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Kōan 1.0 APK

Kōan is a drawing, most certainly a plan. And the architect wants you to break it. Softly, methodically, the way you would hit the keys of a piano if you were alone and serene.
But the architect being an architect, he won’t let you just break things without making things. New things, new architecture. Parametric-biomimicking-mathematically-poetics things that architects love so much.
So here you are, slowly crafting architects flowers that get sent to his garden of a server.
And you like it, because even though the process is all but exciting, it leaves you in a better state than the one you came in with.

You’d be very wise to ask yourself such questions as:


It is good to know that, even though the creator of Kōan regularly starts his teaching on the topic of video games by showing to picture of Dopamine molecule and explaining that the whole industry of this kind of entertainment thrive on addiction, he decided to spare his users from this unhealthy traits. …Making Kōan “unfit” to the video game market.
The point being that the creator wishes to provide a well being and meditative experience rather than competitive and frustrative one.

The app will ask for Internet access permission in order to allow the rankings to be downloaded and the user’s flowers to be sent to the garden. If synchronizing, the one information that gets sent to the server with each flower is the Android device ID. It is used in order, for the user, to be able to see “his” tallest flower in the world ranking.

Just open it, use it and enjoy this tiny place of freedom and simplicity.

If you read everything above before reading this line then, may be: YES. Otherwise, most probably: NO. The word is full of enticing video games and you should go toward those.

Kōan is an app for Android from KitKat on. Beware that a rather potent machine is required to get a good FPS. Kōan has been developed with the Nvidia K1 for test machine.

In the center of the screen is the paddle.
The primary gameplay consist in orienting the paddle, using your finger on the screen, in order to bounce the red ball that comes out shooting out of the canon.
The canon moves along a circular rail around the center of the screen.
By bouncing the ball the player get it to hit tiles that form a sort of maze around the rail. Each time a tile is hit, a point is added to the score that is displayed big and clear in the center of the screen.

Then there is the secondary gameplay, or advanced gameplay.
The radial architecture that forms the maze is made of rings of tiles. There are 8 rings in total, each made of 20 tiles.
Each time a ring is entirely cleared, BINGO!, the whole maze is shifted and a new petal line is added, right to the center of the screen.
By clearing rings of tiles, the user is adding petals to what is becoming the plan of a flower.
It is important to notice that the type of petal added to the flower depend on the ring that is cleared. The further the cleared ring is, the more complex the petal is.

The player is given 3 lives, the number of which being displayed in the center axis of the paddle. A life is lost by letting the red ball entering the center axis of the paddle.
When that number of lives reaches 0, the party will come to an end.

Finally, when the party ends and the “GAME IS OVER” text is displayed, the player is rewarded with his creation. The drawing of his petals is transferred into a seed and, right away, the flower goes into parametric growth and blossom (Isn’t it nice?). The higher the score, the taller the flower.
As a final touch, if the flower is nice enough, the user has to give it a 5 letters name that will make it yours in the (server) garden.

Head to http://rich.gg/koan/koanEN.htm

Download Kōan APK v1.0. Kōan is a meditative experience taking Parametric Design for an Art Game. Kōan is posted in Art & Design category and is developed by rich.gg.
The average rating is 4.3 out of 5 stars on our website. You may also leave your review for Kōan on our website so that our users may have a good idea about the app. If you want to know more about Kōan then you may visit rich.gg support center for more information. Average rating of 4.3 is calculated by taking account of ratings by 6 users.

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This app is downloaded minimum 5 times but the number of downloads might be as high as 10. Download Kōan APK if you need a free app from the Art & Design category for your device but you will need Android 4.4 and up version or higher to install this app.
This app was posted on Mar 30, 2017 and is available since then on MI9.COM . The current version is 1.0 and is now downloaded more than 10 times from our platform. Download APK and open it using your favorite File manager and install by tapping on the file name.
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What's New
This is the launch version

Category: Art & Design

Date published: Mar 30, 2017

Current version: 1.0

Get it on: Get Kōan for Free on Google Play

Requires android: 4.4 and up

Content rating: Rated for 3+

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