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Oddworld is a comprehensive fictional universe presented in video game form, created by game developers Oddworld Inhabitants under the direction of Lorne Lanning. Throughout games set in the Oddworld universe, Oddworld's peaceful nature is in danger of being consumed by the industrial ambition of sadistic corporations. Oddworld, as a planet, is measured as seven times the size of Earth, a fraction of which has been featured in the games. The main continent is Mudos.

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Games in the series

The developers originally stated that the Oddworld series would be a pentalogy called the Oddword Quintology, and that Abe's Exoddus, Stranger's Wrath, and the Oddworld Adventures games were bonus titles not counting toward the total of five. The Quintology was halted after the first two games, when the company decided to redirect its efforts toward film production. There were also a few titles that were hinted at in interviews and press releases, but they were never developed.

Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee

At the beginning of this game, Abe is a happy, ignorant worker at RuptureFarms, a meat-packing plant.[1] Working late at RuptureFarms, Abe passes an advertisement billboard for the upcoming latest product in the Tasty Treats line of snacks, and eavesdrops the factory’s annual board meeting. Here, he learns that wildlife resources have become depleted, for which reason Abe's boss Molluck the Glukkon has decided to use the factory's Mudokon slaves as a ready source of meat.[2] After this epiphany (reminiscent of the end of the film Soylent Green),[3] Abe panics and escapes from his workplace. At the end of the game's introductory sequence-[1] which is a retrospective voiced-over by Abe [4] Abe runs for his life.[1] The Mudokons’ spiritual leader, the BigFace, appears to the unconscious Abe in a vision, revealing that the Mudokon race once lived freely with nature before they were enslaved by the Glukkons, and that their sacred animals were the very same ones being slaughtered and processed to manufacture 'Tasty Treats'. Prophecies have foretold of a Mudokon saviour whose worth would be tested by a journey to relight holy flames that were extinguished by the Glukkons. Abe does this with the aid of his pet Elum and then receives mystic tattoos. Abe infiltrates RuptureFarms, killing its entire board of executives before being captured and taken to a holding cell, where he has enough time to pore over the last day before facing execution. Should the player save over a certain number of Mudokons, Abe's actions will have impressed the holy Mudokons, who rescue Abe and transport him to safety, where he receives a hero’s welcome from the Mudokons he rescued. Should the player not save a sufficient number, Abe will not be rescued and is executed by Molluck.

Oddworld: Abe's Exoddus

Abe's Oddysee was very popular, and the bonus game Oddworld: Abe's Exoddus was released the following year.[1] Abe's Exoddus begins where Abe's Oddysee ends.[5] Abe's abilities in this game were similar to his abilities in the first game,[6] with an expanded ability to communicate with other characters in the world using GameSpeak.[7] As he was celebrating his new celebrity status, ghosts of old Mudokons appeared before him[8] and told him that Necrum, a once sacred Mudokon burial ground, was being excavated by Glukkons, using blind Mudokons as slaves.[2] Abe again journeys to the Scrab and Paramite lands to find a cure to the sickness the SoulStorm brew created from the excavated bones. Curing his friends, he then travels to FeeCo Depot, the main hub for many productions. He travels to Bonewerkz and the Slig Barracks to board the train to the Soulstorm Brewery - and eventually blows it up.If Abe rescues 150 or more mudokens, Abe teleports from the explosion just in time and is greeted by all his saved Mudokon friends. If not, he is zapped to death by one of the glukkons.

Oddworld: Munch's Oddysee

A new character called Munch was added to this game.[6] Not long after the events of Abe's Exoddus, Abe helps Munch (the last living remnant of an amphibious race called the Gabbits) to destroy Vykkers labs and save Gabbit eggs from destruction. They prevent the Gabbits from dying out completely. This increases his status as a hero and also makes him very unpopular with the Glukkon queen, Lady Margaret.

Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath

Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath is an action-adventure game published for the Microsoft Xbox in 2005. The game's main character is a bounty hunter called Stranger. The game utilizes both third and first-person perspectives and is less puzzle oriented than the previous three Oddworld games.[9] The game has a Wild West setting. It received much critical acclaim.

Released titles

Title Year Platforms Developer Publisher Notes
Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee 1997 PlayStation, Windows Oddworld Inhabitants GT Interactive[10] First pentalogy game.
Oddworld: Abe's Exoddus 1998 PlayStation, Windows Oddworld Inhabitants GT Interactive[11] Bonus pentalogy game and a sequel to Abe's Oddysee.
Oddworld: Adventures 1998 Game Boy Saffire GT Interactive Software Corp.[12] Handheld version of Abe's Oddysee.
Oddworld: Adventures 2 2000 Game Boy Color Saffire GT Interactive Software Corp.[13] Handheld version of Abe's Exoddus.
Oddworld: Munch's Oddysee 2001 Xbox Oddworld Inhabitants Microsoft Game Studios[14] Second pentalogy game.
Oddworld: Munch's Oddysee 2003 Game Boy Advance Art Co. THQ Inc.[15] Handheld version of Xbox game.
Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath 2005 Xbox Oddworld Inhabitants Electronic Arts[16] First-person shooter/Third-person platformer

Unreleased/Cancelled titles

  • "SligStorm". It would have followed the story of an albino Slig who was born in a complex it must escape to avoid infanticide.
  • "Oddworld": "Munch's Exoddus". Expected to be a bonus game based on Munch's Oddysee.
  • "Oddworld": "Squeek's Oddysee". Expected third game in quintalogy.
  • "Oddworld": "The Hand of Odd". A real-time strategy game planned to be online.
  • "The Brutal Ballad of Fangus Klot". A mature rated game focusing on the life of a sheepherder.

Future game

A future game has been confirmed by Maxis co-founder Jeff Braun.[17] Speaking at Wilfrid Laurier University in Canada, Braun said of the team, "They're such a talented group of people and I really trust their ability to create compelling content". He said that the upcoming game will have a cinematic quality on a "one to one scale" with CGI-based films.[18] He also noted, however, that a slow production schedule could make it "years" before the game sees release.[19]

OddBox

Oddworld Inhabitants have confirmed[20] they will be porting the Xbox game Munch's Oddysee and Xbox game Stranger's Wrath to PC for the first time in a package called "Oddbox".

The downloadable-format package, expected to be made available in early 2010[21], will be released on digital-download site Steam, amongst others. The package will also contain the two earlier games, Abe's Oddysee and Abe's Exoddus, both originally available on PC and the original Sony PlayStation.

Characters

Abe is the strongly developed central character of the Oddworld series.[3] He can also use GameSpeak, a way of communicating with other characters in the game.[6] Along with Spyro the Dragon, Abe was one of the unofficial mascots of the PlayStation One.[22] Computer and Video Games described Abe as "a new platform hero"[23] and a "brilliant character."[24] Lanning, Oddworld's creator, has stated that its "characters are driven in a way that is fired by larger [moral] issues."[1]

GameSpeak

In the Oddworld games, the GameSpeak feature allows the player to interact with the non-playable characters (NPCs). Examples of GameSpeak commands in the original game, Abe's Oddysee, are "Hello," "Follow me," and "Wait," the latter of which would instruct a nearby friendly character to do exactly that. Rescuing Mudokons and opening certain doors are all achieved through Gamespeak. Enemies possessed by Abe can also use GameSpeak, and one can use Glukkons to order subservient Sligs around, or use Sligs to call their Slog pets to heel. GameSpeak also included less essential actions such as burps and farts, which were added with intent of a comical effect.

The GameSpeak feature was modified in Stranger's Wrath, with a single talk button that caused the Stranger to say something appropriate to the situation. For example, when the Stranger needed to cash in a bounty on an Outlaw, pressing the talk button would cause him to say, "Best be gettin' to the bounty store." This context-sensitive GameSpeak also worked for questioning the Clakker and Grubb townsfolk. This change made the talk button more comparable to a universal-action button in Stranger's Wrath.

Awards

The Oddworld games have received more than 100 industry awards.[25] Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee received more than 24 awards and three nominations from the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences over 1997 and 1998.[26]

References

  1. ^ a b c d e Carr, Diane, David Buckingham, Andrew Burn, Gareth Schott, 2006, Computer Games: Text, Narrative and Play, Polity
  2. ^ a b White, Jason, Oddworld Adventures 2, All Game.
  3. ^ a b Carr, Diane, Andrew Burn, Gareth Schott, David Buckingham, Textuality in Video Games, Utrecht University and Digital Games Research Association
  4. ^ Clarke, Andy, Grethe Mitchell, 2007, Videogames and Art, Intellect Books.
  5. ^ Something strange is brewing in 'Oddworld: Abe's Exoddus', CNN.
  6. ^ a b c DeMaria, Rusel, Johnny L. Wilson, 2003, High Score! The Illustrated History of Electronic Games, McGraw-Hill Professional
  7. ^ Thomas, Maureen, François Penz, 2003, Architectures of Illusion: From Motion Pictures to Navigable Interactive Environments, Intellect Books
  8. ^ Abe biography, Official Oddworld Website.
  9. ^ Underneath It All, Substance Sells, New York Times.
  10. ^ Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee, Moby Games
  11. ^ Oddworld: Abe's Exoddus, Moby Games
  12. ^ Oddworld: Adventures, Moby Games
  13. ^ Oddworld: Adventures 2, Moby Games
  14. ^ Oddworld: Munch's Oddysee, Moby Games
  15. ^ Oddworld: Munch's Oddysee, Moby Games
  16. ^ Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath, Moby Games
  17. ^ Maxis Co-Founder Confirms Oddworld Return
  18. ^ Jeff Braun helping out on Oddworld game
  19. ^ Maxis Co-Founder Reveals Oddworld Return
  20. ^ http://www.bit-tech.net/news/gaming/2009/10/12/oddworld-games-being-ported-to-pc/1
  21. ^ http://uk.pc.ign.com/objects/037/037836.html
  22. ^ Lopez, Vincent, Oddworld: Munch's Oddysee: Does Munch live up to Abe's legacy?, IGN.
  23. ^ Oddworld: Abe's Exoddus
  24. ^ Oddworld: Abe's Exoddus
  25. ^ Morris, Chris, Microsoft takes Oddworld, CNN Money
  26. ^ Barlow, Nove, This Week in Gaming History, The Escapist

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Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee
Box artwork for Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee.
Developer(s) Oddworld Inhabitants
Publisher(s) GT Interactive
Designer(s) Lorne Lanning, Frank Ryan
Release date(s)
PlayStation
Windows
Steam
Genre(s) Platform
System(s) PlayStation, Windows, Steam
Players 1-2
Mode(s) Single player, multiplayer
Rating(s)
ESRB: Teen
ELSPA: Ages 11+
System requirements (help)
CPU clock speed

133MHz

System RAM

8MiB

Disk space

2.048MiB

Followed by Oddworld: Abe's Exoddus
Series The Oddworld Quintology

Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee was released on the PlayStation and Windows. The game was intended for "no menus, no inventory bars, no scorekeeping; just infinite lives, victims to rescue, and inexplicably challenging gameplay" and it delivers just that. This guide will present you with a walkthrough that guides you to get every Mudokon. If you just want to beat the game, and possibly kill some Mudokons for fun along the way, then use the speed walkthrough with minimal tips and spoilers.

The Glukkons control the horrid rupture farms.

The game is set in an entirely different world, completely odd from ours. Abe, like nearly all Mudokons, works for Rupture Farms, which, among other things, manufactures Scrab Cakes. Unlike nearly all Mudokons, though, Abe is always blue. He isn't necessarily happy about being a slave, but gets by in life. Then, he learns that Mudokons will soon be used as the next snack produced by Rupture Farms. Abe decides to escape and will help others escape along the way. Unbeknownst to Abe, he is actually a part of a very important destiny. Will he fulfill his promises and save all 99 Mudokons, or will he be selfish? Really, it's up to you; they are both entertaining.

Table of Contents

Getting Started
  • Controls
Walkthrough
Escape From Rupture Farms!
  1. Zulag 1
  2. Stockyard
Enlightenment
  1. Monsaic Lines
  2. Scrabania
  3. Paramonia
Return To Rupture Farms
  1. The Return
  2. Zulag 1 Reborn
  3. Zulag 2
  4. Zulag 3
  5. Zulag 4
  6. Board Room
Appendices
  • Speed walkthrough
  • Mudokon locations

Simple English


Oddworld is a name given to a video game series that has won many awards[1] . It was created by Oddworld Inhabitants. 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 2005, a total of four different games have been sold as well as several versions of older games which were re-made for newer systems.

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Games

Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee

Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee was the first game in the series. It was first sold in 1997 for the PlayStation video game console and Microsoft Windows. In the game, the player plays as Abe and goes through different screens. Some screens have monsters which try to kill Abe. The goal of the game is to save Abe's friends who are known as "Mudokons". There are 99 mudokons in the game. Some of them are hidden in secret areas and when Abe finds a secret area, a fanfare plays. The game has two different ways it ends. If, at the end of the game, the player does not save at least 50 mates, the bad ending will appear instead of the good ending.

Oddworld: Abe's Exoddus

Oddworld: Abe's Exoddus was the second game in the series. It was released in 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 monsters as well as different versions of monsters from the first game, for example flying "sligs".

Oddworld: Munch Oddysee

This is a game similar to the Abe games, but this was only for Xbox and can be played with munch or Abe. A Game Boy Advance version was also released.

Oddworld: Strangers Warth

This was another Xbox game released in 2005.

Monsters

There are several monsters in the Abe games which includes:

Sligs

Sligs are like police guards when if Abe is seen, the slig says "freeze!" and shouts Abe. 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.

Scrabs

Scrabs live in Scrabania and are creatures which like to kill Abe. They chop him up. They are related to Paramites.

Paramites

Paramites live in Paramonia which also like to chop up Abe as well.

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