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KAMI is deceptively simple: fold out coloured paper to fill the screen in as few moves as possible. Relaxing and easy to pick up, you'll soon find yourself deep in contemplation to perfect each puzzle. Created by State of Play, famous for their handcrafted aesthetic, KAMI has been created with real paper in an elegant Japanese theme.
Release Date: Jan 23, 2014
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Brand New KAMI Premium levels added for free + 1080p Support + Music in-game!

February 26th, 2014

Today we've launched a brand new set of 9 Premium levels for you to play. More complex and more colorful than ever, the Convolution Premium Pack is available as a free update which you can download now.

You'll have to use everything you've learned in the previous levels to prefect them. Good luck!

We've also added full 1080p support, so no more black bars down the side on your 1080p monitor and a higher resolution!

Also, due to popular demand, we've added the ability to play the music in-game if you like, just head to the settings menu to toggle on or off.

Enjoy!

State of Play

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Reviews

“Beautiful aesthetics, soothing sounds and deceptively challenging puzzles”
4/5 – Macworld

“KAMI feels fresh and unique. This is a game that gives you space to breathe, never harrying with time limits or catastrophes”
PocketGamer

“Highly polished... a unique art style that isn’t just for show, but actually enhances the gameplay”
4/5 – Apple'N'Apps

About the Game

KAMI is deceptively simple: fold out coloured paper to fill the screen in as few moves as possible.

Relaxing and easy to pick up, you'll soon find yourself deep in contemplation to perfect each puzzle.

Created by State of Play, famous for their handcrafted aesthetic, KAMI has been created with real paper in an elegant Japanese theme.

KAMI is tactile, engaging and stunning to look at.

► 63 unique puzzles!
► Premium Puzzles and Hints included (A saving of up to $6 USD compared to the mobile version)
► Beautiful handcrafted Japanese look, created using real paper
► Calming and elegant soundtrack
► Created by State of Play, creators of the award-winning papercraft game 'Lume'

SXSW 2014 Gamer's Voice Award - Nominated

***Best of 2013*** Mac App Store

# 1 iOS Puzzle Game in 12 countries
# 1 Game Mac App Store

PC System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Microsoft® Windows® XP, Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista® Home Premium, Business, Ultimate, or Enterprise (including 64 bit editions) with Service Pack 2, Windows 7, or Windows 8 Classic
    • Processor: 2.33GHz or faster x86-compatible processor, or Intel Atom™ 1.6GHz or faster processor for netbook class devices
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    Recommended:
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM

Mac System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OS X v10.6, v10.7, v10.8, or v10.9
    • Processor: Intel® Core™ Duo 1.83GHz or faster processor
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    Recommended:
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
Helpful customer reviews
16 of 17 people (94%) found this review helpful
1,275 products in account
45 reviews
1.7 hrs on record
This is a very nice game, I highly recommend this game for people who like puzzle games.



8.5/10
Posted: March 30th, 2014
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24 of 32 people (75%) found this review helpful
2,104 products in account
3 reviews
5.1 hrs on record
Great game! Simple rules, nice puzzles, relaxing gameplay. What else you can wish from game, which costs less than 2$. I've completed it on 100% in a bit more than 4 hours and that's only negative thing, which I've noticed. We need more KAMI puzzles :)
Posted: January 29th, 2014
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
170 products in account
1 review
8.6 hrs on record
KAMI is lovely, it has a beautiful aesthetic theme, and it is very creative... Sound effects are congruous with it, and the Japanese music is very fitting. I think it misses an "undo" button... Some puzzles are easy, some hard, but still, it is quite challenging.


"A worthy priase: This is a lovely game, I'm sure you'll have fun with it. :-)"
Posted: March 25th, 2014
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
395 products in account
40 reviews
0.5 hrs on record
This game is awesome!
It was long time my most wanted Indie puzzle game and now I have it.
It's just so simple: fill the whole pattern into one color. Additional these Japanese music and the origami animation. Great! If the devs have fixed the Steam Overlay UI and the Screenshot issues and add some achievements I rather would playing it to the end.
Posted: July 16th, 2014
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13 of 19 people (68%) found this review helpful
835 products in account
45 reviews
1.6 hrs on record
While walking to your table, you've flipped your box of folding paper, your origami session is ruined! But wait, they've landed in a pattern, isn't that interesting, what would happen if you just rearranged them a little? In KAMI, you're given the chance to find out.

Puzzle games and brain teasers can be hard to properly quantify. Is it a unique experience? Is the game challenging? Does it engage the player? Does difficulty scale with skill? Is it aesthetically pleasing and consistent? Is it persistently replayable? And when the player is done with a session, will they come away feeling satisfied?

KAMI is created by State of Play, the makers of Lume, and named for a folding paper used in origami, it is a puzzle game where the user seeks to create a single homogeneous grid of paper by changing the patterns of sections of squares. Each level has a series of different types of kami laid out in squares forming shapes and patterns on the play area. When the player flips one piece of a particular kami, all linked pieces of the same type also flip, cascading in a way like what a player sees in game of go when a colour gets surrounded.

Reminiscent of Zen Bound 2 for it's Asian aesthetic, KAMI is a very minimalist title without any intrusive elements to detract from it's core. There is one audio track for the game, although not an unappealing one, it can therefore become a little repetitive. It can be disjointing when the music abruptly halts as the player enters a puzzle, and equally abruptly begins when leaving one, no music plays while a puzzle is in progress.

KAMI is a puzzle game, so it will obviously not start your adrenaline pumping, and it won't shock you, but it will tug at your analytical brain and make you observe the grid and seek out patterns and layers of future moves. Playing through KAMI you must see the effects of your moves often as far as 5 steps ahead in order to get a perfect score on a puzzle. Once into the swing of things, getting an OK is not too hard, and often getting a perfect score will take a bit more effort, but not to the point of hair pulling or profanity.

The game revolves around finding a way to unite each different kami in successive order, so if black touches all of the scattered reds then that is your first kami to flip. Hints are available for those having a hard time with a particular puzzle, but you only get one hint per puzzle, and it is only the first flip of that puzzle, and while sometimes that will be enough to show a player what needs to be done next, sometimes it just isn't that straight forward.

KAMI comes with the iOS version of the game's premium content, which considerably extends play time, but once completed, there is little to motivate a player to return to the game. There are no achievements or leaderboards for the fastest completion time, no meta to the game. It would have been nice for the developers to take advantage of online capabilities and the potential of an engaged player base by giving a puzzle creation tool to players, a remote server could store all user created puzzles, assigning them all lowest possible moves and letting players download new puzzles regularly.

Overall the experience is a calming and satisfying play through, with only a few minor caveats to interfere with the title. I would say it's worth picking up for anyone who enjoys a sudoku session from time to time. This review has been done in conjunction with Steam Contests, celebrating four years running.
Posted: January 28th, 2014
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62 of 82 people (76%) found this review helpful
24 products in account
1 review
0.9 hrs on record
A very relaxing and oneiric game. The atmosphere is awesome and so is the gameplay, that sometimes gets tricky, but never frustrating. I simply love the music. It's a very good game, and with a very good price. Recommended to anyone who wants a relaxing experience.
Posted: January 23rd, 2014
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Awards

SXSW 2014 Gamer's Voice Award - Nominated

***Best of 2013*** Mac App Store

***Editor's Choice*** Mac App Store

# 1 Best New Game, Mac App Store
# 1 iOS Puzzle Game in 12 countries
# 1 Game Mac App Store US
# 1 Game Mac App Store UK