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Karawan Review
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Posted: 5 months ago, last updated 6 weeks ago.

Author: Ben Kendall, @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.

OverviewOverview

Karawan 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.

DetailsGame Details

Expected Content Rating: PEGI 3

Release Date: 04/10/2021

Price: Free

Platforms: Mac and PC

Genres: Narrative, Puzzle, Simulation and Strategy

Accessibility: 14 features

Developer: Bippin Bits (@BippinBits)

Players: 1

 

ListsLists

DurationDuration

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

Play StylePlay Style

This is a single-player game.

 
You can play this game in the following styles:

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

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

CostsCosts

Karawan

Steam Store PC Free
Steam Store Mac Free
 
This game is free to play. Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.

AccessibilityAccessibility

Our Karawan Accessibility Report documents 14 accessibility features:
You can't save the game, meaning you have to start a new run each time you want to play.

While you can buy a map, you do not have it from the start. The text throughout the game is large, and contrasts well with the background colour.

While you are against the clock in terms of getting to the portal before the whole world crumbles, individual actions and events don't require quick reactions.

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