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Eurogamer are reporting that developers Just Add Water, along with Oddworld Inhabitants, are reviving the Oddworld RTS spin-off Hand of Odd.
Hand of Odd was announced back in 1998, and was set to be a Command & Conquer-like strategy game set in the Oddworld universe, featuring familiar races such as Mudokons and Glukkons. Work on the project was stopped the following year, with the title cancelled. Read on for more details on JAW’s plans for Oddworld.
http://www.pcgamer.com/2011/04/30/od...to-be-revived/
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I'd rather Oddworld handle this. JAW need to concentrate on those console ports into HD.
    
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“Why don’t we look at it the other way round and say, ‘What is today’s equivalent?’ I hate to say this, but it’s the CityVilles and the FarmVilles. We’re going to try and apply a bit of that mechanic and see where that takes us.â€



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The original was so awesome, you could do all sorts of horrid stuff while solving the puzzles.

Who care if you don't have guns? Just meditate to mind control the nearby guard, and walk them into the meat grinders!
    
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“RTS games and Command & Conquer don’t particularly do well today,†explained JAW boss Stewart Gilray to Eurogamer last night at the GameCityNights event in Nottingham.
I love the fact they seperated RTS Games from Command and Conquer. First rofl.

Second, what is this guy on? Shogun 2 from what I understand has done well, and Starcraft 2 has done tremendously well. The only RTS games that haven't done well are the ones that have been awful, such as C&C4.
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I love the fact they seperated RTS Games from Command and Conquer. First rofl.

Second, what is this guy on? Shogun 2 from what I understand has done well, and Starcraft 2 has done tremendously well. The only RTS games that haven't done well are the ones that have been awful, such as C&C4.
Total War games aren't RTS, nor is Company of Heroes or Dawn of War. Aside from StarCraft 2, there have been no "true" RTS releases, no successful ones anyway.
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Total War games aren't RTS, nor is Company of Heroes or Dawn of War. Aside from StarCraft 2, there have been no "true" RTS releases, no successful ones anyway.
RTS = Real Time Strategy
That means you are doing something in real time.
Such as controlling units, building structures, capturing control points.
Saying DoW and CoH are not RTS games is foolish.
There is no turn based part to them or anything stopping the game flow.
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This sounds disappointing.
 
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I was about to quote the exact same sentence.
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RTS = Real Time Strategy
That means you are doing something in real time.
Such as controlling units, building structures, capturing control points.
Saying DoW and CoH are not RTS games is foolish.
There is no turn based part to them or anything stopping the game flow.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Real-time_strategy

vs

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Real-time_tactics
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