Last night I bought World of Goo from Steam (it marches on). I had played the demo quite a while ago, and I really enjoyed it. Yet, I decided for some stupid reason to pass. Recently, in a stroke of [marketing] genius 2D Boy released the excellent soundtrack for free! I spent much of yesterday’s work listening to the soundtrack, and after listening to Red Carpet Extend-o-matic for the 100th time, I resolutely decided that I would buy the darn game as soon as I got home.
Guild Wars did a similar [marketing] thing with the Eye of the North Expansion when DirectSong released the soundtrack for sale nearly a month before the games release. I remember discussing what content we would get with the expansion based on the titles of the songs and how each song sounded. As if we weren’t all hyped enough with the imminent release we now had some “content.”
It’s a pretty simple concept. The content is already there for the game. Might as well double dip.
the cage of those meticulous ink strokes