PC Gamer

Turn that frown upside-down!

Oddworld: Munch s Oddysee first received a PC port way back in 2010, and has since troubled sorry purchasers with a variety of game-breaking bugs some can t even get it to start. Fixes were promised right after release, and nearly six years later, they re finally here. The developers built an entirely new port that's been on the Steam beta branch since February, and after five months it's finally taken over the main branch.

An update was pushed to Munch s Oddysee on July 24th, the specific details of which are vague, but according to a post on the Oddysee Steam news page, include multiple fixes and some 'HD' assets including higher resolution character models. The update also includes Steam trading cards if they're your thing. Personally, I'd just sell a few collecting dust in your inventory to scrounge up some change, because to encourage players to give Munch s Oddysee a shot, it s on sale for a measly $1.24. Better late than never, eh?I booted up the new build to see if the changes made a difference, and the game started without issue, running at 2560x1440 and a steady framerate. It s still one to play with a controller if you can, but finally, it seems the suite of Oddworld games are getting the PC treatment they deserve. Of course, I m a small sample size, so if there are any new problems, we ll find out soon enough.

Community Announcements - Oddworld Admin
Hi all.

Due to community feedback, we've built and today released a new port of Munch's Oddysee, replacing the current one, alongside a pack of trading cards, badges, backgrounds and emotes.

The new port will be maintained by us and developers Square One. It contains multiple fixes and some 'HD' assets including higher resolution character models.

You can read about the development of the new port during its previous beta phase, and leave us feedback, here:

http://steamcommunity.com/app/15740/discussions/0/412447613572972443/

Should you wish to return to the old port, which is no longer maintained, you can opt into the 'original' branch via properties > betas in the Steam client for the game.

Thanks for being fans!

Oddworld
Community Announcements - Oddworld Admin
We're delighted to announce that Stranger's Wrath HD is 75% off this week on Steam in a week long deal - offer ends 11 April.

We hope you enjoy Stranger's bounty-hunting antics!

OWI.
Community Announcements - Oddworld Admin
Hi Oddworld fans!

We're excited to announce Oddworld: Soulstorm, our new game currently scheduled for release in 2017.

Oddworld: Soulstorm is an incendiary tale of uprising and infiltration against the latest in soul-sucking consumer products.

For more information on Oddworld: Soulstorm, including all new renders of Abe, please visit http://www.oddworld.com/soulstorm/

Thanks!

OWI.
Community Announcements - Oddworld Admin
Hi all.

Please see this post regarding the immediate availability of the beta for the new port of Munch's Oddysee.

http://steamcommunity.com/app/15740/discussions/0/412447613572972443/

Please remember this is a work-in-progress beta, subject to updates and without guarantees.

Thank you.

Oddworld.
PC Gamer

Originally a launch title for the first Xbox, Oddworld: Munch's Oddysee has been on Steam since 2010. While it's probably little more than an interesting keepsake in the Oddworld series, the PC version is reportedly a very shoddy port. A quick scan of the Steam reviews paints a pretty grim picture: apparently for some users the game just doesn't work, with frequent crashes and other game breaking bugs reported.

So it'll come as a relief for those who purchased the game that a brand new port is releasing on Steam. The news was announced earlier this week on the game's Steam page, and best of all, it'll be free for anyone who owns the original version.

"Rest assured [that] we are committed to ensuring that all Oddworld fans get the experience they rightly deserve with our games," the announcement reads. "We will ensure that this version of Munch's Oddysee is fully supported and any bugs that arise are addressed."

No solid release date was provided, though details on a forthcoming beta test will be announced some time in the near future. 

Community Announcements - Oddworld Admin
Hi Oddworld fans.

If you're seeing this message, it's because you own Abe's Oddysee - our first ever game. Thanks for that, and we hope you're having fun!

Did you know Abe's Oddysee now includes trading cards and badges?

If you enjoyed Abe's Oddysee, we'd like to tell you that the ground-up remake - Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty - is one year old on Steam this week.

http://store.steampowered.com/app/314660/

Thanks so much for being a fan, and we hope to have news this year on what's next. :)

Stay Odd.
Community Announcements - Oddworld Admin
Hi all.

Firstly, thank you for your patience.

We are now approaching the testing phase for a new port of the original Munch's Oddysee that we plan to push out soon. The new port will replace the existing version of Munch's Oddysee on Steam and will be free to all existing users.

We'll have details on how you can join the beta test if you wish, and in due course, we'll have details on the port replacement as it launches.

Rest assured we are committed to ensuring that all Oddworld fans get the experience they rightly deserve with our games. We will ensure that this version of Munch's Oddysee is fully supported and any bugs that arise are addressed.

Thanks.
Community Announcements - Oddworld Admin
We've just released a set of trading cards, badges, emoticons and backgrounds for Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee, hopefully some of which will be new to our fans!

Enjoy collecting!
Rock, Paper, Shotgun - contact@rockpapershotgun.com (Alec Meer)

Excuse the rapidly-written post, but I only just noticed this and, at the time of writing, there are only thirty Earth minutes until the offer expires. 1997 platformer, and first game in the ongoing Oddworld series, Abe’s Oddysee is currently free on Steam. But not just in a free weekend sort of way – add it before 6pm UK time / 10am Pacific today and you get to keep it forever. … [visit site to read more]

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