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Karawan (2021) is a meditative puzzle game where you journey to escape a desolate, crumbling world. It requires significant route-planning strategy, as you work to find optimum path to gather resources without running out of food. The novelty is extended by these choices interplaying with morally ambiguous consequences for the other characters in the game.

You start alone with limited resources in a vast, desolate world that's crumbling around you. You navigate through the world, depicted as hexagon tiles, to get to the far away portal. However, you can't make it alone so must recruit the help of villages who can join your caravan and harvest resources from adjacent tiles. However, these villagers also consume food, which means you need to make difficult choices about who to join with and who to plunder for resources and leave behind.

You need to pick the optimum route that allows your farmers, miners and lumberjacks to collect as many resources as they can. This needs to be balanced with the resources required to flatten land and build bridges. You can unlock powerful spells that allow you to slow time, plant food and switch tiles as you move through the three different worlds available.

It's a unique game that offers a blend of puzzle game with strategic resource management and progression, all while offering a philosophical experience that allows you to reflect on your actions, and offers meaningful and impactful choices where the answer is often not as black or white as it seems.

Our examiner, Ben Kendall, first checked Karawan 2 years ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 14 months ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is a Battle, Collecting and Traversal game with Narrative, Puzzle, Simulation and Strategy elements. This is a single-player game.

 
You can play this game in the following styles:

DurationDuration

Play Time: This game will take between 1 hour and 3 hours to complete.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has not yet been rated, but we anticipate it is likely to be rated PEGI 3.

Skill Level

9+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Players need to think ahead and plan the placement of the tiles. It's also important to adjust strategy to account for how things are evolving.

CostsCosts

Karawan

Itch Store PC Free
Itch Store Mac Free
This game is free to play. There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 04/10/2021

Price: Free

Out Now: Mac and PC

Skill Rating: 9+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Battle, Collecting, Traversal (Narrative, Puzzle, Simulation and Strategy)

Accessibility: 14 features

Components: 2D Overhead and Grid

Developer: Bippin Bits (@BippinBits)


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