The Maw was developed by Twisted Pixel and published on the Xbox Live Arcade. The game made an appearance at PAX and won the Audience Choice Award during The PAX 10 a showcase of indie games. The Maw presents itself as a charming adventure puzzle game.
Players begin the game as Frank an alien taken captive by what appear to be unknown alien smugglers. Thrown into a cell Frank comes into contact with "The Maw" an alien in the form of a jelly like blob. In a turn of events Frank and the Maw find themselves on the run from their previous captives.