Jan 302011
 
Lorne Lanning, co-founder of Oddworld Inhabitants, has revealed that Abe’s Oddysee is currently being redone with HD graphics by Just Add Water, the same game developer responsible for the Stranger’s Wrath PS3 HD remake coming this spring.
Abe HD is going into production. It’s basically Abe’s Oddysee being redone in a 3D physics engine as a 2D side-scrolling platformer. So the way Just Add Water wants to approach it, we thought was very smart; they are not trying to reinvent any wheels. It’s like, ‘Can we make that experience in a new engine, with new tech, in the old way?
A release date for the Abe’s Oddysee remake has not yet been announced but more information regarding the game and future Oddworld plans will be revealed in an upcoming issue of EGM available on newsstands February 14th. Source: EGM Discuss this news on the Oddworld Forums.
Jan 272011
 
Oddworld Inhabitants recently released a batch of updates for both PC versions of Stranger’s Wrath and Munch’s Oddysee on Steam. The updates include the following bug fixes and new features:
Stranger’s Wrath
Fixes
  1. Fixed performance issues.
  2. Fixed save game permissions issues. Save games and config file are now saved in “Program Files” to “\Documents\Oddworld\Stranger’s Wrath”.
  3. Fixed controls “sticking” issues.
  4. Fixed tutorial text – Camera mode switch button text.
  5. Fixed turorial text – Camera reset button text.
  6. Fixed broken achievement “Mine your business”.
  7. Fixed incorrect texts being displayed in controls Layout screens.
  8. Fixed 5.1 and 7.1 audio.
  9. Fixed Mouse lag.
  10. Fixed issue with only 1 of 3 dialogue lines working in Jail house.
  11. Fixed first person view on nVidia boards.
Changes
  1. Added screen resolution selection to launcher.
  2. Added v-sync option to launcher.
  3. Added joystick selection to launcher.
  4. Added customisable controls.
  5. Added support for third party “generic” joypads.
  6. Added widescreen suppport.
  7. Re-authored Keyboard “layout” screen in options.
  8. Removed automatic joypad detection.
Munch’s Oddysee
PC Update #1
  • Fix crash issues
  • Fix sound issues
  • Broken achievement fixes
Another update for Munch will be released in a couple of weeks, with a load more fixes and additions. There are still some compatibility issues with Stranger’s Wrath and ATI graphics cards. If you are experiencing graphical issues with the games, contact Just Add Water [info AT jawltd.com] and send them your system specifications. You can discuss the updates on the forum.
Jan 212011
 
Here is a quick catch up of the latest Oddworld news. Abe’s voice, performed by Lorne Lanning, is number two on Xboxer360.com‘s Top Ten Computer Games Voices. A little Q&A has been held on Oddworld’s Facebook page along with a batch of new pictures from the upcoming remastering of Stranger’s Wrath on PS3. Finally, Lorne Lanning is once again in the judging committee for Ballistic Publishing‘s EXPOSÉ.