What if Super Hexagon was a walking simulator? Meet Kanso, a hyper relaxing follow the line game. Avoid obstacles while you trace around circular forms and find your moment of Zen.
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Mar 31, 2021

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“As a sole developer approaching the finish line, I want to hear your experiences and thoughts on Kanso, to shape my final steps on game dev journey.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“Around three months, just long enough to iron out all the bugs and add tweaks suggested by the community.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“During Early Access I plan to release regular additions to the playable levels.
To complete Kanso I plan to add 320 levels in total, most of which have already entered a private beta phase. And to master the remaining music for each step in the journey of Kanso.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“Kanso is very close to the final release version.
All game design, graphics, and effects are in their final state, and currently it has over 60 levels in the final release state.
Our music and SFX for the first levels are not final but is highly representative of the final game.
Included in the early access release:
Currently 256 playable levels.
Feature complete gameplay of the full release.
Final graphics, effects, and animation.
Over 40 minutes of original orchestral music.
Mouse, touch screen, and controller support.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“Yip, price will go up just before release.
Still playing with what the price could be, so no solid number for you all right now.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“Feedback from Kanso's players will be welcomed with open arms.
My hope is that together we can make Kanso an uplifting experience that improves the life of all that play her.

I am looking specifically for your experiences with Kanso, to know what works for you and what doesn't. So that I can tweak and shape Kanso into the best game possible for mindfulness.”
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About This Game

Kanso is a relaxing line following game of motion, pause, and flow.
Immerse into a colourfully ambient space, effortlessly glide through each of the worlds, and find your moment of Zen.

Inspired by the Zen calligraphy practice of Ensô, where every day you paint an uninhibited ink circle on a blank sheet of paper.
Expressing a physical moment of reflection, focus, and freedom of flow.
Kanso is carefully balanced to invoke the flow of this calligraphic practice as a unique gameplay experience. As you move around the circular forms, avoiding the Koi like Daemons, you will also find this flow, this moment of Zen.

  • Over 300 handcrafted levels (256 currently)
  • Unique meditative gameplay
  • Around two hours of play time
  • Well over 1 hour of original music
  • Breathing session (coming soon)
  • Cloud Save
  • Visual narrative
  • ‘Instagrammable’ content to share
  • Designed specifically to manifest relaxation and well being

Navigate through ten worlds and explore over three hundred levels.
Each level with a different circular shape to follow and guiding energies to avoid.

Move with each guiding energy, a Daemon following its own distinct movement pattern. Some follow you, others avoid you, all of them moving in predictable paths that gently draw you into a tranquil gaming experience.

Along the player’s journey they will encounter our breathing session, a place where the Ensô breathes along with you while calming music is played.
Inspired by Resonant Breathing, the practice of slowing your breathing rate to approximately six breaths per minute. Slowing your heart rate variability, and resulting in a calm, de-stressed state of mind.

I created Kanso to be a place of beauty and refuge from the noise of daily life. To bring players of every skill level into a meditative state of flow, into an immersion of a calming experience.
I hope you'll join me and find your own moment of Zen.

System Requirements

    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: All
    • Memory: 128 MB RAM
    • Graphics: All
    • Storage: 200 MB available space
    • Sound Card: All
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: All
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: All
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: All

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