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Box artwork for Ork.
Developer(s)WJS Design
Release date(s)
System(s)Amiga, Atari ST
Mode(s)Single player
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Ork is a platformer developed by WJS Design and published by Psygnosis in 1991 for the Amiga and Atari ST.

Ork has five levels that progress linearly. 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. 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.

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