Oddworld Inhabitants Inc. is an American video game developer founded in 1994 by special-effects and computer-animation veterans Sherry McKenna and Lorne Lanning, who are best known for the Oddworld Quintology. Products of Oddworld Inhabitants range from Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee released in 1997 to Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath released in 2005.
It has been announced that they are developing a new game.
On 16th July 2010, games developer "Just Add Water" announced that "multiple projects" were in progress across "several platforms". Seeing a return to games development in the Oddworld series after an absence of five years, the last game released being Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath in 2005.
"The Brutal Ballad of Fangus Klot"
An April 2005 issue of Game Informer revealed a character named Fangus, a type of shepherd on Oddworld located in a region called Fangustan, watching over a flock of particularly demonic-looking sheep. While OWI did not confirm the game (many suspected it as an April Fool's joke), the article briefly outlined the plot: Fangus is a shepherd who dutifully wards off predators, until one day, invaders arrive. Fangus is then forced to rise to the occasion, assuming the role of savior of all Oddworldian nations. Meanwhile, rabies slowly begins to turn him mad, and he must make haste in thwarting the invaders' plans before his mind is completely lost. A Mature rating (by the ESRB) was expected due to dark tones and themes throughout the game, and Majesco was expected to publish the game for the Xbox.
The June 2009 issue of Game Informer Lorne Lanning spoke about the game and revealed concept art and story details. He also spoke about the possibility of distributing the game digitally.
Plans to release a feature film and integrated video games entitled Citizen Siege have been announced. Citizen Siege follows the story of an expatriate living in a near-future Earth who has been repossessed because of credit rackets and is hunted by a mega corporation.
According to Lorne Lanning in a September 2007 interview, an online game titled Wage Wars will be the first of two games to help promote Citizen Siege. The second game has not been announced.
- Official homepage
- Company information and history
- EA to publish future games by Oddworld Inhabitants
- IGN OWI overview