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Oddworld’s Inhabitants, eventually renamed Inhabitants Profiles, was a monthly feature on Oddworld.com during the First Ten Years, publishing interviews with Oddworld Inhabitants team members. From August 2000 to May 2004, 33 interviews with 33 Inhabitants were published. Most interviews were treated as an opportunity for team members to explain their professional responsibilities and history, and describe the culture of working for Oddworld Inhabitants. Notably, the fourth interview was with Lorne Lanning and Sherry McKenna for the specific purpose of explaining the company’s decision to launch Oddworld: Munch’s Oddysee on Microsoft Xbox.

The interviews were one of the longest-lasting features of Oddworld.com, being published throughout the full lifespan of the First Ten Years website, although they were less frequent than Dear Alf.

History

Interviews

Month Interview
August? 2000 Lorne Lanning, Co-founder/President
September 2000 Farzad Varahramyan, Sr. Production Designer
October 2000 Christophe Chaverou, Sr. Technical Director
November 2000 Sherry McKenna, CEO/Co-founder
Lorne Lanning, President/Co-founder
November 2000 Todd Johnson, Senior Programmer
December 2000 Marquise Bent, Lead Realtime Modeler
January 2001 Paul O’Connor, Sr. Game Designer
February 2001 Craig Ewert, Sr. Programmer
March 2001 Scott Easley, Senior CG Animator
April 2001 Chris Ulm, Assistant Director/Writer
May 2001 Bonnie, Human Resources Assistant
August 2001 Matt Aldridge, CG Technical Director
September 2001 Sean Miller, Animator
May 2002 Silvio Aebischer, Production Designer
June 2002 Thatcher Ulrich, Senior Programmer
July–August 2002 Michael Bross, Composer/Sound Designer
September 2002 Josh Heeren, Associate Producer
November 2002 Dave Moore, Programmer
December 2002 Iain Morton, CG Technical Director
February–March 2003 Mark Lee, Programmer
April 2003 Marke Pedersen, Technical Director
May 2003 Eli Rodriguez Sr. Systems Administrator
June 2003 Gautam Babbar Production Designer
September 2003 Rich McKain Animator
October–November 2003 Steve Desilets Game Designer
December 2003 Raymond Swanland Production Desiger
March–April 2004 Josh Hood Animator
May 2004 Rajeev Nattam - Character Artist
June 2004 Kristin - Marketing Assistant
July 2004 Michael Reifers - Director of Human Resources & Administration
July 2004 Drew Card - Programmer
July 2004 Jenny Shaheen - Marketing Manager
July 2004 John Clayton - Quality Assurance/Tester

Name

The feature originally called ‘Oddworld’s Inhabitants’ was frequently referred to by different names over time. Although it eventually became ‘Inhabitants Profiles’ from May 2003, many other names were used. The table below uses names in the singular (for an interview) and plural (for the series), as they were used on Oddworld.com.

From To What’s New/Site Page Oddworld: Archives
September 2000 December 2000 Oddworld’s Inhabitants Oddworld’s Inhabitants Interview[1]
January 2001 May 2001 Oddworld Inhabitant’s Interview[1]
August 2001 September 2001 Oddworld’s Inhabitants
Oddworld’s Inhabitants Interview[2][3]
November 2001 February 2002 unmentioned
May–June 2002 July 2002 Oddworld’s Inhabitants
Inhabitants Interview[4][5]
unknown
August 2002 unmentioned Inhabitants Interview[6]
September 2002 Inhabitant Interview
Inhabitants Interview
Oddworld Profiles[7]
November 2002 Inhabitant Interview
Inhabitant Profiles[8]
December 2002 April 2003 Inhabitant Profiles[9][10][11]
May 2003 Inhabitant Interview
Inhabitant Profiles
Inhabitants Profiles[12]
June 2003 December 2003 Inhabitant Profiles
Inhabitants Profiles[13][14][15]
April 2004 Inhabitant Interview
Inhabitants Profiles[16]
May 2004 June 2004 Inhabitants Profiles[17][18]

Oddworld: Archives

At the start of 2001, Oddworld.com began Oddworld: Archives, preserving access to former months’ content, including Oddworld’s Inhabitants. The original interview with Lorne Lanning was never put on the page, but all others up to that time were included, and subsequent interviews were regularly added. However, whether it was to preserve the tidiness of the page or to remove content from former team members who had stopped working for Oddworld Inhabitants, many of the interviews were later removed from Oddworld: Archives.

Between April and November 2001, the interviews with Christophe Chaverou, Todd Johnson, Marquise Bent, and Paul O’Connor were removed from Oddworld: Archives.[1][19] Between February and August 2002, the interviews with Farzad Varahramyan, Craig Ewert, Chris Ulm and Scott Miller were removed too.[20][21] Between October 2001 and February 2003, so too were Scott Easley’s and Matt Aldrige’s interviews taken off Oddworld: Archives.[22][23] The same was done to Bonnie Teuton’s interview between June and August 2004, along with Lorne Lanning’s and Sherry McKenna’s Xbox questions.[24][25] In February or March 2005, three more interviews were removed from the Archives: those with Dave Moore, Steve Desilets and John Hood.[26][27]

Between April and July 2005, all remaining Inhabitants Profiles were removed from Oddworld: Archives.[28][29]

References

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