Umihara Kawase is a girl who uses a fishing hook as a grappling hook. You’ll need quick reflexes to swing your way through the branching surreal environments. Use your brains to figure out the best way through. They say fish is brain food—you’re going to need it!
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Release Date:
Oct 6, 2015

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April 9

The Sayonara Umihara Kawase Time Attack Contest is Complete

The Sayonara Umihara Kawase Time Attack Contest is complete! Thanks to all who participated!

The winners are as follows...
  1. 子人: 4.15 seconds
  2. guterham: 4.18 seconds
  3. 4.3 seconds
  4. cos: 4.3 seconds (tied for third place)
  5. わあい: 4.31 seconds
The winners are currently being contacted. If you didn't win, don't worry! There's plenty more contests to come.
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March 25

Sayonara Umihara Kawase Time Attack Contest

Spring is finally here, so let’s enjoy the weather warming up with Sayonara Umihara Kawase! We’re having a time attack contest for Stage 6 of the game!

The contest will run from March 27th at 10am PT to April 3rd at 10am PT. Here’s how you enter…

  1. On the game’s title or map screen, press start to access the game menu and choose “Settings”.
  2. Make sure all of these options are enabled...

  3. Reach Stage 6 if you haven’t already and complete it as fast as possible, with adult Kawase (default main character). You MUST pick up the backpack!
  4. On the game’s title or map screen, press start to access the game menu and choose “Replay”.
  5. Hit the right bumper (R1) button on your controller and choose your best completed Stage 6 time.
  6. Choose “Save this Replay Data”.
  7. In the “Save Data” screen, choose your newly saved replay and rename it to “DC” (for Degica Contest) plus the seconds and hundredths of a second of your time. For example, if you completed the stage in 42 and a half seconds, call the replay “DC 42.50”.
  8. Choose your newly renamed replay, scroll to the left, choose “Upload”, and confirm the upload.
  9. Go to your Steam Workshop page, and set the replays “Visibility” to “Public”.

Caution!: The replay log will disappear when you quit the game. Please save the log data before you quit!

In order to be counted, replays must be submitted during the contest period. The top five fastest submitted replays that also pick up the backpack in Stage 6 will win the following prizes based on their placement…

  1. Umihara Kawase exclusive T-shirt + $10 Steam wallet credit
  2. Original wrist rest pillow + $10 Steam wallet credit
  3. Original Notepad + $10 Steam wallet credit
  4. $10 Steam wallet credit
  5. $5 Steam wallet credit

Also, we will be holding a special Umihara Twitch stream event at 6pm PT on March 29th!
Don't miss the chance to ask your questions directly to the developer, Mr. Kondou. The broadcast will be in English with the bilingual streaming idol, kson!

Good luck, and enjoy the fishin’!
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“Sayonara Umihara Kawase es prácticamente la primera oportunidad que Occidente ha tenido para probar un juego de culto que marcó época desde la escena proto-indie japonesa y que sin duda es el mejor juego de grappling y física elástica jamás hecho.”
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About This Game

Note!: This is Sayonara Umihara Kawase, one game in the Umihara Kawase Trilogy. It is based on the PS Vita version of the game. Below is a description of the entire trilogy.

Easy to play, difficult to master, the Umihara Kawase Trilogy is a collection of three physics-based puzzle/platformer games with over 20 years of gaming history. Developed by the creators of the original game (Kiyoshi Sakai and Toshinobu Kondo), this cult classic was a Japanese indie smash hit!

Umihara Kawase is the name of our backpacking, Japanese, sushi chef heroine armed with a fishing rod, elastic fishing line, and a fishing hook. Face fish-like enemies, conveyor belts, spikes, watery pits, time travel and more. Collect items, and find your way to the end of each level. The deeper into this dream-like world that you venture, the more challenging the solutions and the greater the time pressure becomes. Along the way, look out for shortcuts and secret exits, and unlock bonus levels.

The elasticity of Umihara’s fishing line sets the Umihara Kawase Trilogy apart from other games, giving unprecedented levels of mobility and discovery. Tightening the line or giving lots of slack can be the difference between success or failure. The elastic nature of the fishing line allows the player to stretch down to otherwise unreachable areas or be catapulted upwards.

Trilogy Features

  • Physics-based puzzle/platforming that challenges your reflexes and brainpower
  • Extreme elastic fishing-line physics give you advanced control
  • Many stages with branching paths across three complete games
  • Steam Workshop support in all three games for sharing replays
  • Four playable characters (in Sayonara Umihara Kawase)
  • Face giant, aquatic bosses like a tadpole, a seahorse, and more
  • Steam Achievements, Trading Cards, Leaderboards, and Cloud Saving
  • Full Steam controller support for all three games (optional)

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 7 / 8.1 / 10
    • Processor: Intel Core2 Duo 2Ghz or faster processer
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 256MB VRAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 700 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Direct Sound
    • Additional Notes: Controller recommended.
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