Kawa


(6 votes) *Average rating will show after 20 votes
| Comments (24) | Views (31)

JohnBWhat exactly is Kawa, anyway? Is it a point-and-click adventure game? An art experiment? kawa.gifAn accidental merging of random code snippets on a website? The opening text says it all: It might be an exit; It might be a trap; It might be just a dream. Created by Pi San of China, Kawa is the flash-based equivalent of being stuck in an interactive MC Escher nightmare.

Your adventure starts out straightforward enough, but the linearity ends there. Kawa has many branching and interconnecting paths you can take with just a single click. Trying to map out the game is almost impossible, as rooms that should connect do not, and oftentimes you will be transported to previous rooms without warning. Most things you do in Kawa make no logical sense. All you can do is click, explore, and watch. It ends up being a trial and error sort of game with no real puzzles in the usual sense. But it's absolutely riveting.

You start in a room. Well, not really. You start with a white cross on the screen, then it morphs into a room. Then what? Try clicking around, eventually something will happen, something strange, something that probably makes no sense. This is the charm and ultimate draw of Kawa -- non-sequitur gaming.

If you're ready to be amazed and confused all at once, give Kawa a try. Good luck!

Thanks to Cami for sending this one in!

24 Comments

I had to make a walkthrough in order to get anywhere in this game. It's as complete as I could make it; very difficult to map out properly. Feel free to add/edit it on the wiki site:

Kawa walkthrough

Score: 0 (0 votes) Vote up Vote down Report this comment Reply

To me it's just a strange animation. There is barely any choice, most of the time you can only click 1 object.

the sounds are annoying too :) Other then that I guess it's sort of original.

Score: 0 (0 votes) Vote up Vote down Report this comment Reply

Wow this is cool! There is so much more than you think...
But I hate the sound the man makes with his neck, it sounds like it breaks :P

Score: 0 (0 votes) Vote up Vote down Report this comment Reply

MAN, I need to learn the Cyrillic alphabet...

So why is the website in Russian and the game in Chinese and English? haha

Very interesting game. I like this one!

Score: 0 (0 votes) Vote up Vote down Report this comment Reply

Dear all,

since majoring in Chinese Studies I am a bit interested in the Chinese flash community.

This work here is from China, too. It's original name 连环梦 lianhuanmeng can be translated as "chain dream", which makes sense considering the nature of this "game".

The author is Pi San, 35, he lives in Beijing and belongs to the more well-known flash creators in mainland China.

Short portrait:
http://flash.ent.tom.com/user_msg.php?username=flash_spin3

There is also a very similar sequel here:
http://flash.ent.tom.com/flash_show.php?user=flash_spin3&id=13815

Just a quick extra for us all!

Best,

olr.

Score: 0 (0 votes) Vote up Vote down Report this comment Reply
goatseateverything April 4, 2006 5:03 PM

im confused. is there a solution to this game?

but this game is super awesome. its really great. =)

Score: 0 (0 votes) Vote up Vote down Report this comment Reply

I haven't finished the game but I am realy liking it. Once you realise that things have to be in time with the animation, you realise that there is so much to this game. I like the fact that it loops back to a certain point when you do make a wrong choice.
Very cool, very smooth. Out of curiosity, Jay, do you read Cyrilic or is this just a Flash finder site that you visit regulary?

Score: 0 (0 votes) Vote up Vote down Report this comment Reply

No, I do not read Cyrillic. This game was submitted by a JIG visitor and reviewed by JohnB.

Thanks to information submitted by olr28 above, I've updated the links to point to the Chinese website, as it is more likely to be authorized to host the content.

Score: 0 (0 votes) Vote up Vote down Report this comment Reply

What an interesting game! I think if you see a clock you've beaten the universe, which is kind of cool. As far as I know, I've seen every inch of this animation.

Score: 0 (0 votes) Vote up Vote down Report this comment Reply

I'm Chinese so I know what the word at the beginning of the game means:

Each place can be an entry.
Each place can be a trap.
Each place can make you going around like dream.

And this really what I feel about this game!

Score: 0 (0 votes) Vote up Vote down Report this comment Reply

Wow, thanks olr for the additional info! I tried and tried to uncover the original author, but I only know about 30 Chinese characters. :-) And thanks Mayee for the info as well!

The game I originally played and the one we now link to are slightly different in parts.

Score: 0 (0 votes) Vote up Vote down Report this comment Reply

1 word: confused

i havent got the translater so i dont understand a thing :(

Score: 0 (0 votes) Vote up Vote down Report this comment Reply

Does any one know what it says, when it opens a little window? Each box says something in Chinese? Then it has an X in the right and left corner. I don't understand this game.

Score: 0 (0 votes) Vote up Vote down Report this comment Reply

I've made some translation about some operation, hope useful:

重來:retry
繼續: continue
上一步:last step
退出:back
确定: ok

Score: 0 (0 votes) Vote up Vote down Report this comment Reply

Yes, thank you, mayee, that helped a little. For John B., how can I translate into English? I didn't understand from the beginning of your walkthrough. That was as far as I wanted to look to enjoy the game.

Score: 0 (0 votes) Vote up Vote down Report this comment Reply

When you enter the room with the dancing man. If you click 3 times on the black man, you can see a little key in the down right conner. If you move the mouse over you can see a text box, there is a LOT of Chinese and the word stop. Plz some1 translate this for me, it might be something we have overlooked

Score: 0 (0 votes) Vote up Vote down Report this comment Reply

Titan,

It says, "Click STOP on the radio." which is the red button :)

Score: 0 (0 votes) Vote up Vote down Report this comment Reply

For everyone's info, the chinese words that appear in the box are :

You have clicked 3 times. Do you want to continue?
Yes No

Click again, and there will be the same box, just that it says you clicked 4 times n so on.

Score: 0 (0 votes) Vote up Vote down Report this comment Reply

the game is pointless, and a total waste of time.

Score: 0 (0 votes) Vote up Vote down Report this comment Reply

You wanna know something kind of creepy about this game?

There is unrecognizable speech/audio at the beginning of this game. Open up Sound Recorder and if you have a computer microphone, put it up to the speaker and record this audio. Once it's in the Sound Recorder, reverse it, and you will hear a creepy backwards message...

Scared the jibblies out of me...

Score: 0 (0 votes) Vote up Vote down Report this comment Reply

evan..i dont have a computer mic, can you tell me what the voice says?

Score: 0 (0 votes) Vote up Vote down Report this comment Reply
ni scape May 18, 2010 11:25 AM

im making a map over the kawa game, but im not sure about I want to upload it!
i tried the message! spoky! I takes you to you- and the rest of the message dident i understand...

Score: 0 (0 votes) Vote up Vote down Report this comment Reply
ni scape May 18, 2010 1:16 PM

the voise says: I take you too- hold- hold hold- ya...

Score: 0 (0 votes) Vote up Vote down Report this comment Reply
ni scape May 18, 2010 3:46 PM

no! it was: I takes your to soul your soul.
its cold. yeah...

Score: 0 (0 votes) Vote up Vote down Report this comment Reply

^ Scroll Up | Homepage >

Leave a comment [top of page]

    Please consider creating a Casual Gameplay account if you're a regular visitor here, as it will allow us to create an even better experience for you. Sign-up here!
  • PLEASE UNDERSTAND SITE POLICIES BEFORE POSTING COMMENTS
  • You may use limited HTML tags for style:
    (a href, b, br/, strong, em, ul, ol, li, code, spoiler)
    HTML tags begin with a less-than sign: < and end with a greater-than sign: >. Always. No exceptions.
  • To post spoilers, please use spoiler tags: <spoiler> example </spoiler>
    If you need help understanding spoiler tags, read the spoiler help.
  • Please Preview your comment before posting, especially when using spoilers!
  • No link dropping, no domains as names; do not spam, and do not advertise! (rel="nofollow" in use)
Surface: Game of Gods> Dora You've been invited to play a strange new game, but when all your friends are sucked inside it, you quickly realize the stakes are higher than you ever dreamed. A gorgeous, cinematic, and creepy-cool hidden-object adventure from Elephant Games.  ...
401 Views
0 Comments
Sneaky Sneaky> Lori.h Just as you escape with your best haul yet, a group of thugs stop you before you can spend your reward. Sneak around to recollect your loot and trick your enemies to meet their makers sooner than they would have liked and if you do so strategically, perhaps you'll end up with more than you stole in the first place. And isn't that every thief's dream?  ...
1,168 Views
1 Comment
Crossy Road> Dora Endless arcade action meets classic Frogger style gameplay in this free iOS game where you control a series of hapless unlockable creatures trying to cross some very busy and very deadly roads and rapids. With a sense of humor and vibrant voxel graphics, it's both charming and hard to put down.  ...
Find the Escape-Men Part 126: The Special Property> Dora The apartment in this escape game's rent is suspiciously low, and there's a weird smell here too... so it's probably not a good sign your realtor has locked you inside! Experience a whole lot of weirdness (and a jump scare or two) in this very silly game from no1game.  ...

Recent Comments

 

Display 5 more comments
Limit to the last 5 comments

Casual game of the week

Surface: Game of Gods

Your Favorite Games edit

add
Save links to your favorite games here. Use the Favorites editor.

Monthly Archives

Legal notice

All games mentioned or hosted and images appearing on JayIsGames are Copyright their respective owner(s).

All other content is Copyright ©2003-2014 JayIsGames.com. All Rights Reserved.


Visit our great partner: maxcdn!