Posts Tagged ‘Oddworld Inhabitants’

Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee is free right now on Steam

Even in these days when we have so very many wonderful free games to play, it’s still a little exciting to be offered for free a game that usually costs money. Today, it’s Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee going free for keepsies. Free! No pennies at all! And only twenty years after the puzzle-platformer first came out and I missed it because I bought Blade Runner instead. Well well well, looks like I was savvier than I knew. Gotta take the long view, yeah? I bet anyone who bought Oddworld in 1997 feels a right mug. Read the rest of this entry »

Have You Played… Oddworld: Abe’s Exoddus?

Have You Played? is an endless stream of game retrospectives. One a day, every day of the year, perhaps for all time.

While recently playing the wondrous but flawed Rain World, I was reminded of poor Abe. The original Oddysee was a belter, yes, but with Exoddus I feel the developers at Oddworld Inhabitants really perfected their art. They were able to keep all the usual stuff (running, jumping, possessing the baddies and saving your mates) while introducing a bunch of weird new ideas. It expanded the “gamespeak”, granted Mudokons different emotional states, and allowed you to possess your own farts. You can’t ask much more from a game released in 1998.
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Six Years Later, Developers Fix Munch’s Oddysee Port

You know that saying better late than never? It’s an odd one, especially when you’ve kinda forgotten about a thing and then suddenly one day the developers are like, “Oh, remember that port of that game we released six years ago that wasn’t so good? Yeah, we’re fixing that now.” That’s exactly what’s happening with Oddworld: Munch’s Oddysee [official site] The farty platformer kinda stank (and not in a fun way) when ported to PC back in 2010 but has now received a new port aimed at fixing most of its problems.

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Oddworld: Soulstorm Announced, May Not Be A Remake

Oddworld Soulstorm

Oddworld Inhabitants have revealed Oddworld: Soulstorm [official site], a new Oddworld series entry and follow-up to last year’s New ‘N’ Tasty. It’s due for release in 2017, where we’ll see “Abe as you’ve never seen him before,” so says the game’s website. Which makes me picture the Mudokon slave worker with his napkin tucked into his shirt, all prim and proper and, you know, not burping and farting.

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Abe’s Oddysee Is Free For The Next Half Hour Go Go Go

Excuse the rapidly-written post, but I only just noticed this and, at the time of writing, there are only thirty Earth minutes until the offer expires. 1997 platformer, and first game in the ongoing Oddworld series, Abe’s Oddysee is currently free on Steam. But not just in a free weekend sort of way – add it before 6pm UK time / 10am Pacific today and you get to keep it forever.
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Oldworld: Oddworld New & Tasty On PC Next Month

My main memory of the Oddworld games is some guy at university uproariously demonstrating that you could make the main character fart or burp or something. Brilliant. Later that day, he threw up while helping to push a friend’s broken car around the corner, and it was then that I realised for the first time that a life spent almost entirely indoors playing videogames was not a sensible one. (A lesson I guess I subsequently forgot). Hence, I associate Oddworld with an extremely unfit man’s grey, watery vomit. Sorry, Oddworld. Maybe I can form new associations by playing the remade, modernised ‘New & Tasty‘ edition, which is headed to Steam on February 25th.
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Feast For The Eyes: An Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty Trailer

For the second time, the original Oddworld game has been rejigged for modern machines, which might be an honest-to-goodness record. Sure, there have been re-imaginings of multiple series, but I can’t remember a game being officially remade more than once. Can anyone confirm or disconfirm that for me? Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty is so new and modern that the phrase “1080p” is in the press release, and the trailer below uses all those pixels to take the old (and still rather pretty platform) game and make it pixelerier.

EDIT – Stewart at Oddworld got in touch to disconfirm! He explains that New ‘n’ Tasty is the only remake of the original game. I was referring to the Oddboxx, which isn’t considered a remake as it’s still the original game.

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Fresh Meat: Oddworld Abe’s Oddysee New N’ Tasty

totally ripping off Limbo

Abe’s Oddysee HD will now be known as Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee New N’ Tasty, because apparently the world isn’t a silly enough place. At the Eurogamer Expo, Oddworld founder Lorne Lanning and Stewart Gilray of Just Add Water, the company handling development, spoke about the remake reboot reimagining reoddering at length, also showing the game for the first time. That presentation can be seen below, but they also spoke to Eurogamer about what has and hasn’t been changed. Flip screens are out, camera movements are in and all FMVs have been replaced with in-engine cutscenes. Gilray says: “…we’re not reinventing the wheel. We know the wheel. We’re just putting better spokes on it.”

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