The prophecies were right : the end of the world is near... Create rituals, craft trees and flowers, fight pollution and organize with your friends to save the world from impending doom !
KWAAN is part RPG, part online virtual ecosystem and part pixel editor !
Every day, the tree god KWAAN needs to be kept happy : if sadness grows into KWAAN's heart, it will take the world (the server) away... To make KWAAN happy, every action counts! Dwaals will need to work together to meet KWAAN's demands: caring for KWAAN's appearance, summoning animals (ducks, penguins, little bees, platypus!!!), crafting flowers, clouds and smoothies, using items, discovering new landscapes, solving mysteries... KWAAN is curious, KWAAN always wants more gifts and novelty!
If the world is kept alive, then, maybe, an answer will be found to the greatest mystery of them all : where do pixel souls come from?
KWAAN is a positive thinking, peaceful, fully collaborative world, exploring the possibilities of online social gaming outside of the current media boundaries.
Originating as an experience commissioned by a cognitive science laboratory, KWAAN has grown into a fully realized virtual world, packed with festivals, challenges and strange happenings. KWAAN is a land made of many different organic systems, all interacting with each other to create a ever evolving context. Our intention is to make a living, thriving pixel world and place the player inside it, as a keeper of all things beautiful. KWAAN is a persistent cocoon, a parallel dimension without violence, a world where players are working toward a common goal, ultimately blurring the boundaries between the intimate and the collective.
KWAAN is the experience of another world, a tiny fragment of imagination adrift in virtuality. It is the song of every pixel, as they reach out for harmony. Come closer...
You have your place in the tribe, a house to customize your character, your inventory and your recipes, and your Ook, a very effective grapnel, to get around and explore the many levels.
At the heart of a fully functional ecosystem, with pollution and 30 different animals, up to 15 simultaneous players per server must help each other to take care of KWAAN.
To make the Kwaan happy, players will use the pixel art editor to develop its branches, summon animals, create flowers... There are also hundreds of items to combine !
Each day at midnight, the game checks the state of Kwaan's mood. If it's too sad, Kwaan will cry and drown the world in tears : the server will crash and the world must restart from scratch...