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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.

Secret Medal ????? Points

Unlock this medal to learn its secrets!

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

- 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


Had fun, but began to have issues where I was falling through the floor in Stage (11? I think- going for the top, right near the spikes in the bottom right.

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zenmasters responds:

Thx for your comment. It was very helpful. We just fixed this terrible bug.

not i nthe mood forthis right now 'lol' but nice! ;)
LOVE the soundtrack.

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 : )

Great concept, very well aplied.

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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Credits & Info

3.81 / 5.00

Mar 15, 2014
12:12 PM EDT
Action - Platformer - Puzzle