' founder Lorne Lanning loves Steam
and is not afraid to say it. The creator behind four of the most unusual mainstream games of all time chats with Game Informer in a new interview where he talks about the impact of releasing the first two Oddworld games on Steam a while ago.
He states, "I've got to tell you, we were blown away. For the first time, we're able to tell where our sales were coming from, how many dollars we were making per day. What territories sold better last night than the night before – was it Eastern Europe, was it Southeast Asia? We're able to see it all. We never got to know who our customer was before." Over a year ago
Lanning stated in another interview that the other two Oddworld games that had not been released for the PC would be ported and released via download with the first two games in a collection called the Oddbox. Sadly we have yet to hear any more about those plans.
Most of the interview concerns The Brutal Ballad of Fangus Klot
, the fifth Oddworld game that was announced just one month before Oddworld Inhabitants decided to close its main development studio in 2005. The game was supposed to be published by Majesco. Lanning stated, "Sometimes developers get fired by publishers and sometimes developers fire publishers – and that's probably all I should say about it." He also talks about Oddworld's future plans, including perhaps releasing free-to-play games with micro-transaction support. Lanning states, "It's a whole different chemistry coming. And that's what we're interested in."