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/

Writing

nambroth:

I know this is making the rounds, but I wanted to make sure my artists peers out there see this. Most every creative professional has been or will be approached to do “spec” (on speculation, or speculative) work in their lives, and when you do, you know all these feels.

Alternatively, those that offer you “great exposure” but no pay; same sort of thing. I’ve fallen for this in the past. Please don’t let it happen to you.

It’s one thing to give your time and work to a cause you believe in and support if you have the means. It’s quite another to be asked for free work in this way.

Guys, we artists gotta stick together.  Value your art, and others will too.