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Sep 282011
 
Game developer ADEPT Games, known for its puzzle game Trixel which is available on the AppStore, has announced a partnership with Oddworld Inhabitants on Trixel and Oddworld related content.

It brings us great pleasure to announce that we’ll be collaborating with our good friends at Oddworld Inhabitants on special Trixel and Oddworld-related content, to be detailed in the near future.

We’ll announce specifics about the project in the next couple of months. In the meantime, Adept Games’ Creative Director Daniel Boutros had this to say about the upcoming collaboration:

“I’m a big fan of the Oddworld universe games and team, and I’ve been wanting to work with them on something a little different for quite some time. I can’t wait to show people what we’re cooking up.”

Stewart Gilray of JAW LTD / Oddworld Inhabitants, had this to say…

“At Oddworld we’re always looking at new and interesting ideas in getting the universe out there. When Adept came to us with their ideas and thoughts for a tie in, there was no way we could say no.”

ABOUT TRIXEL

Trixel is a unique logic puzzle game built by Adept Games; a small crew comprising of games industry veterans and new blood alike. Trixel earned 8/10 and above critic review scores across the board, has gained numerous accolades since release, including a Best App Ever 2nd and 3rd place finalist in Puzzle and Family categories (2009) and many “game of the week” accolades from Metro UK, T3, WhatTheyPlay and others.

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Jul 202011
 
The New Media Film Festival 2011 discussion panel covering the award winning video game documentary Moral Kombat, is now available in video form on youtube. The panel features the documentary’s director Spencer Halpin and Oddworld creator Lorne Lanning, and touches upon topics such as the making of the documentary and issues surrounding video games as a free art form.
2011 New Media Film Festival Q & A session with Expert Game Creator Lorne Lanning, Director Spencer Halpin and Producer Ramy Katrib. Moral Kombat takes a look into the controversial subject of violence in video games and examines the conflict between the game developers rights to create and its potential impact on children.
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Jun 172011
 
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Lorne Lanning at SXSW 2011

The SXSW ConceptArt.org panel which took place in March 2011 and featured speakers such as Lorne Lanning of Oddworld fame and Jason Manley, co-founder of ConceptArt.org and The Art Department, has now been published online in audible form. Topics discussed, amongst many others, include the rise of conceptart.org, virtual schools compared to traditional curicculums, and the struggles the modern-day artist face while trying to survive the ever-accelerating changes taking place in the industry. If you’re a digital artist or traditional illustrator looking for information on how to market yourself to the world, this session is pure gold, don’t miss it! Listen to it here
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Jun 132011
 
The Venice Biennial, one of Europe’s major contemporary art events, have since June 4th been showcasing a large collection of prints from the Oddworld games in a special event dedicated to the art in video games entitled “Neoludica. Art is a Game 2011-1966”. The event takes place in two locations, one in Centro Culturale Candiani in Mestre, focusing on commercial console games and video game history, the other in Sala Laneri focusing on the work of independent artists. You will be able to catch the Oddworld prints as well as other playable console games in Mestre. The event can be visited until November 27th. Press Release Neoludica Official Website (Italian)
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Feb 162011
 
Lorne Lanning along with other renowned game developers such as Jason Rubin and Peter Molyneux, makes an appearence in the fourth episode of “Game Theory with Scott Steinberg” which deals with the increased risks developers and publishers face when making video games in today’s rapidly changing market, as well as how it has affected the creation and maintaining of new intellectual properties. Link
Feb 042011
 
Video game developer Just Add Water will be presenting their PS3 remake of Stranger’s Wrath at the UK based GameCityNights event, taking place on April 28th. Rounding out the evening, Lorne Lanning, co-founder of Oddworld Inhabitants, will cast an eye over his original creation via the wonders of the web. GameCityNights takes place at Antenna, Beck Street, Nottingham, on the last Friday of every month at 6pm. Admittance is £5 in advance, £6 on the door, over 18s with ID. To book your attendance go to www.gamecity.org Source: PlatformOnline
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.