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Abe's Oddysee remake New N' Tasty coming fall 2013

The first adventure of Abe, that plucky Mudokon, is getting an update in Abe's Oddysee: New N' Tasty. The downloadable modernization of the classic 1997 puzzle platformer was unveiled this week at the Eurogamer Expo by Oddworld Inhabitants founder Lorne Lanning and developer Just Add Water's Stewart Gilray.

The game, expected to release autumn 2013 on PC, PlayStation 3, PS Vita, and Xbox 360, will remain "80 to 90 percent" faithful to the original sidescrolling design, with the game's map updated to provide smooth, continuous levels instead of flipping between several individual screens.

Abe's Oddysee's pre-rendered cutscenes will now be generated in-engine and flow smoothly in and out of the game. Quick saves and a few modified, more player-friendly puzzles round out the remake.


Lanning also spoke to GamesIndustry International about transitioning his company from a smaller scale developer working for publishers to a micro-publisher of digital games.

"On the micro-publisher level it's very simple. We fund our own products," he says. "We weren't able to do that in the boxed product days, we're only able to do that in the digital distribution landscape."

Lanning said his company makes $7 per digital sale at a $10 price point. It made the same amount at a $60 price, thanks to substantially higher costs which he said do not serve to provide players with better games.

His company has survived because it has held onto its intellectual property and tried to treat Oddworld fans well, Lanning said.

"The only reason we're really able to get away with it and not be cogs in some enormous machine that does not care about us, is we're able to retain the ownership of the brand."

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7 comments

  • Dove - November 24, 2012 11:18 p.m.

    Iam so excited that they are finally going to do Abes Oddysee again have waited for this for years hope they do more as well ...
  • FreezeRay - October 2, 2012 8:55 a.m.

    Im crapping myself with excitement on this one. I loved these games so much when they came out. I am a little apprehensive about this trend of re-making classic games ( a little to close to what the movie studios are doing with classic movies instead of making new ones) however great to see some of the less known, but great games getting some fresh life.
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  • avery78 - October 1, 2012 12:54 p.m.

    I still have my original copies of Abe's Oddysee and Abe's Exodus on the Playstation. 2 of my favorite games of all time.
  • nintendo365 - October 1, 2012 1:32 p.m.

    Why do I remember them being for the PSOne?
  • avery78 - October 1, 2012 2:24 p.m.

    They were.
  • CrashmanX - October 1, 2012 10:09 a.m.

    Hell yea! Good on them for loving their fans and not becoming part of the machines!

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