The Art Direction of Oddworld (And a new Oddworld game on the way??)

Art, Thoughts on Entertainment

I thought this video was simply going to be, like, side-by-side video of the original Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee (a game I have adored ever since I played it as a child) with the “New ‘n Tasty” version.

(I am always iffy about HQ remakes. If it’s a classic, for heaven’s sake, why would you mess with it? It’s already stood the test of time! The 2-part Silent Hill HD Review by Twin Perfect is an excellent example of how messing with classics can go catastrophically wrong and why you should NEVER EVER buy the Silent Hill HD collection EVER.)

But to my delight, this Oddworld video digs a little deeper into the artistic vision of the original, so I’m posting it here.

ALSO THERE’S A NEW ODDWORLD GAME IN THE WORKS AND WHY DID NO ONE TELL ME?! *emphatic newsletter subscribe!*

http://www.oddworld.com/soulstorm/

6 Artistic Commandments of Oddworld

Writing

Since the video didn’t extrapolate all of them, I’mma repost them here (from http://oddworldlibrary.net/archives/scriptures/diaries/Abe%27s_Exoddus/Paint—By_The_Numbers ):

Guiding the paint artists in their pursuit of perfection is the ‘Oddworld Signature,’ a series of six artistic commandments created by production designer Farzad Varahramyan and director Lorne Lanning.

All images must:
1) Be realistic.
2) Have solidity.
3) Be original.
4) Be cool.
5) Evoke emotion.
6) Look ALIVE!

Just released! Horror-Satire “THE BUREAUCRAT”

Art, Writing

bureaucrat-web

A story for anyone who has ever wanted to burn down a call center.

Libby Frower loves crushing veterans’ hopes and dreams.

Libby Frower works at the VA pharmacy. She decides whether former soldiers get their prescriptions…or not.

But Libby Frower had better watch out.

Tonight, she’s going to get a taste of her own medicine.

Short story, 6,800 words. PG-13.

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