The Oddworld Library is a fansite, developed by Max the Mug and Xavier De Coster, for the Oddworld series, and is intended to provide fellow fans of Oddworld with an easily‐accessible agglomeration of news, encyclopædic resources, and media archives. Currently it comprises OddBlog 3·0, The Oddworld Encyclopædia 1·5 and The Oddworld Archives 2·0 to provide each service respectively. Each of these is divided into further components to aid navigation, as detailed below. See also the site map.
The Oddworld Librarians are mindful of the accessibility and legality of the content they provide. Every effort is made to conform to Web standards, and we are respectful of artists’ wishes; in the past, we have removed content upon request, and seek artists’ permission to include their work. We cooperate fully with Oddworld Inhabitants’ fan legal department, although we are not affiliated with them in any way.
The Oddworld Library is not intended to produce a community of Oddworld fans—for this there already exist the Oddworld Forums. Nor do we yet provide a medium for fan artists to share their work. This can be done on the Oddworld Forums at the risk of forfeiting your rights as an artist.
The Bulletin Board is used to detail the latest updates to TOL, and these listings are often accompanied by an editorial. The Atrium is the term used to describe the pages on TOL that don’t fit into any section, such as those that address the site as a whole.
- TOL is conceived as ‘The Shaman Network’, a site to combine Max’s OddBlog, Xav’s TOGG, and Oddsville’s Archives.
- Saturday 1st April, 2006
- The Library is formally opened on the day that The Oddworld Encyclopædia finally joins OddBlog, TOGG and TOA on the network.
- Thursday 26th October, 2006
- In anticipation of the release of Oddworld Inhabitants’ first feature film, The Oddworld Library is relaunched having been given a visual and technological refit.