It’s the age-old developer story. Guy makes game, guy
sells rights to game licenses game, guy gets game back again and remakes it for the iPhone. Okay, we’ve never heard that story either but it is the story behind retro game Qwak that’s heading to an iPhone near you.
This cute, old school adventure game was originally made for the BBC (that’s a computer not a UK TV network) 22 years ago and was then re-launched on the Amiga by Team 17, the guys who made Worms, in 1993. Qwak has lain dormant for several years until its original creator, Jamie Woodhouse, decide to bring it back to life via the iPhone. Learning the iPhone SDK as he went, Jamie has now completed the iPhone version, which he hopes will be available on the App Store very soon.
Check out the video below and you’ll see how this labor of love could quickly become the next addictive iPhone smash.
Update: Jamie has contacted us to point out that Qwak was licensed to Team 17, not sold.Posted in: Blog, First Looks, Upcoming
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