Qwak enjoys PC rebirth

Qwak enjoys PC rebirth

By Ben Parfitt

November 27th 2008 at 3:19PM

Indie developer just keeps going with modern version of 20-year-old title

Lone indie developer Jamie Woodhouse is celebrating the 20th anniversary of his simplistic puzzle-platformer Qwak by releasing a brand new PC version.

The title, which as well as being developed solo is also being marketed and published as a lone venture, follows in the footsteps of previous appearances from the brand on the BBC Micro, Amiga and Game Boy Advance.

Woodhoue said of the release: “It's been a complete joy to make this game. I love playing it myself, and it certainly has its fans; but does it still cut the mustard? Is it still a fun game?

“I have no idea, honestly. Games do seem quite sophisticated these days, and Qwak is pretty simple stuff. I guess it can be hard to compete these days, when you're just a lone indie developer guy, doing absolutely everything on the project yourself (design, coding, art, bla bla bla), and you're up against modern game dev studios.”

A free demo of the game can be found here.