Oddworld: Soulstorm — The art of the videogame

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Oddworld: Soulstorm — The art of the videogame is an Oddworld designed by Pix'n Love and published by Microids SA. It was released on to accompany the launch of Oddworld: Soulstorm physical Collector's Oddition but can be purchased individually.

Release

The book was first revealed as part of the Collector's Oddition of Oddworld: Soulstorm, announced by Microids on .[1]

Lorne Lanning received a copy of the book along with the rest of the Collector's Oddition on ,[2] while Pix'n Love received their sample copies on .[3]

Oddworld: Soulstorm — The art of the videogame is currently available to purchase from Pix'n Love for €34.90 (plus shipping).

Binding

Oddworld: Soulstorm — The art of the videogame is a landscape book printed on glossy paper with a size of 229 × 152 mm (9 × 6 inches). Its hard cover brings its size to 240 × 160 mm. Promotional and store art showed the cover as a close-up of Abe's mouth and stitches, although when the book shipped its cover depicted Abe's head superimposed on a matte painting of Necrum.

Contents

The book starts with a brief recap of Oddworld Inhabitants' history and previous games, but is mostly filled by three sections of art: one for the characters that appear in Oddworld: Soulstorm, one for the locations, and a smaller section covering the vehicles and environment props. Most of the art in these sections are screenshots from the game and 3D renders from development, although there are also sketches and paintings as well as art from Oddworld: Abe's Exoddus and Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee. The book ends with a 7-page interview with creator and designer Lorne Lanning.

Table of contents

  1. Introduction: An Oddworld Story
    004
    1. Unusual Partners
      008
    2. The First Abe
      010
    3. A New Dimension
      018
    4. An Unpredictable Twist
      020
    5. Resurrection
      022
    6. The Oddworld Games Timeline
      024
  2. The Cast
    026
    1. The Mudokons
      026
      1. Abe
        028
        1. Abe's Design
          030
        2. Abe's Facial Creation
          032
        3. Abe's Facial Expressions
          033
        4. Abe's Tattoos
          034
        5. Abe's Cinematic
          036
      2. Alf
        038
        1. Alf's Creation
          040
        2. Alf's Outfit
          041
        3. Alf's Cinematic
          042
      3. Toby
        044
        1. Toby's Head Design Exploration
          046
        2. Toby's Design
          047
        3. Toby's Cinematic
          048
      4. The Keeper
        050
      5. The Shaman
        051
      6. The Keeper's Cinematic
        052
    2. Queen Bee
      054
      1. Queen Bee's Ciematic
        056
    3. The Glukkons
      058
      1. Aslik
        058
        1. Aslik's Design
          060
        2. Aslik's Outfit
          061
        3. Aslik's Head Design
          062
        4. Aslik's Facial Expressions
          063
        5. Aslik's Cinematic
          064
      2. Brewmaster
        066
        1. Brewmaster's Design
          068
        2. Brewmaster's Outfit
          069
        3. Brewmaster's Head Creation
          070
        4. Brewmaster's Animation
          071
        5. Brewmaster's Cinematic
          072
      3. Molluck
        074
        1. Molluck's Creation
          076
        2. Molluck's Outfit
          077
        3. Molluck's Head Design
          078
        4. Molluck's Animation Test
          079
        5. Molluck's Cinematic
          080
      4. Morguer
        082
        1. Morguer's Design
          084
        2. Morguer's Outfit
          085
        3. Morguer's Cinematic
          086
    4. Sligs
      088
      1. Naked Slig
        088
      2. Legs Slig
        089
      3. Flying Slig
        090
      4. Minigun Slig
        091
      5. Rocket Launcher Slig
        092
      6. Flame Thrower Slig
        093
      7. Pilot Slig
        094
        1. Slig Communicator
          095
        2. Pilot Slig's Cinematic
          096
    5. Slogs
      098
    6. Greeters
      099
  3. The Mudos Locations
    100
    1. Monsaic Lines
      102
      1. Monsaic Lines Original Design
        104
      2. Monsaic Lines
        105
    2. Catacombs
      106
      1. Outer Wall
        108
      2. Obelisk & Stones
        109
      3. Sleech Hole
        110
      4. Fragon Altar & Fragon Eye
        111
    3. Necrum
      112
      1. Necrum Original Design
        114
      2. Necrum New Design
        115
    4. FeeCo Depot
      116
      1. FeeCo Depot Original Design
        118
      2. FeeCo Depot New Design
        119
    5. Slig Barracks
      120
      1. Slig Barracks Original Design
        122
      2. Slig Barracks New Design
        123
    6. Soulstorm Brewery
      124
      1. Soulstorm Brewery Original Design
        126
      2. Soulstorm Brewery New Design
        127
      3. Soulstorm Brewery Concept Art & 3D Modelisation
        128
      4. Soulstorm Brewery Entrance & Under the Pipe Sketches
        129
      5. Soulstorm Brewery Giant Demon Mixer
        130
      6. Giant Demon Mixer
        131
    7. Glukkons' Offices
      132
      1. Glukkons' Offices
        134
      2. Morguer's Office
        135
      3. Aslik's Office
        136
      4. Brewmaster's Office
        137
  4. The Props Design
    138
    1. FeeCo Train Design
      140
      1. FeeCo Train Interior
        141
    2. Blimp Design
      142
      1. Blimp Interior
        143
    3. Industrial Design
      144
      1. Bone Crusher & Furnace
        145
    4. Dispensers
      146
    5. Neon Signs
      147
  5. Interview: Lorne Lanning
    148

Credits

Design
Pix'n Love
Publication Director
Marc Pétronille
Artistic Direction/Layout
Luc Pétronille
Texts
Raphaël Lucas
Oddworld staff
Editing
Christophe Delpierre
Microids SA
Published
Microids SA
Developed
Oddworld Inhabitants

Acknowledgements

Oddworld Inhabitants
Lorne Lanning
Sherry McKenna
Bennie Terry
Holly Newman
Peter Chapman
Jim Redner
Thomas Bramall
Lewis Gaston
Microids
Stéphane Longeard
Elliot Grassiano
Yves Bléhaut
Alain Milly
Eric Nguyen
Xavier Lipomi
Alice Claret
Vincent Behaghel
Beryl Breas
Stéphanie Leclerc
François Coulon
Alexandre Migeon
Eric Pouzer
Alexandre Breas
Julien Renzaho
Alvin Rabary
Valérie Perdriau

References