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World of Goo 2 was quite a surprise reveal late last year and now it actually has a released date, although it won't be on Steam. 

The developers today announced it will be on the Nintendo Switch, Epic Store and a DRM-free version direct from their own website on May 23rd. Their website will be the only place to get the Linux version. Presumably, like most Epic exclusive deals, it will eventually arrive on Steam.

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Will you be picking it up?

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Mohandevir Feb 21
As I did with every other Epic exclusives, I'll wait for the Steam release and then decide.

This strategy saved me from buying bad games, a couple of times.


Last edited by Mohandevir on 21 February 2024 at 5:28 pm UTC
such Feb 21
Mixed messaging for sure. I get that Epic money helps, and I hope it works out for the devs, but I'm not terribly interested in supporting Epic if I can avoid it. For Alan Wake 2 I don't think that's possible. World of Goo 2? See you in a year on a better, more forward-looking platform.
This will be a day-one purchase for me, from their website.
dvd Feb 21
I find it weird that people find it weird that a company supports our platform of choice. I wish more devs had an option to bypass the bullshit stores. Why is it so necessary to put the game on these stores?
torham Feb 21
I will definitely be buying this day one from their page. I get wanting it available on a store like GOG, so all your games are in one place instead of all over, but this works for me as well and should give the developer more of the profit.
gbudny Feb 21
I will buy World of Goo 2 for Linux from their website if they release it.
Of course, I would prefer to buy the DRM-free version from Humble Store or at least from GOG. On the other hand, I can understand that you don't have a choice.

Thank you for supporting Linux.

Quoting: CatKillerAnd World Of Goo was one of the games that kicked off mainstream Linux gaming pre-Steam with the Humble Bundles, which is commendable, too.

The mainstream Linux gaming?

No. We had the big titles on Linux and many indie games before HIB. Unfortunately, Linux users didn't have one or two online stores where you could buy most of these games. It was too fragmented for average users.

Before 2010, companies were selling games for Linux mainly directly from the websites. It wasn't easy to track all promotions. HIB fixed this issue by focusing on advertising bundles with Linux games for a few bucks. That allowed them to make more money in this way than other companies before them.

Later, many of these companies decided to sell their games for Linux only on Desura, Humble Store, or Steam.


Last edited by gbudny on 21 February 2024 at 6:56 pm UTC
pb Feb 21
Quoting: MohandevirAs I did with every other Epic exclusives, I'll wait for the Steam release and then decide.

This strategy saved me from buying bad games, a couple of times.

Yes, I also appreciate the work of Year 1 betatesters, a.k.a. Epic users.
melkemind Feb 21
I have the original DRM-free game one of my old hard drives somewhere. I think it's perfectly fine for a game like this, as long as it doesn't have anything that would prevent it from working in the future if the developer disappears.
Quoting: dvdI find it weird that people find it weird that a company supports our platform of choice. I wish more devs had an option to bypass the bullshit stores. Why is it so necessary to put the game on these stores?
Because Proton, which is only usable by most people on Steam, provides a better experience in most cases than a native Linux version.

That's not necessarily my experience, although I recently had to install old libraries to get Loop Hero from GOG to work again, but a lot of Linux users do say as much. I also had to manually patch a library for another native Linux game from Itch. And delete some old bundled libraries for a Ren'Py game from Itch...

But I do support devs releasing their games wherever they want. It's just, supporting Linux natively long-term, even with open source engines, seems far more challenging than other platforms.
Viesta2015 Feb 22
welp time to wait for it to release on steam.
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