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288-page officially licensed and endorsed art book available now on general release via

London - 20th January, 2020 - Oddworld: Abe’s Origins, a new art and design book from Indie By Design is now on general release. Officially licensed and endorsed by Oddworld Inhabitants, the book delves into the themes, art and creation of the Oddworld Universe and its most famous son, Abe.

Thanks to unparalleled access to the Oddworld Inhabitants archives, Oddworld: Abe’s Origins’ 288 pages provide the most exhaustive exploration of one of gaming’s most adored heroes and the minds of his creators.

This premium hardback book includes an original and exclusive 16,000 word interview with Oddworld Inhabitants creator Lorne Lanning, taken from over 8 hours of new interviews conducted exclusively for Oddworld: Abe's Origins. Additionally, a host of essays on the species, lands and design pillars of the Oddworld series provide further context and analysis of what is presented throughout the games.

Oddworld: Abe’s Origins is available now via


  • 288 pages, uncoated 170gsm matte art paper

  • Dimensions: 288 x 220mm

  • Hardcover, thread-sewn binding

  • Embossed, gold foil cover logo and spine text

  • Officially endorsed and licensed by Oddworld Inhabitants Inc

  • Weighs over 1.7kg

Review copies are available on request, please email [email protected]

Artwork and imagery used in Oddworld: Abe's Origins has been taken from the archives of Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee, Oddworld: Abe's Exoddus, Oddworld: Munch's Oddysee, Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath, Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty, the upcoming Oddworld: Soulstorm as well as unreleased Oddworld Inhabitants titles.

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About Indie By Design

Indie by Design is a creator of premium quality books that focus on the art and design of video games. It was founded in 2015 by industry veterans Stace Harman and John Robertson with the successful Kickstarter campaign for Independent By Design: Art & Stories of Indie Game Creation.  

Their books explore and celebrate all that is unique and engaging about video games, blending words, images and bespoke design to shed new light on games and their creators.

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About Oddworld Inhabitants

Formed in 1994 by special effects and computer animation veterans Sherry McKenna and Lorne Lanning, Oddworld Inhabitants is dedicated to creating the next generation of interactive entertainment.

Through its existing catalogue, Oddworld has mixed a potent brew of Hollywood artistry with rock solid gameplay to produce experiences rich in emotionality, empathy and entertainment value.