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 (701 reviews) - 92% of the 701 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: May 28, 2013

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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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“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

Mac OS X
    • 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
    • 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
    • OS:Lion (10.7)
    • Processor:2 GHz (Dual Core) Intel
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Hard Drive:7 GB HD space
    • 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 36 people (97%) found this review helpful
14.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 20
"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 Jeremy the great opportunity to become a wizard's apprentice! Marquis promises Jeremy 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 Jeremy 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 display 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. 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 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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18 of 18 people (100%) found this review helpful
27.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 14
One of the best games that I've ever played when I first started my steam account. This game was what got me in love with story-based games for its beautiful storyline about a boy and a rabbit. It's graphics, music and even voice acting was pretty well done, and the storyline was really straightforward. It contained puzzles that you'll have to solve, it's not that hard and pretty simple for a nuthead like me to play (although I have to admit to looking up the guide list).

Even completing the story I had to replay a secondtime only because it was really amazing and I wanted to collect the 'Bonus' storylines as it felt like an 'afterstory' to The Night Of The Rabbit. Until now I still feel like replaying it again just to see the storyline. Really worth my $20 I could say, never regretted it at all.
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10 of 10 people (100%) found this review helpful
18.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 22
Twelve year old Jeremiah Hazelnut gets his dream fulfilled, when he begins his training as a magician of the most important sort! A grand adventure it is!

This game is one of the best adventure games I have played in a long time. The story alone is the most admiring part of this game and I'd say that is a big achievement in these modern times where most games needs to be "idiotically interesting" the moment it begins. I find it so adoring because Jerry's (Jeremiah, the boy you play as) dream is so damn relateable from my own childhood. If I should compare the game to Daedelic's "Deponia", which is the only other Daedelic game I played, I would say Night of the Rabbit managed to capture me much faster than Deponia did. Of course Deponia was also split into three games which is kind of the killer for me (Still loved it though). Night of the Rabbit became more and more interesting and exciting the closer to the ending it got and does not leave me with disappointing questions in the end.

9/10 - The only problem I have, which is a problem I have with all puzzle games, is that I suck at them. Not the games fault, but at least the game was wondrously interesting enough to (find a walktrough) keep playing and complete.
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
14.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 28
This is one of the best adventure games that I played in last few years. And the most important it is very family friendly game. We have a lot of fun playing it with kids. Game has beautiful graphic and quest/riddles are logical and not overcomplicated. If we didn't solved anything right away it always ended - 'silly us , it was so obvious'. Story itself as the characters are just charming and reminds me a lot of Miss Potter fairy tales. I would recommend Night of the Rabbit to anyone who loves animals and has young soul or at least has young children :).
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
13.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 15
This is the point-and-click game I've been waiting for.

I played Deponia and loved the gameplay and art style... unfortunately, I absolutely hated the plot and characters. Every time the sequels went on sale, I sat there staring and trying to debate if really fun gameplay was worth the insufferable main character and lack of actually engaging plot. Never could convince myself to. So I decided to try out this game instead, hoping for something better.

Night of the Rabbit combined creative puzzles, an intriguing world, lovable characters, and a moving plot to far exceed my expectations. It was definitely worth the $5 I payed for it. I'd even go so far as to say it'd be worth the original $20, if I were the sort to ever buy games that aren't on sale.

Also, I am now in love with a large, anthropopmorphic rabbit.

+ The plot is fantastic. It starts out as merely intriguing, leaving just enough mystery to keep you going. But as it goes on, the story gets more complex and meaningful--the pacing is just perfect to keep the tension and questions balanced until it culminates in a beautiful, but open ending.
+ The characters are adorable, funny, and you'll probably end up more invested in them then you previously thought. Now, they are fairly simple characters (excluding the Marquis, who deserves an entire game devoted to his adventures), but I think this fits what I'm going to talk about next.
+ It's got a lovely fairy-tale feel to it, so things that may seem overly simplistic actually work as part of its charm. But the plot and complexity of the magical world drive it beyond what most fairy-tales are made of, so the sense you get is less "simple" and more "nostalgic."
+ Gorgeous art style, fantastic music.
+ The world is endlessly intriguing, and it opens up bit-by-bit. Though you go back and forth between many areas, you unlock more bits and pieces of the map at a pace that keeps things fresh and interesting.
+ Lots of creative puzzles. You also use many items more than once, which I think is more interesting and refreshing that gathering a bunch of one use items that mysteriously vanish once you use them.
+ It has a few really clever gameplay elements that make the game more than "combine this item with that item" or "try using this stick on everything until you find something that works."
+ The Marquis. Just... the Marquis.

- The animation could be a bit smoother, and there's a reliance on stock poses rather than unique reactions to events. However, it doesn't overly detract from the style.
- Some of the puzzles don't make that much sense or are far from obvious. But I could say that about every point-and-click game I've ever played. Sometimes I'd think I was supposed to do one thing, but then it would turn out that I actually had to do the opposite. I think if the Advice Seeker spell was more specific (it was, for the most part, entirely useless in telling me anything I didn't already know), this could have been avoided.
- Really could benefit from something like a quest log. There are so many different requests to keep track of, and the journal doesn't give much detail or organize them well.
- Voice volume seemed to fluctuate and sometimes the music was much louder than the voices--and turning music down to almost nothing in the audio settings didn't help.

In the grand scheme of things, my problems with it are very small and nitpicky. Long and short of it is, it's a great game, pick it up during the sale. You won't regret it.
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