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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


ionraynerionrayner

Rated 4 / 5 stars March 18, 2014

The game is really challenging and good, but medals are not working


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zenmasters responds:

Oh damn. We will fix it soon. Thanks for your comment!

Edit: should work now : )


estranhaserasestranhaseras

Rated 5 / 5 stars March 16, 2014

Great concept, very well aplied.



xPaleRiderxxPaleRiderx

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars March 16, 2014

Intriguing graphics, awesome design, and a great music score for this atmospheric puzzle platformer!
Really good stuff.
This is the first game I've played from you guys, but I'll definitely be checking out your other stuff down the road.
Keep up the great work!


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TharosTheDragonTharosTheDragon

Rated 5 / 5 stars March 16, 2014

At first it just seems like a basic platformer, but then you introduce some pretty unusual gimmicks. Well done.



drownedrabbitdrownedrabbit

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars March 16, 2014

VERY nicely done.