Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee (also known in Japan as 'Abe a GoGo') is a strategy game that was made by Lorne Lanning, director of Oddworld Inhabitants with Sherry McKenna and Frank Ryan as the games producers.
Abe, like most Mudokons, were workers (but known themselves to be slaves) belonging to the biggest meat processing plant in Oddworld known as Rupture Farms. Whom once was the employee of the year was now hanging over a meat grinder for crossing Molluck the Glukkon and thus his story begins. Abe performed his duties as a Floor Waxer, First Class late one night passing posters on a wall depicting the products the factory made. Species used, such as Meeches for Meech Munchies were becoming extinct and thus the products were no longer available on the market. Luckily Paramite Pies and Scrab Cakes are still in production as Abe points out. Lastly he passes a poster stating, "COMING SOON! Something NEW 'N' TASTY!" Abe questions what species would be part of this New 'N' Tasty product.
Sneaking into an ongoing meeting of the Glukkons, who ran the processing plant, learned of truth that would blow his mind. Glukkons were fearful because profits were failing due to lack of sales of their current products which in turn is due to the fact knowing the Scrabs and Paramites are being exhausted quickly. Molluck, the head of the Glukkon's was fine with this dilemma as he had a plan. The new kind of meat to be used was Mudokons! Abe begins to cower in fear from the projection on the screen depicting a Mudokon head on a stick titled "Mudokon Pops!" Followed by a drawing of a Mudokon's full body displaying the muscles of meat and circles laying out parts that could be used for other products as well. Abe knew one thing afterward. It was time to escape!
A camera in the factory captures Abe in view. Thus a Slig soon pursues after him. Abe is unknowing to his destiny until he finally escapes the clutches of the processing plant to find the full moon out in the sky. He notices a Mudokon hand print seamlessly imprinted into the moon signifying his people are the "chosen people". Abe soon after falls down a cliff, hits his head, and lays on the ground in a daze. A Mudokon with a great tribal mask covering his face known as Big Face appears before Abe in a vision. Abe is told of how he must save the others still enslaved at RuptureFarms in order to "restore the lost land." In order to do so, Abe must first complete a set of spiritual trails through the Monsaic Lines and the Monsaic Temple. With completing the trails within the the forests of Paramonia, the deserts of Scrabania and the Temple, Big Face bestows hand scars to Abe. On one hand represents a Paramite and the other a Scrab. With both scars, Abe is able to become an all-powerful demigod known as Shrykull. Once this power is attained Abe returns to RuptureFarms in the hope to rescue the 99 Mudokons still oppressed.
During his Heroic achievements of saving his kind, Abe is soon caught off guard and captured. Afterwards he is bound up to prevent chanting the great Shrykull as he hangs above the meat grinder ending his story and beginning the next step of what could be his fate. Big Face meets with the freed Mudokons at the Monsaic Sanctum to discuss how to free Abe. That is, if he is even worth saving.
Good Ending Edit
If Abe saved at least 50 Mudokons or more, they will chant, causing a thunderbolt to strike down and hit Molluck and his assistant. Revealing what Molluck looks like under his blazer, frail and weak (like most Glukkons). Big Face then appears, chants and warps himself and Abe out of RuptureFarms and onto a stage in front of all the Mudokons Abe saved. This is where Abe's Oddysee ends and exactly where Abe's Exoddus begins.
Bad Ending Edit
If Abe saved less than 50 Mudokons, Abe will hang over the meat grinder while the Mudokons discuss how Abe didn't help. Big Face tries to change their minds, but the Mudokons still say he's a shmuck. Finally, one of the Mudokons makes a cut-throat sign when Abe is dropped into the grinder. Molluck and his assistant laugh at the Mudokon Terrorist's demise.
- Main article: Abe's Oddysee (levels)
- Rupture Farms
- Stockyard Escape
- Monsaic Lines
- Monsaic Temple
- Paramonian Temple
- Scrabanian Temple
- Stockyard Return
- Rupture Farms 2
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A version of the game was also released in Japan. While the story line remained unaltered, the packaging of the game and the designs of the characters differed from the original version. One of the main changes of the character designs was the removal of a finger from four to three fingers; certain Japanese pressure groups were offended by the Mudokons having four fingers, due to a historic Japanese subclass of meat packers who were looked down upon in society. Four fingers, or showing four fingers to another person, came to insinuate the other was a member of the subclass, because it had become symbolic of the meat packers who frequently had work-related accidents.
Abe's Oddysee was released in a "condensed" version for Game Boy. The story was shortened and few levels remained the same.
On January 29th 2011, the development of a high definition remake of Abe's Oddysee was confirmed. The game is being made by Just Add Water Ltd. and is set to release in late 2012. The game will use an engine designed by BitSquid.
A Facebook update, posted on June 5, 2012, stated that it wouldn't be a remake, but a reboot - an entirely new game:
- "Ok so here's the skinny on "Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee"...
We decided to reboot it, not just an HD update to the original PS1 title, this is a NEW game. It will be getting it's first public showing LATER this year, with a release date of NEXT summer (2013)."
- Abe's Oddysee is one of the first games to feature the ability to force kick the player to the main menu screen if the player remains idle on one of the other menu screens for too long.
- ↑ Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee HD remake in development at Just Add Water - Joystiq
- ↑ JAW Ltd. Licenses Bitsquid Engine for Future Oddworld Titles | Just Add Water (Developments) Ltd
- ↑ Facebook message: Ok so here's the...
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