Oct 182012
 

Oddworld Inhabitants and Just Add Water finally revealed their new game to the world on September 30, during their live panel at Eurogamer Expo.
Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee: New ‘n’ Tasty (named by fans via a competition held by OWI) was officially announced after the team showed off a short video demonstrating pre-alpha gameplay footage. Stewart Gilray delivered the announcement of the game, revealing its official title and detailing some of the changes made (and what will be left alone).
New ‘n’ Tasty has been given a tentative release date of Autumn 2013 and initial release platforms of PlayStation 3, PSVita, PC and Xbox Live Arcade, with other platforms being considered as possibilities.
The full panel lasted around 37 minutes, with Lorne Lanning taking center-stage to discuss why he started Oddworld, what Oddworld means and what the Oddworld team plans to do in the future – including approaching the games industry from the perspective of a small independent studio and micropublisher. After the announcement of New ‘n’ Tasty, a short Q&A session was held before the end of the panel.
After the panel came MudoCon, Oddworld’s very own fan meetup. Fans who attended Eurogamer Expo had the opportunity to meet Lorne Lanning, Stewart Gilray and other members of the JAW team (including Oddworld Library’s own Wil, pictured here with his #1 fan). Attendees were also given limited edition minicards, signed by Lorne with links to exclusive downloads. You can read the full overview over on the Oddworld.com blog.
May 152012
 
The staff over at gaming website IGN have published a list of their top 50 video game worlds, celebrating the unique, creative and unforgettable settings that enrich the experience of exploring a game world. Oddworld has made it into the list, ranking at #36. Here’s what IGN had to say:
The weirdo inhabitants of Oddworld are as disgusting as they are adorable as they are awesome. Their demented, clever world is different in each entry, as is the themes, atmosphere, and characters you encounter, which is what makes each game so memorable. The spaghetti western vibes of Stranger’s open world are totally disimilar to the oppressive workforce foundry of Abe’s Oddysee. There’s something a little gross about everything that isn’t beautiful here, people and places alike. Everything about Oddworld has the imaginative qualities of a child’s wonder fused with the strange maturity of a not-quite-right adult. The result is a world we’ll always remember.
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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