Oddworld: The Lost Archives

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Oddworld: The Lost Archives was a social media series posted by Oddworld Inhabitants on Instagram from to . It comprised weekdaily posts of Oddworld concept art selected from a recently recovered archive, much of it previously unreleased.

The first image was posted on , and the series was due to continue until the release of Oddworld: Soulstorm. There were 327 posts in the series, the last post being made on ; Soulstorm released on .

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Posts were not made on or due to Oddworld Inhabitants' attendance at Game Developers Conference and the launch of the Oddworld: Abe's Origins crowdfunding campaign occurring that week.

Starting on , the first image of each week was deliberately chosen for being in colour.

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0001 CALA0001-th.jpg Character Concept Sketches Farzad 1996 Our characters go through a whole bunch of changes, ideas and sketches before we end up with the final, recognizable creation. These very early concepts from Farzad back in 1996 show some of the more esoteric ideas we were throwing around at the time, but can you guess who this character would eventually become? We're pleased to announce that we found the lost Oddworld archives! We've got never before and rarely seen artwork coming your way every weekday until Soulstorm is released. The images are complete with insight from Lorne and the rest of the team! Here's our first image #guesswho #gameart #characterdesign #Oddworld Here's our first image! It's pretty gruesome, but enjoy! Here's a sneak preview for anyone who didn't read our post! http://ow.ly/A1sP30h0djb Here's our first image! It's pretty gruesome, but enjoy! http://ow.ly/sLDa30h0dzu
0002 CALA0002-th.jpg Munch Concept Sketch Farzad 1998 An early exploration for Munch, from 1998

“The starting direction for Munch's character was that he's got one leg and hops like a bird, two arms that are pretty weak and an RS232 port embedded in his skull. The port he got from the Vykkers Research Lab and allows him to jack into technologies.” Lorne Lanning

Today's lost archive image is 'An early exploration for Munch' This poor guy's been subject to one too many experiments. #Oddworld #lostarchives #characterdesign Today's lost archive image is 'An early exploration for Munch' Here's a sneak peek, you can see the full image on our Instagram right here http://ow.ly/H3x130h1sYX Today's lost archive image is 'An early exploration for Munch' Here's a sneak peek, you can see the full image on our Instagram right here http://ow.ly/H3x130h1sYX
For today's image you can take a look at what Munch might have looked like! http://ow.ly/wBLw30h2leb
0003 CALA0003-th.png Mudokon Queen Concept Steven Olds Unknown An early exploration for Sam, a Mudokon Queen who is also Abe's mom. She's too large to move and is imprisoned here with one of her children. Her eggs are born into the workforce with the ‘Shrink’ AI Sam's only companion, designed to keep her motivated and positive to lay more productive eggs. Sam was intended to feature in both Munch's Oddysee and Abe's Exoddus, and she is a character we will return to someday - her story will thicken. Today's lost archive image is Sam, a Mudokon Queen. Sadly her story is an unhappy one... #characterdesign Today's lost archive image is Sam. Ever wondered about Abe's Mom? You can see an early exploration here: http://ow.ly/O6V130h3FSz Today's lost archive image is Sam. Ever wondered about Abe's Mom? You can see an early exploration here: http://ow.ly/O6V130h3FSz
0004 CALA0004-th.png Magog Cartel Lawyers Farzad Unknown Early studies for what was going to be Magog Cartel lawyers Today's lost archive image. Lawyers who mean business #characterdesign #oddworldart Today's lost archive image: Lawyers! You can find the full image here: http://ow.ly/W87X30h4DCR Today's lost archive image: Lawyers! You can find the full image here: http://ow.ly/W87X30h4DCR
0005 CALA0005-th.png Munch Steven Olds 1996 A very early study for what would become Munch in Munch's Oddysee. Maybe this one's a little bit too grim...? It would have been a very different game... #characterdesign #munchsoddysee Today's lost archive image: A little too grim? http://ow.ly/bieZ30h6jx1 Today's lost archive image: A little too grim? http://ow.ly/bieZ30h6jx1
0006 CALA0006-th.png The Greeter Farzad 1998 This is a familiar grin: some thoughts about the Greeter during development of Oddworld: Abe's Exoddus. There's a familiar grin in today's lost archive image! #characterdesign #lostarchives Today's lost archive image: A familiar grin! http://ow.ly/kE3l30h9rPq Today's lost archive image: A familiar grin! http://ow.ly/kE3l30h9rPq
0007 CALA0007-th.png Munch Farzad 1999 Not all of Munch's early designs were adorable. Munch wouldn't have needed the Fuzzles at all if we'd stuck with one of these Today's lost archive image: Munch is looking fierce! #characterdesign #gameart Today's lost archive image: Munch is looking fierce! http://ow.ly/cxmu30hbcXv Today's lost archive image: Munch is looking fierce! http://ow.ly/cxmu30hbcXv
0008 CALA0008-th.png Fleech Eating Chart Farzad 1997 Ever wonder how a Fleech eats? Some thoughts during development. Today's lost archive post: Hungry Fleech! Today's lost archive post- Hungry Fleech! http://ow.ly/5sKm30hcO6R Today's lost archive post- Hungry Fleech! http://ow.ly/5sKm30hcO6R
0009 CALA0009-th.png The Ociti Olds 1995 “This is an Ociti - the initial word for Glukkons. This was an idea for a religious priest class. They were cousins of the Oktigi.” Lorne Lanning Today's lost archive image. A priest... Today's lost archive image. A priest! https://www.instagram.com/p/BcsNj2PjYH6/?hl=en … Today's lost archive image. A priest! https://www.instagram.com/p/BcsNj2PjYH6/?hl=en
0010 CALA0010-th.png The Meech Olds 1995 “The very first character designs to combine with Meeches - half of a symbiotic creature. The Meech was the second half. Original concepts from '95. I still love them.” Lorne Lanning Today's lost archive post. Original concept from '95 Today's lost archive: an original concept from '95! https://www.instagram.com/p/BcuUXGUDYz7/?hl=en … Today's lost archive: an original concept from '95!
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0011 CALA0011-th.png Sekto Olds 1995 “The grandfather in design to Sekto. Cousins of the Glukkons. More parasitic which would lead to Sekto.” Lorne Lanning Today's lost archive image: An early design of a familiar face! #characterdesign #lostarchives Today's lost archive image- an early design of a familiar face https://www.instagram.com/p/Bc18mm3jlHr/ Today's lost archive image- an early design of a familiar face https://www.instagram.com/p/Bc18mm3jlHr/
0012 CALA0012-th.png Fleech Farzad Unknown Studios on Fleech movement and anatomy Today's lost archive image: Fleech close-up! Today's lost archive image- Fleech close-up! https://www.instagram.com/p/Bc5GVB4jjCW/ Today's lost archive image- Fleech close-up! https://www.instagram.com/p/Bc5GVB4jjCW/
0013 CALA0013-th.png Glukkons Farzad 1998 Experiments with posing and lighting - we needed to make the Glukkons look as menacing as possible Today's lost archive image. Experiments with posing and lighting Today's lost archive image- experimenting with posing and lighting https://www.instagram.com/p/Bc7n2gJjc0D/ Today's lost archive image- experimenting with posing and lighting https://www.instagram.com/p/Bc7n2gJjc0D/
0014 CALA0014-th.png Spiders Olds 1995 “An idea for an enemy for Abe's Oddysee. Enormous- in that era we were never able to get large characters vs Abe.” Lorne Lanning Today's lost archive image- we hope you're not afraid of spiders! Today's lost archive image- look away now if you're afraid of spiders! https://www.instagram.com/p/Bc-al_ADlgQ/ Today's lost archive image- look away now if you're afraid of spiders! https://www.instagram.com/p/Bc-al_ADlgQ/
0015 CALA0015-th.png New Munch Farzad 1998 An early design for Munch- a little too cute? Today's lost archive image- is there such a thing as too cute? Today's lost archive image. If there's such a thing as too cute this is it https://www.instagram.com/p/BdAdF6ZDNMP/ Today's lost archive image. If there's such a thing as too cute this is it https://www.instagram.com/p/BdAdF6ZDNMP/
0016 CALA0016-th.jpg Christmas Card Designs Olds Unknown Some early Christmas card designs. Happy Holidays from everyone at Oddworld Inhabitants! Happy holidays from everyone here at Oddworld Inhabitants! Happy holidays from everyone here at Oddworld Inhabitants! https://www.instagram.com/p/BdIBmeWDkvR/ Happy holidays from everyone here at Oddworld Inhabitants! https://www.instagram.com/p/BdIBmeWDkvR/
0017 CALA0017-th.png Munch Farzad 1997 Another early exploration of Munch. Equal parts creepy and endearing. Today's lost archive image- a creepy Munch! Today's lost archive image is a creepy Munch. We really like this one! https://www.instagram.com/p/BdK_QogDON1/ Today's lost archive image is a creepy Munch. We really like this one! https://www.instagram.com/p/BdK_QogDON1/
0018 CALA0018-th.png Priests Farzad 1997 Priests- They are nothing more than puppets to the Cartel. They had many eyes to see every sin being committed, but they still could not see the truth. Today's lost archive image- corrupt priests Today's lost archive image- corrupt priests https://www.instagram.com/p/BdNnqlmDk2t/ Today's lost archive image- corrupt priests https://www.instagram.com/p/BdNnqlmDk2t/
0019 CALA0019-th.png Elum Olds 1995 An old piece of artwork entitled ‘relaxed Elum’. Drooling Elum would have worked just as well. Today's lost archive image: Drooling Elum Today's lost archive image- drooling Elum! As always here's a preview... https://www.instagram.com/p/BdQLLzfjpI1/ Today's lost archive image- drooling Elum! As always here's a preview... https://www.instagram.com/p/BdQLLzfjpI1/
0020 CALA0020-th.png Munch Farzad 1996 Perhaps one of the strangest designs for Munch. The split in his toe allowed him to waddle, but the foot also acted as an excellent spring. His peacock like crest was going to be chopped off after his abduction. Today's lost archive image- Munch has a full head of hair? Today's lost archive image- An unusual design for Munch. https://www.instagram.com/p/BdSsOtIjdYg/ Today's lost archive image- An unusual design for Munch. https://www.instagram.com/p/BdSsOtIjdYg/
0021 CALA0021-th.png Abe Farzad 1998 Some ideas for Christmas cards. A rare image of Abe enjoying himself. Today's lost archive image- Abe's in party mode! Today's lost archive image- Abe's in party mode! https://www.instagram.com/p/Bdaf2-FjVvs/ Today's lost archive image- Abe's in party mode! https://www.instagram.com/p/Bdaf2-FjVvs/
0022 CALA0022-th.png Munch Farzad 2000 Experiments with expressions. This is one of many we did for Munch Today's lost archive image- Munch expressions! Today's lost archive image- Munch expressions! https://www.instagram.com/p/Bdc3KBTj7wm/ Today's lost archive image- Munch expressions! https://www.instagram.com/p/Bdc3KBTj7wm/
0023 CALA0023-th.png Abe Chest Tattoo Farzad 1998 Some ideas for Abe's chest tattoo Today's lost archive image- which tattoo to choose? Today's lost archive image- choosing a new tattoo can be tricky! https://www.instagram.com/p/Bdfq2eJjv33/ Today's lost archive image- choosing a new tattoo can be tricky! https://www.instagram.com/p/Bdfq2eJjv33/
0024 CALA0024-th.png Munch Farzad 2000 We toyed with the idea of Munch using his tongue as an instrument. This would allow him to communicate with non-verbal creatures. A tendon on the top and bottom of the tongue would provide structure while inflated and under pressure. Today's lost archive image- Musical Munch. Today's lost archive image- Munch was almost musical? https://www.instagram.com/p/BdiWAg0jTI3/ Today's lost archive image- Munch was almost musical? https://www.instagram.com/p/BdiWAg0jTI3/
0025 CALA0025-th.png Munch Skeleton Detail Farzad 1999 Skeletal detail for Munch. His arm, shoulder plate and collar bone have been removed here to allow a better view. The bullseye indicates the shoulder insertion point. Today's lost archive image- skeletal Munch Today's lost archive- skeletal Munch! https://www.instagram.com/p/Bdk9A1XjFOq/ Today's lost archive- skeletal Munch! https://www.instagram.com/p/Bdk9A1XjFOq/
0026 CALA0026-th.jpg Character Tongues Farzad 1998 Ideas for character tongues. We considered Glukkons having octopus suckers on their tongues and Mudokon tongues snapping out to catch insects. The Scrab tongue here has a sharp bony tip to spear prey. Today's lost archive image- attention to detail Today's lost archive image- attention to detail! https://www.instagram.com/p/BdsjRvOjhTh/ Today's lost archive image- attention to detail! https://www.instagram.com/p/BdsjRvOjhTh/
0027 CALA0027-th.png Munch Farzad 1998 Anatomy ideas: Munch. The joints are indicated for the legs and flippers. When swimming submerged, only the cranial fin breaks the water surface, leading enemies to believe there is a much smaller enemy below. Today's lost archive image- Ideas for Munch Today's lost archive image. Some ideas for swimming Munch. https://www.instagram.com/p/BdvPMHdjk92/ Today's lost archive image. Some ideas for swimming Munch. https://www.instagram.com/p/BdvPMHdjk92/
0028 CALA0028-th.png Facial Expressions Farzad 1998 Some facial expressions for Abe and the other Mudokons Today's lost archive image- Mudokons pulling faces Today's lost archive image- Mudokons pulling faces! https://www.instagram.com/p/Bdx5UuNjK47/ Today's lost archive image- Mudokons pulling faces! https://www.instagram.com/p/Bdx5UuNjK47/
0029 CALA0029-th.png Abe Olds 1995 Abe way back in 1995. The top of his foot is shown here for reference. Today's lost archive image- Early Abe Today's lost archive image- An early Abe! https://www.instagram.com/p/Bd0YjAmDWLd/ Today's lost archive image- An early Abe! https://www.instagram.com/p/Bd0YjAmDWLd/
0030 CALA0030-th.png Munch Farzad 2000 Experimenting with expressions for Munch Today's lost archive image- expressions for Munch. Today's lost archive image- Expressions for Munch. Look at that face! https://www.instagram.com/p/Bd26BgaDaMa/ Today's lost archive image- Expressions for Munch. Look at that face! https://www.instagram.com/p/Bd26BgaDaMa/
0031 CALA0031-th.png Munch Farzad 1998 We considered loosely basing Munch's appearance on catfish. His facial expressions and emotional responses could have been accentuated by whiskers. Today's lost archive image- Munch the Catfish! Today's lost archive image- Munch the Catfish! https://www.instagram.com/p/Bd-1lQij6gg/ Today's lost archive image- Munch the Catfish! https://www.instagram.com/p/Bd-1lQij6gg/
0032 CALA0032-th.png Abe Farzad 1998 An idea for a T-shirt design back in 1998 Today's lost archive image- an old t-shirt design! Today's lost archive image- an idea for a t-shirt design https://www.instagram.com/p/BeBN8psDe13/ Today's lost archive image- an idea for a t-shirt design https://www.instagram.com/p/BeBN8psDe13/
0033 CALA0033-th.png Mudokon Skulls Farzad 1997 Mudokon skulls. The arrow on the right shows the area of the head where the ponytail would be. Today's lost archive image- Mudokon skulls! #creepy Today's lost archive image- Creepy, creepy Mudokon skulls https://www.instagram.com/p/BeD59uNDRwo/ Today's lost archive image- Creepy, creepy Mudokon skulls https://www.instagram.com/p/BeD59uNDRwo/
0034 CALA0034-th.png Mudokon Queen Concept Olds Unknown A side view of Sam, Abe's mom. Today's lost archive image- a look at Sam Today's lost archive image- Abe's Mom https://www.instagram.com/p/BeGdfVCjfFw/ Today's lost archive image- Abe's Mom https://www.instagram.com/p/BeGdfVCjfFw/
0035 CALA0035-th.png Munch Farzad 2000 Munch and his Fuzzle buddies. Don't make them angry Today's lost archive image- dangerous friends Today's lost archive image- dangerous friends https://www.instagram.com/p/BeI_W1WDYH0/ Today's lost archive image- dangerous friends https://www.instagram.com/p/BeI_W1WDYH0/
0036 CALA0036-th.png E3 Booth Farzad 1996 A concept for an E3 booth for Abe's Oddysee We're brightening up the beginning of the week by adding a splash of color to our Instagram every Monday. Today's lost archive image- an Abe's Oddysee E3 booth! We're brightening up the beginning of the week by adding a splash of color to our Instagram every Monday. Today's lost archive image- Oddysee E3 booth https://www.instagram.com/p/BeQfzwBjs2h/ We're brightening up the beginning of the week by adding a splash of color to our Instagram every Monday. Today's lost archive image- Oddysee E3 booth https://www.instagram.com/p/BeQfzwBjs2h/
0037 CALA0037-th.png Munch Farzad 1999 Experimenting with expressions. We considered that if the back of Munch's jaw was double jointed it would allow for greater expression. The top is an example of a fixed jaw joint, the bottom the more expressive, double jointed version. Today's lost archive image- making Munch expressive Today's lost archive image- making Munch expressive https://www.instagram.com/p/BeTD8aDjxd0/ Today's lost archive image- making Munch expressive https://www.instagram.com/p/BeTD8aDjxd0/
0038 CALA0038-th.png Munch Farzad 1999 This early Munch was particularly toothy. He was put into a diaper during experimentation. He can't take it off because he has no arms and no-one else will help him because he's stinky. His flipper left the letter M in the ground when he hopped. Today's lost archive image- Munch could use a little help! Today's lost archive image- Munch could use a little help... https://www.instagram.com/p/BeVvPIEjeMb/ Today's lost archive image- Munch could use a little help... https://www.instagram.com/p/BeVvPIEjeMb/
0039 CALA0039-th.jpg Munch Farzad 1997 Back when we were considering making Munch a rodent. He has a huge appetite and liked to talk. Today's lost archive image- Munch the rodent. Today's lost archive image- Munch the rodent. https://www.instagram.com/p/BeYTbYfD1K2/ Today's lost archive image- Munch the rodent. https://www.instagram.com/p/BeYTbYfD1K2/
0040 CALA0040-th.jpg Fleech Farzad 1998 Fleech animation. The body here consists of 2 basic shapes which can change in shape and size. They intersect and behave as if they were made of jello. Top right shows the sleeping animation. Today's lost archive image- Fleech animation Today's lost archive image- Fleech animation https://www.instagram.com/p/Bea1v3GD6DE/ Today's lost archive image- Fleech animation https://www.instagram.com/p/Bea1v3GD6DE/
0041 CALA0041-th.jpg Lightning Strike Farzad 1996 Thumbnail painting for the end of Abe's Oddysee. The lightning strike on Rupture Farms from the sky above. Today's lost archive image- watch out for that lightning Today's lost archive image- Watch out for that lightning! https://www.instagram.com/p/BeihhefH3_Z/ Today's lost archive image- Watch out for that lightning! https://www.instagram.com/p/BeihhefH3_Z/
0042 CALA0042-th.jpg Mudokon Hand Farzad 1997 Ideas for Mudokon hands. The middle finger here is closer to the pinky than the thumb, the middle fingers varies in size so we could find the one that worked the best. Today's lost archive image- Mudokon hands. Today's lost archive image- Mudokon hands https://www.instagram.com/p/BelKoSQnIn0/ Today's lost archive image- Mudokon hands https://www.instagram.com/p/BelKoSQnIn0/
0043 CALA0043-th.jpg Fleech Animation Farzad 1998 Fleech animation. Eating keyframes. The arrow on the top two figures represents the tongue range of motion. Today's lost archive image- Fleech eating animation Today's lost archive image- Fleech eating animation https://www.instagram.com/p/Beno6N4D5Yu/ Today's lost archive image- Fleech eating animation https://www.instagram.com/p/Beno6N4D5Yu/
0044 CALA0044-th.jpg Fleech Redesign Farzad 1998 Experimenting with a Fleech redesign. They would move like inchworms when they were going slowly and like slinkies when they were moving fast. They would also spin in a whirlwind like movement when attacking. Today's lost archive image- Fleech redesign. Today's lost archive image- a Fleech redesign http://www.instagram.com/p/BeqRaa3Ae_s/?taken-by=oddworldinc … Today's lost archive image- a Fleech redesign www.instagram.com/p/BeqRaa3Ae_s/?taken-by=oddworldinc
0045 CALA0045-th.jpg Abe’s Bones Farzad 1997 A close up look at Abe's bones. They're not all that different to ours here. Today's lost archive image- bones. Today's lost archive image- Mudokon bones. https://www.instagram.com/p/Bes4rhZA5uM/?taken-by=oddworldinc … Today's lost archive image- Mudokon bones. https://www.instagram.com/p/Bes4rhZA5uM/...
0046 CALA0046-th.jpg Abe on Elum Olds Unknown Small gouache painting. Abe on Elum, early concept for Monsaic Lines. Today's lost archive image- Abe and Elum! Don't forget that every day we post a new image from the Lost Archives to our Instagram. On Mondays it's in color to brighten up the start of the week. Here's today's image. You can see comments right here. http://www.instagram.com/p/Be0tKmnggUG/?taken-by=oddworldinc … Don't forget that every day we post a new image from the Lost Archives to our Instagram. On Mondays it's in color to brighten up the start of the week. Here's today's image. You can see comments right here. www.instagram.com/p/Be0tKmnggUG/?taken-by=oddworldinc
0047 CALA0047-th.jpg Munch Farzad 1997 Eye expressions and nasal combinations for an early version of Munch. His nose would expand and then crinkle back up. Today's lost archive image. Facial expressions for Munch. Sometimes he's happy, Sometimes... not so much.
0048 CALA0048-th.jpg Munch Farzad 1998 Munch. We were considering having him swallow boxes and balls to change shape. Today's lost archive image. Munch is looking unusual.
0049 CALA0049-th.jpg Munch Camouflage Farzad 1999 Some ideas for how Munch could escape detection/fool prey while under the water. Today's lost archive image. Munch undercover. We're celebrating Munch right now, here's something from the archives. If they can't spot you they can't catch you! http://www.instagram.com/p/Be8e8BzhvTP/?taken-by=oddworldinc … We're celebrating Munch right now, here's something from the archives. If they can't spot you they can't catch you! www.instagram.com/p/Be8e8BzhvTP/?taken-by=oddworldinc
0050 CALA0050-th.jpg Rodent Munch Farzad 1996 Some very different ideas for Munch when we were considering making him a rodent. In the picture with the machine he would use his limbs to pull himself along. He's also seen here with his eyes stitched closed so his sense of smell would grow. On the left we see him wearing a steel crown of thorns. Today's lost archive image. Some creepy Munch concepts. Today's lost archive image is here! As always you can follow the Instagram link to see what people are saying https://www.instagram.com/p/Be-_CBAj2Op/ Today's lost archive image is here! As always you can follow the Instagram link to see what people are saying https://www.instagram.com/p/Be-_CBAj2Op/
0051 CALA0051-th.jpg Paramonian Temple Olds Unknown A thumbnail gouache painting. An early scenic shot of Paramonian Temple Today's lost archive image- A dangerous landscape
0052 CALA0052-th.jpg Floating Munch Farzad 1999 It would have been easier for Munch to get around if he had been able to float like a balloon. Today's lost archive image- Floating Munch!
0053 CALA0053-th.jpg Munch Farzad 2000 We went through lots of different versions of Munch until we found the right one, but here's the version we all know and love. Today's lost archive image- a familiar looking friend.
0054 CALA0054-th.jpg Swimming Farzad 1999 Munch swimming. His side to side motion is a combination of a slight ankle twist and toe adjustment. The two toes move up or down around the middle toe. Water is pushed by the top of the flipper. Today's lost archive image- Munch swimming. We like to pay close attention to detail. Today's lost archive image shows how Munch swims. We share a lost archive image every weekday on our Instagram :) http://ow.ly/il9k30iqIKW Today's lost archive image shows how Munch swims. We share a lost archive image every weekday on our Instagram 🙂 http://ow.ly/il9k30iqIKW
0055 CALA0055-th.jpg Friends Farzad 1999 Some poster shots we made back in 1999 for Munch's Oddysee Today's lost archive image- we shared details for the upcoming LRG Munch's Oddysee release. So here's a real nice image of Abe and Munch- friends stick together.
0056 CALA0056-th.jpg Rupture Farms Olds 1994 Small gouache painting. Early concept for Rupture Farms. Today's lost archive image- a super creepy early Rupture Farms. Today's lost archive image is in color to brighten up your Monday. This week's is a creepy early concept for Rupture Farms. http://ow.ly/gCJc30iurCH Today's lost archive image is in color to brighten up your Monday. This week's is a creepy early concept for Rupture Farms. http://ow.ly/gCJc30iurCH
0057 CALA0057-th.jpg Munch Head Farzad 1999 Variations of Munch's forehead. Today's lost archive image- Munch variations. Which do you like the best?
0058 CALA0058-th.jpg Tall Munch Farzad 1999 This version of Munch is pretty close to the one we all know, but we experimented with making him taller. We also considered giving him the pattern of a snorkel mask on his skin. Today's lost archive image- tall Munch! There's even a little color in this one for you. What do you think? Do you prefer the tiny Munch we know or do you think he looks better taller?
0059 CALA0059-th.jpg Abe and Munch CG Team 2001 Our hoeroes! The countdown to the Limited Run Games Munch's Oddysee release is almost done, so here's one of our heroes together!
0060 CALA0060-th.jpg Munch Farzad 2000 Some Munch poses. When he whistled his tongue would stick out and waggle around. Today's lost archive image- Munch is so happy he's whistling! #gameart #munchsoddysee #oddworld #lostarchives
0061 CALA0061-th.jpg Help Wanted Farzad 1998 A concept for a help wanted sign to lure in unsuspecting Mudokons Our Monday lost archive image- Don't think, drink! #oddworld #abesexoddus #lost archives
0062 CALA0062-th.jpg Headley Farzad 2000 Headley the auctioneer. Today's lost archive image- Headley might not be easy on the eyes, but he sure is well dressed. #oddworld #characterart #lostarchives Today's lost archive image- Headley might not be easy to look at, but he sure is well dressed. (If you ignore the fact that he doesn't wear pants) http://ow.ly/hBr730iEgYC Today's lost archive image- Headley might not be easy to look at, but he sure is well dressed. (If you ignore the fact that he doesn't wear pants) http://ow.ly/hBr730iEgYC
0063 CALA0063-th.jpg Baby Mudokon Farzad 2000 A baby Mudokon. His feathers are just starting to grow. Today's lost archive image might just be the cutest thing you've ever seen. Today's lost archive is a baby Mudokon- he might just be the cutest thing we've ever seen. As always if you want to check out the other images on our Instagram the link is right here http://ow.ly/a91I30iFLBQ Today's lost archive is a baby Mudokon- he might just be the cutest thing we've ever seen. As always if you want to check out the other images on our Instagram the link is right here http://ow.ly/a91I30iFLBQ
0064 CALA0064-th.jpg The Pit Farzad 2000 A look at ‘The Pit’ where the terrible experiments took place on Munch. The lights and some of the tools are suspended from the ceiling. Today's lost archive image is 'The Pit' Vykkers for scale!
0065 CALA0065-th.jpg Intern (Naked) Farzad 2000 An Intern without the familiar uniform Today's lost archive image- maybe Interns are only grumpy when they're made to wear clothes? This guy looks pretty happy. Look how happy this Intern is. Maybe they just get grumpy when they're made to wear clothes? You can find more Lost Archive images over on our Instagram https://www.instagram.com/oddworldinc/ Look how happy this Intern is. Maybe they just get grumpy when they're made to wear clothes? You can find more Lost Archive images over on our Instagram https://www.instagram.com/oddworldinc/
0066 CALA0066-th.jpg Slig Painting Olds Unknown Painting of a Slig. There are lots of small details here. His pants are dripping oil and his gun is still smoking. We're going to be showing some appreciation for our villains this week! We're starting the week with this terrible bully. #villains #badguys #lostarchives
0067 CALA0067-th.jpg Young Vykker Farzad 2001 Concept for a young Vykker. This was when we were considering having Vykkers go through a metamorphosis, transforming as they age. Notes read ‘So cute you want to pick them up and throw them’ It seems that they attack by brandishing weapons and waving their arms around. Today’s lost archive image- Young Vykker. He got hold of some scary looking weapons, but we’re not sure he really knows how to use them. Today’s lost archive image is a young Vykker. He got his hands on some serious weapons but he doesn’t look as menacing as he thinks he does https://www.instagram.com/p/Bf_HvK0H-Yu/ Today’s lost archive image is a young Vykker. He got his hands on some serious weapons but he doesn’t look as menacing as he thinks he does https://www.instagram.com/p/Bf_HvK0H-Yu/
0068 CALA0068-th.jpg Octigi Farzad 1999 An Octigi. The long tentacles belong to another creature that he's sitting on, using it to get around more easily. Today's lost archive image- using another creature to get around.
0069 CALA0069-th.jpg Octigi (Suited) Farzad 1999 An Octigi suited up and ready to cause some trouble. Today's lost archive image- you know he means business when he's wearing that suit.
0070 CALA0070-th.jpg Opinionites Farzad 1998 Opinionites. They served the queens but it went to their heads, now they think they are always right and constantly complain. Their ears and minds are closed. They add large, false alarms and spinning hats so they're more likely to be noticed. Most pay them no attention. Their mouths grew bigger and they grew second tongues so they could talk more. Though their opinions became absurd, the queens kept them around. No-one is sure why… Today's lost archive image- The Opinionites. They're technically not villain material, but closed minds and loud mouths can lead to some serious trouble!
0071 CALA0071-th.jpg Characters Olds Unknown The creatures that inhabit Oddworld are all different. Here's a look at some of them side by side. Today's lost archive image- Abe and Elum are looking outnumbered right now. #lostarchives #oddworld #abe Today's lost archive image- Abe and Elum are looking outnumbered right now.
0072 CALA0072-th.jpg Fuzzles Farzad 2001 Fuzzle experiments. Bandaids, surgical saws, surgical skewers and saw blades with drill bits are just a few of the things that the Fuzzles trapped in Vykkers Labs have to deal with. Today's lost archive image- poor Fuzzles!
0073 CALA0073-th.jpg Vykker Poses Farzad 2000 Vykker poses. The top left is waving, the Vykker in the middle is panicking and the one leaning on the wall is hoping no-one notices he isn't working. Today's lost archive image- Even Vykkers need some down time.
0074 CALA0074-th.jpg Frogger and Friends Olds 1995 A concept for the symbiotic relationship between a Frogger and an unnamed creature on his back. The Frogger has huge, strong feet and a sharp tongue. The limbs of the creature on his back act as antenna and smell sensors. Today's lost archive image- always work as a team.
0075 CALA0075-th.jpg Creatures CG Team Unknown Some of the poor creatures destined for Vykkers Labs. Today's lost archive image- be nice to our animal friends!
0076 CALA0076-th.jpg Munch Olds 1996 A rough colored version of one of our creepier Munch concepts Today's lost archive image. A better look at that creepy Munch!
00077 CALA0077-th.jpg Untitled Today's Lost Archive post - a whole book of amazing images! Back the Kickstarter now at oddworld.com :) #kickstarter #oddworld
0078 CALA0078-th.jpg A Meeting Olds Unknown The Glukkons needed to look as menacing as possible, especially when they're plotting and scheming Today's lost archive image- a meeting you don't want to be mentioned in.
0079 CALA0079-th.jpg Molluck Olds Unknown A small portrait of the meanest boss in the world We're sorry for the missed lost archive image yesterday, we had a technical difficulty. We're back now, and we'll bring you a couple of really cool images through the day to make up for it! Today's lost archive- A boss you don't want to cross!
0080 CALA0080-th.jpg Ratz Farzad 1999 An early concept for Ratz. They hid their legs beneath them and hugged whatever surface they were on as they shuffled along. Their leg isn't very useful for moving fast. Today's lost archive image- There are Ratz everywhere!
0081 CALA0081-th.jpg Vykker Doctor Farzad 1996 A Vykker doctor. He wears a high powered monacle that stretches his eyelids to their limit in order to fit into his eye sockets. Beneath the monacle are very cold, icy eyes. On the right the good doctor only has one eye. Today's lost archive image- you may want to reschedule your appointment if it's with this particular Doctor... Here's a look at today's Lost Archive image- you might want to reschedule your appointment if it's with this particular doctor... You can catch more lost archives and some other really cool stuff on our Instagram! http://ow.ly/nZk430jbCXn Our lost archive image from yesterday was pretty creepy! You can check out more like this over at our Instagram. https://www.instagram.com/p/Bg1kijRgHdt/...
0082 CALA0082-th.jpg Sting Ring Farzad 2001 A concept for Sting Rings. A jellyfish like creature that lives in the water. They have skullhead graphics on top to warn possible predators, and long tendrils that look like lightning bolts. Their antennae generates lightning so they can give a nasty shock to anyone coming too close. Today's lost archive image- Don't go in the water!
0083 CALA0083-th.jpg Poison Darts Olds 1995 The spikes on its back are coated with poison. It can use the tail to throw them at an enemy, poisoning them straight away. Alternatively they can jump down and chase the enemy, clinging onto them and poisoning them at the best time. Today's lost archive image- poison darts.
0084 CALA0084-th.jpg Large Land Predator Farzad 2000 Over time the front two legs on these creatures grew bigger and stronger while the back legs became weaker and smaller. Despite their best efforts, no-one has been able to figure out why. Today's lost archive image- large land creatures and their evolution.
0085 CALA0085-th.jpg Almighty Raisin CG Team 2001 A close look at the Almighty Raisin Today's lost archive image- The Almighty Raisin!
0086 CALA0086-th.jpg Vykkers Labs Farzad 2000 Interior ofthe Vykkers Labs airship. There are lots of perforated girders and aluminum sheets. Today's lost archive image- inside the airship.
0087 CALA0087-th.jpg Munch Farzad Unknown An early, slightly threatening version of Munch. Today's lost archive image- an early Munch. He doesn't look as trustworthy as the final character turned out to be.
0088 CALA0088-th.jpg Vykker Arm Farzad 1999 A look at some of the biology behind the Vykkers Today's lost archive image - a detailed look at those creepy hands!
0089 CALA0089-th.jpg Unnamed Creature Farzad 1999 An unused enemy concept. He has a large fold of skin on his back which is filled by his natural gas, he inflates it and uses it to fly around. His nose is upturned to the air. He has to wear a shield over it so he doesn't drown in the rain. He has huge, eye-shaped markings on his skin fold to scare away predators while he's in the air. Today's lost archive image is possibly the strangest we've shared yet. This little guy probably stinks. You definitely don't want to be around when he's flying overhead.
0090 CALA0090-th.jpg Newscaster Slig Farzad 1998 Popular and playful, he's far less threatening than the average Slig, but that doesn't mean you should trust everything he reports. Today's lost archive image- Newscaster Slig. He's pretty lovable but it's probably safer not to trust him!
0091 CALA0091-th.jpg Sea Rex Farzad 2000 A giant sea predator that lives under the water. It has no eyes or nose, only a huge mouth. Today's lost archive image- stay out of the water!
0092 CALA0092-th.jpg Worry Fish Farzad 2000 They're always worried that they're going to be eaten at any moment. They often look like they're screaming in fear. Today's lost archive image- the poor little worry fish.
0093 CALA0093-th.jpg Vykker Phone Farzad 2000 A phone from Vykkers Labs Today's lost archive image- a Vykker phone
0094 CALA0094-th.jpg Munch Farzad 1999 Some design ideas for Munch. He behaved much more like a frog here, clinging to trees and using his front legs to help him hop around. Today's lost archive image. Before we decided which Munch was the right one, he went through lots of variation in appearance and behavior.
0095 CALA0095-th.jpg Tray of Tools Farzad 2000 A rough layout. Some of the pieces on this tray aren't technically legitimate medical tools, but Vykkers don't tend to worry about that kind of thing. Today's lost archive image- a rough layout for some very suspicious looking tools.
0096 CALA0096-th.jpg Experiments Unknown 2000 Imagining some of the terrible things that the Vykkers do to their prisoners Today's lost archive image- Don't trust the Vykkers!
0097 CALA0097-th.jpg Ratz Farzad 2000 We went through a few variations of the Ratz until we found the right one. Today's lost archive image- He's adorable in his own weird way.
0098 CALA0098-th.jpg Gloktigi Farzad 1999 Experimenting with possible head and body integrations. Today's lost archive image- experiments with a Gloktigi
0099 CALA0099-th.jpg Blimp Unknown Unknown Top and side view of the Blimp. Lulu can be seen standing on deck. Highlighted are the side view of the exhaust and the anchor. Today's lost archive image- a closer look at the blimp
00100 CALA0100-th.jpg Stranger Unknown Unknown Stranger ready to save the day (or start some trouble) Today's Lost Archive post is number 100! Today's image is Stranger looking particularly dangerous.
00101 CALA0101-th.jpg The Pit Farzad 2000 Some set pieces for the Pit. Lots of wires and dirty cleaning supplies would create a disturbing setting for experimentation Today's lost archive image- The Pit.
00102 CALA0102-th.jpg Abe Farzad 2000 Abe in a classic pose! Today's lost archive image- Classic Abe!
00103 CALA0103-th.jpg Raisin's Lair Farzad 2000 A pillar inside Raisin's Lair. The vines are growing over the petrified wood. Today's Lost Archive image- Listen to The Almighty Raisi....zzzzz
00104 CALA0104-th.jpg Land Rex Farzad 2000 A front and back view of the Land Rex. The mouth can split open in five separate directions, allowing it to catch things with a long, frog-like tongue. Today's Lost Archive image- a giant land creature with a nasty bite.
00105 CALA0105-th.jpg Brew Stand Farzad 1998 The Brew Stand set up to lure in unsuspecting Mudokons. The large piles beside the stand are empty, discarded Brew bottles. The structure behind them has been placed so the Mudokons can't see what's happening inside until it's too late. Today's Lost Archive image- don't take food (or drink) from strangers.
00106 CALA0106-th.jpg Land Rex Farzad 2000 A closer look at the Land Rex. Mudokons need to be quick if they want to avoid that tongue! Today's Lost Archive image- another look at the Land Rex we saw on Friday.
00107 CALA0107-th.jpg Unnamed Creature Olds Unknown When not hunting, the creature's mouth remains closed and the eyes pop down either side of the teeth. The interior teeth can close without the outer jaw closing so it can chew. Today's Lost Archive image- keep away from those teeth!
00108 CALA0108-th.jpg Enemy Worm Olds 1995 An enemy worm that was designed for all environments Today's Lost Archive image- an enemy designed to lurk in all environments.
00109 CALA0109-th.jpg Launcher Olds 1995 An enemy that can move forwards and backwards. It swallows things then shoots them from a ‘launch pad’ at one end. Today's Lost Archive image- something a little bit terrifying.
00110 CALA0110-th.jpg Worry Fish Farzad 2000 A close up, in color look at the Worry Fish. They always travel in large schools to minimize their chance of being eaten. Today’s Lost Archive Image- Poor little guy!
00111 CALA0111-th.jpg Rat Tails Farzad 1999 Experimenting with various ways Ratz could use their tails. The Ratz at the top are using theirs in various ways to move around. Some have two tails and are using them as legs. The Ratz at the bottom are using their tails for defence and communication, the one on the bottom right is telling Abe he's a square. Today's Lost Archive image- The Ratz might be adorable when they're hiding under their tails, but they still have an attitude!
00112 CALA0112-th.jpg New Creatures Olds 1995 The creature at the top has lights in his head that he can use to find his way around dark areas. The light would shine down his beak. The creature below is based on a seal. Today's Lost Archive image- two strange creatures
00113 CALA0113-th.jpg Sting Ring Farzad 2001 A closer look at the Sting Rings. They look dangerous because they are - get too close and you'll get a nasty lightning shock! Another reason for Abe to keep out of the water. Today's Lost archives image- a better look at the Sting Rings.
00114 CALA0114-th.jpg Cage Farzad 2000 A cage for lab animals at Vykkers Labs. The transmitter at the top controls whether the cage is open or locked. Today's Lost Archive image- tiny cages for unfortunate creatures.
00115 CALA0115-th.jpg Docking Bay Unknown 2000 The Docking Bay for Vykkers Labs. The Sligs provide scale here- even the door behind him is huge! Today's Lost Archive image- you don't want to be dropped off here.
00116 CALA0116-th.jpg Docking Bay Babbar 2000 The Docking Bay. A chain goes across the deck with a hook anchor at one end. Metal struts are dotted around for stability. It's a little cluttered with wooden crates. Today's Lost Archive image- Docking bay.
00117 CALA0117-th.jpg Interns Farzad 2000 Trying different looks for the Interns. We wanted them to look as creepy as possible. We played with posture, proportions and expressions to make them look unnerving. Today's Lost Archive image- making characters look as creepy as possible!
00118 CALA0118-th.jpg Raisin's Lair Farzad 2000 Raisin's Lair. Mushrooms growing from it would glow so you can see it in the dark. The holes are Rat nests. Today's Lost Archive image- you can always find your way to Raisin's lair in the dark.
00119 CALA0119-th.jpg Itch Farzad 1996 Another example of Vykker cruelty. This character was tested on using a substance that makes skin itch. His paws were removed so he couldn't scratch. Today's Lost Archive image- experimenting on innocent creatures.
00120 CALA0120-th.jpg The Light Farzad 2000 Quite possibly the last thing you would ever see if you were unlucky enough to find yourself a test subject in Vykkers Labs. Today's Lost Archive image- don't look into the light!
00121 CALA0121-th.jpg Raisin Farzad 1996 An early idea for the Almighty Raisin. Here he's being experimented on. Today's Lost Archive image The Almighty Raisin is in trouble.
00122 CALA0122-th.jpg Abe's Tattoo Farzad 1998 This was taken from a sheet showing various designs for Abe's chest tattoo. Today's Lost Archive image- A tattoo design!
00123 CALA0123-th.jpg Toe Tag Farzad 2000 A toe tag for Munch. It would be water damaged, worn and torn. The tag would be stamped with a water mark and fixed to his leg with a metal ring Today's Lost Archive image- a toe tag for Munch.
00124 CALA0124-th.jpg Vault Door Farzad 2000 A vault door, old and smoke damaged. Today's Lost Archive image- hidden vault door.
00125 CALA0126-th.jpg Vault Door Specs Farzad 2000 Looking at vault door specs. The outer hatch (green) lifts up, revealing the main door (blue). The outer walls (yellow) move aside to allow the outer hatch to lift. At the bottom there's an Abe drawn for scale. Today's Lost Archive image- specs for a vault door.
00126 CALA0125-th.jpg Conference Room Farzad 1999 Conference room for Abe's Exoddus. The strip around the middle is a long, LED screen that would show information on stocks and advertising tactics. Here Abe is listening in while the Glukkons aren't looking (again) The image on the bottom left is a top down view. Today's lost archive image- Abe should know by now that listening in on meetings never ends well.
00127 CALA0127-th.jpg Unnamed Creature Farzad 2000 These creatures would watch over the Interns to make sure they don't try to run away. How they would stop them is unclear, but they're so creepy that it's probably better not to think about it. Today's Lost Archive image- A new creepy creature.
00128 CALA0128-th.jpg Abe Olds Unknown A good look at old school Abe! Today's Lost Archive image- Our hero!
00129 CALA0129-th.jpg Tank Unknown 2000 A tank that was designed for Munch's Oddysee. Big enough to mow down or blow away anything in the way. Today's Lost Archive image- Watch out for the tank!
00130 CALA0130-th.jpg Exoddus Logo Farzad 1998 An old logo that was designed for Abe's Exoddus. Today's Lost Archive image- Ideas for an Exoddus logo
00131 CALA0131-th.jpg Vykker Vertebrae Farzad 1997 A side view of a Vykker, allowing a better view of the vertebrae. Today's Lost Archive image- Vykker side view!
00132 CALA0132-th.jpg Ratz Farzad 2000 Some different head styles and expressions for the Ratz. Today's Lost Archive image- Ratz.
00133 CALA0133-th.jpg Background Farzad 1998 A background for Abe's Exoddus. Today's Lost Archive image- Exoddus backgrounds.
00134 CALA0134-th.jpg Headless Rock Shooter Olds 1995 This creature fires rocks to attack and defend itself. It doesn't have a head so it shoots them from a paw. Today's Lost Archive image- a headless creature.
00135 CALA0135-th.jpg Sign Farzad Unknown Some designs for Vykkers Pharmaceutical signs. Some look a little more threatening than others. Today's Lost Archive image- Vykker signs.
00136 CALA0136-th.jpg Piranha Olds 1995 Enemy piranha. Some have eyes and some don't. They all have huge teeth. Today's Lost Archive image- some seriously angry fish.
00137 CALA0137-th.jpg Platforms Farzad 1998 A basic elevated/ suspended platform for Abe's Exoddus. Today's Lost Archive image- platforms.
00138 CALA0139-th.jpg Vykkers Labs Farzad 2000 A look at the architecture inside Vykkers Labs Today's Lost Archive image- Vykkers Labs
00139 CALA0138-th.jpg Raisin's Ratz Farzad 2000 Some designs for the Ratz that live with Raisin. They look different to the other Ratz we know. We realized that we had a technical fault while at E3 and image #138 never appeared. We'll share it with you today, instead! Today's lost archive image- the Ratz!
00140 CALA0140-th.jpg Oddysee Logo Farzad 1996 Here we are trying out different designs for the Abe's Oddysee logo. Something a little different for today's Lost Archive image- a look at some of the logo variations we came up with for Abe's Oddysee. Which do you like best?
00141 CALA0141-th.jpg Glowing Toadstools Farzad 2000 The glowing toadstools from Raisin's Lair. They come in many different shapes and sizes. Today's Lost Archive image- Glowing Toadstools!
00142 CALA0142-th.jpg Cave Entrance Farzad 2000 A cave entrance and a corridor. These tunnels end at a set of steps which lead down to Raisin's Lair Today's Lost Archives- This version of the entrance to Raisin's lair is as impressive and daunting as you would expect!
00143 CALA0143-th.jpg Baby Feathers Farzad 2000 Some different hairstyles for baby Mudokons. Today's Lost Archive Image- Baby Feathers! Which hairstyle do you think looks best on the baby Mudokons?
00144 CALA0144-th.jpg Opening Scene Farzad 1996 Some ideas for the opening scene of Abe's Oddysee Today's Lost Archive image- Ideas for the opening scene of Abe's Oddysee
00145 CALA0145-th.jpg Urns Farzad 1998 A concept for Mudokon burial urns. Today's Lost Archive image- Mudokon urns. Would you expect them to be more unusual or do you think they look just right?
00146 CALA0146-th.jpg Exoddus Logo Farzad 1998 Some logos for Abe's Exoddus. Abe's in some real trouble now! Today's Lost Archive image- Abe's Exoddus logo
00147 CALA0147-th.jpg Alternate Exoddus Cover Farzad 1997 An alternate cover for Abe's Exoddus Today's Lost Archive image- alternate cover designs for Abe's Exoddus!
00148 CALA0148-th.jpg Bones Farzad 1997 Mudokon bones and a porthole for the cover of Abe's Exoddus. A wide array of bones would be floating around a submerged Abe. Today's Lost Archive image- a terrifying swim.
00149 CALA0149-th.jpg Glukkons in Color Farzad 1998 Three Glukkons you definitely don't want to mess with. Here we were playing with color schemes to see which one had the greater effect. Today's Lost Archive image- We shared these ones before alongside a larger image. We've separated them and made them bigger so you can get a good look! Which color scheme do you think makes the Glukkons look the scariest?
00150 CALA0150-th.jpg Battle Slig Farzad 1999 A Battle Slig. They have big heads and small snouts. He's wearing night vision goggles and a gas mask. Today's Lost Archive image- Battle Slig. Best to keep out of his way.
00151 CALA0151-th.jpg Set Piece Farzad 2000 A hallway door inside Vykkers Labs, created for Munch's Oddysee. Today's Lost Archive Image. A suspicious looking door from Vykkers Labs. Don't go in there.
00152 CALA0152-th.jpg Exoddus Advert Farzad 1998 A set for an Abe's Exoddus advert. There's space for a huge SoulStorm Brew sign on the back wall and an advert for the game signposted at the front. Today's Lost Archive image- A stage for Abe's Exoddus!
00153 CALA0153-th.jpg Lab Door Farzad 2000 The door that leads to the lab where Munch was experimented on. It slams shut when closed and is covered in scratches and marks. Today's Lost Archive image- An old lab door.
00154 CALA0154-th.jpg Sam Farzad 1997 Exploring some of the sad conditions in which Sam might live. Chained and alone except for the workers around her, she seems to be cradling a baby in her arms. Today's Lost Archive image- Experimenting with the sad conditions which Sam might live in.
00155 CALA0155-th.jpg Sam's Roost Raymond Swanland 2000 Trapped in her situation, Sam is surrounded by things to distract her. Fluffy pillows, blankets and trinkets are littered around her roost. Today's Lost Archive image- Sam's roost. You need some distractions when there's nothing to do all day.
00156 CALA0156-th.jpg Sam's Hair Farzad 1999 Some ideas we had for Sam's hairstyle. We wanted to try a halo design. The shading here makes all the difference. Today's Lost Archive image- Trying some Halo designs for Sam's hair.
00157 CALA0157-th.jpg Eggs Farzad 1999 Sam's eggs are wedged into walls and placed in nests here. She won't be able to move to reach them. Today's Lost Archive image- Wedged into walls and placed in nests, Sam’s eggs are too far away for her to touch them. #QueenSam
00158 CALA0158-th.jpg Eggs Farzad 2000 Exploring some of the ways Sam's eggs (and the future workforce) might be protected from accidentally smashing when they hit the floor. An Intern waits, catcher's mitt and cushions at the ready. Today Lost Archive image- Keeping Sam's eggs nice and safe!
00159 CALA0159-th.jpg Skillya Farzad 2000 Some early concepts for Skillya. Although you can never judge a book by its cover, Skillya might look a little too endearing here! Today's Lost Archive image- Don't be fooled by that face! #QueenSkillya
00160 CALA0160-th.jpg Skillya Concepts Farzad 2000 Some different designs for Skillya. She loves to eat, which is why she looks so happy in the image at the bottom. Today's Lost Archive image- Skillya loves to eat! #QueenSkillya
00161 CALA0161-th.jpg Skillya Top View Farzad 2000 A top view of Skillya. The five elongated sections at her rear end are he birthing orifices. Today's Lost Archive image- A top view of Skillya. #QueenSkillya
00162 CALA0162-th.jpg Moving Skillya Farzad 2000 She might be the Queen, but there's no way to move Skillya around in her pool in a dignified manner. Today's Lost Archive image- A less than dignified approach!
00163 CALA0163-th.jpg Slig Ma Farzad 1999 A far more intimidating design for Skillya! Today's Lost Archive image- A ferocious look for a ferocious Queen!
00164 CALA0164-th.jpg Mechanical Arm Farzad 1997 A concept for a giant mechanical arm which would allow Lady Margaret to move around despite her massive size. Today's Lost Archive image- Lady Margaret and the giant mechanical arm!
00165 CALA0165-th.jpg Lady Margaret's Chambers Farzad 1997 To enter Lady Margaret's Chambers you have to walk through an entrance sphincter. Today's Lost Archive image- It's best not to think about it.
00166 CALA0166-th.jpg Folds Farzad 1997 Here Lady Margaret has to wear a large, decorative collar and straps to hold back the skin folds that would otherwise fall in front of her face. Today's Lost Archive image- Decoration with a purpose.
00167 CALA0167-th.jpg Engulfed Farzad 1997 A concept for Lady Margaret, she's almost engulfed by her own body. It reaches around in folds, almost covering her head. Today's Lost Archive image- Lady Margaret is almost entirely engulfed by her own body.
00168 CALA0168-th.jpg Lungs Farzad 1997 In this concept the lung transplant wasn't as sophisticated as you might expect. Munch has been crudely grafted onto Lady Margaret. Today's Lost Archive image- The dreaded lung transplant is extra cruel in this concept!
00169 CALA0169-th.jpg Lady Margaret Farzad 1997 A vibrant piece of concept art showing Lady Margaret instructing some of her children from her place pinned to the metal arm. Today's Lost Archive image- A vibrant piece of Lady Margaret Concept art.
00170 CALA0170-th.jpg Unnamed Creature Farzad 1997 This unsightly creature secretes a slime and uses its only limb to push itself across the ground. The ball on the bottom uses the secretions as lubricant so it can roll. Today's Lost Archive image- a creepy little creature.
00171 CALA0171-th.jpg Snail Queen Farzad 1997 One of the concepts for Lady Margaret. Here she has a snail like appearance, the shell hiding the horror beneath it. Today's Lost Archive image- The Snail Queen.
00172 CALA0172-th.jpg Scrabania Unknown 1996 A never before released level design image for Scrabania Today's Lost archive image- Scrabania Level Design!
00173 CALA0173-th.jpg Lady Margaret’ Farzad 1996 Lady Margaret all dressed up in her best finery.
00174 CALA0174-th.jpg Glukkons Farzad 1998 These claustrophobic “sarcofagus” units were Glukkon spawning stations, made from the same materials as teleporters. Today's Lost Archives images is a tight squeeze for the Glukkons who use these handy transportation devices!
#conceptart #gamedesign #oddworld
00175 CALA0175-th.jpg Pipe Connections Reference Farzad 1998 References for how pipes in the background would look when connected. This kind of image is used to give environment artists a very quick idea of how ramshackle the plumbing is in Magog facilities. Everything has to be concepted, or nothing can be created.
#conceptart #gamedesign #dodgyplumbing
00176 CALA0176-th.jpg Margaret Smokes Farzad 1997 Margaret was so committed to her addiction that this concept for a way to get her a more direct inhalation was drawn up. It's no wonder she needed new lungs! Lady Margaret couldn't get enough of a bad thing...
#conceptart #gamedev #gamedevelopment #smokingkills #oddworld
00177 CALA0177-th.jpg Scrab Vault Hub Farzad 1998 Concept for a hub area that gives access to many Scrab Vaults. The notes mention that the environment would incorporate more foliage as they got closer to the edge of Necrum. You've gotta love that Scrab architecture!

#conceptart #gamedev #gamedevelopment #oddworld
00178 CALA0178-th.jpg Brew Machine Farzad 1997 Where else would a thirsty Mudokon buy his tasty SoulStorm Brew? Concepts for this machine had the bottle eject out of the top when a customer hit the button. Don't think. Drink!

#conceptart #gamedev #gamedevelopment #brew #oddworld
00179 CALA0179-th.jpg Munch Transformation Unknown 2000 An early idea for Munch. After the Vykkers experimented on him, he developed the ability to transform into a very large, very angry beast. Abe would slap him to get him to turn whenever they were surrounded by enemies. Today's Lost Archive image- Don't mess with Munch!
00180 CALA0180-th.jpg Drinking Brewery Farzad 1997 A concept art for SoulStorm Brewery. Here it's shaped like the head of a Mudokon drinking Brew. The images would sit in their subconscious and make them more likely to trust the Glukkons and the Brew. Today's Lost archive image- A Mudokon shaped brewery! What better way to say 'This product is for you'?
00181 CALA0181-th.jpg Munch UFO Set Farzad 2000 A set from Munch's Oddysee. This is from the very beginning of the game where Munch gets his leg stuck in the trap Today's Lost Archive image- The UFO set from Munch's Oddysee.
00182 CALA0182-th.jpg Necrum Farzad 1998 Concepts for the opening scene for Necrum Mines. Today's Lost Archive image- Necrum opening shots.
00183 CALA0183-th.jpg Necrum Mines Farzad 1997 An old entrance to Necrum Burial Grounds. Today's Lost Archive image- A dangerous place.
00184 CALA0184-th.jpg Flub Fuels Unknown 2000 An architectural view for a Flub Fuels factory. The fans are always running to prevent the machines from overheating and exploding. Today's Lost Archive image- A Flub Fuels Factory.
00185 CALA0185-th.jpg Flub Fuels Unknown 2000 Pump detail for Flub Fuels. The sign on top has the company name in huge letters, and there are two pumps on each stand. The stripes to the left are a top view of the docking bays used while refuelling. Today's Lost Archive image- Flub Fuels
00186 CALA0186-th.jpg Sculpture Plans Farzad Unknown An early sculpture plan for Lady Margaret. Today's Lost Archive image- A sculpture fit for a Queen!
00187 CALA0187-th.jpg Friends Forever Babbar 2001 These creatures were originally designed to be friends for Munch- They would help him when he needed it, much like Abe and Elum. Today's Lost Archive image- Best friends. Which one would you like to have your back in a fight?
00188 CALA0188-th.jpg Faithful Friend Babbar 2001 A pet for Munch. They spend a lot of time playing together between adventures. Fetch is his favorite. Today's Lost Archive image- A faithful friend!
00189 CALA0189-th.jpg Outlaws Aebischer 2003 Concept art for the Outlaws- Focusing on weapons and costumes. Today's Lost Archive image- Outlaw concepts.
00190 CALA0190-th.jpg Balance Babbar 2001 A creature who helps keep balance in the wild. If sick or lost animals wander into his path he tears them apart with his claws and eats them. Today's Lost Archive image- Looking for prey.
00191 CALA0191-th.jpg The Walker Babbar 2001 The walker would help Munch get where he needed to be. He would lean backwards, let Munch hop onto his belly and carry him around. Today's Lost Archive image- No need for that wheelchair, Munch!
00192 CALA0192-th.jpg Argumentative Farzad 1998 These creatures are very stubborn, they constantly argue and disagree with their own kind. To settle their arguments they use the bony part of their head and headbutt each other until one gives in. By that point, they've always forgotten what it was they were arguing about. Today's Lost Archive image- Stubborn little creatures.
00193 CALA0193-th.jpg Sea Creature Babbar 2001 A deadly sea creature. It spends almost all of the time in water, but when it needs to lay eggs it will come up onto land- This is when it's the most dangerous. Today's Lost Archive image- Beware the sea creature!
00194 CALA0194-th.jpg Locker Rooms Aebischer 2003 Locker rooms designed for Stranger's Wrath. They're cluttered and unkempt. Today's Lost Archive image- Dirty locker rooms.
00195 CALA0195-th.jpg Eyes Babbar 2001 Insects created for Munch's Oddysee. They would hover overhead and see everything that our heroes were doing. Today's Lost Archive image- No secrets are safe.
00196 CALA0196-th.jpg Unnamed Enemy Babbar 2001 This enemy has beady eyes that can spot even the slightest movement. It has a large, spiked tail that it will attack you with if you wander too close. It doesn't have feet, so it walks on those huge hands instead. Today's Lost Archive image- Watch out for that tail!
00197 CALA0197-th.jpg Gentle Giant Babbar 2001 This peaceful creature is incredibly agile thanks to those long legs. At the first sign of danger it will run, avoiding confrontation. Today's Lost Archive image- a gentle creature who hates confrontation.
00198 CALA0198-th.jpg Head of Security Babbar 2001 A concept for the head of security in Stranger's Wrath. He only comes down from his post if there's a problem, and hops around on his one leg. Today's Lost Archive image- Head of security.
00199 CALA0199-th.jpg Enemies Aebischer 2003 Some enemy designs for Stranger's Wrath. Today's Lost Archive image- Enemy designs for Stranger's wrath.
00200 CALA0200-th.jpg Longboat Swanland 2002 A Steef Longboat from Stranger's Wrath. Abe for scale! Today's Lost Archive image. Abe for scale!
00201 CALA0201-th.jpg Longboat Interior Swanland 2002 The interior and the rowing mechanisms of a Steef Longboat. The image at the top shows the movement of the oars. Today's Lost Archive image- Row the boat!
00202 CALA0202-th.jpg Tombstones Swanland 2003 Tombstones from Stranger's Wrath. We went through a few different designs for these. Today's Lost Archive image- Which Tombstone design do you like the best?
00203 CALA0203-th.jpg Longboat Designs Swanland 2002 Different designs for the Steef Longboat. Today's Lost Archive image- some different designs for the Longboat- which is your favorite?
00204 CALA0204-th.jpg Expressions Swanland 2002 Some studies with facial expressions for Stranger's Wrath. Today's Lost Archive image- some early expressions.
00205 CALA0205-th.jpg Sculpture Pose Swanland 2002 Thinking about poses for a Stranger sculpture. Today's Lost Archive image- Sculpture poses.
00206 CALA0206-th.jpg Gate Swanland 2002 Town gate from Stranger's Wrath. The fence around it is clumsily put together but the gate itself seems sturdy and secure. Today's Lost Archive image- The town gate.
00207 CALA0207-th.jpg Scarecrows Swanland 2002 Some odds and ends from around town- The scarecrows are built in the image of the Clakkerz. Today's Lost Archive image- some not so scary scarecrows.
00208 CALA0208-th.jpg Farming Swanland 2002 A small look into the life of a farmer in Stranger's Wrath. Today's Lost Archive image- Farmer life.
00209 CALA0209-th.jpg Bounty Swanland 2002 Stranger dragging a bounty. He looks pretty pleased with himself. Today's Lost Archive image. Stranger looks pretty pleased with that latest bounty!
00210 CALA0210-th.jpg Vine Aebischer 2003 A strange creature made from vines that will grab creatures unfortunate enough to be close to it and beat them up. Today's Lost Archive image- Devil Vines! They're kind of cute, but don't get too close.
00211 CALA0211-th.jpg Stranger Movements Swanland 2002 Some action poses for Stranger's Wrath. Top left is an intricate view of Stranger mid movement. Today's Lost Archive image- Stranger movements.
00212 CALA0212-th.jpg Native Town Aebischer 2003 A concept for a native town from Stranger's Wrath. The simple structures spread across multiple levels. Today's Lost Archive image- Native towns.
00213 CALA0213-th.jpg Devil Vine Aebischer 2003 The devil vine was an unusual creature designed for Stranger's Wrath. Here we experimented with some different looks for the plant creature. Today's Lost Archive image- The Devil Vine. Which look do you prefer? The tall, strong tree creature or the cute monster hiding in a plant pot?
00214 CALA0214-th.jpg Knock Out Breath Swanland 2002 A concept for Stranger called Knock Out Breath. It's exactly what it sounds like! Today's Lost Archive image- Knock out breath.
00215 CALA0215-th.jpg Stranger Movements Swanland 2002 Stranger poses: walking, running and charging. Today's Lost Archive image- If Stranger is charging at you then you'd better run- fast!
00216 CALA0216-th.jpg Taking a Break Aebischer 2002 Stranger taking a well earned break with the Scuba Toads Today's Lost Archive image- Stranger taking a break with some friends.
00217 CALA0217-th.jpg Meetle Unknown Unknown A Meetle larvae- They're not quite as adorable as they grow up! Today's Lost Archive image- the cutest things on Oddworld?
00218 CALA0218-th.jpg Meetle Designs Aebischer 1999 Character design side and bottom views for Meetles. Today's Lost Archive image- Meetle character design.
00219 CALA0219-th.jpg Keeping Warm Aebischer 2003 It's important for Grubbs to keep warm in the cold. Today's Lost Archive image- the weather is starting to change, the Grubbs know how important it is to stay warm!
00220 CALA0220-th.jpg Almighty Raisin Swanland 1999 Concept art for the Almighty Raisin. We contemplated giving him vines or horns. Today's Lost Archive image- Almighty Raisin concept art. Do you prefer the vines or the horns?
00221 CALA0221-th.jpg Adult Meetle Aebischer 1999 A design sheet for the adult Meetle. They come in different sizes. This one is larger (see Abe for scale) The front part of the antenna is hard like a shell. The middle is soft and flexible like the trunk of an elephant. Today's Lost Archive image- The adult Meetle.
00222 CALA0222-th.jpg Forklift Swanland 2000 A Vykkers Labs brand forklift. Used to move heavy objects or creatures around. Today's Lost Archive image- Vykkers Labs machinery.
00223 CALA0223-th.jpg Meetle Aebischer 1999 A Meetle in flight. Today's Lost Archive image- Meetle in the air!
00224 CALA0224-th.jpg Wanted Farzad 1998 A wanted poster for Abe's Exoddus. Plastered where all the Sligs can see! Today's Lost Archive image- Wanted!
00225 CALA0225-th.jpg Buzzard Steven Olds 1996 Buzzards. The have tiny wings and large, ferocious beaks. Today's Lost Archive image- Buzzards. They look cute, but watch out for those beaks!
00226 CALA0226-th.jpg Lab Animals Farzad 2000 An assortment of lab animals from Vykkers Labs. Some have obviously already been experimented on. Today's Lost Archive image- Which unfortunate creature is your favorite?
00227 CALA0227-th.jpg Sam's Forklift Swanland 2000 A closer look at the forklift used to move Sam around in her roost. Today's Lost Archive image- Moving Sam can be tricky!
00228 CALA0228-th.jpg Toys Farzad 2000 Some weird and wonderful creature creations from Vykkers Labs. Some of the critters have even been turned into toys here. Notes for the Hoopster read ‘Has 2 main modes of locomotion. Rolling or hopping. The Hoopy is the baby version of the Hoopster. Not even baby creatures are safe from the Vykkers. Today's Lost Archive image- You never had toys like these. (At least we hope not)
00229 CALA0229-th.jpg Vykker Toys Swanland 2000 The toys that the Vykkers can usually be found playing with. Today's Lost Archive image- There are no notes to say exactly what the Vykkers do with their toys, but that's probably for the best.
00230 CALA0230-th.jpg Gabbit Farzad 2000 The development of young Gabbits. They're confined to the water until stage six, when theit little lungs begin to grow. Stage 7 is ‘teenage’ Gabbit! Today's Lost Archive image- The development of the Gabbit. Which one is your favorite?
00231 CALA0231-th.jpg Cave Opening Farzad 2001 A concept for the opening of Raisin's Lair. It's pretty obvious who is hiding in there! Today's Lost Archive image- Who lives in this cave?
00232 CALA0232-th.jpg Brew Longboat Farzad 1997 Concepts for the SoulStorm Brew logo Today's Lost Archive image- Soulstorm Brew Logos!
00233 CALA0233-th.jpg Blind Mudokon Farzad 1998 The concept for the scene in Abe's Exoddus where a Blind Mudokon meets his unfortunate, grisly end. You can also see the camera marker, just behind Abe. Today's Lost Archive image- An unfortunate end.
00234 CALA0234-th.jpg Elum Steven Olds 1995 Some poses for Elum. Today's Lost Archive image- Elum enjoying a good scratch.
00235 CALA0235-th.jpg Munch's Wheelchair Farzad 1999 A concept for Munch's Wheelchair. This version is a woven basket and wood held together with straps Today's Lost Archive image- Munch's wheelchair.
00236 CALA0236-th.jpg Exodus Cutscene Farzad 1998 Example shots for a cutscene from Abe's Exoddus. Today's Lost Archive image- Exoddus cutscene.
00237 CALA0237-th.jpg Foot Farzad 1997 Different concepts for Munch's footprint. When viewed upside down it shows the first letter of him name. Today's Lost Archive image- designs for Munch's footprint.
00238 CALA0238-th.jpg X-Ray Farzad 2000 X-ray machine from Munch's Oddysee, front and side views. Today's Lost Archive image- Munch is looking a little rough!
00239 CALA0239-th.jpg Fun Fun Farzad 1998 The court jester. He's a popular figure, and uses his position to his advantage by constantly calling out the Magog Cartel for their bad practices. Only the most intelligent notice. Today's Lost Archive image- the intelligent court jester.
00240 CALA0240-th.jpg Frogger Steven Olds 1995 A Frogger with Abe for scale. These creatures are much bigger than you might think if you see them without reference. Today's Lost Archive image- A full sized Frogger. They looked much smaller in the original images we shared!
00241 CALA0241-th.jpg Crab Face Farzad 1998 A character idea for Munch's Oddysee, Crab Face is a very cheerful character. His mouth is hidden away beneath his head, so he uses his pincers to convey his emotions. He also likes to move them to match his words as he talks. Today's Lost Archive image- Crab Face.
00242 CALA0242-th.jpg Expressions Farzad 1996 This creature's mouth is seperated from the bottom of the face. It can extend the neck to watch out for threats. Today's Lost Archive image- Looking out for danger.
00243 CALA0243-th.jpg Scrabania High res comp 1996 There were originally three distinct areas from Abe's trials before being merged into the two found in Abe's Oddysee. Scrabania was originally just “the desert”, with “the forest” being Paramonia. Today's Lost Archive image- Scrabania
00244 CALA0244-th.jpg Sea Rex Farzad 2000 The gargantuan Sea Rex is a terrifying creature that shares its home with Gabbits and other underwater critters, devouring any that get too close. Today's Lost Archive image- beware the beast!
00245 CALA0245-th.jpg Sekto Springs Swanland 2003 An early concept for the Sekto Springs Dam near the tundra-like Last Legs. Today's Lost Archive image- Sekto Springs
00246 CALA0246-th.jpg Moolah Machine Farzad 1996 A Moolah Machine. They work the same way as an ATM. Today's Lost Archive image- The Moolah machine.
00247 CALA0247-th.jpg Purple Frogger Steven Olds 1996 Alternate colors for the Frogger. Today's Lost Archive image- which color design do you prefer for the Frogger? Green or purple?
00248 CALA0248-th.jpg Abe Free Fall Farzad 2001 Concepts for Abe free falling Today's Lost Archive image- Abe's free fall
00249 CALA0249-th.jpg Lulu Concepts Farzad 2000 Facial expressions for Lulu. Definitely not the best looking creature around. Today's Lost Archive image- Lulu's expressions.
00250 CALA0250-th.jpg Lorne E3 2013 Lorne on Sony's E3 stage in 2013. Something special and a little different for out 250th Lost Archive image- We found an image of Lorne on Sony's E3 stage back in 2013!
00251 CALA0251-th.jpg Munch's Oddysee Promo Promo material 2001 Promotional material for Munch's Oddysee Today's Lost Archive image- Promotional material for Munch's Oddysee.
00252 CALA0252-th.jpg Munch's Oddysee Promo Promo material 2001 Some extra sparkly promotional material for Munch's Oddysee. Today's Lost Archive image- some sparkly promo material
00253 CALA0253-th.jpg Munch's Oddysee Promo Promo material 2001 A wide range of characters were used in the Munch's Oddysee promotional material. Today's Lost Archive image- Everyone was involved in promotion for Munch's Oddysee
00254 CALA0254-th.jpg Promo Promo material 1998 Abe's Exoddus was released 20 years ago in Europe! Looking good, Abe! Today's Lost Archive image- Time flies!
00255 CALA0255-th.jpg Refreshing Promo material 2001 We wouldn't recommend consuming anything these two endorse. Today's Lost Archive image- We're coming to the end of our Munch's Oddysee character promotion material. We hope you enjoyed them!
00256 CALA0256-th.jpg Cover Farzad 1997 A drawing of Abe created with magazine covers in mind. Today's Lost Archive image- Magazine cover.
00257 CALA0257-th.jpg Billboards Farzad 1997 Designs for European billboards for the release of Abe's Oddysee. Today's Lost Archive image- Billboards for the European release of Abe's Oddysee.
00258 CALA0258-th.jpg Nark Aebischer 2002 This guy would make it loud and clear to his Outlaw crew if there were any intruders or certain bounty hunters skulking around. Today's Lost Archive image- Trouble makers.
00259 CALA0259-th.jpg Exoddus Promo Unknown 1998 A design for a promotional standee for Abe's Exoddus. Today's Lost Archive image- Abe's Exoddus stand. Abe isn't looking too happy!
00260 CALA0260-th.jpg Exoddus Promo Unknown 1998 Some small designs for an Exoddus stand. Most of them involve Abe sneaking around, trying not to get spotted. Today's Lost Archive image- Sneaking Abe.
00261 CALA0261-th.jpg Wind Test Farzad 1999 A wind test for Munch's Oddysee. The aim was to make it look as though Abe and his followers were having as much trouble getting through as possible. Today's Lost Archive image- A wind test for Munch's Oddysee.
00262 CALA0262-th.jpg Riding Farzad Unknown A creature that was designed to look like a bull. Smaller creatures would ride him like a horse. Today's Lost Archive image- when you can't get Elum- get a weird horse bull... thing.
00263 CALA0263-th.jpg Transport Farzad Unknown A closer look at one of the concepts for a creature enemies would ride around. Today's Lost Archive image- transport creature close up!
00264 CALA0264-th.jpg Old Mudokon Farzad 2000 In this concept when Mudokons get old they lose their feathers. Today's Lost Archive image- elderly Mudokons.
00265 CALA0265-th.jpg Henge Farzad 2000 An enemy concept. A henge of stones come to life and attack in a variety of ways. Some of their attacks are shown above. Today's Lost Archive image- Enemy stones.
00266 CALA0266-th.jpg Sea Rex Farzad 2000 Some facial expressions for the Sea Rex. The arrow on the head at the bottom shows that the upper part of the jaw would move, too. This would make for as large a bite as possible. Today's Lost Archive image- Which face is your favorite?
00267 CALA0267-th.jpg Forklift Swanland 2000 Designs for the forklift in Sam's lair. It's not easy moving her around. The forklift would pick up her nest and move it with her inside. Today's Lost Archive image- Moving Sam around isn't easy!
00268 CALA0268-th.jpg Bombs Away Farzad 2000 Art for one of the stones from the henge. This one could send explosions flying into the air. Today's Lost Archive image- Bombs away!
00269 CALA0269-th.jpg Ears Farzad 1996 A small, timid creature that evolved so its ears looked like eyes. This would scare predators away. They could hear threats easily with their ears being so large. For some reason the Vykkers cut their ears off. Today's Lost Archive image- Big eyes.
00270 CALA0270-th.jpg Hands Farzad 1996 This creature diet would consist of foods that grew high up in the trees. As a result, it evolved so that its hands turned into mouths, making it easier for it to reach. The food would travel down the arm and go straight to the stomach. The sharp teeth were also useful for clinging onto rock faces, making it an excellent climber. Today's Lost Archive image- Strange hands.
00271 CALA0271-th.jpg Big Eyes Farzad Unknown This little guy has eyes on stems, so he can move them around for better visibility. It's useful for avoiding predators, but it comes with a catch- altering the position of his eyes also alters his personality. Today's Lost Archive image- Perfect vision.
00272 CALA0272-th.jpg Fashion Farzad 2000 Native Mudokon clothes weren't just for fashion- they also gave them added padding and protection should they need to fight. Today's Lost archive image- Protective gear.
00273 CALA0273-th.jpg Evolving Farzad 1996 This creature has three different sized fingers. It uses each finger for a different task. One for digging, one for peeling etc… Today's Lost Archive image- Interesting evolution.
00274 CALA0274-th.jpg Together Farzad 1996 Back when our ideas for Munch were a little different to the finished character. Here he was originally two creatures who had been carefully selected for their skills. They were cut up and joined together, meaning that they were excellent at a number of things, especially climbing and carrying. Today's Lost Archive image. Munch and Munch.
00275 CALA0275-th.jpg Rabbit Farzad 1996 This was designed to be the Oddworld take on a rabbit. When the Vykkers experimented on them they tended to put things in their skulls. The long hair ensured that the terrible things that were done to them were as noticeable as possible. Today's Lost Archive image- An unusual rabbit.
00276 CALA0276-th.jpg Bird Transport Farzad 1997 A creature that eats birds. It had wings like a hummingbird, which allowed it to silently fly and capture unsuspecting prey. One idea was that he would clip Munch's feet, which was the reason he had to hop and waddle everywhere. Today's Lost Archive image- Bird trap.
00277 CALA0277-th.jpg Hidden Claw Farzad 1997 This animal has a claw hidden inside the nose. When it wants to capture prey, it extends the hidden limb, snatching them out of the air. Today's Lost Archive image- Surprise attack.
00278 CALA0278-th.jpg The Many Faces of Munch Farzad 1996 When we were contemplating making Munch two creatures in one, it seemed only natural that it would work well if both the creatures fused together were very different. Here's a sketch of what they might have looked like. One is calm and looks content, the other frustrated and annoyed. Today's Lost Archive image- Personality types.
00279 CALA0279-th.jpg Arguments Farzad 1996 When Munch was two creatures in one, either one could hide when they felt like it by pushing their neck down into their body. If they were arguing, one would sit down, meaning the other got a face full of floor! Today's Lost Archive image- Bickering.
00280 CALA0280-th.jpg Logo Farzad 1996 An idea for the Abe's Oddysee logo. Today's Lost Archive image- Oddysee logo.
00281 CALA0281-th.jpg Boating Swanland 2001 A look at a sailing Steef Today's Lost Archive image- Sailing.
00282 CALA0282-th.jpg Steef Swanland 2001 Steef poses. A good look at an elusive creature. Today's Lost Archive image- Which pose is your favorite?
00283 CALA0283-th.jpg Droid Farzad 1996 A dissection droid that was designed for Munch's Oddysee. Stay away from it. Today's Lost archive image- Dissection droid.
00284 CALA0284-th.jpg Logo Olds Unknown Logo designs for Rupture Farms products. Some are cute and innocent, others not so much, Today's Lost Archive image- Rupture farms marketing tactics.
00285 CALA0285-th.jpg Robot Unknown Unknown A robot design that was intended for Munch's Oddysee. We don't have much information on this one. We can only assume it was intended for something violent. Today's Lost Archive image- What do you think the purpose of this robot was?
00286 CALA0286-th.jpg Almighty Raisin Designs Swanland 1999 Some concepts for tribal markings for the Almighty Raisin. We went through lots of different looks for him before his final appearance was chosen. Today's Lost Archive image- Almighty Raisin markings.
00287 CALA0287-th.jpg Almighty Raisin Hair Swanland 1999 Ideas for hairstyles for the Almighty Raisin. We mainly tried using vines and grass. Today's Lost Archive image- Hairstyles for The Almighty Raisin
00288 CALA0288-th.jpg Crossbow Swanland 2002 Stranger always makes sure his crossbow has many different uses. Today's Lost Archive image- Crossbow uses.
00289 CALA0289-th.jpg Frogger Steven Olds 1995 Some designs for the Frogger, ranging from small and cute to huge and a little bit terrifying. The notes are mentioning that the upper and lower jaw should both move. We were thinking that this would make the creature seem more ‘alive’. Today's Lost Archive image- Designs for the Frogger.
00290 CALA0290-th.jpg Behind the Mask Farzad 1999 A concept for Sligs. What if under the mask they weren't all that terrifying? Today's Lost Archive image- Behind the mask.
00291 CALA0291-th.jpg Feathers Farzad 2000 Ceremonial feathers that are tied onto Mudokons for special events. Today's Lost Archive image- Ceremonial Feathers.
00292 CALA0292-th.jpg Statue Swanland 2002 A concept for a Steef statue. Today's Lost Archive image- Steef statue.
00293 CALA0293-th.jpg Clothing Farzad 2000 Ceremonial clothing. The discs are made from dyed skin, making it easy to see at a glance which tribe a Mudokon belongs to, or which specific function it serves within the tribe. Today's Lost Archive image- Ceremonial dress.
00294 CALA0294-th.jpg Garbage Truck Farzad 1999 A garbage truck. This poor creature can take a huge amount of trash and compress it into a tiny parcel. The parcels are then burned for fuel. He's controlled by the Sligs and forced to consume it, which is why he's crying. Today's Lost Archive image- Garbage Truck.
00295 CALA0295-th.jpg Baby Sligs Farzad 2000 Some concepts for baby Sligs through their earliest stages. One on the right is calling for Skillya. We wouldn't recommend it! Today's Lost Archive image- Baby Sligs!
00296 CALA0296-th.jpg Baby Sligs Farzad 2000 Some concepts for baby Sligs. The mask in the top left is used to restrict their brain growth. The wheel attached to them helps them to move around. Today's Lost Archive image- More baby Slig concepts!
00297 CALA0297-th.jpg Hey Hey Farzad 1998 A Hey Hey. Everyone ignores them, so over time they developed a contraption which makes them easier to see. They ended up turning themselves into a source of amusement for the Glukkons. Today's Lost Archive image- Hey Hey!
00298 CALA0298-th.jpg Cadyh Farzad 2000 These creatures live with the Queens. Dozens of them scurry around, ensuring the Queens get whatever they want whenever they want it. Today's Lost Archive image- The Cadyh.
00299 CALA0299-th.jpg Slig Tanks Swanland 2000 Concepts for tanks that Sligs would use in civilian areas to ensure nobody stepped out of line. Today's Lost Archive image- Slig tanks.
00300 CALA0300-th.jpg Slig Tanks Swanland 2000 A concept for a particularly dangerous tank, like the others this would be used to ensure that all civilians are behaving themselves. Today's Lost Archive image- Slig tank.
00301 CALA0301-th.jpg Sacred Stone Babbar 1999 A concept for a hanging stone that's sacred to Mudokons. The stone is covered in Mudokon markings and hung from three different points. Today's Lost Archive image- Sacred stone hangings.
00302 CALA0302-th.jpg Tanks Swanland 2000 A closer look at the tanks- The top right image shows the way it folds out and stands up tall. Today's Lost Archive image- Tank movements.
00303 CALA0303-th.jpg Elum Transport Farzad 1996 A trap to snatch up an unsuspecting Elum. The legs stay curled up until Elum walks past, then unfurl and the trap captures him in an energy field. Today's Lost Archive image- Look out, Elum!
00304 CALA0304-th.jpg Raisin Carvings Farzad 1996 An idea we had for the Almighty Raisin. Through the years he collected various carvings on his skin/bark. Today's Lost Archive image- Raisin carvings.
00305 CALA0305-th.jpg Raisin Facial Hair Farzad 1996 An idea we had for facial hair for the Almighty Raisin. His eyebrows are tied to his beard, it almost looks like a familiar logo… Today's Lost Archive image- facial hair for The Almighty Raisin. The whole thing looks very familiar 🤔🤔 Almost like a logo we've seen somewhere...
00306 CALA0306-th.jpg Gargoyle Steven Olds 1996 A concept for an evil statue/gargoyle that would have appeared in Munch's Oddysee. Today's Lost Archive image- watch out for the Gargoyle!
00307 CALA0307-th.jpg Creatures Steven Olds 1996 Some strange creatures. We don't have much info on any of these little guys, but they all look like they're up to no good. Today's Lost Archive image- some (probably) badly behaved little guys. Which is your favourite?
00308 CALA0308-th.jpg Creatures Steven Olds 1996 Some more strange creatures. We don't have many notes on these, but the animal on the left could have been an early concept for a creature you could ridge, like Elum. Today's Lost Archive image- Strange, early concepts.
00309 CALA0309-th.jpg Airship Farzad 1996 A Magog Airship we considered using for Munch's Oddysee. It was equipped with a thruster when they needed to speed up and was kept afloat by using a mysterious gas. Today's Lost Archive image- Enemy airships
00310 CALA0310-th.jpg Airship Designs Farzad 1998 Some more airship designs. Some of the designs are more subtle, others are grand enough to be a show of power. Today's Lost Archive image- designs for airships. Some are more difficult to spot than others.
00311 CALA0311-th.jpg Airship Concepts Farzad 1998 Some of the airship concepts that weren't developed any further. Having a strong set of concepts to develop from is an important part of the process. Today's Lost Archive image- concept variations.
00312 CALA0312-th.jpg Scuba Toads Farzad 2000 A concept for Scuba Toads. Abe is there for scale. Their legs account for most of their height. Today's Lost Archive image- Scuba Toads.
00313 CALA0313-th.jpg Scuba Toads and Abe Farzad 2000 Abe spending some time with the Scuba Toads. Their spears have an attachment which looks like plant life, meaning they can leave it above water when they're submerged without being noticed. Today's Lost Archive image- Abe and the Scuba Toads
00314 CALA0314-th.jpg Scuba Toad Faces Farzad 2000 Some Scuba Toad expressions. These guys were going to play a part in Munch's Oddysee. Today's Lost Archive image- Scuba Toad faces.
00315 CALA0315-th.jpg Airship Engine Farzad 1998 A steam turbine airship engine, complete with notes. Today's Lost Archive image- powering the airships.
00316 CALA0316-th.jpg The Hopper Farzad 1998 The Hopper was a little like an airship, the gas in the balloon made it possible for the vehicle to bounce as if it was on the moon. It would squash and stretch as it moved. Today's Lost Archive image- The Hopper.
00317 CALA0317-th.jpg Intimidation Farzad 1998 To strike fear into the hearts of potential trouble makers, scary faces were considered for the balloon decorations. Today's Lost Archive image- angry faces.
00318 CALA0318-th.jpg Air Guardian Farzad 1998 A Magog Air Guardian. The eyes are actually hatches for the pilots to climb in and out of. Today's Lost Archive image- Magog air guardian.
00319 CALA0319-th.jpg Gigantic Airship Farzad 1998 A gigantic ship intended for use in Munch's Oddysee Today's Lost Archive image- A giant airship.
00320 CALA0320-th.jpg Detailed Gigantic Airship Farzad 1998 A slightly more detailed look at the large airship that was created for Munch's Oddysee. Today's Lost Archive image- A detailed ship.
00321 CALA0321-th.jpg Royal Transportation Farzad 1998 Concepts for airships that would transport Glukkon royalty. The body of the ship would be designed to look a little like a Glukkon. Today's Lost Archive image- A ship fit for royalty.
00322 CALA0322-th.jpg Rupture Farms Items Farzad 1996 Some barrels that you might find lying around at Rupture Farms. Today's Lost Archive image- Factory objects.
00323 CALA0323-th.jpg Food Farzad 1996 Meat bits ready to be moved onto the conveyor belts at Rupture Farms. At some point along the way, they'll start to look more like the products Rupture Farms is known for. Today's Lost Archive image- Conveyor belt meat 🍖
00324 CALA0324-th.jpg Capping Machine Farzad 1996 An elaborate machine that caps the barrels as they come along the conveyor belt. Today's Lost Archive image- Barrel caps.
00325 CALA0325-th.jpg Blender Farzad 1996 A breakdown of a blender from Rupture Farms. Definitely on to avoid! Today's Lost Archive image- Watch out, Abe!
00326 CALA0326-th.jpg Familiar Face Farzad 1998 If you look closely, some of the airship faces are more familiar than others After a little break while we worked on some super exciting stuff for you, the Lost Archives are back! Today's image: Recognize the Queen?
00327 CALA0327-th.jpg Lawyers Farzad Unknown Some different designs for the Magog Cartel lawyers Today's Lost Archive image- Magog lawyers

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