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Capitalism is killing games (and the world), Oddworld creator says

The need for growth that fundamentally underpins capitalist business structure is killing the development sector. That’s according to Oddworld founder Lorne Lanning, who told Games Industry that the big successes of the highest grossing triple-A titles is shaping the decision making of publishers throughout the entire production train. "I’d say …

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Lanning: Publisher-developer relationships are very unfair

Diminishing returns for developments and unfair demands from publishers are the reason why Oddworld Inhabitants founder Lorne Lanning closed his studio in 2005. We’d had enough of the terms. We’d had enough of what was happening,” Lanning told Metro. And what was happening was quite simply if you wanted to …

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VIDEO: Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty dated for PS4

Everyone’s favourite Mudokon will make his debut on the PS4 later this month. Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty – the remake of the original 1997 release Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee – will launch on PS4 on June 22 in North America and June 23 across Europe. The release date was revealed by …

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Xbox One is NOT closing PS4 performance gap, Oddworld publisher claims

Microsoft’s ongoing work with Xbox One’s development tools is NOT helping its machine catch up with the apparently still superior technical performance of PS4, it is now being said. MCV this morning reported on claims from Lorne Lanning, co-founder of Oddworld developer Oddworld Inhabitants, that the gap between Xbox One …

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Oddworld creator: It’s as if indies on Xbox One don’t matter to Microsoft

Oddworld creator Lorne Lanning has sounded off on Microsoft’s apparent complete obliviousness to the growing indie games market, stating that the company isn’t even acknowledging independent developers like himself on any kind of business level. Speaking with VG247, Lanning once again laid bare his frustrations with Xbox’s much maligned policies …

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Oddworld dev slams Microsoft over Xbox One indie games policy

Microsoft’s insistence on indie devs requiring a publishing partner has angered indie dev Lorne Lanning. Lanning, now at studio Oddworld Inhabitants and developing Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty!, has spoken to Microsoft about getting the game released on Xbox One. But despite being a self-publisher, Microsoft has refused to budge on …

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SONY: Transistor and Oddworld remake lead PS4 indie line-up

Sony has demonstrated a convincing commitment to indie at its E3 press conference, calling numerous independent developers to the stage as it insisted that small studios and self publishing are vital to the PlayStation 4. Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida opened the discussion of indies at the event. "We are …

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