"There Is No Game" Guide and Walkthrough
What Is There Is No Game?
There Is No Game is a really unique twist on a classic puzzle game.
It was created by Kamizoto in 2015 on the Construct 2 game development platform. Originally, There Is No Game was entered into a competition hosted by Scirra called Deception Jam. It placed first in the competition due to its originality and innovative take on a traditional puzzle game model.
The developer's personality and sense of humor clearly show through the narrations throughout the game. This is a common theme in all games developed by Kamizoto.
You can play There Is No Game on several different websites that can be found with a quick Google Search. As of 2020, it is also available on the Google Play Store.
Below, I will provide a walkthrough for There Is No Game so that you can finish the game and experience it in its entirety.
There Is No Game Walkthrough
Follow these steps, and you should be able to beat the game!
- Click the "O" from "No" in the title 10 times to shake it loose.
- Drag and release the "O" 10 times to bring the mute button onto the screen.
- Click on the mute button twice.
- Click on the mute button once as it darts around the screen.
- Drag and release the "O" onto the wooden protection of the mute button to destroy it.
- Drag and release the metal box once to shake the rest of the title loose and reveal two screws.
- Undo the two screws by clicking and holding on each of them.
- Drag and release the letters to finish the title and spell the word "GAME."
- Play the minigame, using the mouse to drag and release the platform.
- The ball will be destroyed by the narrator. That's okay, just drag and release another ball from the left into play.
- Continue playing. Glitches will appear, but carry on until you destroy all the bricks.
- Hold the trophy over the right side of the screen.
- Use the letters to spell out "GOAT."
- Click on the arrow on the right side of the screen to move to the next screen.
- Click on the arrow on the left to go back to the title screen. You will see a key fly above the screen.
- This time, use the letters to spell out "TREE."
- Once the tree spawns, click and hold the trophy to move back to the previous screen (where the goat is).
- Hold the trophy under the waterfall to fill it with water.
- While still holding onto the trophy, move it over to the left side of the screen to go back to the title screen.
- Release the trophy over the tree to water it and make it grow.
- Continue filling the trophy with water and dropping it on the tree two more times.
- Click on the arrow at the top of the screen to move to the top screen.
- Click on the brown nuts on the right of the tree 10 times.
- Once the nuts have fallen, drag and release the metal box onto the nut to crack it.
- Drag and hold the nut at the top of the screen to move to the top screen.
- Hold the nut over the squirrel in order to feed it. This will release another key.
- Click on the arrow at the bottom of the screen to return to the title screen.
- Click and hold the key over the right side of the screen to return to the goat scene.
- Hold the key over the goat to free the goat
- Continue through the narrative and click "yes" or "no" to end the game.
Congratulations, you have completed There Is No Game!
There Is No Game Trivia
There are several interesting references in There Is No Game. If you have a keen eye, you may have spotted these.
- You may have seen repeated mentions of goats throughout the game. These are references to a wildly popular game that was created around the same time: Goat Simulator.
- The classic arcade game Breakout is used as a minigame within There Is No Game.
- When the narrator says, "Save the goat; save the world," this is a reference to a quote from the TV series Heroes: "Save the cheerleader, save the world."
- There is also a Star Wars reference in the credits: "These are not the droids you are looking for."
- The narrator references Portal when he says, "The goat was a lie." This is taken from the quote, "The cake is a lie," that has now become an internet meme.
A Quick Overview of Kamizoto's Bio
This game was developed by a user that calls himself Kamizoto. He is an indie game developer working out of France who is known for developing games with Construct 2. He has worked for game developers Phoenix and Okugi.
He is most well-known for creating the games Medusa and There Is No Game. Medusa: Wrath of the Queen was the winner of the Construct 2 Jam in April 2015. It is a classic, 2D platform in which the player controls Medusa and must defend her lair from Greek soldiers. It is very much an arcade-style game, and it is easy to see where the old 2D platform games have influenced the developer. There Is No Game: Wrong Dimension is a sequel to There Is No Game.
If you want to check it out, I encourage you to play Medusa as well. You'll get much of the same humorous narrations as you do in There Is No Game.
Another Game By Kamizoto That's in Development
This is another game that has only reached alpha state and is still in development. From the teasers, it looks like another classic 2D platform game with similar originality and comedic elements found in all of Kamizoto's games.
That just about sums up this guide. Following the steps above means that you should by now have completed the game. For those that are still stuck, there are two video playthroughs in this article to help you if you're struggling. Just follow along with them, and you should get be able to figure it out.
I hope that you found this guide helpful and that enjoyed playing as much as I did on my first playthrough. Please leave a comment below to let me know your thoughts on the game or if I missed anything that you think would be worth adding to help others complete this game.
© 2017 Kristian Howe