The Art of Oddworld Inhabitants: The First Ten Years 1994-2004 is a high-quality art book released in the fall of 2004 by Ballistic Publishing. It was originally available in three editions: softcover, hardcover, and limited edition. In 2009 Ballistic Publishing announced an extremely limited reprint called The Special Collector's Folio Edition. As of 2016 only the hardcover and the limited edition are still available for purchase here.
The art book contains many pieces of concept art, rendered art and detailed descriptions of stories and places that could have been in the first four Oddworld games.
Limited edition Edit
The limited edition of the book is bound in black leather and has high quality finishing. Only a thousand copies of the limited edition were ever made, with each copy including a certificate of authenticity for the number of the book that has been purchased. The first ten copies were reserved to be auctioned off. As of September 2016 roughly 300 to 400 of the limited edition books are still available.
Special Collector's Folio Edition Edit
In 2009 Ballistic Publishing announced a reprint of the book that came with a special padded/stitched cover with a weathered‐leather appearance and varnished title, a hand‐crafted presentation case with purple protective ribbon, and a numbered certificate of authenticity individually hand‐signed by Oddworld Inhabitants founders Lorne Lanning and Sherry McKenna. Only one hundred copies of this edition were printed and all copies have since been sold out.
- Hardcover: 256 pages
- Publisher: Ballistic Publishing; 1 edition (Fall 2004)
- Original Concept: Oddworld Inhabitants
- Author: Lorne Lanning
- Language: English
- Limited Edition:1-921002-01-8
- Hard cover: 978-1-921002-02-1
- Folio Edition: 978-1-921002-00-7
- Ballistic Publishing Store
- Google Books - The Art of Oddworld: The First Ten Years, 1994 - 2004 (47 page preview)