Ork (video game)

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Developer(s) WJS Design
Publisher(s) Psygnosis
Platform(s) Commodore Amiga Atari ST
Release 1991
Genre(s) Platformer
Mode(s) Single-player

Ork is a computer game for the Amiga and Atari ST platforms. It was developed by WJS Design and published by Psygnosis in 1991.

Ork is a platform game with five levels. It takes place on an alien planet called Cisskei, where the player character, an alien called Ku-Kabul, must find his way through each level in turn. The levels are filled with puzzles to solve and enemies to kill.

Ku-Kabul is equipped with a machine gun and a jetpack. However, these must be used with care, because ammunition and fuel come in a finite supply, although replenishments can be found in some places.

Ork is noted for its theme music, composed by Tim Bartlett.

Keeping with Psygnosis's tradition of including references to earlier games, the third level of Ork includes one bit where lemmings generate out of thin air, walk a few dozen metres, then jump off a cliff.

The cover artwork for Ork is the image Behemoth's World, which was painted by Richard Clifton-Dey, and was also earlier used as the cover for Blue Öyster Cult's 1980 album Cultösaurus Erectus.[1][2]


  1. ^ Richard Clifton-Dey at Ski-ffy
  2. ^ Richard Clifton-Dey - Behemoth's World at Monster Brains

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