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Ivy Towers
Ivy Towers title.jpg
Ivy Towers.png
Appears in Chapter 1
Tagline “brace yourself”
Goal 2 Goos
OCD ≥16 Goos
Time bugs Yes
Music “Regurgitation Pumping Station”
Previous level Impale Sticky
Next level Tumbler
If a Goo Ball falls into a well 10 meters deep and climbs up 3 meters each day but slides down 2 meters at night, will he still look fabulous in the morning? Maybe if he were to brace against the walls as hard as he could, and believe in the power of friction he could leave the ground behind...

—your friend - the Sign Painter
[Ivy Towers]

Ivy Towers is a level in the video game World of Goo. It is the fifth level of Chapter 1. In this level, the player is introduced to Green Goo for the first time. The player must use the Green Goo's ability to detach from its own structure to climb up a tall shaft, at the top of which lies the exit pipe.


It may seem to be unreliable at first, but in fact a good strategy to use is to build up as far as possible, then build as far up as you can against the left wall, and the same with the right wall. Repeat until you make it to the pipe. They will appear to "drift" away from the wall after you place them, but in fact this works in getting up to the pipe.

OCD Strategy

One of the easier OCDs. After using the above strategy to get to the pipe, use the pipe hanging technique to get a line hanging from the pipe. Then just continue to place all of the Goo Balls on that line. At the end, detach the Ball at the bottom of the line to get the top one in.


  • Ivy Towers is a reference to the noun "ivory tower" which is described as "a state of privileged seclusion or separation from the facts and practicalities of the real world."
  • Ivy Towers is actually a real place that exists.
  • The tagline 'brace yourself' is a pun because to brace something is to wedge it, therefore giving away the strategy of the level.

Video strategy

Solution: Ivy Towers (Chapter 1)

OCD solution: Ivy Towers (Chapter 1)