The award winning multi-platform game World of Goo, which has become an indie favorite for its innovate gameplay and undeniable charm, is finally making its way to the iPad. The nature of the game makes it perfect for multitouch devices, so it will be a very welcome addition to the App Store. If you’ve never played the desktop version of the game, I highly recommend checking it out. (A free demo is available as well.)
The objective of the game is to build elastic-y structures using, you guessed it, goo, to reach a pipe that whisks away your precious goo-balls to safety. The premise is simple enough, but just like most other physics puzzlers, it can get quite challenging, and will require a fair bit of tinkering and trial-and-error to beat.
The iPad version has been submitted to the App Store, and should be available in the next few weeks. Keep on the lookout on the Top Charts, where it will undoubtedly make its way.
World of Goo on iPad! We’re just about finished, and hope to release the game in the App Store as soon as we get approved and make it through the scary gates. In the meantime, here are some answers to some “frequently” asked questions:
Q. When will World of Goo release on iPad?
A. As soon as we get approved by Apple. We hope before the holiday season.
Q. What’s World of Goo?
A. World of Goo is a game about Goo, originally for Wii and PC/Mac/Linux. It won a bunch of awesome awards, including some “game of the year” honors, and is still one of the highest rated Wii games. More info and video here.
Q. What about iPhone, iTouch, iEtc?
A. Maybe. 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.
Q. Will the iPad version be multiplayer like on the Wii?
A. 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. World of Goo is rated E for Everyone.