GDC 2015: Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty! could be coming to mobile - Android demo shown off in San Francisco
Not so odd
Oddworld Inhabitants is experimenting with bringing Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty! to mobile, and showed an early test demo of the game running on an NVIDIA Shield tablet to some attendees at GDC.
Yes, like Pocket Gamer.
This is a remake of oddball PS1 cult classic Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee, but the entire game has been remade from scratch. The design and structure is the same, but the assets are all new.
It's still about a Mudokon called Abe, who solves puzzles to save the slaves from the zulags of a meat processing plant. He can talk to and direct those workers, and can possess some enemies with a magic chant.
This Tasty revamp adds fancy new visuals, leaderboards, cutscenes rendered in realtime, quick saves, tweaks to some puzzles, and continuous scrolling between screens.
The studio says it is "currently experimenting with the viability of, and potential for a mobile device version" of the game, but says it has no particular platforms, dates, or prices in mind.
Still, the demo we saw was pretty impressive - the Android port took less than a week to make but already had all the graphics and gameplay of the console game, and didn't look too far off the lavishly-polished PS4 version.
"Should we proceed," says Oddworld Inhabitants, "we would stress that the development and timing of already announced but yet unreleased versions of Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty would not be affected by the development of such a mobile version."
Like that long-delayed Vita version, eh chaps?
Anyway. Would you buy New & Tasty if it came to mobile? Let us know in the comments below, to maybe nudge Oddworld Inhabitants in the right direction…