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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.
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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


NeokyolNeokyol

Rated 5 / 5 stars

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


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flamewolf393flamewolf393

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Amazing game. Well made, not too easy, not to hard. Wonderful relaxing music for a deep game.



Listen2ReasonListen2Reason

Rated 2 / 5 stars

It's pretty cool, but why does it freeze for 5-10 seconds after each level and occasionally crash Flash completely?


zenmasters responds:

I never heard about that issue. What is your browser? Have you got it with other games? Do you allow flash games to make saves?


77777777777777

Rated 5 / 5 stars

5 stars game! great job
For modern Zen master I suggest you Naoto Matsumoto


zenmasters responds:

Thank you!


edbrasiledbrasil

Rated 4 / 5 stars

really cool game, great philosophy...
hum...at the end i climbed to the top and used every drop..is ther another way to finish ?