There’s a very good chance that you have already heard of the game World of Goo. If not, check out this video to get a taste.

This game has a number of great things going for it:

  1. It’s a heck of a lot of fun to play.
  2. The world if very unique and has a fun feel to it.
  3. The music really sets the mood for the different areas.
  4. It supports Windows, Mac, and Linux.
  5. It’s DRM free.

These days, I find great favor in things that 1) have Linux support and 2) are DRM free. Since World of Goo looked like a ton of fun and had both of those, the $20 price tag was nothing. Frankly, the price is very small when you consider the many hours of fun that you can have with all the goo balls.

I ran World of Goo both on one of my Windows Vista machines and on my Ubuntu machine at home. It worked very well on both platforms. Even the Linux version was very smooth even though I’m running Compiz.

FYI: If you want to run this on Linux, you can get the software as a DEB or RPM package or as a tar.gz archive with all the application files. I recommend usingone of the package files. Since the packages are built for 32-bit, you will need to use these instructions if you have a 64-bit distro.

I highly recommend World of Goo, but you don’t have to have blind trust in my opinion. You can download the demo and try it out for yourself.

You might be interested in their post about the release of the Linux version. The day of the Linux release, sales were 40% higher than their previous highest-selling day. “There is a market for Linux games after all :),” said one of the developers after updating the post.

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