Lorne Lanning Planning a Return to Oddworld
Oddworld Creator Lorne Lanning has been in hiding since the financial failing of his 2005 game Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath. This has led to many Oddworld fans waiting faithfully for the steward of one of gaming’s cult franchises to return.
That time may be upon us, according to some comments Lanning made to Eurogamer.
“The way I’m looking now is, how do I turn YouTube and Facebook into one game? That’s the game-ified thing I’m focused on right now. If we figure that out, and I think we have, then it’s a game changer,” Lanning said. ”If we’re successful with that, which is the intent, then we’ll have the money to finance and go back to the Oddworld we all know and love.”
Despite the performance of this gamification of Facebook / YouTube, Lanning sees his return to gaming as an eventuality. It just may not be in the form that anyone expects.
“Am I going to make something again? Absolutely,” Lanning said. “The question is in what format, and what does that look like, and in what genre? That I’m not sure about. But there’s a reason we still have Oddworld: it’s because we love it.”
These are just the high points of the interview. If you want the full story, make sure to check out the piece on Eurogamer.