Mar 182014
 
In an interview published today on Eurogamer, Lorne Lanning has announced that New ‘n’ Tasty will be sold for $30 (approximately £18 or €21). At the same time, Lanning also estimated that the game would need to sell around 250,000 copies for them to be able to fund their next project, a full remake of Abe’s Exoddus in the same style as New ‘n’ Tasty. But interestingly, he also said that selling 500,000 copies could enable them to produce a brand new Oddworld title as well – and it seems that game could be the previously-scrapped Brutal Ballad of Fangus Klot.
Lanning was quite clear about his desire to make The Brutal Ballad of Fangus Klot, a project he’s resurrected to tinker with some more. “Over the last year and a half, I’ve designed Fangus extensively. And I would like to be able to move into Fangus as soon as a new IP in Oddworld,” Lanning explained. That being said, he noted that the studio has other ideas as well, so Fangus Klot is not guaranteed to be the next original Oddworld title if and when the studio gets enough capital for it.

The Oddworld team also seems interested in releasing expansion packs for New ‘n’ Tasty and the potential Exoddus remake, although no details were given on what such packs might contain.
The interviewer notes that Lanning is confident in his sales goals, thanks to the Oddworld games’ strong digital sales in recent years – notably, Stranger’s Wrath HD selling 600,000 copies (more than its original Xbox release) and the original Oddysee and Exoddus games together selling more than a million copies.
Aug 302012
 
NOTE: This story was originally written on August 29th. Due to our extensive downtime, some of the story details have changed – several subsequent updates have increased the roster of PSOne games available in North America.

You may have heard about PSOne Classics, the recent addition to Sony’s PSVita which allows players to download and play games made for the original PlayStation console. Well, Oddworld Inhabitants have announced in a post on their website  that Abe’s Oddysee and Abe’s Exoddus are a part of the opening lineup, alongside over 100 other PSOne games.

PSOne Classics allows players to buy and download PSOne games and play them on their PSVita. If a player has previously bought a PSOne game through their PlayStation 3 they can simply redownload it or transfer it from the PS3, without having to repurchase the game.

Unfortunately, the regional differences between Europe and America were quite staggering – Vita owners in America initially only had access to nine PSOne games, while European customers got the full lineup of 130. Both Oddworld games were at first only available in Europe, and were not included in the nine available to America.

Luckily an expansion of the catalogue was promised, with Alf happily confirming via Twitter  that Oddysee and Exoddus would be coming soon to American Vita owners. Both Oddworld games were made available in North America in an update only a single day later.

Mar 162011
 
Following yesterday’s addition to Direct2Drive, GamersGate is now the latest online games store to stock the Oddboxx, as well as Munch’s Oddysee and Stranger’s Wrath, DRM-free. All Oddworld games on GamersGate, including Abe’s Oddysee and Abe’s Exoddus, are now being sold with a 50% discount for the next 12 days. Since yesterday, Direct2Drive has extended its 50% sale to Munch’s Oddysee and Stranger’s Wrath, although still only in the Unitied States region. The latest updates to Stranger’s Wrath have now gone live on Steam, although the latest updates to Munch’s Oddysee can currently only be installed manually. Stewart Gilray has stated that Munch’s Oddysee and Stranger’s Wrath will be DRM-free on Amazon Game Downloads, Stardock and newly-confirmed GOG.com.
Mar 152011
 
IGN’s online game store, Direct2Download, is now the second digital distributor of the Oddboxx. Earlier today, the rival of Steam’s uploaded Munch’s Oddysee, Stranger’s Wrath and the four-game compilation, the Oddboxx. Unlike Steam, Direct2Download features Raymond Swanland’s Oddboxx boxart. The games are similarly priced on both Steam and Direct2Download, although Steam is currently holding a weeklong 50%-off sale on all Oddworld games and packages. Direct2Download has 50% off the Oddboxx in the United States region only. Other digital distribution services are expected to upload the Oddboxx shortly, including Stardock, Amazon, GamersGate, and others to be announced.
Feb 282011
 
As seen on Oddworld.com, a good news for the Oddboxx a compilation of Abe’s Oddysee, Abe’s Exoddus, Munch’s Oddysee and Stranger’s Wrath for PC.
On the week of March 7th 2011, this budget-priced compilation of award-winning classics will finally launch on IGN D2D, Stardock, Amazon, GamersGate and other services to be announced. To celebrate, there will also be a week-long 50% discounted price sale from the day of release, which will also occur on Steam. The Oddboxx will come complete with a host of extra features added since the game’s launch: Munch’s Oddysee:
  • Additional achievements: A Bittersweet Reunion, Not Mine, Archers at Dawn, A Peaceful Death, Riding High, Zen, Wheelie Selfish, We’re Freeeee, Demonic.
  • Improved controls and complete control customizability.
  • Fixed all major bugs and issues, including joypad and sound device errors.
  • Added launcher with multiple resolution and anti-aliasing support.
  • Added dynamic shadowing.
  • Added widescreen modes.

  • Stranger’s Wrath:
  • Added Xbox 360 controller support.
  • Fully customizable controls, including 3rd party control pad support.
  • Added support for devices with more than 6 audio channels.
  • Added launcher with multiple resolution and anti-aliasing support.
  • Added widescreen modes.

  • Stranger’s Wrath will receive ADDITIONAL enhancements later this year, to be taken from the forthcoming upgraded PSN version. This includes upgraded models, lighting, UI features and a few surprises still to come.
    Feb 282011
     
    Following the reopening of the fan art section, Alf reopens the Dear Alf and Fan of the Month sections. Alf answers a selection of fan questions in this brand new Dear Alf, just like in the old days. This month’s Fan of the Month is Terry Garret, a 23 year old mechanical engineering student. He has beaten Abe’s Exoddus multiple times using only the game’s sound effects, the occasional tip from his brother and a unique trial and error method he honed to perfection. Terry Garrett is completely blind.
    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.
    Dec 212010
     
    The Oddboxx has been launched on Steam! This pack contains Abe’s Oddysee, Abe’s Exoddus, Munch’s Oddysee and Stranger’s Wrath; the two later ones making their first ever appearance on PC. Even tough some testing has been done on the games, some gamers are experiencing technical difficulties. If you have a problem too be aware that the guys responsible for the ports are listening to you and are working on patches to fix those bugs. You can either post your problem over on Oddworld.com or on their Facebook page.
    Dec 202010
     
    As announced previously, the Oddboxx will be released today at 10am PST/6pm GMT. In the meantime, Oddworld Inhabitants have released a small official soundtrack online, the Oddboxx Soundtrack Sampler. Featuring over twenty minutes of music by Josh Gabriel, Ellen Meijers and Michael Bross from the Oddworld games Abe’s Oddysee, Munch’s Oddysee and Stranger’s Wrath, the ten-track OST can be downloaded along with its cover art from the new Oddworld website. Source: AlfMudokon Discuss on the Oddworld Forums
    Dec 182010
     
    Oddworld.com has announced it a couple of hours ago: The games will be released on Steam on the 20th of December, 2010. Note that during the first 24 hours of release, the game will be sold with 50% of its marked price discounted. After this and until January 3rd, a 25% discount will apply to the marked price. Go on oddworld.com for more info.