the second law of #zen states that being #zen is being new. one of the greatest expressions of this law is in the playing of games.
a game of cause and effect that moves you through 5 kōans: the guru, the tortoise, the Goddess, the tyger, and the sunflower.
journey through the forest to retrieve lettuce for your husband. at the end of the game, a poem is display to show you how #zen you were. play now.
a tortoise wandered into the woods. find him, and then find him fifty-nine more times. for every person who beats this game (and emails or tweets about it), the guru’s school will donate $1.60 to american tortoise rescue. play now.
you wander through a forest as a tortoise, looking for lettuce. with every bite of lettuce you take, you blink, and you find yourself deep within another forest. these forests are full of secrets: 3 sunflowers are hidden in them. play now.
the koan village
a text-based game spread across five kōans where you help the guru do two things for the Goddess. but you have to discover what those two things are.
- 146. the Goddess’s two things
- 147. mooning
- 148. the Goddess’s questions
- 149. the banker’s back
- 150. a mysterious temple
the guru’s trials (featuring the hidden caves):
another text-based game spread across five kōans. can you help the guru pass the oracle’s trials and ask his question. this one has a secret ending.
the koan village 2:
the sequel to the kōan village. designed to be solved by a group of people, so far only a single person has completed the game. will you be the second?
- 276. the guru awakes
- 277. what the sunflower saw
- 278. the tyger’s hunt
- 279. the Goddess’s game
- 280. the all you-can-eat lettuce buffet
additional kōan games
are you a developer?
developers are encouraged to make games based on the kōans. if you have any questions about this, or would like to ask advice, email guru @ koanoftheday (.) com.