Indie By Design Ltd. was founded by partners Stace Harmon and John Robertson. Indie By Design creates high-quality videogame books. They’re passionate about celebrating this vibrant visual medium and telling the stories behind the games. Their goal is to help preserve and understand great games, people, and studios. They released Oddworld: Abe’s Origins on Kickstarter to share the back story and adventures of the beloved character Abe and Oddworld.

Oddworld: Abe’s Origins- Book & Game collection was launched on Kickstarter March 2018. They were fully funded within 48hrs and continued to build momentum throughout the campaign. Indie By Design gave free bookmarks to all backers and revealed stretch goals. They let backers vote on the art card designs. When the campaign ended 2,935 backers pledged £154,778 of the £45,000 goal to help make this project come to life.

Oddworld: Abe’s Origins is an exploration and celebration of Abe’s world and his adventures. This project offers an exclusive book and game collection created in collaboration with Oddworld Inhabitants. The freshly unearthed concept art, original game design documents, new interviews with Oddworld creators, and more, are presented in a premium hardcover book. It’s one thing to love a game and its characters, and it’s a whole other thing to read the stories behind its creation. Along with the book. Oddworld Inhabitants and Limited Run Games produced a new game package. Together, the hardcover book and game collection offer a unique package that invites fans to explore his story and experience his adventures.

Oddworld co-founded Lorne Lanning recently rediscovered a cache of original art, concept sketches, design documents, and level design notes after they had been untouched for years. The hardcover book is 280mm x 215 mm with 240 pages. This book comes from a vast collection of thousands of individual pieces of art, interviews, production details, and wire frame models to document Abe’s world like never before. The Game collection is on PC DVD and includes physical art cards and a physical New Employee Handbook.

To learn more about Indie By Design and their project Oddworld: Abe’s Origins, check out the link and details below.

Included in the box:

  • Oddworld: Abe's Origins hard cover book
  • Free Abe bookmark
  • Fold-out map inside the book
  • High-res digital wallpaper pack
  • Lost Archives digital art pack

Project Details:
Crowdfunding Campaign: Kickstarter
Launch Date: March 2018
Ship Date: December 2019