World of Goo is free to claim on the Epic Games Store until May 16
World of Goo is this fortnight’s free game at the Epic Games Store, taking the place of Transistor.
Originally released in 2008 – more than a decade, now – the game is a physics-based puzzle title featuring 48 levels split into five chapters, with players tasked to the goal of getting a certain number of goo balls through the exit. In order to do this, the players must use those very goo balls to create a structure – usually a tower or bridge – and get to the exit.
As the title is almost a decade old, a few issues have plagued it on modern computers. Just last week, however, the developers did some “gentle remastering” with a brand-new patch introducing support for modern high-resolution displays, 16:9 aspect ratio, and several graphical and UI improvements. Some of the art was also modified as it didn’t scale very well for larger higher resolution displays, though, there’s an option to stick with the old unmodified artwork for those who so wish. Additionally, assets and save files are no longer encrypted, which should open up the potential for modding, and a few more configuration variables are now modifiable as well.
If you wish to claim World of Goo, here’s its store page. It will be free to claim until May 16, which is when Epic will put on offer Stories Untold for its next giveaway.