World of Goo

At $10, "World of Goo" was one of the most expensive iPad games on the App Store. Many game publishers like EA and GameLoft have tried to release iPad games at that price-point with varying degrees of success. After all, the App Store is so overloaded with one dollar games that even quality titles can be overwhelmed in price wars. Despite all that, as we learned yesterday, "World of Goo" has been thriving on the iPad. The reason? It's freakin' excellent. And for today only, it's a dollar.

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It's hard not to fall in love with "World of Goo" at first sight. Putting aside the brilliant construction puzzle gameplay, you've got scores of charming little goo blobs meeping and chirping their way around the screen under your hopefully steady hand. Developer 2D Boy's iPad port of the game was a no-brainer, given the device's ample screen real estate and touchscreen functionality. As expected, its been a smashing success: the developer's first-month sales on the App Store hit reached the impressive figure of 125,000 sold.

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World of Goo

Few titles manage to exemplify the delight of independent games better than "World of Goo." Originally released in 2008, the game blended physics-based puzzles with charming, hand-drawn 2D graphics and a twisted sense of humor. It's hard to understand the magic of "World of Goo" until you've played it for yourself, and come December 16, that potential audience is going to get a bit bigger, as that's when the game will launch on iPad.

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Once upon a time a dude with a PC rig laughed at a Cupertino enthusiast. His sleek and beautiful Apple iMac could do a lot of things quickly; but none of that power amounted to a hill of beans when it came to games. Simple fact was that publishers didn't have a powerhouse digital delivery pipeline... Until now, that is.

Valve put on a big show Wednesday afternoon with the launch of its Steam platform for the Macintosh, revealing a staggering 63 games that Mac owners could buy on the first day of its release. That's a lot stuff to sift through. No worries, though. I did all the hard work and plucked out ten games that you simply must have among the impressive list of launch titles.

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Humble Indie Bundle

With all the complaints about DRM and nasty giant publisher vs. giant developer spats, it's easy to become jaded in the harsh realm of video game retail. Hoping to stem the tide is Wolfire, who came up with The Humble Indie Bundle.

Here's how it works: The bundle includes five indie games. You can choose to pay anything you want for these games, and then you can even decide where your payment goes. Purchasers can pick what percentage of their money will go to the developers, or to Child's Play (which gives video games to childrens hospitals around the globe) or to the Electronic Frontier Foundation (a lobbying organization which fights for the rights of the electronic entertainment industry).

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