Oddworld is a name given to a video game series that has won many awards . It was created by Oddworld Inhabitants and was founded by Lorne Lanning and Sherry McKenna. The name is for both the series and the fictional universe where the games in the series take place. The first game in the series, Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee was first sold in 1997. Between 1997 and 2004, a total of four different games have been sold and from 2008-2013 Munch's Oddysee and Stranger's Wrath games were re-made for newer systems. The games have also been developed by several developers. GT Interactive developed Abe's Oddysee and Abe's Exoddus, Microsoft Gaming Studios developed Munch's Oddysee, EA Games developed Stranger's Wrath, and Just Add Water (Developments LTD) have developed Stranger's Wrath HD, Munch's Oddysee HD, and is currently developing New 'n' Tasty.
Games[change | edit source]
Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee[change | edit source]
Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee was the first game in the series. It is a 2D flip-scrolling platform game. It was first sold in September 1997 for the PlayStation video game console and Microsoft Windows. In the game, the player plays as Abe who works in a meat processing plant called RuptureFarms. The game flips through different screens. Some screens have creatures from the Oddworld universe which are programmed to kill Abe. The goal of the game is to save Abe's friends who are known as "Mudokons". There are 99 Native Mudokons in the game. Some of them are hidden in secret areas and when Abe lands in a secret area, it will play the secret area sound.The game has two different ways it ends. If, at the end of the game, the player does not save at least 50 native Mudokons, the bad ending will appear instead of the good ending. The game was re-released as classics on PC in 2008 on Steam and then on PS3 on Playstation Network in 2009.
Oddworld: Abe's Exoddus[change | edit source]
Oddworld: Abe's Exoddus was the second game in the series. It was released in November 1998 for the PlayStation video game console and Microsoft Windows. The game play is the same as Abe's Odysee but with different levels and secret areas. There are 300 Mudokons and the Mudokons have different emotions. They could become angry, depressed or sick, There are new Oddworld creatures as well as different versions of creatures from the first game, for example flying and crwaling "Sligs". The game was re-released as classics in 2008 and re-released on Playstation Network for the PS3 in 2009.
Oddworld: Munch Oddysee[change | edit source]
This was the first Oddworld game to be in 3D. When it was released in 2001, it was only for Xbox and can be played with Munch or Abe. Munch was a new playable character and he was a Gabbit. A Game Boy Advance version was also released. The game was re-released on PS3 in High Definition by Just Add Water in 2012.
Oddworld: Strangers Wrath[change | edit source]
This was another Xbox game released in 2005 and was re-released in HD in 2011 by Just Add Water for the PS3 and PS Vita. It had completely new Oddworld characters and the main character was called Stranger.
Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty[change | edit source]
Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty is going to be an HD re-make of Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee. The game was first announced in September 2012 and is due for release in Spring 2014. New 'n' Tasty will be a 2.5D side scrolling platform game and the graphics will be in 3D. Several trailers have been shown and the game is to be released on PS3, PS4, PS Vita first and a few weeks later it will be released on Wii U, PC, Mac and Linux.
Creatures[change | edit source]
There are several creatures that live on Oddworld and they act as enemies in the games. These include:
Sligs[change | edit source]
Sligs are like security guards when if Abe is seen, the Slig shouts "freeze!" and kills Abe with it's machine gun. Some sligs in the game don't say freeze at all and just shoot Abe. There are different variants with the sligs such as flying sligs and crawling sligs. When Abe takes control of the Slig, he has the ability to shout "Look Out!" which makes the native Mudokons duck and it can say "Here boy" to a Slog so that the Slog can kill other Sligs or native Mudokons.
Scrabs[change | edit source]
Scrabs are first seen in Scrabania and are creatures which like to kill Abe. They chop him up. They are related to Paramites.
Paramites[change | edit source]
Paramites were frist seen in Paramonia which also like to chop up Abe as well.
Slogs[change | edit source]
Slogs are dog-like creatures that live on Oddworld. Sligs train them so that if there is a Mudokon on sight, the Slog will eat him.
Glukon[change | edit source]
The Glukons are the main enemies in the game. They give orders to the Sligs in Abe's Exoddus and Mullock is the Glukon in the original game.
References[change | edit source]
- "Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee Awards". Oddworld Inhabitants. http://www.oddworld.com/oddworld/company/ow_awards_ao.shtml. Retrieved September 17, 2006.