Calling all indie gaming fans. Do you remember Abe and his Oddworld adventures?
If you were into video games in the late 90s, the chances are you’ll have played the original video games, Oddworld: Abe’s Origins and Oddworld: Abe’s Exoddus. Or maybe you missed him the first time around. Well great news, he’s back!
Delve into the backstory of your favourite Mudokon with this exclusive new book Oddworld: Abe’s Origins. Our Lead Creative, Dominic Palmer, has been involved in designing the layout concepts of the book and it’s a true celebration of Abe, his world and his adventures.
Dom created concepts for the cover design and internal pages that have been used to showcase the book on crowdfunding site Kickstarter. Backing for this project was achieved in only a couple of days and has gone way beyond the £45,000 goal. The amount pledged is now £115,000 and rising.
“Abe's Oddysee was one of the most iconic games to be released for the original PlayStation console so getting the opportunity to work on this project is a real honour,” said Dom. “The character drawings and concept art we’ve seen are stunning and we’ve only just scratched the surface.”
“The speed at which the project has been funded on Kickstarter shows how much excitement there is for an artbook of this nature, I certainly wasn’t expecting to send my congratulatory email to the client less than 48 hours after the campaign launch!”
The book will include freshly unearthed concept art and design documents. It will also feature brand new interviews with the game’s creators, Oddworld Inhabitants. All presented in a lovingly-crafted, premium hard copy book that Dom will be helping to design.
It is being developed by the creators of the critically acclaimed Independent By Design, which Dom had the pleasure of being involved with too.
If you fancy getting your hands on the book, simply pledge £30 or more to the Kickstarter campaign. By contributing £60 or more, you’ll also receive the Oddworld: Abe’s Origins Game Collection, featuring the original games on PC-DVD.
What’s more, the name of all benefactors will be listed in the book, giving backers their very own slice of gaming history.
Check out the Kickstarter campaign for more information and to pledge your support.