Koan - the game about enlightenment


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We just realized there is a Stencyl Jam (great coincidence, indeed the world want to help us a bit), so that's the nice opportunity to show our game! : ) We are already on Newgrounds' popular games list and hope you will find our game enterteining too : )))

A kōan /ˈkoʊ.ɑːn/ is a story, dialogue, question, or statement, which is used in Zen-practice to provoke the "great doubt", and test a student's progress in meditation.
The game 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.

Here is the link: http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/635712

« Last Edit: March 21, 2014, 01:39:41 pm by 5lider »


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Really beautiful art there!

I will try to play it later on (not able right now - at work).
But cool, really cool art!

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Amazing graphics and very smooth animations.
Reminds me of the good old 16 and 32bit Prince Of Persia.
Sure, my games won't get better with all the new features of Stencyl.
But I do have more fun creating bad ones.

MayazCastle Keeper


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very exciting game  :)


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Hey guys, I am very happy you like the game! ; )
By the way there has been written a review at JayIsGames.com about Koan. I found it truthful and very positive. In fact it makes me proud about this game : ) Check it out!


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I'd love for this to get included in our Arcade - could you publish it here too?


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Very cool guys! Great work!


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Hey guys!
We are very happy about our 2nd place in StencylJam. Thanks for votes, good words and for playing the game.
We will soon start our new project in Stencyl 3 - this time it will be standalone and much bigger game about SF sociaties.
Hope you will like it : )

I'd love for this to get included in our Arcade - could you publish it here too?

Hey Jon, I have tried to submit it but Koan is over 16 MB. Is there any way to submit it on Stencyl Arcade?


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Not at this time. We'll allow externally hosted games in the future.


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Ok, so we will wait for that opportunity : )

Hey guys, BTW
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! :)))