New Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee HD details at Eurogamer Expo

Brighton, UK, 9th August 2012: Eurogamer Expo, the UK's biggest and best gaming festival, is pleased to reveal that Oddworld Inhabitants and Just Add Water will be showcasing Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee HD and announcing exclusive details at this year's show.

The Eurogamer Expo will be returning to London's Earls Court from 27th-30th September 2012 and is expected to welcome over 50,000 gamers.

Industry veteran and Oddworld creator Lorne Lanning will be on stage at 2.30pm on Sunday 30th September to talk about the history of the series and showcase Abe HD. He and developer Just Add Water will also reveal exclusive new details to attendees, Including the first-glimpse demonstration of the game.

"It's great to welcome the Just Add Water guys back to the Expo stage and we're delighted that Lorne Lanning is heading over from the States to showcase Abe HD," said Eurogamer Operations Director Tom Bramwell.

The Eurogamer Expo takes place 27th-30th September 2012 at Earls Court, London, and promises more playable games than ever (including a large number of UK first-plays), our highest-profile developer session schedule, as well as a number of satellite events including the Games Industry Fair.

Tickets for Eurogamer Expo 2012 are now available at www.eurogamerexpo.com.

About Eurogamer Network Ltd.

Founded in 1999, Eurogamer Network Limited publishes Eurogamer.net, the world's leading independent video games website with local editions in ten European languages. The company also publishes market-leading trade resource GamesIndustry International and represents several partner websites including VG247.com, RockPaperShotgun.com and NintendoLife.com. In addition to its online publications, Eurogamer Network produces live public and trade shows including the Eurogamer Expo, the UK's largest gaming event, and Rezzed, the PC and indie games show. More information on Eurogamer Network Limited can be found at www.eurogamer.biz.

About Oddworld Inhabitants

Formed in 1994 by special effects and computer animation veterans Sherry McKenna and Lorne Lanning, Oddworld Inhabitants is dedicated to creating the next generation of interactive entertainment.

Beginning with its debut products, Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee® and Oddworld: Abe’s Exoddus®, Oddworld mixed a potent brew of Hollywood artistry with rock-solid gameplay to produce experiences rich in emotionality, empathy and entertainment value. Combined sales of the company’s first products are in excess of three million units and climbing. Both games have been a hit with established gamers and non-gamers alike: 18% of Europeans who purchased Abe’s Exoddus were women.

Through Abe’s Oddysee, Abe’s Exoddus, Munch’s Oddysee, Stranger’s Wrath and the games yet to follow, Oddworld is introducing a collection of characters set in a common universe, sharing the highest standards of creativity, quality and unforgettable personality. More than actors in a play, the inhabitants of Oddworld are A.L.I.V.E.: Aware Lifeforms In Virtual Entertainment® with their own physical needs, emotional quirks and unforgettable personalities.

Our mission is simple: for Oddworld’s Inhabitants to live in every home.

About Just Add Water

Based in West Yorkshire countryside, Just Add Water (Developments) Ltd. is a collective of veteran game developers specialising in download-only games, since 2006. With over 100 years’ collective game development experience spread among the core team, JAW’s key personnel have worked on over 50 game titles over the past 20 years including:

Power Monger, Pinball Fantasies, Spec Ops: Ranger Elite, Soldier of Fortune, Dune 2000, and Gravity Crash to name but a few.

Stewart Gilray heads the company, having worked in the business since the 1980s. Stewart’s drive for creating JAW was and still is to facilitate building the games he and his team want to play. Recently JAW became the exclusive developers for titles based upon the Oddworld brand.

 

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