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

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April 20

Major Content Update - 4/20/18

We are pleased to announce:

A large update to the base game has been uploaded to Steam. Thank you so much to my Kickstarter backers and all fans of the game. As promised, the game has been altered, rearranged, polished, and expanded upon in many ways.

The changes are as follows

Free expansion to the base game includes:

- New level
- Changes to existing levels
- Changes to item and powerup placements
- Game progression has been altered
- Three new enemies
- New music

Thank you for your support! More updates will follow throughout the year and will continue until late 2019. All updates are free to Nakawak owners.

I hope you all enjoy your summer and look forward to future expansions of Nakawak's world. Next to come: New levels, new upgrades, and new boss battles!

(note: this update could affect save data for all users, I apologize in advance as this cannot be helped)
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February 4

Nakawak - First Update of 2018

Changes to the base game:

-New, more detailed Character Model

-Save Room music has been changed

-Two enemies have been updated for added challenge

That's it for now!
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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!
  • Expanded content to extend playtime!
  • 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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