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

 

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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

PC
Mac
    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
17 of 17 people (100%) found this review helpful
14.2 hrs on record
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.
Posted: September 30
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
18.2 hrs on record
If you liked Monkey Island 3, you'll love The Night of the Rabbit.
Posted: October 4
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
15.2 hrs on record
Daedalic has done what I previously thought impossible: given us an adventure game both with good puzzles AND a protagonist you don't want to punch in the face.
Posted: October 7
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
22.5 hrs on record
I highly recommend this game, especially if you're already into point and click adventure games. The story is awesome and the puzzles are clever. It has a nice world to explore, lovable characters, great music and graphics. It's the sort of game you can become really immersed in. I played it over a few days; it was kinda like a book you can't put down.

It was hard to get into at first because the dialogue was so slow and drawn out and it seemed so innocent I thought it must be made for kids, but it's definitely not - the story is actually pretty dark, and it even has a bit of a twist ending. I didn't decide to buy it until I finished the demo. Unfortunately I had to play it from the beginning again once I bought the game. My only criticisms are the slow and wordy dialogue (which you can click through quickly or escape out of anyway), and a bit of bugginess with the cursor (there were some small objects that I didn't realise I could interact with because the point to click on was actually lower and to the right of the object).

I think the puzzles could all be figured out with enough wandering around clicking on things, but it depends how long you can stand to be stuck on one puzzle. I had a walkthrough open that I used to give myself a hint if I was stuck. I just carefully scrolled down to see only the next step after the steps I had already completed. It would be great to be given clues, as I hate to ruin the experience by using a walkthrough. The journal does sometimes give you clues though.

Some of the puzzles are really simple, some take more thought, and a few I don't think I would ever have thought of. However, most of the time I looked at the walkthrough I realised it was totally obvious, or I could have figured it out if I had thought about it more / tried more things / explored more.

As someone already mentioned, there is a lot of pointless dialogue to sit / click through, like "hmmmm", laughing, grumbling, etc. but this is a minor issue. It can be irritating but doesn't really affect the enjoyment of the game. I found a lot of the dialogue and the characters amusing, so I didn't mind too much.

Overall... really great game. 10/10.
Posted: October 12
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
12.4 hrs on record
I don't think you have to be "into this kind of game" or anything. It's just an atmospheric point & click adventure that features a lovely and immersive story that will teach you about magic, make you think about the ambitions you strive for and maybe even change your way of thinking about the world as it exists today. The amazing soundtrack and the hand-painted art style (as you might know from various other titles that were created by the German developer studio "Daedalic Entertainment") complete this awesome experience and caught me from the very beginning.
I might even say this is my favourite adventure so far.
Posted: October 23
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
19.9 hrs on record
This game is a wonderful entartainment and adventure at the same time. This is a traditional point&click adventure game with a fabulous (exactly!) graphic. The graphic part is the major merit here but not only.

As much as I like adventure point&click games, I often get bored from here to there, so I find myself forced to scroll the tale down. However, this little adventure game didn't bore me at all!
It reminded me a bit of Alice in Wonderland (because of the rabbit and another world setting) or Harry Potter (because it's about magic) or Grimm fairy tales (because of the fairy tale and all those mice and all). However the story and the setting is quite fresh. It's like without a meaning on one hand, on the other it's just a masterpiece.

During the game you collect playing cards. They'll be used for an extra card game, which is pretty fun and you can play it also after you finish the main game.

There're also some kind of improvement in your movements later on in the game, so that you don't need to wait ages till your protagonist reach a point you wish him to reach.

The length of the game is satisfying. It's not short. It's not very long. It's just reasonable. Getting to the credits can take you around 19-20h of gameplay. I haven't noticed any bugs. Controlling system is pretty simple and obvious - as this is the point&click game ;)

All in all, this is a tasty pretty little game, which I can recommend for everyone who loves fabulous adventures and decent point&clicks.
Posted: October 3
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
17.6 hrs on record
I've been playing adventure games since the Sierra heyday, and this is quite possibly the most enchanting and enjoyable adventure game I've ever played. It recalls the sense of wonder, yet subtle danger, that I remember from some classic animated films like the Secret of NIMH - the kinds of stories that prove they can be kid-friendly without talking down to their audience. Great beauty and admittedly cute characters exist in the shadow of a palpable darkness, with an intriguing mystery of the Marquis overlaying it all.

This game does fall into the trap, like so many adventure games, of having several overly obtuse puzzles, but this is at least relatively minimal. The positives more than outweigh this: solid and simple interface, a well-written story, outstanding voice-acting, and some of the most beautiful scenes you'll ever see on your monitor. Great for kids, yes (although it may frighten them at times), but a joy for anyone who loves classic adventure games... and anyone who remembers what it's like to be a child two days before their summer vacation ends.

This is a game that will make you smile.
Posted: October 13
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.7 hrs on record
I want to like this game, but I'm finding it harder and harder to want to play. The graphics are nice, the voice overs are well done, and the characters are quirky. The puzzles are not terribly intuitive, and I can see wanting/needing a walkthrough for certain portions.

However, the reason I cannot recommend this game is the pacing. It is slow. Terribly, horrendously slow. Glacially slow. Heaven help anyone who accidentally clicks too many times and restarts a dialogue with someone to whom you've just finished talking. Perhaps it is my fault for choosing a point & click adventure as I know they're typically a lazier pace focused on story...and perhaps the story in this game is wonderful. I'll likely never know, as I can't tolerate spending 55 minutes out of ever hour I play clicking through dialogue, and the other five minutes actually getting to click on an object (just to hear more dialogue).
Posted: October 19
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19.0 hrs on record
Lets see...

Great story
Stunning art
Beautiful sound track
Amazing characters
Nice puzzles

Yeah... if you like point and click adventure games, this one is definitely a MUST

Beside all of this, it's also reeeeaaally nice to see some new 2D animation games being produced in HD
Posted: September 27
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12.6 hrs on record
totally anthrawling from start to finish some of the puzzles are a bit difficult but with enough thought about what you have, love the day night cycle later on really makes things from earlier on click right away when its introduced. lovely drawn art style that recaptures the magic of the lucas arts point and clicks of the 90s for me.
Posted: October 12
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22.8 hrs on record
Excellent story and artwork, as per usual from Daedalic, and dare I say that the functionality is improved from that of The Whispered World(comparing with pre-Special Edition), though I enjoyed that game immensely.
Posted: October 6
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13.8 hrs on record
13 saat boyunca dolu dolu oynadığım hikayesine hayran kaldığım. Çok güzel bir macera. Kesinlikle tavsiye ederim.

8/10
Posted: October 4
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14.9 hrs on record
Classic point & click adventure with some awesome artwork.
Posted: October 5
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5.6 hrs on record
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Posted: October 10
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12.4 hrs on record
Good Game Good story, but it was often lagging, with out it took any reasurces from my Computer. But worth the time.
Posted: October 15
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37.9 hrs on record
This is a terrific game. Art was wonderful, humour quirky and just right for the setting, very likeable protagonist. I was a little slow getting into it but ended up being really sorry when I realized I was done. Very highly recommended! I will definitely be buying this one for people.
Posted: October 18
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2.7 hrs on record
you could find harry otter and the chamber of egrets here
Posted: October 18
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21.8 hrs on record
So Good!
Posted: October 17
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19.5 hrs on record
WOW! 10/10! Epic story, astounding artwork and excellent soundtrack! If you're interested, I highly recomend getting the Premium Edition! Probably the best point & click game out there! Just blew me away...
Posted: October 17
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25.0 hrs on record
Truly amazing and delightful point and click adventure. Wonderous atmosphere which brings you back to your childhood.
Some of the puzzles are a bit on the far side when it comes to common sense, but the game shines in many other aspects.

9/10
Posted: October 19
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