Only Eight Days Until GT Interactive Unveils ‘Odd Friday,’ September 19

MUDOS, ODDWORLD, September 9, 1997 – In perhaps the last message from the beleaguered Abe, the former RuptureFarms slave has sent a final plea out to the species of the worlds asking them to join in the fight against the evil corporate monolith known as RuptureFarms.

“The game is about to begin and all I’m asking is for an adventurous few to undertake my Oddysee with me,” says Abe. “Molluck has sent his gun-toting Sligs to hunt me down and keep me from rescuing my people. I have only eight days left until ‘Odd Friday’ and I’m asking for help. Please, follow me.”

Species looking to help Abe may do so at participating retailers now where they may reserve a copy of Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee and receive an authentic enlistment guide filled with hints and tips from Abe on how to defeat Molluck.

GT Interactive’s new Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee for Sony PlayStation and Windows 95 will debut nationwide on “Odd Friday,” September 19. An all-new game play experience for Sony PlayStation and Windows 95, Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee ushers in the new A.L.I.V.E. (Aware Life forms In Virtual Environments) genre of gaming which features GameSpeak, real-time conversation between characters. The title recently garnered “GamePen’s Best of E3 Show Award” for PlayStation, awarded by a consortium of industry media.

Oddworld Inhabitants was co-founded by award-winning producer Sherry McKenna and high-end visual-effects supervisor Lorne Lanning. Both have extensive experience in the ground-breaking application of computer-generated images (CGI) in film, commercials and theme park rides having worked together at Hollywood-based Rhythm & Hues Studios. OddWorld creates “A.L.I.V.E.” games that marry life-like character motion with intuitive controller interfaces inside highly rendered backgrounds.

Headquartered in NY, GT Interactive Software Corp. is a leading global publisher of entertainment and edutainment software under the GT Interactive and Cavedog Entertainment brands for personal computers as well as video game systems from Sony, Nintendo and Sega. MacSoft is the company’s industry- leading Macintosh software brand. GT Interactive is also a leader in value- priced software under the WizardWorks, CompuWorks and Slash brands.