January 20, 2009
Qwak Released for PC on Archive Games
Jamie Woodhouse’s classic action arcade
platformer arrives as first paid game on independent online distribution
Qwak was released today on the Archive Games
distribution platform. In Qwak, players guide a duck through 70 fun and
challenging levels. Players try to gain higher scores by collecting fruit.
Players will also find numerous other objects in their adventure: keys to unlock
doors, jet boots to fly across the screen, umbrellas that cause fruit to rain
from the sky, and eggs to throw at the player’s enemies. Many more secret hidden
bonuses await those who play through the game! Players do not have to brave
alone the six visually stunning worlds depicted in Qwak — they can bring along
a friend to help them in the cooperative gameplay mode. Players can post their
high scores to a global high scores list.
Qwak was initially released nearly twenty years
ago for the BBC Micro by game developer Jamie Woodhouse. In today’s PC release,
the classic arcade action gameplay has remained from that age — though the
graphics and sound have been updated. The end result is a highly polished arcade
experience which is fun for gamers new to the franchise and those who have
played Qwak on another platform before.
For more information about Qwak