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Oddworld Is Back

New Inhabitants games on the way.

Putting recent internet rumours to rest, Gravity Crash creators Just Add Water have confirmed that they’re officially working on Oddworld games.  “It’s with a huge amount of pride that we can announce that for the past 12 months we have been working extremely closely with the fantastic people at Oddworld Inhabitants,” says the press release.

The details are still secret just now, though.  “Whilst we cannot go into specifics right now,” continues the bulletin, “we can tell you that over the coming weeks and months we will be announcing these exciting projects starring all of your favourite Oddworld characters.”

“To work with the team at Oddworld has been amazing; being able to tap the minds of Lorne Lanning, Sherry McKenna and others has been fantastic,” said Just Add Water’s Managing Director Stewart Gilray.

“It’s almost symbiotic in that when something moves forward on any of the projects we just start chatting about new items, or what if we do this,” Gilray continued. “We’re all extremely excited to breathe life into the Oddworld universe and indeed to let it breathe life into us.”

  1. debasemasonsgrog
    have a nice day!
    Since: Dec 2008


    Comment posted on 16/07/2010 at 01:03.
  2. DeathByNumbers
    Since: Jul 2009

    Awesome news I loved those games when I was younger! Thanks for the info!

    Comment posted on 16/07/2010 at 01:04.
  3. Cathaloh
    Since: Jun 2009

    The return of Abe? Oh yes please! Don’t care for the other series… what was it called?

    Comment posted on 16/07/2010 at 01:05.
    • a inferior race
      I'm special
      Since: Jul 2009

      Munch’s Oddyssey and Strangers Wrath are the only two games I can think of.

      Comment posted on 16/07/2010 at 07:12.
    • Apnomis
      Since: Sep 2009

      I played the two Abe games on PlayStation and loved them, but never played the others mainly because Microsoft poached them for Xbox…

      According to Wikipedia Oddworld was originally a pentalogy, the following were released (excluding handheld versions):

      Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee (Part 1 – PS/PC)
      Oddworld: Abe’s Exoddus (Bonus sequel – PS/PC)
      Oddworld: Munch’s Oddysee (Part 2 – Xbox)
      Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath (FPS with TPP elements – Xbox)

      So it looks like Microsoft tried to turn it into an FPS and killed the franchise, other games that were cancelled after the FPS game are:

      SligStorm (story of an albino Slig who was born in a complex it must escape to avoid infanticide, a bonus game with the [presumably Xbox exclusive] re-release of the two Abe games)
      Oddworld: Munch’s Exoddus (Bonus game to part 2)
      Oddworld: Squeek’s Oddysee (Part 3 of the pentalogy)
      Oddworld: The Hand of Odd (an online RTS)
      The Brutal Ballad of Fangus Klot (A mature rated game focusing on the life of a sheepherder!)

      Comment posted on 16/07/2010 at 10:11.
      • Bodachi
        Since: Jan 2010

        I don’t think Strangers Wrath was Microsoft’s idea

        Comment posted on 16/07/2010 at 16:57.
      • minerwilly
        Since: Feb 2009

        Me too , i played the first 2 PS games but would never buy an xbox (nothing personal , just that at the time i believed Sony where more classy and better build quality) So i never experienced the 3rd and 4th games . One main console is what i have always stuck with and i love getting all the handhelds .

        Comment posted on 17/07/2010 at 22:57.
      • jikomanzoku
        Since: Jan 2010

        Stranger’s Wrath was actually very good. I’d advise anyone with access to an old xbox and a love for the oddworld games to pick it up if you haven’t already played it. Didn’t matter that it was a totally different style of game from the previous oddworld titles, the sense of place was spot on.

        Comment posted on 18/07/2010 at 17:23.
      • chibber
        Since: May 2009

        Wasnt Strangers wrath a 3rd person game with FPS elements. It was bloody good from what I remember

        Comment posted on 20/07/2010 at 15:51.
  4. mynameisblair
    Since: May 2009

    Oddworld is good, JAW is good.
    Let’s do this.

    Comment posted on 16/07/2010 at 01:07.
  5. nofi
    One for all.
    Since: Forever


    Comment posted on 16/07/2010 at 01:10.
    • mynameisblair
      Since: May 2009

      You should keep that up, breathing is good for you ;)

      Comment posted on 16/07/2010 at 01:12.
    • djhsecondnature
      Since: Forever

      I stayed up for this news. Off to bed now :-)

      Comment posted on 16/07/2010 at 01:21.
    • Pixl1983
      Since: Forever

      Ahhh now I understand…. ;)

      Awesome news. I thought Oddworld Inhabitants were closed. Now I see that they only shut the devs down.

      Good luck JAW! I hope you can pull this off!

      No pressure… ;)

      Comment posted on 16/07/2010 at 09:34.
  6. Danza Di Fuoco
    Since: Aug 2009

    Damn… I’m at deaths door

    What an announcement….

    Comment posted on 16/07/2010 at 01:20.
  7. Jordaaaan
    Since: Jan 2010


    Comment posted on 16/07/2010 at 01:42.
  8. PriceKitty
    Since: Jan 1970

    Will buy what you come up with!

    Comment posted on 16/07/2010 at 02:23.

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