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Oddworld creator "never saw a royalty check" despite his game selling 5 million copies

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Oddworld franchise creator Lorne Lanning has claimed that despite his company Oddworld Inhabitants selling over 5 million retail copies of games in the popular series, they missed out on millions of dollars due to unpaid cheques.

Speaking to Metro, Lanning said, "I sold over 5 million games at retail and I never saw one royalty cheque. Now if you go around and ask the rest of the developers who say, ‘Oh, we sold a million units!' Ask them how many royalty cheques they've had and it'll be, ‘Oh, well that's a sore spot'."

Watch nine minutes of gameplay from Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty

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If you're looking forward to the upcoming HD remake Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty, here's a chance to check out nine minutes of in-game footage with commentary from creator Lorne Lanning.

E3 2014 trailer released for Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty

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Developer Just Add Water has released the E3 2014 trailer for Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty, the HD remake of 1997's Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee.

It's looking pretty sharp. We'll see it in more detail this week, as Just Add Water has confirmed the game will be playable at E3.

Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty gameplay trailer from GDC 2014

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The remake of the original Abe's Oddysee called Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty has just received a new gameplay trailer, having escaped the clutches of GDC 2014. It shows off the new HD splendour from Just add Water.

You'll bear witness to the new dynamic visual effects, tightened gameplay and "explosive new sound design" in this ground-up remake. JAW are confident it will sell at least 250k copies.

Half a million New 'n' Tasty sales needed for new Oddworld, says creator

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Lorne Lanning, creator of Oddworld, says that if New 'n' Tasty manages 250k unit sales then he'll be able to fund a remake of Abe's Exoddus, but if another 250k sales were piled on top then we can have something new.

A new Oddworld game won't be made by Lanning for $2 million, but he "might do it for five or six." A Kickstarter wouldn't generate the cash he needs for a full new adventure.

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