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.
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:
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).
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.
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).
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
2DBoy's website is down due to an enormous amount of traffic caused by their 'Pay any price you want' sale, which let the customer pay any price they wanted for the game. 2DBoy’s entire website is down apart from the games section so you can still buy the game, but cannot access the rest of the site including the forum. This probable should be fixed within a few days.