As part of the Humble Bundle, I got World of Goo for both Windows and Linux.
On Windows, it ran fine.
On Ubuntu Linux, it kept crashing.
Game crashes, with ~/.WordOfGoo/WorldOfGoo.log ending with “glxinfo not found”.
sudo apt-get install mesa-utils
Game crashes on launch and/or game loads but without sound and/or game loads and sound is crackling and distorted.
Old/outdated audio libraries and the wrong sound driver detected by the game.
Extract the below zip file to your World of Goo directory (which was /opt/WorldOfGoo in the version I got with Humble Bundle).
It includes newer audio libraries and updated game config set to use ALSA audio.