Alf & Alf’s Assistant Answering Questions on Oddworld Forums [2001 – 2011]

Source: http://www.oddworldforums.net/member.php?u=17

About Alf

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Alf’s Rehab & Tea

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Biography
I always used to work with SoulStorm, but I had my first Brew when I was with Abe in the desert. Now I’m using my skills to build something new! Alf’s Rehab & Tea is the best tootin’ drug recovery program and Oddworld fan club there is – and that’s a

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oddworld,tea,carpentry,having a good time!

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Proprietor, Alf’s Rehab & Tea

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Date: 15/06/2001

Source: http://www.oddworldforums.net/showpost.php?p=9193&postcount=1

Alf: HIYA it’s me Alf. I’m looking for Oddworld news on the internet. If any finds some presslinks about Munch’s Oddysee, please post them here! It’ll help me out!
Thanks and stay odd, Alf


Date: 18/06/2001

Source: http://www.oddworldforums.net/showpost.php?p=9199&postcount=7

Alf: That’s a terrific suggestion but I’m so busy trying to finish the game. Maybe later in the fall I’ll try the one question per day.
I try my best! Ya know, my best fans are those who ask Good questions not silly ones.
Be patient my friends and stay odd! -Alf


Date: 23/06/2001

Source: http://www.oddworldforums.net/showpost.php?p=10051&postcount=4

Alf: Hey Kids, the press got it wrong.
Dave Moore is a Programmer not a graphic artist.
Stay odd, Alf


Date: 28/06/2001

Source: http://www.oddworldforums.net/showpost.php?p=11158&postcount=2

Alf: Congratulations! I laughed until I cried!
Look for the site to be rated in the July http://www.oddworld.com updates.

Stay Odd-
Alf


Source: http://www.oddworldforums.net/showpost.php?p=10841&postcount=11

Alf: You fans are terrific! I love reading your insights.
Fuzzles are sweet and cute and are good natured.They can be pretty ferocious too. Fuzzles follow Munch around and help out if asked too. Attack,etc.
The Vykkers use them for experiments.
You are gonna love fuzzles!
Stay odd!
Alf


Source: http://www.oddworldforums.net/showpost.php?p=10484&postcount=18

Alf: Nice job Sydney!
I’ve seen a few of your wallpapers around the studio!

Hey when is ALF gonna get a wallpaper???
heheheh

Stay Odd,
Alf


Date: 29/06/2001

Source: http://www.oddworldforums.net/showpost.php?p=11227&postcount=8

Alf: PlayStation 2, GameCube, and Xbox are all great systems with terrific games. It’s not about one being “bad” and the other “rules”.
It’s about choices, like t.v.’s, computers ,or cars! We live in a world of CHOICES!
Oddworld chose to go with the Xbox because we are a first party game with them. MS and Xbox offers an incredible amount of technical support. It’s hard for you fans to understand how difficult it is to make a game. OK I said my peace.
Stay odd. Alf


Date: 05/07/2001

Source: http://www.oddworldforums.net/showpost.php?p=11989&postcount=14

Alf: Alf here.
We take our Fan of the Month selection process very seriously!
I look for fans on the web and in print who
are Oddworld fanatics. The process is top secret!!!

Alf


Date: 15/07/2001

Source: http://www.oddworldforums.net/showpost.php?p=1997&postcount=4

Alf: The font used in the game is called
Newportland Normal.
-Alf


Source: http://www.oddworldforums.net/showpost.php?p=1641&postcount=9

Alf: Alright already!!!!!!!!!!
Look for some new features in August.
-Alf


Source: http://www.oddworldforums.net/showpost.php?p=1771&postcount=2

Alf: I can answer that. Oddworldian and Oddworld Web have never requested any art from OW.
That’s why they are our number fans because their sites are their own creation.
They have set the standard for Oddworld fan sites.
-Alf


Date: 16/07/2001

Source: http://www.oddworldforums.net/showpost.php?p=2274&postcount=2

Alf: You can probably bet on a TEEN rating for Munch’s Oddysee.
Alf


Source: http://www.oddworldforums.net/showpost.php?p=1647&postcount=15

Alf: Thanks! We are trying our best.
Here’s some stuff for you all to tie you over until August. So don’t say I never told ya anything!
1) We don’t have a web dept. We all chip in.
2) The game is spectacular!!! We are bustin levels out right and left! The meeps are hilarious!
3) Two new features will start in August. Revealing something new about the game hopefully weekly.
4) We are working 24 -7 here!!!
5) Yes, the site will be updated in the Universe section closer to the launch in Nov.
Yes, the site will have a “semi” makeover too.
6) Lastly, one word: the SNOOZER!!! You’ll love it!
Soooo, who loves ya???
Alf


Date: 17/07/2001

Source: http://www.oddworldforums.net/showpost.php?p=2637&postcount=1

Alf: We’ve been noticing a trend in these here forums lately…lots of you have made Oddworld related banners! Very cool!

Oddworld is very honored that you have created a banner to represent your dedication for Oddworld! Clearly, you are a loyal fan. With your permission, as well as your Mom or Dad’s permission (if you are under 18 years of age), we would like to post your banner on our fan art web site. If you or your parents have any objection, whatsoever, please contact FanMail@Oddworld.com, otherwise, please send an email to FanMail@Oddworld.com stating that you and your parents agree to have your banner published on our web site.

Don’t forget to attach your banner to the email you send, include your name and IF you’re lucky, you just might see your banner on Oddworld.com!

The deadline for banner submissions is July 27th! So, hurry and send us your permission.

Alf


Date: 19/07/2001

Source: http://www.oddworldforums.net/showpost.php?p=2669&postcount=6

Alf: I love ’em! I passed the link to the fellow Oddworlders. Luckily we are on a T1 line.
-Alf


Date: 21/07/2001

Source: http://www.oddworldforums.net/showpost.php?p=2353&postcount=10

Alf: I’m impressed!
You all are devoted fans!
Thanks, Alf


Date: 23/07/2001

Source: http://www.oddworldforums.net/showpost.php?p=23930&postcount=3

Alf: Hi Joe the Intern!

So you want to create an Oddworld fan site? I know how you can get permission from Oddworld to make one…just send an email with your name and URL to FanLegal@Oddworld.com, then you’ll be sent a fan site agreement and the next thing you know, you’ll be on your way!

Good luck!


Date: 25/07/2001

Source: http://www.oddworldforums.net/showpost.php?p=23930&postcount=3

Alf: Yes, there will be levels or areas. You just don’t roam around. Alf


Date: 02/08/2001

Source: http://www.oddworldforums.net/showpost.php?p=4834&postcount=11

Alf: Congratulations Everyone!
I’d like to address a few of these comments here.
We did not choose the Forums as FOM because we are lazy or too busy with the game.
As a “group” you are outstanding! Loyal and patient. The topics are fun to read. We wanted to acknowledge all of YOU!
– Alf


Date: 30/08/2001

Source: http://www.oddworldforums.net/showpost.php?p=13009&postcount=6

Alf: Hiya!
Been really busy putting the final touches on the game so I haven’t been around the forums.
We have a list on what’s new page of all the press links.
see coremagazine, ign, gaming online. the list goes on! Things will start heating up on the press front so hang in there! Enjoy.

That contraption Abe Babe is a Snoozer!


Date: 01/09/2001

Source: http://www.oddworldforums.net/showpost.php?p=13016&postcount=13

Alf: Cool yes, but not exactly accurate Lampion.
That’s a Glukkon in the gamescreen. It’s not Molluck but more like a Jr. Exec.
Syd, notice this Glukkon’s shoulders aren’t as broad as Molluck.
You can possess Glukkons but I can’t tell ya anymore right now. Stay tuned. Alf


Date: 14/09/2001

Source: http://www.oddworldforums.net/showpost.php?p=3532&postcount=4

Alf: The image of the elums in the forest was originally slated for Hand of Odd. That image is not from Munch’s Oddysee.
Paramites, Scrabs, Meeps, Fuzzles are some of the wildlife in Munch’s Oddysee.
Alf


Date: 15/09/2001

Source: http://www.oddworldforums.net/showpost.php?p=3581&postcount=4

Alf: Hiya:
The pics you are referring to are production art for Munch’s Oddysee. Many of these images and concepts did not make the cut. Final game does not include many of the the “Status” images.
Look for these to show up in Munch’s Exoddus.
-Alf


Date: 25/09/2001

Source: http://www.oddworldforums.net/showpost.php?p=4892&postcount=29

Alf: Dear Steel Shark:
If YOU shoot me over an email I’ll see what I can do about all your questions.
YOU know that tons of info will be revealed in the next month.
Contact me at alf@oddworld.com


Date: 29/09/2001

Source: http://www.oddworldforums.net/showpost.php?p=4904&postcount=41

Alf: I’ve been having email problems.
Patience!
Alf


Date: 26/10/2001

Source: http://www.oddworldforums.net/showpost.php?p=13974&postcount=1

Alf: Check out http://www.oddworld.com for some very important news about Munch’s Oddysee!
Alf


Date: 28/10/2001

Source: http://www.oddworldforums.net/showpost.php?p=4629&postcount=12

Alf: Congrats on an excellent job!
I love the “They’re Revolting” Munch too!
Alf


Date: 30/10/2001

Source: http://www.oddworldforums.net/showpost.php?p=13910&postcount=20

Alf: Hiya Pilot!
So what do ya think of Munch groovin?
Don’t forget to set the preferences in the Media Player under Plus.
Alf


Date: 06/11/2001

Source: http://www.oddworldforums.net/showpost.php?p=5784&postcount=10

Alf: Thanks for the kind words. I’m glad you’d like the game. By the way, Munch is tied with Halo for first place in presales as of yesterday.
Alf


Date: 12/11/2001

Source: http://www.oddworldforums.net/showpost.php?p=5399&postcount=21

Alf: Hey fans!
I wouldn’t be surprised if some of the OWI folks appears on ODD CHAT on launch day, during the day (p.s.t. of course).
Stay tuned!
Alf


Date: 04/12/2001

Source: http://www.oddworldforums.net/showpost.php?p=8770&postcount=12

Alf: I’d like to post all these responses on the oddworld site.
These are truly heartfelt.
True fans. Thank you all. Happy Holidays.
Alf


Date: 03/02/2002

Source: http://www.oddworldforums.net/showpost.php?p=38495&postcount=61

Alf: Dear Sydney,
You have been a wonderful fan and we at Oddworld loved Oddworldian.net
It was well written and produced with a lot of class. I will truly miss your site. You are the kind of fan a franchise can only dream of having. Oddworldian.net will go into the hall of fame of Oddworld fansites.
I’m sorry you lost interest in Oddworld. It’s been a hard journey for us and especially our fans. The reality of business is difficult. Oddworld is a young company and we are learning. It breaks my heart that you have lost interest. It was a pleasure Sydney. Best of luck to you. You are a fine young man. It’s been a blast, keep in touch!
Alf


Date: 15/03/2002

Source: http://www.oddworldforums.net/showpost.php?p=54777&postcount=2

Alf: That’s right Abe Babe!

The group Music Instructor was not responsible for this new single. The producer for Get Freaky also produced “Use Yur Imagination” with E-Pac and featured artist Jean Beauvoir in Germany. (check out http://www.jeanbeauvoir.com )

We can’t post the entire video because it just came out but I can tell you that it’s 100% OWI cg.

Maybe fans can write in and request “Use Yur Imagination”.

Hey, Xavier…let us know if you see it!

Alf


Date: 05/04/2002

Source: http://www.oddworldforums.net/showpost.php?p=58577&postcount=13

Alf: Hooray!
Welcome back Sydney! I’ve been sad ever since you left!
I knew in my heart you were a true Oddworld fan!
Your site is fabulous!
Hang in there cuz the next game will be everything you have been wanting from Oddworld.
Thanks to Pilot for helping Syd out.

Alf


Date: 10/04/2002

Source: http://www.oddworldforums.net/showpost.php?p=59609&postcount=13

Alf: Yes, the image of the “man” on the medal is indeed Farzad.
The modeler responsible for Dripiks’ uniform and medals showed honor to Farzad as creator of Dripik.


Date: 01/05/2002

Source: http://www.oddworldforums.net/showpost.php?p=63587&postcount=9

oddworld gluks odd
Alf: This production design image is one of the first sketches done of Glukkons. The image of the Glukkon on the right is a Glukkon without it’s big suit on. Remember Molluck in the good ending of A.O.
Don’t read too much into the small costumed Glukkon. This is just a exploratory piece that never got anywhere. Oddworld releases many of it’s pre production images to our fans because they are so “art” oriented.
Alf


Date: 05/05/2002

Source: http://www.oddworldforums.net/showpost.php?p=64122&postcount=16

Alf: Please remember that fans from around the world come to these forums. Writing and understanding English is not easy for some.
I think some fans might be misunderstood due to their lack of writing and translating to English. What sounds like boasting might not be. Try to be tolerate and understanding of all Oddworld’s Inhabitants.
Alf
Alf


Date: 20/05/2002

Source: http://www.oddworldforums.net/showpost.php?p=66260&postcount=26

Alf: hey everyone,
Response has been tremendous. Fans from all over the world have replied. We are prepping some cool stuff for those who supplied snail mail addresses but we are off the e3. Look for cool stuff in 4 to 6 weeks at the very earliest.
Alf


Date: 30/05/2002

Source: http://www.oddworldforums.net/showpost.php?p=67688&postcount=14

Alf: Use Yur Imagination should make it’s debut in the UK around August 8th.
It’s currently climbing the German Dance Charts.

Alf


Date: 31/05/2002

Source: http://www.oddworldforums.net/showpost.php?p=67785&postcount=22

Alf: Wow…I enjoyed reading these answers but there’s a whole real world outside of “oddworld” ya know! Get outside and enjoy the fresh air people!
I especially found one comment very interesting

…I always wondered what went on in the “employee lounge”

Alf


Date: 31/05/2002

Source: http://www.oddworldforums.net/showpost.php?p=67819&postcount=2

Alf: Wowee…my young friend, you are fast!
Hope you enjoy the updates and don’t try to press “Lantra” for any info about the next game now!
Isn’t that photo of our young Japanese friend cuter than cute! ahhhh sooo!
later!


Date: 08/06/2002

Source: http://www.oddworldforums.net/showpost.php?p=68367&postcount=3

Alf: You are correct Abe Babe. We look out for fans who inspire US.
We don’t say “Hey, who should be fan of the month this month?” and search for someone to fill that spot. It’s usually the opposite.
for example: We recently had 3 fans we wanted to honor and we honored them one at a time. Lantra had to wait a few months!

Sometimes we go months without any fom’s. Not because there are no deserving fans, we just need a break.

thanks for asking!


Date: 09/06/2002

Source: http://www.oddworldforums.net/showpost.php?p=68612&postcount=14

Alf: A fan has never been invited by us to tour the studio. We receive requests from fans from the forums, students, fans of the game, teachers etc. Each request is reviewed and it’s determined whether a tour should be granted or not. Sometimes it’s just by “luck” and good timing, as we have slow periods and busy periods during production. When we are really busy, we don’t allow any non inhabitants in the studio. Actually we prefer fans not to elaborate on their tours as it’s a priviledge not a right. So there have been folks who have toured who have never said a word in public about it. Hope this clears up any misconceptions.
Any other questions?


Date: 15/06/2002

Source: http://www.oddworldforums.net/showpost.php?p=69170&postcount=9

Alf: Hi there,
I’ve checked with our webmaster, Buddy the Mudokon and nothin has been moved. Unfortunately the site is not compatible to Netscape 6. Buddy sez, it’ll be awhile.

Alf


Date: 19/06/2002

Source: http://www.oddworldforums.net/showpost.php?p=69704&postcount=12

dscf0004
Alf: Love that photo of my tea bag!
We got lots of “bad” email addresses. Also Yahoo doesn’t accept spam mail so anyone with a yahoo address didn’t get their mail yet.
We are trying to work out the technical problems but I’m just one mudokon trying to make everybody happy…enjoy a cup o tea on me!


Date: 19/06/2002

Source: http://www.oddworldforums.net/showpost.php?p=69769&postcount=20

Alf: My dearest One, Two…
Tho protest too much!
Here are the facts:
One: According to A.E. it is never stated that the muds walked in One day. We see morning to dusk but there is no indication that this is the same day? When we cut to the muds running to Necrum, it could possibly be a different day but the same time of day. This is definitely debatable.
Two: There is no measurement of distance or miles on the map. None.
Three: Yes, Oddworld is 10 times the size of Earth.
Since there is no size comparision to Earth, then we can assume that the planet is indeed big.

Four: If Mudos is bigger than Earth, wouldn’t it take longer for the planet to complete a full rotation? And if it is farther from the sun
than Earth, wouldn’t the rotations be even slower still? And wouldn’t that make for more daylight hours?


Date: 20/06/2002

Source: http://www.oddworldforums.net/showpost.php?p=69963&postcount=37

Alf: One more point.
Abe and the Muds did not leave from Monsaic Lines, but from Monsaic Sanctum.
check out universe/native/facilities on the website.

There is no point of reference to where the Monsaic Sanctum is in relation to Necrum Mines.

but I love all the charts!!!


Date: 21/06/2002

Source: http://www.oddworldforums.net/showpost.php?p=70062&postcount=43

Alf: Thanks to all you fans, I’m going back to the drawing board with the map. geez, all those brews must of made me forget stuff.
Monsaic Sanctum is indeed in Monsaic Lines.
It’s the last time I have Buddy ask a Slig for help.
So…stay tuned!
warmest regards and hope I don’t fall off the wagon cuz of this,
Alf


Date: 25/06/2002

Source: http://www.oddworldforums.net/showpost.php?p=70551&postcount=15

Alf: From all the Inhabitants….Happy belated birthday Sydney!
sydney


Date: 30/07/2002

Source: http://www.oddworldforums.net/showpost.php?p=78883&postcount=13

Alf: Please, stop! I am getting tears of joy in my tea! Though it does add an interesting hint of flavor….

You guys are the best buds a Mud could ever have, allofya!!!


Date: 04/09/2002

Source: http://www.oddworldforums.net/showpost.php?p=84523&postcount=13

Q: I don’t get it….. you signed the book? What the heck dose that mean?

Alf: There is a special memorial guest book that you can sign at Josh’s website: http://www.joshryanevans.org/index.html

Good to hear you’re all enjoying the new site! Remember- tabloids are best enjoyed with a grain of salt.

Alf


Date: 04/11/2002

Source: http://www.oddworldforums.net/showpost.php?p=93203&postcount=20

Alf: Heya, just wanted to let you know that there are cards in XBM, too. You have to cut them out yourself, but still kinda nifty. Issue three. Not to endorse a publication or anything, but they also have a cool thing going where if you collect all the issues and line them up the spines form an image of our best bud Abe! Maybe the next image will form oh, say, I don’t know, a picture of a proprietor, of maybe a rehab of some sort….


Date: 18/11/2002

Source: http://www.oddworldforums.net/showpost.php?p=94881&postcount=67

Wil Bunce-Edwards: This true story doesn’t seem to be well-known enough. I’ll tall it again. After Abe’s Oddysee came out, one fan wrote to OWI suggesting that Mudokons could have more of a personality so that players would sympathise more, which of course we got. Incredibly, this fan actually sued OWI for taking aboard his/her idea, and OWI had to stump up the cash. So, they’re very cautious about how they deal with such requests. I’m sure that there will be a few ‘easter egg’ names, though.

Alf: Just so ya’ll know, Oddworld has never been sued by a fan, and even in the quote that Max later posted, there was no mention of Oddworld being sued.


Date: 20/12/2002

Source: http://www.oddworldforums.net/showpost.php?p=98951&postcount=1

Alf: Dear Forum Members,
Thank you so much for the very Odd holiday card!
All the inhabitants have seen it and love it.
I’m off for a month or so and will be back in 2003.
Hope to see you all back here soon.
Odd Wishes,
Alf


Date: 23/12/2002

Source: http://www.oddworldforums.net/showpost.php?p=99600&postcount=85

Alf: FOM’s were on a different list, that is why the cards were late!
I hope everyone received their cards, if not drop me an email with you correct snail mail address etc. so I can verify that you are indeed in the database.
Alf!!!


Date: 08/01/2003

Source: http://www.oddworldforums.net/showpost.php?p=101216&postcount=1

Alf: Happy New Year forumers! I just had to tell everyone who sent the holiday card that it was wonderful! I am touched! I am crying tears of sugarplum and peppermint at this very moment. Thank you all for your thoughtfulness!
Bestest and Oddest of wishes,
Alf


Date: 17/02/2003

Source: http://www.oddworldforums.net/showpost.php?p=104212&postcount=28

Alf: Dear Fans,
Let me clarify. Oddworld is not listed as an exhibitor by e3 because we are part of the Microsoft and has always been part of the publishers booth. (GT, Infogrames and now Microsoft).

I am not confirming that we are exhibiting at e3 in the Microsoft booth. I’m just confirming the reasons why we are not listed as an exhibitor.

Make sense?

Alf


Date: 04/04/2003

Source: http://www.oddworldforums.net/showpost.php?p=107398&postcount=47

Alf: 1. Oddworld NEVER posted that Mr. Gamble passed on. Or as Jacob so eloquently put it, “died”.

2. Just because I wear a raspberree fez (and like it), does not make me a little chick-a-dee. I just happen to be feisty and fashionable! Your sources are erroneous, sirs!!!

3. Since I am making all of your lives so unbearable, I shall remain silent until the poor, shattered remains of my heart have the courage to gather themselves up and be whole again. I retire now to have my tea, steeped in tears…. carry on with your discussion now, don’t mind me.


Date: 08/04/2003

Source: http://www.oddworldforums.net/showpost.php?p=107710&postcount=23

Alf: I see it I see it already!!! Sheesh! The resemblance is there, undoubtedly, as at least one article has stated. I doubt that it will result in a lawsuit, though. The qualities that make OW truly unique have not been duplicated here…

Of course if one of them happens to be named Alf, or Abe, me and my buddy might have to open up a can of… !!!!


Date: 23/05/2003

Source: http://www.oddworldforums.net/showpost.php?p=112905&postcount=14

Q: i am going to california this summer to get a look see at oddworld studios, they have tour guides, yipee and i may also apply for a job there, they need a visual accord and scoregivers for their next game….

pleez come to cali this summer

Alf: Wow Sligslinger! You have a lot of confidence and passion! These are important traits when looking for a job in the gaming industry. I just want to wish you the best of luck. If you really want a job in games, I know you can make it happen! Just keep in mind there is a lot of hard (and fun!) work involved in getting there first. An internship is a great idea, and an excellent way to get your foot in the door at a game developer. Oddworld is, well, Odd in that we’ve never done internships, but lots of game studios do. It is a fun and effective way of getting into the games business.

As for tours, we do not have “guides” here at Oddworld, sorry. We have a few kind employees who have taken time out of their work schedules to make it happen from time to time, but we don’t really officially give tours, especially when we are facing a busy production schedule. And on the rare occasion that a tour was granted, I swear on my finest fez that no money changed hands!!!!

Have a great trip to Cali- We are enjoying balmy 90 degree weather here in SLO : )

Odd Luck!!!!!


Date: 11/06/2003

Source: http://www.oddworldforums.net/showpost.php?p=115127&postcount=14

Alf: Abe DOES have a last name


Date: 06/11/2003

Source: http://www.oddworldforums.net/showpost.php?p=135161&postcount=11

Alf: Well, my mind ain’t what it used to be, but my gut says that was part of the whole “something brewing in the belly of Odd” bit. You know, when Munch was still in conception. As in pregnancy, nine months, etc… Then when his age was determined for the game’s sake it must have been changed. I will check my sources, though. Xavier, you are the Fox Moulder of the forums! ARRRRRRGGGGG!!!!!!


Date: 19/11/2003

Source: http://www.oddworldforums.net/showpost.php?p=136432&postcount=1

Alf: Hello there ye loyal buds,

I was just noticing that there are some websites and even some magazines that have published a release date for the next game. What’s up with that? I don’t even know that! It will be posted at oddworld.com when it’s set. Any other dates that you may see prior to that are pure speculation.

Hope that clears things up a bit! Now, back to my brew!


Date: 10/03/2004

Source: http://www.oddworldforums.net/showpost.php?p=144534&postcount=7

Alf’s Assistant: Hey fellow Muds,
There will be no updates this month. Alf is busy spring cleaning the Rehab center.


Date: 20/05/2004

Source: http://www.oddworldforums.net/showpost.php?p=154015&postcount=1

Alf’s Assistant: Hey all you oddworld fans,
Check into Odd Chat today for a special chat from owi…
PST around noon and also later this afternoon for you Aussies….

Join us for some fun!


Date: 15/07/2004

Source: http://www.oddworldforums.net/showpost.php?p=163257&postcount=8

Wanted Card Unknown
Alf: It’s actually “Snapps Manic”
Darn those western fonts…….


Date: 06/08/2004

Source: http://www.oddworldforums.net/showpost.php?p=164382&postcount=73

Alf’s Assistant: The limited Edition is a Leather bound version of the book.The contents and quality of the paper etc. is the same as the hardcover and softcover versions.

We hope you like it because it’s for the fans!

Alf’s Assistant


Date: 10/08/2004

Source: http://www.oddworldforums.net/showpost.php?p=165128&postcount=12

Alf’s Assistant: Remember fans…. copying videos off of the t.v. and posting them without permission is illegal.

Alf’s Assistant


Date: 10/08/2004

Source: http://www.oddworldforums.net/showpost.php?p=165214&postcount=23

Alf’s Assistant: I was talking about the Gphoria show. Copying the show and then posting a video of the show or any show, cannot be done without their permission.

Make sense?

Alf’s Assistant

Date: 11/08/2004

Source: http://www.oddworldforums.net/showpost.php?p=165301&postcount=28

Alf’s Assistant: You’ll have to get permission from G4 as it was their show.


Date: 09/09/2004

Source: http://www.oddworldforums.net/showpost.php?p=169869&postcount=5

Alf’s Assistant: Look for our monthly update on Sept. 15th.

Hey, we’ve been on vacation!


Date: 15/11/2004

Source: http://www.oddworldforums.net/showpost.php?p=170468&postcount=46

Alf: Wow! It seems like the title has brought out the wrath in some of you! I do want to point out that the actual game is the same regardless of what the name is, so I hope that those of you who don’t like the title (and YOU ARE entitled to that opinion!) will be just as excited about the game regardless of what it’s called. Some cliche about not judging a book by its cover comes to mind…..


Source: http://www.oddworldforums.net/showpost.php?p=170470&postcount=21

Alf: Hey ladies and gents, I think AbeBabe is probably right. We don’t have any playable demos out yet, for any console, just CG clips and that sort of thing. If you are looking for these, try the Gamestar: November, OXM: Dec and keep an eye out for EGM…. and hopefully even more to come as we are getting closer to launch!!!! Soooo exciting!!!!


Source: http://www.oddworldforums.net/showpost.php?p=170475&postcount=32

Alf: 1. It is actually DEAD HENS PASS : )
2. Ammo types = 9
3. No more darts.
At the risk of being hated, I just have to torture you all anyway by telling you how much fun the ammo is. I’m trying not to brag, because I am here at OW and that would be wrong, but personally, I love it! There are so many ways to “attack” this game! I hope that all the fans have just as much fun once you get it in your hot little hands!!!!

p.s. sorry if this is a tad off topic!


Source: http://www.oddworldforums.net/showpost.php?p=170483&postcount=34

Alf: Yes! It is a scalding hot cup of tea which splinters on impact! Ok, ok, just kidding………. If I understand the confusion correctly the ninth type are Wasps, which Oddish pointed out. No darts. Assuming you know what the other 8 are. Then there’s the upgrades….. Ahhhhh uuuuupgraaaaades!


Date: 17/11/2004

Source: http://www.oddworldforums.net/showpost.php?p=170787&postcount=21

Alf’s Assistant: Actually this pre-order DVD is available a couple of weeks before the game is launched. I believe Jan. 3rd. You go to an EB and put down some $ to reserved your game and you receive the movie DVD right there!


Source: http://www.oddworldforums.net/showpost.php?p=170788&postcount=22

Alf: I highly recommend doing whatever you can to get the presell DVD. For fans and collectors it is a must have. This is the first time all the movies have been compiled on a single source separate from the games. If you order online you might want to call and double check to make sure you get it, due to the limited time offer status. If you get it in-store (January) you should be able to get it real time : ) Contact your retailers!!!!

Just a tip from yer pal Alfie.


Source: http://www.oddworldforums.net/showpost.php?p=170789&postcount=42

Alf’s Assistant: Sniper darts are Wasps.
Gizzard Gulch is the name of a town.
Dead Hen’s Pass is an area.
New Yolk City is a larger Clakker town. It’s very appropriately named.
What about RuptureFarms? That’s “earthlike”.!!!


Date: 20/11/2004

Source: http://www.oddworldforums.net/showpost.php?p=171204&postcount=14

Alf’s Assistant: OK folks….
no where in the book does it say “the third weirdo worshipped fleeches”. read again.


Date: 03/12/2004

Source: http://www.oddworldforums.net/showpost.php?p=173546&postcount=6

Alf: This probably isn’t much help as it’s not a definitive answer, but here’s what I know…. The dvd will have an English PAL version. Whether or not it will be distributed in AU, I’m not sure yet. We’re all crossing our fingers for our Aussie fans, though!


Source: http://www.oddworldforums.net/showpost.php?p=173549&postcount=49

Alf: That’s not the same character… they just look the same due to all the inbreeding


Date: 18/12/2004

Source: http://www.oddworldforums.net/showpost.php?p=176403&postcount=44

Alf’s Assistant: None of the live ammo is killed by Stranger.
The boombats and their upgrades live in sulphur caves and eat a lot of sulphur and nitrous.
If they were not used for ammo, they would eventually self destruct into one big boom. Thus, their name Boombats.

The upgraded Slug has the same problem. It’s life span is very short and it’s very happy to help out.

Fuzzles, bolamites, stunkz, chippunks, stingbees all go about their business after being shot from the crossbow.


Date: 21/12/2004

Source: http://www.oddworldforums.net/showpost.php?p=176920&postcount=1

Alf: Howdy! Will you strangers show EA what stranger game you are hoping for at their US site? Not telling you to vote any stranger than you normally would or to feel stranger about it or anything stranger like that, but if you are feeling stranger and would like to support something stranger, then head on over there and vote for whatever you think might be stranger!

http://www.eagames.com/redesign/home.jsp?src=11001hometop3eag1none


Date: 22/12/2004

Source: http://www.oddworldforums.net/showpost.php?p=177042&postcount=63

Alf’s Assistant: That signature isn’t a scan! With so many fans, Alf went through lots of pens…that’s why the different colors.!


Source: http://www.oddworldforums.net/showpost.php?p=177061&postcount=12

Alf: Thanks for your support! I know the numbers are low, but this is just for the pre-order, so the fact that we’re on the list with these other titles is cool in and of itself. Keep up the great work! Thanks for posting on some othe big fan sites, Max! I believe that the voices of the fan community speak louder than any marketing campaign, so keep spreading the word! Spread it like jam baby! Ya! Mmmmm…. jam……. stepping out for some breakfast… see ya!~


Date: 25/12/2004

Source: http://www.oddworldforums.net/showpost.php?p=177555&postcount=82

Alf’s Assistant: Merry Christmas Fans!
It makes me very happy that you all enjoy the book. We worked really hard on it and did it just for the fans. Thank you for your support.

Alf’s Assistant


Source: http://www.oddworldforums.net/showpost.php?p=177556&postcount=83

Q: I thought the land was called Mudos? Why would it be the “land of Nodd”? Is it me or does it feel sleepy in here?

Alf’s Assistant: There is NO land of NOD.


Date: 02/01/2005

Source: http://www.oddworldforums.net/showpost.php?p=179023&postcount=16

Alf’s Assistant: I’m not 100% sure but I think the cards will appear in back to back issues. So if you get both issues, you’ll have a full deck of cards.


Date: 05/01/2005

Source: http://www.oddworldforums.net/showpost.php?p=179767&postcount=21

Alf’s Assistant: Hey there loyal Oddworld fans!
Thank you for your support! Don’t forget to post your interest in Oddworld Stranger’s Wrath on the Gamespot, IGN and Gamespy Forums.
Tell your friends! OSW is coming Jan. 26th!


Date: 07/01/2005

Source: http://www.oddworldforums.net/showpost.php?p=180243&postcount=6

Alf’s Assistant: Hooray. Just in time for launch.
Alf and I will see you all there!


Date: 17/01/2005

Source: http://www.oddworldforums.net/showpost.php?p=181566&postcount=24

Alf’s Assistant: The Movies of Oddworld DVD preorder WILL be available in PAL, (english, french and german). Details to come soon.

Remember, the PAL launch is over 6 weeks away.


Date: 21/01/2005

Source: http://www.oddworldforums.net/showpost.php?p=182118&postcount=11

Alf’s Assistant: This is wonderful! Can anyone scan this review? I don’t know when the next EDGE will be out in the U.S.


Date: 23/01/2005

Source: http://www.oddworldforums.net/showpost.php?p=182549&postcount=32

Alf’s Assistant: Oddguy,
Please write an email to Alf explaining the situation and include the email address that G4 gave you. Include all your information and us Mudokons will make sure you get your prize. Relax ok! Jan. 26th is just a couple of days away.!


Source: http://www.oddworldforums.net/showpost.php?p=182550&postcount=3

Alf’s Assistant: Max, where did you receive this info? I didn’t see it on the ea website. I’m afraid this document wasn’t updated and I’d like to tell ea to update it. would you send me the link. Uncle Turkey Toes, although still in the game, does not have the same role as described in the overview.


Date: 05/03/2005

Source: http://www.oddworldforums.net/showpost.php?p=191788&postcount=24

Alf’s Assistant: I believe that’s units sold for the first week of launch.

The article is misleading.


Date: 28/03/2005

Source: http://www.oddworldforums.net/showpost.php?p=197032&postcount=9

Alf’s Assistant: You are posting these images without permission of Oddworld Inhabitants.


Date: 04/05/2005

Source: http://www.oddworldforums.net/showpost.php?p=204421&postcount=28

Alf’s Assistant: Skrikits? Fleas? Guardians? Mugs?
Bats and Boombats are one species…only difference is what they eat. Bees and Stingbees are the same.


Sources: http://www.oddworldforums.net/showpost.php?p=204426&postcount=31 http://www.oddworldforums.net/showpost.php?p=204427&postcount=32

Q: Bees and Stingbees are the same? But … they have a completely different bodies and hives. I can believe Bats and Boombats are the same, as we’ve never seen a close up of the AO Bats.

Skrikits, like I say, are a fan name for the MO cockroaches. Mugs are the same species as Meetles. Elum has fleas, according to an official description of him, and Guardians are the name Alf gave to the creatures whose statues/remains are found in Necrum.

Alf’s Assistant: You are correct! Just making sure you are paying attention! Good job!


Date: 10/05/2005

Source: http://www.oddworldforums.net/showpost.php?p=205584&postcount=29

Alf’s Assistant: Hey all…remember Lorne is Oddworld. Without Lorne there would be no Oddworld! The Oddworld Universe is his creation.

I don’t think you all realize how difficult it is to make the kind of games Oddworld does in today’s market. There will always be Oddworld games. Lorne is just focusing his energy on other media projects right now.


Date: 18/05/2005

Source: http://www.oddworldforums.net/showpost.php?p=206605&postcount=26

Alf’s Assistant: The Oddworld CG dept. created the network ID’s for G4 and Game One last spring.


Date: 06/11/2005

Source: http://www.oddworldforums.net/showpost.php?p=225594&postcount=66

Alf’s Assistant: hey gang,
I can’ tell you what’s going on with Oddworld cuz I’m on hiatus with Alf.
Alf’s off on vacation and I’m taking it easy too. Just collecting those unemployment checks. I check the forums once in awhile to see if anything is going on with OWI. I believe Oddblog or the forums would be the first to know!

Odd forever,

Alf’s Assistant


Date: 05/01/2006

Source: http://www.oddworldforums.net/showpost.php?p=233518&postcount=7

Alf’s Assistant: Hallo all you loyal Oddworlders!

Thank you for this post! I’m making a list of all the sites and magazines that have named Stranger in their “Best of 2005” lists.

Please add any links or mag. info (title and issue) that you might have. I really appreciate your help. I’m a bit rusty!

Oh, and please give a minor translation. Winner – nominee — finalist etc.

Thanks and happy new year!

Alf’s Assistant


Date: 06/01/2006

Source: http://www.oddworldforums.net/showpost.php?p=233600&postcount=13

Alf’s Assistant: Thanks guys! Keep up the good work. I’ll be checking back on a regular basis. I emailed Lorne & Sherry the playstation editor’s top pick link. The news made their day!

Cookies for everyone!

Alf’s Assistant


Date: 10/01/2006

Source: http://www.oddworldforums.net/showpost.php?p=234212&postcount=2

Alf’s Assistant: For all of you who don’t remember Alf Gamble. He first wrote a letter to Lorne & Sherry after playing Abe’s Oddysee in 1998. He had just lost his beloved wife and felt like taking his own life. On a whim, he went out and purchased a PlayStation with a few games. One being Abe’s Oddysee. It brought great joy to him and regularly wrote letters to Oddworld. These letters were many pages describing his game playing adventures.

He was quite a character who in his old age, was an avid gamer to boot. Oddworld and Lara Croft being his favorites.

We kept an album of all his letters and photos for anyone to view. He wasn’t a wealthy man and would save up his money to make color copies of the various Oddworld characters. He would always send us ideas for ads and cards.

One of my favorite memories is of Alf and the Xbox controller. He wrote mail to us at Oddworld, asking to pass on his letter to Bill Gates at Microsoft. This letter kindly stated that the Xbox controller was quite uncomfortable to use. He used to play games for hours and hours. He drew some diagrams, made suggestions on the redesign of the controller.

Another memory was when his brief experience with the internet. Once “connected”, he found many other interests online too ; )

The past few years found our Alf in and out of the hospital, yet he always kept in touch. Always kind, cheerful and with impeccable manners … Alf was our beloved fan.

He loved the fantasy world and stories of Odd and his STORY was truly inspirational for those of us at Oddworld Inhabitants.

Alfred Gamble, you will be missed.

alfgamble


Date: 17/01/2006

Source: http://www.oddworldforums.net/showpost.php?p=235116&postcount=23

Alf’s Assistant: NOMINEE – Outstanding Achievement: Animation – Annual Interactive Achievement Awards. (A.I.A.S.)

Game Informer Magazine –

Top 50 games of the year 2005
Top 10 Heroes (Stranger)


Date: 16/02/2011

Source: http://www.oddworldforums.net/showpost.php?p=485548&postcount=11

Alf: Hey Chumps!

Glad you’ve found the Rehab! There’s still more stuff to come, but for now I hope you’re all loving the fantastic artwork sent to us. Keep it coming, send it to alf@oddworld.com and it may be included in future months. If you’ve sent stuff long ago, we won’t still have it, so send it again!

Your pal
Alf


Source: http://www.oddworldforums.net/showpost.php?p=485549&postcount=21

Alf: The voting site seems to be more responsive. At least it is at my end! So go vote now!


Date: 07/03/2011

Source: http://www.oddworldforums.net/showpost.php?p=487941&postcount=35

Alf: Paul, what can this humble Mud say? I’m sorry if you feel I’ve let you down. We get a lot more questions than you’d think, including a LOT of repeats! Yours must have gotten caught up in them somewhere. For the record, Munch won’t be coming to PSN, it relies on too many Xbox-specific technologies.

Web 2.0 has really taken off since we first took a break from the radar, and we’re still getting used to it. Hopefully you know that my usual gig is to release monthly Q&As, but under Web 2.0 that can seem slow, even rude. I was wondering what you dedicated folks on the forums thought about this.

You might have noticed the cheeky “Volume 1” label on the latest Dear Alf… These might become a more regular feature than they were in the old days. Alternatively you might think they’re completely outmoded and I should just answer all questions as I get them. Let me know what you’d love to see, guys!

-Alf


Date: 02/08/2011

Source: http://www.oddworldforums.net/showpost.php?p=508322&postcount=11

Alf: Now now, we’re a few days from beta. No need to ruffle us up, we’ll get round to the marketing thing in good time. I believe we’re still on track for a summer release.


Date: 03/08/2011

Source: http://www.oddworldforums.net/showpost.php?p=508425&postcount=20

Alf: I’m sure these forums used to be much more wholesome.


Source: http://www.oddworldforums.net/showpost.php?p=508425&postcount=20

Alf: Hey, there’s my buddy Abe! Doesn’t he look handsome? A very good photo.


Date: 04/08/2011

Source: http://www.oddworldforums.net/showpost.php?p=508656&postcount=42

Alf: Yes, that’s the Abe you’ll be seeing in Munch’s Oddysee HD. He’ll look even better in Abe HD!


Source: http://www.oddworldforums.net/showpost.php?p=508683&postcount=12

Alf: The Munch’s Exoddus documents are ten years old. Just we have them. Our schedule doesn’t have a slot for it right now.


Date: 05/08/2011

Source: http://www.oddworldforums.net/showpost.php?p=508758&postcount=12

Alf: Take a chill pill, people. Just Add Water didn’t even port Munch to PC, they only took over its development a couple of weeks before it released. The HD remakes require much more fundamental changes than languages, there’s simply no point putting them in BEFORE the HD versions come out, or we’ll have to plug it all in again. Just stay tuned!


Date: 12/08/2011

Source: http://www.oddworldforums.net/showpost.php?p=509428&postcount=124

Q: Is the Paramite’s head smaller?

Alf: Err, it’s the same model, just higher definition. Nothing else has changed.


Source: http://www.oddworldforums.net/showpost.php?p=509430&postcount=126

Alf: You see what you made me do? I had to call in the artist. Sheesh. Hi artist!


Source: http://www.oddworldforums.net/showpost.php?p=509448&postcount=131

Alf: Glitch doesn’t get a CT.