Nakawak is a handheld style Metroidvania. Explore! Power Up! Escape! This is a retro game displaced in time.
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Oct 11, 2017

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November 7

Nakawak - Color Update!

We are pleased to announce that Nakawak has been updated to full color.

Several minor updates have been made, but most were touched upon in the previous update. Here are the newest additions to the game:

-Game presented in full color

-New title screen

-Intro now colorized

-New missile and beam canon animations

-Better enemy sprites (polish to enemy sprites will continue into the new year)

This is the last major update until the expansion (new levels, music, bosses, abilities, etc) are added sometime in 2018. This update will be free to all owners of Nakawak! And no matter how much bigger and/or better the game gets, the game's price will never increase.

I hope you enjoy the new and improved Nakawak!

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October 27

Nakawak - Major Update

Hello! Nakawak has been updated in ways both major and minor:

- The game is now presented in widescreen! this allows for better player visibility (less cheap deaths!)

- No more pause screen for stats, as all are now displayed on the main play screen!

- Enemy hitboxes, player damage, and health have been balanced

- "Down" on the D-Pad now drops the player into the crawling stance (this previously required two button presses)

This is it for the update. These things should help create a better overall experience.
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“Nakawak is a [Metroidvania] in the purest sense of the term: a 2D title from the very simple gameplay that points to action, discovery, character enhancement and "good" backtracking. The game world develops horizontally but above all vertically, giving the various sections a claustrophobic and dizzy feeling.”
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About This Game


Mindless monsters roam the depths of the Undercity - a hostile, sprawling, interconnected, semi-open-world environment.

Nakawak (a skeleton comprised of an odd assortment of bones) is unique. He has had an awakening. He has found a sense of self.

Alone in a hostile world filled with monstrous beings, Nakawak knows his purpose: Defeat the Three Beasts and the Seal will fail, opening the way to the surface and freedom . . .

Explore! Power Up! Escape!

NAKAWAK is a retro game displaced in time.


  • Fully exploreable, semi-open-world environment!
  • A simple in-game map that is great for course correcting without spoiling the adventure and surprises!
  • A dark, minimalist storyline told through few words and memorable set pieces!
  • Three hours of to the point, all killer, no filler gameplay experience!
  • Simple, GameBoy style chiptune soundtrack!
  • Nearly 20 upgrades and powerups to procure!
  • A broad and wild bestiary of creatures to exterminate!
  • Three huge bosses to battle, each more challenging than the last!
  • Crawl through tight, winding tunnels with NAKAWAK's charming dog form!

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-2350M CPU @ 2.30GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel(R) HD Graphics 3000
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 220 MB available space

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