Lose yourself in a tale of magic and wonder, where anything is possible and where nothing is quite as it seems: join young Jerry and follow a peculiar white rabbit to the wondrous realm of Mousewood, a land where critters can speak and where mystery abounds.
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Release Date: May 28, 2013

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Includes Original Soundtrack (41 tracks), 8 audio books (160 minutes total running time) and a wonderful game comic by Olga Andriyenko.

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Reviews

“Night Of The Rabbit is unquestionably charming, and wow, the art is exceptional.” - Rock Paper Shotgun

“If there was any question whether Daedalic is the inheritor of the LucasArts adventure gaming crown, consider it settled.” - Escapist Magazine

“... the most outstanding game I’ve played this year.” - Pixels or Death

About This Game

Lose yourself in a tale of magic and wonder, where anything is possible and where nothing is quite as it seems: join young Jerry and follow a peculiar white rabbit to the wondrous realm of Mousewood, a land where critters can speak and where mystery abounds.

It is here that Jerry’s dream of being a magician comes true, though a haunting, sinister force casts a long shadow over the forest. Someone offers the residents of Mousewood a deal of their lifetime - tickets to the greatest magic show that the world has ever seen. But the price is steep, as they'll have to stake their most precious possessions and also their lives.

As the shadows grow deeper, the residents of Mousewood have only Jerry to turn to. On an adventure full of laughter and tears, joy and fear, the young boy will face the ultimate trial, leaving behind the world he once knew, and his childhood, too, will become a thing of the past.

Key Features


  • Story-driven exploration/adventure: The Night of the Rabbit was conceived, written and designed by Matthias Kempke, who believes that games design is all about creating new worlds to be explored by players.
  • Multi-layered story: it starts out in a light-hearted and funny way, but soon shift to a dramatic and thought-provoking tone over the 20 hours of gameplay.
  • Original character and world design: the animal people who populate the game were originally developed in short stories written by game creator; these stories are included as the in-game bonuses.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS:Windows Vista/7
    • Processor:2.5 GHz (Single Core) or 2 GHz (Dual Core)
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Graphics:OpenGL 2.0 compatible with 256 MB RAM (Shared Memory is not recommended)
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:6 GB HD space
    • Sound:DirectX compatible
    Recommended:
    • OS:Windows Vista/7/8
    • Processor:2.5 GHz (Single Core) or 2 GHz (Dual Core)
    • Memory:4 GB RAM
    • Graphics:OpenGL 2.0 compatible with 512 MB RAM (Shared Memory is not recommended)
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:6 GB HD space
    • Sound:DirectX compatible
    Minimum:
    • OS:Lion (10.7)
    • Processor:2 GHz (Dual Core) Intel
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Hard Drive:7 GB HD space
    Recommended:
    • OS:Lion (10.7)
    • Processor:2 GHz (Dual Core) Intel
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Hard Drive:7 GB HD space
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Tora
18.7 hrs
Posted: August 26
This is one of the best games I've played in a long while! An excellent point-and-click adventure game. Some of the puzzles are a bit difficult to figure out since you have to collect items to use and it isn't always obvious what exactly you need or where to find it. But other than that very interesting and engaging. Excellent soundtrack, very beautiful storybook-like artwork. I definitely recommend this game for all ages!
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archcorenth
5.6 hrs
Posted: August 23
Nice art and story, but the areas are very large, and you must spend so much time tracking back and forth over them looking for items you missed. Also, there's simply too much dialogue. The story and characters are interesting, but the amount you have to listen to them renders them a bit boring. It's a bit strange to have these sorts of problems when the previous Daedalic games I've played (Chains of Satinav, and Memoria) were such smooth affairs.
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Sorimachi
17.0 hrs
Posted: August 20
I really liked this game, and I recommend it to anyone that enjoys point and click games.
The puzzles were all logical, though I'm absolutely terrible at solving them. Many of them relied on remembering little details from long before or wandering around aimlessly looking for a hint. This is the biggest downside of the game, and I relied much more heavily than I'd like on walkthroughs.
Another issue with the way the puzzles is presented is that it appears that you can do them in whatever order you would like, but in actuality the game is very linear, and you must do certain actions or entire puzzles before another one can be completed.
Where the game really shines is the presentation. The art is wonderful, and I love the scripts. The characters are very likeable and you will end up loving many of them. The story is great, though a bit predictable.
Great game, fairly easy, great story.
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Lt. Mala da Destoryer
39.7 hrs
Posted: August 19
Man the story itself kewl and kinda i dig it but the execution was literally terrible many lags and many bugs (Just after i entered the Second Portal the Sound won't even work ever again wtf?!)
Man i'm really wanna play it to the end just for the sake of Curiosity i'm kinda into the story and twisted events i'm literally tryin' my best to not f*cking delete this game for good for all the ♥♥♥♥♥ and bugs i'm facing, fgs
but sadly i would not recommend people to play it you gonna get ♥♥♥♥♥♥ off really hard at this game cuz it's kinda slow-paced and hard to finish not to mention how ♥♥♥♥♥♥ feeling when you travel manually to different location man it was a nightmare freaking boring

In the end i hope this Review would be a help to others (Plz Just don't waste your money on this ♥♥♥♥ lagy as*f*ck)...
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ElusiveOne
16.0 hrs
Posted: August 17
The Night of the Rabbit is a modestly achieved point-and-click adventure, without splendor or major grievances. Its particular tone and style makes it more suitable for a younger audience and may simply not be for everyone.

It is adorably filled with tons of imaginative little ideas, easygoing humour and clever references to other classic adventures. Scenes are generally pretty and well rendered, albeit often with uniform levels of detail.

I found myself enjoyably humming the game's music regularly in between playing sessions. The majority of puzzles rely on conventional logic, challenging in their own rights but never a strain to solve (only a few items are obtained or used somewhat arbitrarily).

Individual components are mostly soundly executed but their overall sum unfortunately does not translate into a very exceptional experience. The game does not intentionally sabotage its appeal in any drastic way; its only real recurrent negative quirks are dull writing and repetitive dialogues.

Despite its promises of magic and adventure, the game remains uniformly average with few moments of awe delivered at a slow pace.

"You alone can help us."

Typical inventory puzzles have you play errand boy for perfectly incapable townsfolk who would likely forever remain in limbo if you hadn't shown up to fix everything for them. Its uncharacteristic leading young man is neither especially charismatic nor particularly witty, making these tasks rather mundane. Secondary characters are a mixed bag of highly intriguing and static types.

The plot becomes more compelling, perhaps a little too late, after an interminable initial exposition. Once you finally get to the real magical bits, you will find the world portals lead to small underdeveloped and self-contained areas where each spell you learn has a handful of highly specific uses.

A more interesting game mechanic lets you switch between night and day, which significantly alters areas you can visit.

Increasingly mysterious story threads with no immediately obvious connections are satisfyingly and nicely tied together in a properly lengthy conclusion, served as an elaborate cutscene that explains everything in detail. Reaching the end feels good.

A surprisingly twisted final segment lets you briefly revisit the other small worlds in a re-imagined version. This original part breaks positively from the regular pacing of the game.

There are a few missteps, such as when your magical adventure temporarily turns into a moralizing threat of ecological disaster that is not even central to the main plot.

Technical glitches sometimes make the game skip dialogues or break down the UI, in some cases forcing a restart. Save often.

A journal keeps track of current objectives and even occasionally offers subtle cues towards their solution but its information is poorly organised. An ineffective in-game hint system disguised as your first spell simply repeats key dialogues you've previously heard without providing additional direction.

Annoyingly, there is no way to pause the game during dialogues.

There are a surprising amount of optional collectibles for a game of this genre: dewdrops, cards, stickers and audio books. Most of them are entirely useless outside fulfilling a compulsive need for completion, except for the dewdrops, which expose a minor plot detail ahead of the ultimate reveal, and audio books that add a lot of folklore to the game's world if you have the patience to sit and listen.

The optional Quartet memory game is very basic and not very challenging. Completing your card set does not improve your available strategies and playing it becomes rapidly boring.

Overall I found The Night of the Rabbit simply too banal to recommend to everyone. It is by no means a bad game, in fact it is moderately enjoyable, but with better pacing and a fully revised dialogue system it would have been vastly improved. Perhaps you will enjoy it better than I did but make sure you get it during one of Daedalic's insanely advantageous sales.

Otherwise I would instead recommend the more fulfilling and better executed Memoria by the same developer.
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berna1111
19.3 hrs
Posted: August 15
Anything is possible in a day in summer vacation =o)
A beautiful game with a good story and light logic puzzles.
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DJSEDDMUSIC
14.6 hrs
Posted: August 10
sick
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Gamer Yuna
20.7 hrs
Posted: August 7
I absolutely loved this game. The lore, story, plot, and characters really caught me by surprise and i enjoyed every moment of it. I HIGHLY reccomend this game to anyone and everyone!
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Shigawire
19.4 hrs
Posted: August 6
The game is buggy with lots of graphics glitches regardless of quality setting. It also runs slowly (Geforce 1080, i7 6700K), writing of the dialogue is dull and the pacing of the dialogue system is straining whatever patience you've mustered to listen to the dialogue.
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GurrenLagannBandwagon
116.5 hrs
Posted: August 3
I first got this from a bundle a while back. The reason I bought the pack, was this game. It attracted my attention. And looking back, it was money well spent, I recently finished it, and after some time i'd very much like to play it again. the game has great music, characters, plot, etc. My point being of you like point & click games then enjoy. "We have arrived. We will be the solution." [edit] Here's hoping for a sequel that will resolve the leftover plots be them minor or major.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
11.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 31
The night of the rabbit is another wonderful Point and Click adventure from Deadalic Entertainments. The music is wonderful, the visuals are really good looking and I didn't had any bugs during my playthrough. It took me about 10 hours to finish the game and get all achievments. To be honest this game looks childish but is definitely not easy! Some combinations or task are in my opinion not really logical. Therefore it will be very hard to finish the game without any help or maybe you are just more clever than me. Nevertheless this game was really good and had a really nice story.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
10.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 29
As with all Daedalic games Ive played so far, great great game. Great story, but slow beginning. But bear with it, it gets pretty fun and exciting.

The only thing that continually bothered me was that, holy ♥♥♥♥, Jerry has a ton comments when you click on items to investigate them. And if you click it again, he spews the same pointless 10 line dialogue! Thank god you can click to skip through the lines, but dang. Supremely annoying, especially when this is a game where you are going to spend a lot of time clicking on the same things over and hoping the right thing happens.

I think puzzle solving wise, a bit easier than The Dark Eye and Memoria, but the parts I did get stuck on, I would not have got unless I tried every possible item combination. I used a walkthrough for those parts.

Love the music, love the idea, love the characters. Pretty nice voice acting.

I recommend this game, if you like this genre of story-rich, puzzle solving adventure game. Though when the game ended, I felt a rush of emotion, having been taken on a rollercoaster of a story, but a few hours later, I realized there are a lot of unresolved mysteries.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
20.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 7
I absolutely loved this game. The lore, story, plot, and characters really caught me by surprise and i enjoyed every moment of it. I HIGHLY reccomend this game to anyone and everyone!
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
39.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 19
Man the story itself kewl and kinda i dig it but the execution was literally terrible many lags and many bugs (Just after i entered the Second Portal the Sound won't even work ever again wtf?!)
Man i'm really wanna play it to the end just for the sake of Curiosity i'm kinda into the story and twisted events i'm literally tryin' my best to not f*cking delete this game for good for all the ♥♥♥♥♥ and bugs i'm facing, fgs
but sadly i would not recommend people to play it you gonna get ♥♥♥♥♥♥ off really hard at this game cuz it's kinda slow-paced and hard to finish not to mention how ♥♥♥♥♥♥ feeling when you travel manually to different location man it was a nightmare freaking boring

In the end i hope this Review would be a help to others (Plz Just don't waste your money on this ♥♥♥♥ lagy as*f*ck)...
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80 of 89 people (90%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
14.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 20, 2015
"Remember: there are no problems, only challenges!"

Considering all my experiences with Daedalic Entertainment so far, I tend to hold a middle ground in my judgements. The game is either perfect - like Memoria - or consists of a perfect idea ruined in rushed display - like Whispered World. On a 50-50 gamble, I took my chance and I'm happy to declare that The Night of the Rabbit went to snatch itself a place among the perfect ones.

Meet Jeremiah Hazelnut, a young boy who lives in a forest hut with his mother, and it's the last two days of his summer vacation. Young Jerry ventures out to the forest to find himself an adventure before dinner, and ends up meeting a strange rabbit named Marquis de Hoto who offers Jerry the great opportunity to become a wizard's apprentice! Marquis promises Jerry that he'll be home before dinner, and takes him to the village of Mousewood, where he'll be trained in the art of arts: magic! As Jerry proudly declares: Anything's possible on a day in summer vacation!

Before getting into gameplay, I'd like to take a moment to talk about the atmosphere of the game. The whole setting is already captivating with beautiful 2D art backgrounds, enchanting soundtrack and loveable characters as if they are taken out of a beloved children's book. Aside the trademark folklore themes of mainland Europe, numerous other mythologies are carefully wrapped up into a well-balanced setting of its own in this wondrous little tale. Character depth and storytelling are marvelous, voice acting is stunning and dialogue interactions vary between conjuring a warm smile on your face and inviting you to sudden striking realizations on human nature. Don't let the cute setting fool you; I took a pause to consider the wisdom behind an unexpected remark made in game more than once.

For the gameplay: it is a bit more than your casual point and click adventure. For the most part of the game, you are presented with a townful of people and places to explore, and also a handful of side stories and/or quests to accomplish aside the main scenario with card rewards. Item combinations are imaginative, yet not obscure at all. With some observation, it is possible to go through the whole game. Through his adventures, Jerry will learn some spells that will enrich the gameplay and present you new options of exploration; like talking to statues, growing plants in mere seconds, changing shape... and even make impossible, possible!

One of my favorite parts in the game is that you are encouraged to collect some mysterious cards in your explorations which you can use to play a card game named Quartets with the town's inhabitants. It is a lovely mini game that takes some attention and an exercise of memory. The game also contains some collectibles for you to look for - like stickers, dew drops and stories told by a mysterious woodspirit. They are not a must, but collecting them reveals some side lore to the game that you may enjoy very much. Every detail is carefully placed to make a whole masterfully. There is a variety of things to do in this game which offers at least 10 hours of gameplay roughly.

As a final word, when I chose to play The Night of the Rabbit, I wasn't expecting this kind of quality in setting, story, narration or gameplay. This is a wonderful and imaginative tale that I'll remember for a long time. Jerry's tale might have ended here, but I wonder if Mousewood or Marquis made their last appearances... I wish not.

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66 of 73 people (90%) found this review helpful
Recommended
16.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 31, 2014
AT A GLANCE
(Full review follows below)

  • Game Name: The Night of the Rabbit
  • Original Release: 2013
  • Genre Tags: Point & Click; Adventure; Story Rich; Atmospheric; Artistic
  • My Overall Grade: A
  • Estimated Playtime (Campaign): 12-18 hours
  • Multiplayer Aspect: None
  • Recommended To: Established fans of the genre; Those intrigued by the genre; Aesthetes; Strong narrative advocates; Game atmosphere connoisseurs; Casual gamers

REVIEW
Night of the Rabbit may be Deadalic Entertainment's best work yet... and that is saying something. In my opinion, they are one of the premiere developers of point-and-click adventure games today. All of their games have a certain "charm" about them that make them so appealing. Well Night of the Rabbit may be the quintessential example of that "Deadalic Charm."

The puzzles make sense for the most part, and there are in-game hints which can help you along. The artwork is amazing and the soundscape is phenomenal. I really liked the music. The voice acting is well done, although some of the lines are a bit forced and a bit corny. And the overall story is intriguing and well-told. Also, I experienced no glitches/bugs or crashing. It is an undeniably well-crafted game.

It is also a rather long game for the point-and-click genre. It does drag on a little towards the end. One thing that most Deadalic games do well is timing, where they end just as they start to get old... but this one definitely has an hour or three more than it needs to. So: if you get bored of games easily, you might want to be aware of this.

There are lots of extras in the game that you don't commonly see in point-and-click games, like collectibles... and even a card-based mini-game similar to gin/go-fish. Although I personally thought they could have made the card game more fun (it is very luck based), it was a cool little extra.

All in all, though, I thought this was a great game. Probably Deadalic's best work so far. If you are a fan of point-and-click games this is a must play.

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49 of 52 people (94%) found this review helpful
Recommended
20.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 19, 2014
This game is a work of art. The music, the art, the voice-acting, the story, and even the hidden collectables are magnificent. Even if you use a walk through the whole time (some of the puzzles are less than intiutive), it is worth playing and sharing. The creators even included 8 recorded stories, beautifully written and read, as one of the collectibles. The dedication and care put into this game are evident and the experience is inifinitely better for it. After playing it through once, I would happily play it again, just to get all the collectibles and enjoy the story once more. I wish more games were like this one.
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57 of 71 people (80%) found this review helpful
Recommended
33.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 25, 2013
Great Game!
If you love classic "Point and Click" Adventures,lovely designed Level and beautiful Music you shouldn't miss this game.
The riddles may be confusing sometimes and need a certain amount of brain to solve but if you like to combine a snail with an envelope you will have no real problme but instead lots of fun.
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33 of 33 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
14.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 30, 2014
Enter the realm of Mousewood where a world filled with magic and warm feelings wait for you and your journey to begin. As soon you start the game, the first thing you will notice is how unique the art style is. With warm and vibrant colours, The Night of the Rabbit is the perfect (summer) adventure to play any time of the year, it's easy to fall in this world, it's charming and will win your heart, if you allow it. Without giving too much information, it's wise to understand that not everything is what's appear to be. There is plenty of mystery and magic surrounding Mousewood with plenty to see in a selection of different locations.

Filled by imagination and creativity you will encounter puzzles through your journey. Depending on your perception, these can be easy to medium difficulty while others may take some time to understand. You will have to meet new people, do some favours, help others, gather materials and much more in order to advance the Story. While advancing through the game you will listen the amazing soundtrack that makes a nice companion. It's already easy for you to fall in the story due the charm of the art style but music always played an important role in these types of games and it's great to see that such role was not ignored during the creation of the game.

While playing the game, enjoying the scenery, listening to the music, narration and other character's stories it took me about 14 hours -give or take- to finish the game. Not once I felt the rush or need to end the story in a quick session or two. It's a pleasant game to play in a very calm and relaxed environment that will leave you stuck to your monitor until the very end. If you are like me, I do enjoy to play certain games during certain seasons of the year. With Autumn coming soon and then Winter, The Night of the Rabbit is the perfect fit to play after a long tiresome day or during that rainy, cold afternoon while having some warm coffee or tea by your side to keep you warm. I know it may seem odd, but having a nice surrounding while playing some games can make the immersion even bigger (and better) and this is something important while playing any type of game.

If you are a fan of point and click games, intriguing stories and astonishing visuals thanks to a well drawn art style, then this may be the game for you. It's a game telling a story, a game that asks the player not to see a journey but to go with it and tag along as you play Jerry, the main character.
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37 of 40 people (93%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
30.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 2, 2015
The Night of the Rabbit is phenomenal. A great story, beautiful music, hand drawn art and clever puzzles, and it all works together perfectly. A near perfect point-and-click adventure experience.

Lets start with the music. The first thing you hear when you start the game is a melodious theme that can only be described as the game in music form. It is near indescribable how perfect the main theme is. The rest of the music is also amazing, enhancing the atmosphere of the game, deepening the emotion of various scenes.

The hand drawn art is beautiful, has a unique style, and is a perfect medium in which to tell the story of Jerry and his journey into the realm of magic. Visually, the game is very pretty to look at, but it's the attention to detail that truly brings this fantasy realm to life. In addition, the transition from cut-scene to game is near seamless. You almost can't tell you're watching a video.

The story is just as mystery filled as you'd expect from a journey into the realm of magic. The intro does a great job of setting the tone of the story, and it carries all the way to the end. Jerry's story is told near perfect, the conclusion of his story is satisfying. But the end is so open, with so many questions remaining, so much left to explore. So many avenues for further adventure. I really hope this game gets a sequel. It truly deserves one, crafted with the same love and dedication.

Like all point-and-click adventures, the gameplay is as you would expect. You use the mouse to interact with the environment, the people and objects within. The items you collect are then used to solve a variety of clever puzzles throughout the game. Many of the puzzles are crafty, and even though you can see the solution, there's always another clever obstacle to overcome. The puzzles are very seamless in execution.

You can observe all the objects you can interact with by clicking on a magic coin in the inventory (a clever means of integrating a gameplay element into the story). This is a brilliant addition to point-and-click adventure gameplay as it's sometimes easy to miss key items lying around. The only downside is that the coin only shows the interactive elements for a moment, too short to take in everything. You can continuously observe the interactive objects by holding the shortcut key (holding spacebar), but it would have been nice to have the mouse implementation be given some better functionality.

There is also a minor bug where you sometimes can't open the inventory by clicking on the backpack. There were only two points in the game where I observed this. The first was after exiting the boat, but going to the title menu and then returning to the game fixes this. The second one is more annoying. At the outpost in the frozen land (and only at this screen), the only way to access the inventory is via the inventory shortcut (pressing I). The mousewheel method of accessing the inventory may still work, but I never used it so I can't say. The bug is a minor annoyance, and to be fair, it's the only bug I encountered throughout the game.

The Night of the Rabbit is exceptional. I recommend it to any fan of the adventure genre.
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