GameGround challenge play

I've been talking with Jeremie over at GameGround recently about their exciting new project. They've developed a website that integrates and extends a bunch of existing games - World of Goo being the latest addition - to let you play with friends, issue challenges, and earn achievements. A small plugin runs on your computer to share your accomplishments on the website.

Major overhaul of the Level Editor, new tutorial

Daft as Brush has been very busy over the last few weeks, taking the rather clunky and unfinished "WOG Editor" and breathing new life into it. It's now a fully-featured and user-friendly level editor, ready to be used by all designers, not just programmers.

Humble Indie Bundle

Not one, not two, but FIVE indie games in another 'pay what you want' sale. World of Goo and Aquaria are the pick of the bunch in my opinion, but the others are also fun to play. Check it out on the Wolfire site.

The story continues... wogfan video promo

The WOGFan Youtube team have put together a great video introducing this site and their own video channel. Check it out below and on the wogfan website.

WOGFan the Site - Now Open

All the levels!
All the charts!
All the records!
All the videos!
{well almost... we're still working on a couple Smile }

WOGFan - The Untold Story

Everything you ever wanted to know about WOGFAN, but were afraid to ask. Wink

Comments, Feedback, Suggestions welcome!

Graphic designers wanted

I'm looking for graphic designers. It's a mystery to me how, after so long in the business, I still don't know very many, but there it is. I've got two open opportunities:

GooTool maintenance release

A bugfix release of GooTool is now out, version 1.0.2.

You do not need to download this unless you had problems with version 1.0.1. Other than the bugfixes listed below, nothing else has changed except tidying up for the upcoming source release (for which the only thing still pending is to finalise the license).

GooTool 1.0.1 and goomod format 1.1

Friday was GooTool's 1st birthday: here's the original announcement of the first public preview release. Later that week, GooTool 0.9.0 was released, allowing you to create addins using the newly-defined goomod file format.

GooTool 1.0.1 is now out and is a suitably important milestone. Download it at the usual place. New in this version is support for goomod version 1.1, so you'll need to upgrade to use upcoming addins in this format. There are a bunch of other improvements too - including a workaround for the problem caused by 2D Boy's WoGC servers being down. Read on for the full changelog.

GooTool 1.0.0 released

Almost one year after its first release, I'm happy to announce GooTool version 1.0.0 today. This update contains numerous fixes and new features and is recommended for everyone. Get it here.

Of particular interest, you can now rate addins and check for updated versions from within GooTool. It now takes just two clicks to bring all your addins up to date (Authors take note: it is now even more vital that the ID and version fields in addin.xml are correct).

World of Goo Sale ends soon

Most of you will already have the game, but if you've been playing on the Wii and want to get a cheap copy for your PC/Mac so you can play custom levels/addins, today's your last chance to get a copy at the World of Goo birthday sale. Pay whatever you feel it's worth, from just $0.01.

Update: The sale has been extended to Sunday, October 25