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.
User reviews: Very Positive (563 reviews)
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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"Jaw-droppingly gorgeous hand-painted adventure with a novel premise, celebrating camaraderie, courage and hope in the face of overwhelming odds."
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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 XP
    • 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
Helpful customer reviews
35 of 38 people (92%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
30.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 2
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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10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
15.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 6
This is Daedalic's true masterpiece and it could possibly be the best p&c adventure game ever made. I can't recommend it highly enough.

It gets the atmosphere perfectly... the game's world is absolutely beautiful and the characters are quirky and interesting. The themes are deep and though there is a bittersweet and nostalgic feeling to it in certain ways, the game is fun and lighthearted and it will quickly draw you in to its enchanted world. I only wish more games were this thoughtful and incredibly well done.
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25 of 40 people (63%) found this review helpful
8.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 15
At first glance, this game looked very promising. Decent music and graphics (comparable to Deponia series) and voice acting wasn't bad either. From a pure technical point this game is comparable to other Daedalic titles, so I picked it up as I've enjoyed every one of them so far.

BUT the story turns out very weak. The main character is like a toddler Guybrush Threepwood, the story weak and shallow. Dialogue lines don't change after the first conversation, which makes it tedious if you have to explore more deeply.
The biggest problem I had with the game was its puzzles. The puzzles mostly make or break a game of that kind. Puzzles of this game often times don't follow the story and you have to talk to random people or try random stuff to progress. Some puzzles are illogical and often times the solution is set in strict trails. Two simple examples:
- for one puzzle you have to polish a trophy and put it on a window sill. The only way to solve the puzzle is to put the unpolished trophy first and polish it after it won't be accepted. You cant polish it beforehand although it's obvious you'll have to.
- for another puzzle you have to plant a tree that will soak up water. If you try that at night, you wont be able to and get a generic message. You have to change to daytime to plant the tree and it will work.

I've run across this kind of stuff all game long, making it a very tedious experience. Good point & click games will give you hints, so you stay on track. This game will give you nothing , even if you did everything right and didn't follow some stupid random rule.

Some puzzles have week puzzles, some a week story, but this has both. It was the first daedalic and first p&c I won't finish.
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
14.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 1
The Night of The Rabbit
'The Night of The Rabbit' by Daedalic is indeed very enticing. The game starts with the life of an average boy, bearing the name Jerremiah Hazelnut, who has forever dreamed of being a greatly-renouned magician. One warm Summer day- also one of the last, a mysterious letter appears to slam harshly into Jerry's mailbox. At first it seems like a coincidence, but there is none. That starts a magical adventure as the apprentice of the Marquis de Hoto. Along this journey, you will hear whismical music, discovery new, vibrant worlds, meet unique characters, and enjoy the beautiful, colourful environment. On top of that also comes an outstanding plot, that has many variating twists. Along the way, you'll have to use your own logic to solve puzzles hidden in the point-and-click rythm of the game. But, sadly, smetimes the pace of the game can be slow, and the puzzles too challenging. By the end of the game, you have spent countless hours with the residents of the game, that it is almost sad to let them go.

Pros
  • Outstanding plot
  • Beautiful, vibrant graphics
  • Great musical score
  • Become a magician
  • Solve fun, but challenging logical problems

Cons
  • Sometimes the pace of the game is a bit slow
  • Sometimes the puzzles are too challenging

Verdict
The night of the rabbit has an amazing plot, and is natrually beautiful, and fun to play, but sometimes the pace of the game can get slow, and the puzzles can get quite a bit challenging.

9/10
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
108.9 hrs on record
Posted: February 10
This is a great game. The plot is interesting and the art style is so cool. It can get a little tedious at times, like when you can't figure out what to do, but that's what walkthoughs are for. It does not have much in the way of replay-ability, but that's not what point and click games are for. The game is very well done and dosn't have many characters that leave you wondering why they put them in the game. If you haven't played this game you should. It's well worth the price.
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