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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Includes 5 items: Deponia, Edna & Harvey: Harvey's New Eyes, Memoria, The Night of the Rabbit, The Whispered World Special Edition

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“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

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    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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sacke110
18.8 hrs
Posted: September 23
I just finished the game and I have to say these 14h were truly wonderful. I loved the gameplay and the story that made this game so good. There were a mystery that couldn't be solved untill the end which only made me more interested in the game as I played on. There were alot of characters and other things to interact with everywhere so there were never a dull moment.
I highly recommend this game and hope that you will find it as good as I did.
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Atsou
21.3 hrs
Posted: September 19
The story in this game was really charming. Highly recommended!
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1708kcb
6.6 hrs
Posted: September 19
So far, so good. nice plot (albeit with an obvious scenario at times), good art and good fun even when you're hitting yourself for not noticing the obvious.
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Hosemann
12.4 hrs
Posted: September 18
Although it has a slow start the game is developing into a really cute story
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klew
32.4 hrs
Posted: September 9
An adventure game for people who liked adventure games in their prime.

+Very nice art quality and production value
+Cute anthropomorphic animals and interesting story
+Lots of content and varied mechanics

-A few of the puzzle solutions are a bit obtuse
-The card minigame is simplistic RNG and only serves to waste time for an achievement
-Some bugs can block progress or achievements, may require reloading a save or starting a new game
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pandahearts14
12.0 hrs
Posted: September 5
I love the animtation style and story of this game. The characters are very well done and each of them has something to do in the story rather than just meeting them once and never seeing them again.
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heidi
13.7 hrs
Posted: August 29
This game is beautifully drawn, and overall lovely to play. I enjoyed all the characters' personalities, and the story was engaging. Some dialogues were long as on these kind of adventure games they always tend to be, but with subtitles on you can skip them if you are a quicker reader than they are talkers ( make sure you don't miss anything important though! ). Also, there are a couple of optional 'mini games' inside which were a fun to discover.

I think this game might have ruined other games for me, as I don't remember enjoying anything that much since the Longest Journey came out.. Ugh, but it was worth the wait to find something truly enjoyable.

Thumbs up from me!
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
10.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 8
A bit slow, especially in the beginning, but it really picks up! A beautiful game accompanied with a beautiful plot, really worth it, especially when it comes in a bundle with Daedalic Entertainment's other games~
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
9.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 24
I really enjoyed this game. The animation is gorgeous, the characters varied and interesting, and there is plenty to do. It takes a little while for the story to really kick off, but it's worth the wait. It's really story-rich and not always as easy as it appears to be. If you enjoy other Daedalic games, I can definitely recommend it.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
14.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 28
Night of the Rabbit claims to be a magical adventure, but it's actually a story about a novice magician who meets a strange but adorable community of furry friends, and must save them from vile corporations (and insane celebrity washouts) who plan to tear their world apart for the profit.

Ultimately, every encounter is cute, and you feel like the main character is growing in with the town itself. Making friends, playing cards, saving mice children from berserk crows, etc.

Get this on sale and use walkthroughs sparringly. You'll want to talk to everyone just to see how this lovely little fuzzy community works.
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82 of 92 people (89%) 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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67 of 74 people (91%) 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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50 of 53 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
1 person found this review funny
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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34 of 37 people (92%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
15.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 6, 2015
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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