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Mar 15, 2014 | 12:12 PM EDT
  • Daily 4th Place March 16, 2014

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Initiation 5 Points Complete Lesson of Peace.
Understanding 10 Points Complete Going for the Top.
Enlightenment? 25 Points Complete Enlightenment.
Enlightenment. 50 Points Complete the Koan.
More than Body 50 Points Complete levels 16-25 with a total of 20 preserved drops.
More than Thoughts 50 Points Complete levels 6-15 with a total of 5 preserved drops.
Good Karma 100 Points Complete the game without dying or restarting levels more than 10 times total.
There Is No "More" 100 Points Complete levels 31-35 with a total of 20 preserved drops.
Killing the Buddha Secret Medal: Unlock this medal to view its details!

Author Comments

A kōan /ˈkoʊ.ɑːn/ is a story, dialogue, question, or statement.

'Koan' is a puzzle platformer telling the story of a typical city dweller on his way to enlightenment. The Protagonist follows the tutelage of a mysterious Zen teacher who sends the him on perilous journeys through metaphorical landscapes and the depths of his subconsciousness.

WASD/Arrows - to move
R - Restart level
The mouse will be useful too

UPDATES:
- We sent our game to Indie Basement 2.0 contest! It is the biggest indie contest in Poland (on Pixel Heaven event). The jury leader will be Johannes Wadin - the man who created Pid and Shelter. Here you can find some details: http://pixelheaven.pl/en/kategorie/indie-basement-2-0-awards/
Wish us good luck!
- We are very happy about our 2nd Place at StencylJam :). We will soon start our new, bigger, standalone project in Stencyl 3.
- Hey guys, If you haven't found it yet, JayIsGames.com wrote positive but truthful review about Koan. We are very happy about that : ) Check it out! http://jayisgames.com/archives/2014/03/koan.php
- Just found there is a Stencyl Jam [And we wanted to buy Stencyl 3.0. I think the world is trying to help us : )], so we tag Koan as stencyljam2014.
- Logo sound added
- "Going for the Top" bug fixed
- Some levels have better graphics
- Space can be use to jump
- Medals fixed

Reviews


stuffstuff12345stuffstuff12345

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars March 23, 2014

Really nice idea, graphics fit the game, good game!



AcheronValentineAcheronValentine

Rated 5 / 5 stars March 23, 2014

Simple, but really fun and interesting! I like how the clues to beating the levels are hidden in the titles.



Roni6Roni6

Rated 5 / 5 stars March 23, 2014

I found a few glitches, but 5 stars is my rating. Nice game.



DoDoGamesDoDoGames

Rated 5 / 5 stars March 22, 2014

Good game with peaceful music and simple but visually pleasing graphics.



NeokyolNeokyol

Rated 5 / 5 stars March 22, 2014

Very nice. Some sound effects and some general feeling remind me of the lovely C64's Shogun.


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