Meet Mysterious Mountain Sensei

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In Kanji Samurai, the player will meet a variety of unique sensei along the way. One of these is Mysterious Mountain Sensei, a strong, yet kind hearted warrior who lives in the mountains. After working for many masters, he has become a freelance warrior: people come to him to request aid in fighting demons or even to settle local disputes. He lives in the mountains, not out of a desire to be a hermit or to be mysterious, but because he loves how fresh the air is up there. When the player encounters him, he is laid back, kind, and willing to lend an ear. However, he warns the player he is not afraid to kill. He regales the player with stories of his past, suggesting that killing one to save the many is sometimes the only path to peace.

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Official App Icon

We’re excited to share with you our variations iterations for the official app icon for Kanji Samurai! The upper row Kanji reads “samurai” and the bottom Kanji reads “katana”. We have decided to go with the icon on the lower right because it is clear and balanced. Plus, it was the one our four artists overwhelmingly preferred.

Our goal in designing the icon was to convey what the experience of Kanji Samurai is in a single icon. The flower petals, sword, and Kanji, are all key elements of our game as players trace Kanji symbols on their tablets or smartphones which results in a sword slashing effect if they get it right and a rain shower of flower petals. Be sure to check out our gallery as soon I’ll be adding the other icon concepts we had, which were equally aesthetically pleasing but did not convey our game quite as well.

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Which icon do you prefer?