World of Goo -- yes, THAT World of Goo -- is coming to the iPad soon, the game's developer 2DBoy has announced via its blog. The creative joint is currently worming its way through Apple certification and will be released as soon as it clears.

The chart topping Wii title, and also an oft-pirated PC, Mac, and Linux game as well, made a huge splash with gamers and critics alike when it was originally released back in October 2008. The objective of the game is to build towers out of goo balls, which other goo balls can then use to climb to reach an end goal. It's a puzzle game in this sense, as a set amount of goo balls out of a set amount of starting goo balls need to make it to the end of every level. The twist comes in the form of the game's physics, as each construction you make needs to have proper supports. You are working with goo, after all.

This iPad version of the title has been made with touch in mind -- you won't be working with a cursor or some other form of unnatural control. In fact, World of Goo for iPad includes multi-touch support. Up to "11 fingers on one screen" can be used, meaning multiplayer like in the Wii version is supported.

We're super pumped about this release and can't wait to get our hands on the title, which should hit the App Store rather soon. However, a cool mention at the end of the 2DBoy blog post about World of Goo for iPad has us already thinking about the next game instead of focusing on this one. According to the developers, working on this version of the game has reminded them how "fun it was to make the original," so a sequel is definitely a possibility. However, "A second World of Goo will need to feel like a perfect and appropriate continuation of the first game."

On a related note, you may remember World of Goo getting announced for the iPhone back in October 2009. That port is still not out of the question, but it appears to have been shelved for performance reasons. According to the post: "There’s a lot of iGoo to pour in, and we don’t want to release something if it doesn’t run absolutely buttery smooth."

  • Hackmodford

    Cool... but I need the iPhone version for my Ipod Touch 4

  • amroc

    I remember mentioning this on the forums a while back as my no.1 game I'd like to see on iPad 🙂 Can't wait.

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  • EzeKiel

    Cool! so I can pirate this game to mac or pc according to this preview? thanks for the tip!

    • Eli Hodapp
    • Brad Nicholson

      Yeah, that's a twist, brother. As Eli pointed out, World of Goo is stolen at an astonishing rate -- even when it was offered at a mere penny. I feel like to talk about World of Goo, you have to mention how often it's pirated. It informs the discussion.

    • SiDCrAzY

      You need a tip to know that you can pirate a pc/mac game? O_o

  • PhysicalEd

    So sad about the iPhone version, I've been really looking forward to it and wondering what happened to it. But if you have an iPad get this game!

  • ahhyeah

    worst news i've heard in a while :/

  • Anonymous

    I LOVE this game!

    I'm with amroc. World of Goo on my iPad was very high on my iPad app list!.

  • Adams Immersive

    Great Mac game—definitely screams for an iPad version!

    • Robotron2084

      It's not a "Mac game."

      • Adams Immersive

        It is: I’ve had the Mac version for ages, and it’s excellent.

      • Robotron2084

        No, I mean it is not just a Mac game - it is multi-platform. Your comment made it sound like it was just for Macs.

  • shpyo

    Can't wait!!!! But I prefer version to iPhone/iTouch :/

  • Robotron2084

    I don't own an iPad, and I don't intend to buy one.

    I do own a Touch 4th gen. I want to buy your game - LET ME. Money is good, be smart and take it when offered.

    Just make WOG work for 4th and 3rd gen devices, and forget about the others. Cave does this with their games. You can too.

    • Eric5h5

      I suspect the screen is just too small for the game to work effectively on iPhone/touch, no matter how fast the CPU and so on might be.

  • Anonymous

    I think 'World Of Goo' will be a game for me.

  • Autolykid

    Loved the crap outta this when I played it on Wii, please bring it to the iPhone 4!

  • Anonymous

    What a disappointment! From day one iPhone fans have been screaming for it (don't even get me started on how many iPhone threads their forum had) and now they just shelve us? Sure the iPad has more screen so it makes sense but they cannot complain about performance issues when the iPhone 4 has better hardware than the iPad as of right now. Sure we may not be able to put 11 fingers on an iPhone screen compared to an iPad screen, but the game on the PC always did one mouse click at a time so I don't see why single finger input would be a problem.


  • Slick

    iPad only... I have an iTouch 4 and this was my favorite game for my pc

  • Anonymous

    Bring it to the Mac AppStore too. Deffinately.

  • Terrazzo Care Boca Raton

    The objective of the game is to build towers out of goo balls