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The pinnacle of alien evolution, Maw is a cowardly fat blob concerned mostly with snacking and lounging. He can, however, absorb the traits of anything he eats, is virtually indestructible, and can grow to unlimited size. If he wasn't a danger to all life in the universe, he'd make the perfect pet.
Release Date: Mar 9, 2009
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Includes 4 items: The Maw, The Maw: Brute Force, The Maw: River Redirect, The Maw: Speeder Lane

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The Maw is a wonderful display of good level design and great character development with fresh new characters.
— 92/100, Modern-Gamer.com

The Maw will have you giggling till you pee your pants...
— 87/100, Editor's Choice Award, Game Focus

The Maw delivers that kind of wholesome, fuzzy charm that leaves you smiling and completely satisfied.
— 80/100, Giant Bomb

About the Game

The pinnacle of alien evolution, Maw is a cowardly fat blob concerned mostly with snacking and lounging. He can, however, absorb the traits of anything he eats, is virtually indestructible, and can grow to unlimited size. If he wasn't a danger to all life in the universe, he'd make the perfect pet. In this action/adventure game, he's the best friend of our hero Frank, and only by working together can Maw eat their way to freedom. The Maw was honored with the Audience Choice Award in the 2008 PAX-10 showcase of independent games, and is a finalist at this year's Independent Games Festival for Technical Excellence.

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  • Full featured 3D action/adventure
  • Winner of the 2008 PAX 10 Audience Choice Award
  • Finalist in the 2009 Independent Games Festival
  • Unstoppable and insatiably hungry Maw that grows to limitless proportions
  • Cinemas with lots of personality and humor throughout the entire buddy-comedy storyline
  • Versatile leash for manipulating creatures and objects
  • Eight levels with varying puzzles and traps to overcome
  • Five unique creatures that instill Maw with five unique powers
  • Interactive soundtrack by award-winning composer Winifred Phillips
  • Additional levels available as downloadable content

System Requirements

    • Operating System: Microsoft® Windows® XP/Vista
    • Processor: AMD® Athlon® 64 2.2 GHz or equivalent
    • Memory: 1024 MB RAM
    • Hard Disk Space: 300 MB Available HDD Space
    • Video Card: Nvidia® Geforce® 7600 256 MB or equivalent, (ATI® 2400 worked just as well)
    • Sound Card: DirectX® Compatible
    • DirectX® Version: DirectX® 9.0c
    • Controller Support: Xbox 360 controller and other DirectInput supported controller
    • Operating System: Microsoft® Windows® XP/Vista
    • Processor: Intel® Pentium® Core 2 Duo 2.2 GHz or equivalent
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Hard Disk Space: 300 MB Available HDD Space
    • Video Card: Nvidia® Geforce® 8800 GT 512 MB or equivalent, (ATI® 3870 on the ATI side)
    • Sound Card: DirectX® Compatible
    • DirectX® Version: DirectX® 9.0c
    • Controller Support: Xbox 360 controller and other DirectInput supported controller
Helpful customer reviews
8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
1,950 products in account
24 reviews
4.9 hrs on record
You find me captured by some aliens or humans and caged like an exhibit. Luckily their piece of crap ship crashes and I find myself next to a big glob looking creature who just loves to eat everything. Oh ya looks like I’m getting off this rock.

The Maw is the story of an alien and his new blob pet, Maw, trying to get away from their captures and get their freedom back. Maw is kind of like a garbage disposal but with large teeth and gets bigger after feeding him so much stuff.

You can feed him little pink fuzzy creatures as his basic food but once he’s a certain size you can feed him a variety of other things you find around the levels. Fire lizards that will change him into a fire breathing Maw. Flying worms can let you jump higher, float around for a bit, and slam down on things. A crazy peacock will let shoot lasers out of your eyes. Last a rhinoceros beetle that will let you charge into rocks and things to destroy them.

It’s a casual game with lots of humor and fun to be had. You’ll go through a total of 8 levels which aren’t to challenging and you can also download 3 deleted levels to add to your playtime. Not much wrong with the game except for length but it is a small indie title which started out as a XBLA game.

So if you want to laugh a little and burn some time then pick this game up and enjoy.

Bear Rating: 9.5/10
Posted: December 25th, 2013
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8 of 11 people (73%) found this review helpful
260 products in account
9 reviews
16.0 hrs on record
I may have played through this game like 5 times. It's such a fun, tightly crafted little game. You can blast through it in a few entertaining hours. Because the characters have such great humor and heart to them, you may end up replaying it again a few months later when that feeling of "Maw Separation Anxiety" sets in. Also, the Maw reminds me of that monster in the old B-movie, "Terror-Vision".
Posted: November 25th, 2013
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
494 products in account
45 reviews
0.9 hrs on record
While graphics are simple, this game is a lot of fun to play. Sadly though, it also gets bored quite quickly as well because of the highly repetative gameplay :(
Posted: March 18th, 2014
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1,051 products in account
350 reviews
1.0 hrs on record
It's like playing a Pixar movie if that Pixar movie were about a murderous alien who eats things alive.

...rephrase: It's like playing a Dreamworks movie.
Posted: March 20th, 2014
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
56 products in account
1 review
3.8 hrs on record
An excellent game, a little bit short though but lots of fun. This and splosion man 1 and 2 all good games from twisted pixel
Posted: April 10th, 2014
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