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MOM Interview: William Anderson

William Anderson worked at Oddworld Inhabitants — during the developement of Abe's Oddysee — as Manager of Interactive Design. He was kind enough to answer our questions. Magog on the March: You have said that Sherry McKenna always treated you like a family member while you worked at Oddworld Inhabitants. How so? William Anderson: I've… Continue reading MOM Interview: William Anderson

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MOM Interview: Farzad Varahramyan

Farzad Varahramyan worked as a production designer on Abe's Oddysee, Abe's Exoddus and Munch's Oddysee. He was gracious enough to answer our questions. Magog on the March: How much creative persuasion did Lorne Lanning have over your artworks? Did he have a strict aesthetic or were you allowed free reign with what you created? Farzad… Continue reading MOM Interview: Farzad Varahramyan

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A Personal Take on Soulstorm’s Alternate Reality Game

The Magog on the March! News to cure your ARG blues! Today our special guest, Sliglet, s'got a few words to say about this Alternate—whats-a-yer-call-it—Reality Game? The one being churned out by those chumps at Oddworld Inhabitants. Y'all know the one I mean. Remember, neither Magog on the March or Rumor Kontrol endorse or really… Continue reading A Personal Take on Soulstorm’s Alternate Reality Game

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Finding the Source: A Brief History of Oddworld’s “Lost Code”

Earlier this week, Oddworld Inhabitants made a groundbreaking announcement that a huge cache of archived Oddworld material had been found, which included the source code for Abe’s Oddysee, something that was believed to be lost—or, rather, unworkable—for many years. Today I thought we would take a moment to talk about the bewildering history of Oddworld’s… Continue reading Finding the Source: A Brief History of Oddworld’s “Lost Code”

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Abe’s Oddysee: A Case of the Parasites

In Lorne Lanning’s recent interview with Caddicarus, the creative mastermind behind Oddworld likened the dense mythology of the series to an onion, boasting many layers for the audience to sift through, always uncovering something new once they believed they had reached bedrock. Lanning claims that the audience’s level of engagement is inspired by the amount… Continue reading Abe’s Oddysee: A Case of the Parasites