you thought it was worth, so they are giving you the quality of support that you've proven you're worth.

  • Gadm

    I loaded the page and made a donation for 0.01 buy paypal XD, but I can't load the page again :=, I got my reciept

    • Gadm

      man how do i download it?, just got the receipt from paypal...

      • danny

        get what you pay for?

      • http://heiseheise.com Zach

        "XD" indeed. You are such a thrifty buyer to pay them the exactly $.01 you thought it was worth, so they are giving you the quality of support that you've proven you're worth.

  • EatKodosDaily

    It was a good game, but I already bought it for the Wii via WiiWare and beat it. So unless they're offering a lot of new worlds and maybe a level editor, I probably won't be buying it for the iPhone.

  • EatKodosDaily

    It was a good game, but I already bought it for the Wii via WiiWare and beat it. So unless they're offering a lot of new worlds and maybe a level editor, I probably won't be buying it for the iPhone.

  • acidbottle

    this game is gonna be huuuuuuge ;)

    (if it runs well on all devices gah)

  • acidbottle

    this game is gonna be huuuuuuge ;)

    (if it runs well on all devices gah)

  • Adams Immersive

    A great game--and perfect for iPhone. As for piracy--it's easy for us to say standing on the outside that it's not a problem. On the inside when you're working hard and trying to make a living, it's another story. And that story is NOT the same for every title, or every company.

  • Adams Immersive

    A great game--and perfect for iPhone. As for piracy--it's easy for us to say standing on the outside that it's not a problem. On the inside when you're working hard and trying to make a living, it's another story. And that story is NOT the same for every title, or every company.

  • Intense

    OMG SOME AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!! first time i saw this game for PC i thought this would the great game for iphone, CAN NOT WAIT! this will actually be worth money! but i'll get it free anyway lol.

  • Intense

    OMG SOME AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!! first time i saw this game for PC i thought this would the great game for iphone, CAN NOT WAIT! this will actually be worth money! but i'll get it free anyway lol.

  • Benjamin

    Just bought world of goo for one dollar.i know it'sworth like 10 $ but,the reason why is that i'm for more interested in the iphone version.ans that's where i would like to pay as much as they find it worth for.
    So now i have a home copy and soon an iphone copy.
    So keep up the good work you guys from WOG,thumbs up.

  • Benjamin

    Just bought world of goo for one dollar.i know it'sworth like 10 $ but,the reason why is that i'm for more interested in the iphone version.ans that's where i would like to pay as much as they find it worth for.
    So now i have a home copy and soon an iphone copy.
    So keep up the good work you guys from WOG,thumbs up.

  • Zatoichi

    Wow! Thanks for the heads up. I downloaded the game, after making a reduculously cheap donation. I loved it so much I had to go download it again so I could support the dev. I'm rockin' a first gen iPhone though, so I hope they get it working on older devices. Either way, awesome job.

  • Zatoichi

    Wow! Thanks for the heads up. I downloaded the game, after making a reduculously cheap donation. I loved it so much I had to go download it again so I could support the dev. I'm rockin' a first gen iPhone though, so I hope they get it working on older devices. Either way, awesome job.

  • moo

    Bought it some time ago for the Mac and pleased as punch with it. Well executed and great presentation. Certainly will be picking this up upon release

  • moo

    Bought it some time ago for the Mac and pleased as punch with it. Well executed and great presentation. Certainly will be picking this up upon release

  • Matt

    Fantastic! I hope it's not just a straight port, as I bought the PC version... would be good if there's new material. Good stuff :)

  • Matt

    Fantastic! I hope it's not just a straight port, as I bought the PC version... would be good if there's new material. Good stuff :)

  • Jeremy

    World of Goo was fantastic on Wii and I'm sure it will be on idevices as well. It's probably almost a given that it will be a direct port which is great for first time users but not so much for those of us who have already beaten the game on another system. My hope is that they will add an option to purchase additional levels in game and keep adding to it similar to pocket god. That's the only way I'd buy it again at this point.

    As for the piracy issue, I'm sure companies like 2D Boy probably suffer more than anyone else. This is their first major title which has received tons of buzz both on Wii and PC/Mac. So they're counting on not only the positive response, but the money from sales of the game to create a follow-up title and build their company. But when a game becomes too popular then you see a lot of piracy. Even if the percentage of legal vs. illegal downloads stays constant, the amount of lost potential revenue becomes greater. Add to that the fact that your competition now has you in their crosshairs because you have developed a successful game and you can see how they would feel the pinch.

    I just hope that 2D Boy is able to create some great follow up titles to WOG. I loved the overall presentation of the game; the art style, the music, the story. Here's to hoping that it wasn't just beginner's luck!

  • Jeremy

    World of Goo was fantastic on Wii and I'm sure it will be on idevices as well. It's probably almost a given that it will be a direct port which is great for first time users but not so much for those of us who have already beaten the game on another system. My hope is that they will add an option to purchase additional levels in game and keep adding to it similar to pocket god. That's the only way I'd buy it again at this point.

    As for the piracy issue, I'm sure companies like 2D Boy probably suffer more than anyone else. This is their first major title which has received tons of buzz both on Wii and PC/Mac. So they're counting on not only the positive response, but the money from sales of the game to create a follow-up title and build their company. But when a game becomes too popular then you see a lot of piracy. Even if the percentage of legal vs. illegal downloads stays constant, the amount of lost potential revenue becomes greater. Add to that the fact that your competition now has you in their crosshairs because you have developed a successful game and you can see how they would feel the pinch.

    I just hope that 2D Boy is able to create some great follow up titles to WOG. I loved the overall presentation of the game; the art style, the music, the story. Here's to hoping that it wasn't just beginner's luck!