May 10 AT 1:23 PM Matt Demers 12 Comments

Kwaak3 spotted fragging on Nexus One

Back in February we held a bounty for a version of Quake that could be ported over to the Android, and one of the results that was sent into us was Kwaak3. Dubiously-named but surprisingly functional, the game was a port of Quake 3 (who would’ve guessed it?) to the Motorola Droid platform.

While the Droid’s keyboard seemed like a perfect match for the control-heavy shooter, a video (posted after the break) has surfaced of a user who’s mapped controls to the Nexus One.

Controls have been simplified down to three different functions: the volume up button moves your character forward, while the volume down makes him jump. The trackball works as a mouse and firing button, and is set on high sensitivity for on-the-fly fragging.

However, it’s worth noting that the official Kwaak3 Google Code site still only lists the Motorola Milestone under supported devices; this video is a result of fan tinkering, and there doesn’t seem to be any instructions on how to achieve the same results. Users have also reported the game working on their Samsung Moments and G1s, albeit with slowdown due to the lack of RAM.

I’ve never been able to get Kwaak3 running on my phone due to my lacking of the original Quake 3 files that are required to run it, but from doing some research into user posts, it might be as easy as going into the “controls” menu and mapping different functions correctly. If anyone has any luck with running it on their phones, let us know in the comments.

Matt is a Toronto blogger who enjoys writing opinion columns about culture, comics and of course, Android. You can find more of Matt's work on his personal site.

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