Our chat channel

A quick comment on the webchat and IRC channel (#world-of-goo on EFnet). There are some passionate and knowledgeable Goo fans in there, mostly during the daytime European time, but we're not watching the channel every minute of every day. So if you ask a question, please keep the window open for an hour or so, and wait for a response! We've had maybe 100 people asking questions over the last few months, only to disconnect after a few minutes before we can answer.

Billboard contest winners announced!

Congratulations are in order for the winners of the World of Goo Corporation billboard contest, in no particular order:

With so many quality entries, to pick the top three was very hard. Well done to everyone who took part.

Said Ron Carmel, co-founder of 2D Boy: "We're so impressed with all the imaginative entries. Remember, you're all winners in the eyes of MOM!".

Kyle Gabler was too busy for comment but his sound bite generator generated this: "World of Goo Corporation states that is is enthused with the sign painting, and is thrilled to offer one of its World of Goo brand products to the winner*.

*World of Goo Corporation is required to disclose that everyone is a winner, but degree of winning may vary from person to person."

ratemygoo, vote now!

The Goo Balls stood dumbstruck, overwhelmed by the wall of advertisements arrayed before them. Silently they filed past, examining each carefully and sharing meaningful glances. As they passed, each billboard rose or fell almost imperceptibly. Yes, the Hydraulic Goo Voting Engine was collecting their votes.

Voting is open and will remain open for a few days after the close of the contest tomorrow. Go here to see all the entries or go here for the ones you haven't voted on yet (You need to be logged in to vote).

GooTool 0.10.5, fixes critical bug in previous release

I inadvertently released 0.10.4 with a critical bug in "Save & Launch", which generally only showed up for first-time users. The builder tried to install the billboards.goomod file even when it didn't exist. This is now fixed in 0.10.5.

I'm now using mantis for issue tracking for both GooTool and this site. You can find it at /issues. Before you can access it, you need to logout from this website and log back in again in order to copy your password across.

Billboard fonts and artwork

There's now just under a week left to submit your entries for the billboard contest. Even if you're not entering anything, please take a moment to help by voting. For the artists, here are some additional resources that may help:

GooTool 0.10.4, new Web Chat

GooTool 0.10.4 is now out. The major improvements are the addition of a one-click "publish profile" button to upload your tower to this site, and readiness for the end the billboard contest next week. Read on for the full changelog.

In other news, the IRC Web Chat program has been replaced with a new one that seems to be a lot easier to use.

World of Goo contests

Much love to Ron for his recent promotion of the billboard contest. There's still time to submit your entries for the World of Goo Corporation's consideration, but the contest ends at the end of the month so hurry!

What are they building towards?

The Goo Balls had come from every direction, from every species, from every island, through a filthy pneumatic pipe system, to build a giant tower into the sky! A giant tower of Goo! But how high can they go?

With the Sign Painter Telescope Operator's giant machine, you can now glimpse into the distance, to see far-off towers built by fellow Goo Fans. Yes, the World of Goo Corporation Tower Leaderboard is here! How high can you get? And will anyone ever beat Kamal?

Two weeks left for billboard contest entries

There are just two weeks left to submit your entries to the billboard contest! Entries must be submitted by Tuesday 30th June at 5am PDT/8am EDT/1pm BST/2pm CEST.

World of Goo Corporation Billboard Contest

The marketing droids at the World of Goo Corporation have been hard at work. Today they launched a billboard design contest to find new signage for the World of Goo Corporation Tower. The winners will receive a signed World of Goo box direct from 2D Boy, and all highly rated entries will make an appearance in the World of Goo Corporation level. Check it out and get drawing!