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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Positive (14) - 92% of the 14 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Oct 11, 2017

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August 13


As always, Nakawak's expansions or DLCs are free to all users.

Today's expansion adds a new room containing a new, epic, and hopefully challenging boss battle.

This is the first of many planned boss battles and new levels coming sometime this year or early 2019.

Thank you for playing!!!

Note: Updates such as these can affect save data. I apologize in advance for any lost progress as this cannot be helped. Hopefully the added content makes Nakawak a better experience.
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May 7

Major Content Update - 5/07/18

Nakawak has come a very long way since last year. Over the past couple of weeks, the game has received a steady influx of new content.

Today's additions:

-Revamped first boss encounter - difficulty has been raised
-Many subtle touches of polish throughout the game's entirety
-Various bug fixes including missiles penetrating certain walls
-Sound fixes

Previous additions:

-Extended playtime
-Rearranged Powerups
-New areas to explore
-Game progression alterations (to encourage exploration)
-New music
-New enemies
-Widescreen (no more black borders)
-and a full colorization of the game (from black and white)

This will likely be the final update for a while. I'm fairly satisfied with the current product. A few Kickstarter related additions will be made going into 2019, but as it stands, I'm pleased to bring to you all the "final" version of the game: Nakawak: Expanded Color Edition, funded by my Kickstarter backers.

Thanks to everyone who supported me and believed in this disabled developer enough to fund this first passion project of mine. For all who are interested, you can find Nakawak's prequel on titled Space Child.

Thank you!

Note: These updates might affect save files. If so, I apologize in advance as this cannot be helped. This will be the final update to Nakawak for some time.
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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 quadruped 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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