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World of Goo

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[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de (62.70 MB)
MD5: b85a30b04bee9ed0bc074511402b2ba5
For Mac OS X
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de (3.09 MB)
MD5: 710efba556c015fb5b6e8e9b675f2633
For Mac OS X
This game is still available from its publisher
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SUPERB 2D Puzzle game where you build structures out of specialized 'Blob' creatures to rescue their comrades. A TIMELESS CLASSIC!

After buying it for the Nintendo Wii, I acquired a Mac version on an MDD G4 purchased for my brother and hung onto it. Sorry no instructions or Read Me, but is very easy to jump in and play. This is the full PowerPC Mac version.

The game is still listed on the macOS App Store (US), iOS App Store (US), and the developer's website lists versions for Mac (more expensive than App Store), Windows, iOS, Android, and Nintendo Switch ... but neither website mentions any system requirements. It is also freely playable in your web browser at many online games websites.

Architecture: PPC

Not sure but works great in OSX 10.4.


MacTheppc's picture
by MacTheppc - 2020, October 19 - 12:07am

@muttztfz Is the file hosted here the universal binary? Then it should definitely be removed. OOH (downloaded file) (I am going to get it for 10.7)

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by muttztfz - 2020, June 22 - 8:35am

Is the file hosted here the universal binary? Then it should definitely be removed. If it is just a PPC binary and thus lacking the Intel binary part, it should still be taken down until it is no longer available for purchase.

I got mine from the Humble Bundle, and it is a universal binary alright (as you noted, version 1.30), and it runs nicely on Tiger (10.4.11) on my Power Macs and the Mac mini G4.

You could strip the Intel code from the binary, but as long as the universal binary is actively sold, why even bother hosting it here?

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by Wowfunhappy - 2019, December 27 - 11:12pm

Hi, I'm going to echo others in that I think this game should probably be removed from the Garden, at least for now.

Anyone who purchases World of Goo from 2D Boy's website gets an email with links to all of the following files:


World of Goo 1.30.dmg is a universal binary for Intel and PPC.

$ file /Volumes/WorldOfGoo/World\ of\\ of\ Goo
/Volumes/WorldOfGoo/World of of Goo: Mach-O universal binary with 2 architectures: [ppc_7400:Mach-O executable ppc_7400] [i386]
/Volumes/WorldOfGoo/World of of Goo (for architecture ppc7400): Mach-O executable ppc_7400
/Volumes/WorldOfGoo/World of of Goo (for architecture i386): Mach-O executable i386

If I was 2DBoy, I wouldn't want this hosted on the Garden, given that a PPC copy of the game was still being actively sold. Just my two cents!

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by scott Praed - 2018, June 26 - 4:47am

sorry if I upset you. You can leave your game on this page. The PPC version is not for sale. If anybody want a game run on intel. They have will to go Mac app store and IOS App Store or Mac Game Store or 2D Boy for intel mac or iphone or android.

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by lilliputian - 2018, June 26 - 3:13am

Not trying to give anyone a hard time, much less be "politically correct", but as you yourself point out, this site faced a massive take-down notice from EA some time ago, over many games which were and are undeniably abandoned, some of which have even been released as freeware at this point. It is merely out of an abundance of caution that I raised my concerns.

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by Maximum R.I.S.C. - 2018, June 26 - 2:00am

It was actually a common dogma on the site long before that. I have been visiting/posting here since 2011 and have seen it bantered about and take-downs before 2016, and good, it is a smart rule. But it is no way prevents publishers from asking for a take-down after that (i.e. Electronic Arts). Any Dev or Publisher who wants can email Fogwraith or the other poobahs and have something taken down on request. Qui Tacet Consentire Videtur as it were.

Political correctness however is, as George Carlin famously said: "fascism pretending to be Manners".

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by Daxeria - 2018, June 26 - 1:21am

To clarify: the 10-year rule was originally a self-imposed policy followed by mrdav. It was adopted as official sitewide policy in 2016.

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by scott Praed - 2018, June 25 - 10:27pm

I have purchased World of Goo from mac game store at price $6.99.
The game at mac game store is universal and date is 2008. You came play the the game on PPC and intel.
Also you can buy from Mac Game Store. The system requirement for this game is Mac OS X 10.5.8 but might run lower or higher.

WhosIt.There's picture
by WhosIt.There - 2018, June 25 - 10:06pm

I have definitely played this game on my Intel Mac, but it was a version played in a web browser at one of the many online games websites.

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by Maximum R.I.S.C. - 2018, June 25 - 4:53pm

Fair enough. BUT the 10 year rule IS A RULE as things get taken down all the time that don't comply with it. As for helping out the creator of the software, if you love this game (and you will), just go buy the Android/iPhone version of it. It's not complicated. The PPC platform IS abandoned, and you are not costing 2D Boy market-share accept by staying with your old hardware - so does that mean we should all stay with the current Mac system just to make sure we are doing right by content creators? Be smart about this. This isn't a legalistic issue, it is an issue of appreciation of the creators of the app themselves and if you really want to - you can by a newer version (whether you ever use it or not) - to send some money their way.

All the extra 'propriety' and procedure discussed amount to little more than pretense.

lilliputian's picture
by lilliputian - 2018, June 25 - 8:37am

An example of a game that is much older than even Goo but which is still available for purchase would be Spacestation Pheta. The shareware version of the game is provided here, but we also provide a link back to the publisher to register.

lilliputian's picture
by lilliputian - 2018, June 25 - 8:33am

No one is outraged, but the 10-year "rule" is just a guideline, to the best of my understanding. To me, the real test is whether the software is abandoned or not, which Goo clearly is not. I'm ultimately not the one who makes these decisions, but it seems 2D Boy would be well within their rights to ask to have this removed.

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by Maximum R.I.S.C. - 2018, June 25 - 8:00am

Well considering the hundreds of games on this site - from Doom to Peggle that are still available in one form or another, on some platform, it's nice to know this game warrants a special level of fake outrage from the gallery.

The game follows the 10-year rule and anything else is pointless speculation.

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by lilliputian - 2018, June 25 - 7:24am

It's available on Steam. According to its store page:

OS X version Leopard 10.5.8, Snow Leopard 10.6.3, or later
Intel Core Duo
512 MB RAM
Graphics: 64 MB [not sure what this means?]

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by WhosIt.There - 2018, June 25 - 7:20am

It's still listed on the Mac App Store, but doesn't give any system requirements.

The developer's website also lists versions for iOS, Windows, Android, and Nintendo Switch ... but again no mention of what system requirements are needed.

Maximum R.I.S.C.'s picture
by Maximum R.I.S.C. - 2018, June 25 - 5:29am

Is 10 years old however and this ONLY runs in PPC.

lilliputian's picture
by lilliputian - 2018, June 25 - 5:18am

World of Goo is very much still for sale and runs on modern systems.