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Comic for: November 14th, 2008
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World of Goo: "Public Service Cursing"
Posted: Friday November 14th, 2008 by

This past Wednesday Rock, Paper, Shotgun ran a story about World of Goo's imminent release in Europe. [more info] But an interesting thing appeared in the comments section. 2D Boy designer, Ron Carmel posted that the piracy rate for the game was around 90%.
Source: Joystiq [ more info ]

The word overreacting is in quotes in the title because I don't feel like I'm overreacting at all. 2D Boy is a 2 person, Indie development house that produced this great little puzzle construction game that kinda mixes the artisitc style of Loco Roco with the construction-based puzzle solving dynamic of Fantastic Contraption. Two guys, an indie dev house, and 90% of the people downloading the game are freakin' stealing it? That's freakin' ridiculous. What makes my neck hot is you know these are the same folks that complain about the cookie cutter games being spewed forth by the big publishers. Yet rather that support the very thing they crave, they steal it. Argghhh!

Okay so some folks might see the $20 pricetag as being a little bit steep. But hey, there's a free demo of the game. As a matter of fact, I'd only played the demo. But when I read the piracy article I went and bought the full game to support 2D Boy. Kudos to those guys for making such a fun game. I encourage all of you to go play the demo and if you like it, buy the full version huh?

UPDATE:
Brighter Minds, the publisher of World of Goo, has filed chapter 11 bankruptcy. No reasons were given, but chapter 11 will allow them to maintain control of the business while the company restructures.
Source: GameDaily [ more info ]

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