Or, to give the game its full title: Pud Pud in Weird World. This strange 1984 Spectrum release was the first commercial game programmed and designed by Jonathan Smith.
On the basis of this game, Smith was signed-up by Ocean Software to produce more games. Which he duly did over the following four years.
Playing it now, Pud Pud is a bit of a slog through a seemingly endless psychedelic maze. You’re never quite sure what to do, or whether you’re actually making progress or not. It’s just a lot of flying around, avoiding things. The landscapes get a bit samey after a while, although the graphics overall are nice – especially the animation of Pud Pud, who is full of character.
Might make a nice remake, with enhanced graphics and a few more gameplay features and ideas. One for GameMaker Studio?