Feb 102012
 
GameCityNights has uploaded a full video recording of their conversation with Oddworld mastermind Lorne Lanning, which took place in April last year.
The irrepressible Lorne Lanning joined GameCity live from Oddworld Inhabitants HQ in Berkeley, California for ‘From The Desk Of…’ in which he examined the Oddworld legacy, the future of Oddworld Inhabitants and the HD remake of his critically acclaimed game Strangers’ Wrath. Oh, and the ‘weaponisation of pop media’. It was powerful stuff. Filmed at GameCityNights, Nottingham, UK April 28 2011
 
Apr 292011
 
Speaking to Eurogamer, Stewart Gilray has mentioned that Abe HD is due to start production in August—once it’s decided what Abe HD will actually be. Despite Lorne Lanning’s original claim that Abe’s Oddysee would be remade in 2.5D—which Gilray confirmed at GameCityNights was not meant to be revealed until E3—Abe HD might actually be a remake of Abe’s Exoddus, a new adventure entirely, or a blend of the above. Gilray told Eurogamer, ‘If we do a brand new game it’s going to be two years away. If we do a remake it’s going to be a year away.’
Apr 142011
 
GameCity has today announced details of the next GameCityNights, the monthly after-dark exploration into videogames culture. Taking place in Nottingham on 28 April 2011, Season 2 Episode 4 will host Lorne Lanning and Stewart Gilray as they talk about bringing Oddworld back and developing Stranger’s Wrath HD. Just Add Water has confirmed on Twitter they will also be announcing a new Oddworld title. Widely regarded as the best-looking game to grace the Xbox, fans of Oddworld Stranger’s Wrath can rejoice that the long overdue update is complete and will be unveiled at Episode 4 of GameCityNights by Stewart Gilray, Managing Director of Just Add Water, the team responsible for reinvigorating the latest Oddworld title. From 6pm, Gilray will deliver this month’s Frontend section, delving into the life of a studio head, from his early beginnings to the daily challenge of leading a team of talented developers, and reassuring a vociferous fan base their beloved franchise is in safe hands. The main event of the evening follows at 8pm as Gilray presents the moment fans have been waiting more than six years for: Stranger’s Wrath with updated and remastered HD visuals and audio. Charting the process of adding shiny bells and whistles to an already brilliant looking game, fans will see the progression from start to finish. In a distinctly Orwellian moment, Oddworld creator Lorne Lanning will be the eye-in-the-sky as he casts a glance over his original creation as this month’s ‘From the Desk of’ guest, as well as discussing the series’ past, present and future. GameCity Director Iain Simons said, “Lorne headlined the first ever GameCity festival back in 2006, so it’s great to be welcoming him back. We look forward to hearing his views on the updated Stranger, learning about the weather in Berkeley and sharing in his anticipation of the forthcoming Union of Kate Middleton and Prince William, staunch royalist that he is.” As ever, GameCityNights will also feature the very best indie developers showcasing their work alongside the latest AAA titles, comedian Paul Butler’s Augmented Vision, A Winner Is You prize competition with generous contributions from Capcom and Square Enix, an impassioned My Game appearance and a well-stocked bar to round out the night. GameCityNights take place every month at Antenna in Nottingham, Beck Street, NG1 1EQ. Entry is strictly 18+ only, tickets £5 in advance and for students, £6 on the door for the general public. Due to limited capacity, pre-booking via GameCityNights’ website is advised. There is a Facebook Event. OddBlog will be present on the evening to cover information and happening as they develop. We will also be bringing you an exclusive interview with Stewart Gilray following the event.
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