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 (309 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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Buy The Daedalic Fairytale Bundle

Includes 2 items: The Night of the Rabbit, The Whispered World Special Edition

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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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"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
20 of 22 people (91%) found this review helpful
16.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 31
Night of the Rabbit may be Deadalic'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 you can get to help you along. The artwork is amazing and the music is phenomenal-- I really liked the songs. The voice acting is well done, although some of the lines are a bit forced and a bit corny-- but its a minimal amount. The overall story is intriguing and well-told. Also, I experienced no glitches/bugs or crashing.

It is a rather long game for a point-and-clicker. It does drag on a little towards the end. One thing that most Deadlic games do well is timing, where they end just as they get old-- but this one definitely has an hour or 3 more than it needs to. So: if you get bored of games easily, you might want to be aware of this.

Theres 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 (its 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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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
12.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 18
Created by Daedalic Entertainment, this is the actually the first click and adventure game I have played from them and it appears that this game doesn't receive quite a lot of attention as the other more popular series (Deponia, Edna & Harvery, etc.) but The Night Of The Rabbit stands nicely and here are my thoughts on it:

(Edited 19th November 2014)

1.) Graphics (9/10)

Ah, this section is where the game truly shines. The background environment is really beatiful with a mystical charm to it and almost every parts of the game are interesting to view. No doubt that they have heavily emphasize on the artwork that compels you to explore further into the world of anthromorphic inhabited world of Mousewood.

As for the characters, they are drawn in 2D graphics which works well for the beautiful background and simple to look at them. Quite a large amount of characters in here and most are based on animals.

Despite all that, they are some minor problems I have seen in this game, in a sense with the dialogues that appear on screen does not match with the voice acting. However, it isn't really bad enough to ruin the experience.

2.) GamePlay (7/10)

As for this part, it is a simply, straight to the point clicking around until you make progress story wise game. It is a nice of them to include in a short tutorial on the controls and it was done in a fun way. As you continue on, you are required to solve many puzzles along the way, which requires you to combine items and using them. There are also some puzzles which requires to be done in a certain order that would only work. No doubt that some puzzles can be challenging and you have to think hard in order to solve it.

Unfortuntely, some puzzles can become cumbersome, back tracking involved routine and rather vague, despite the fact that you can refer to your journal which sadly offered only minimal help. There were a few several times when I got stuck completely and had no choice but to end up relying on a guide by other players, which I have to admit this is a bit disappointing and it may cause some players to shy away. All in all, the puzzle part could have use more thought and polishing to it by the creators but still the job is done well enough for an indie game.

3.) Sound / Voice Acting / Music (8.5/10)

Oh boy this is another part where the game shines too, whereby most of all the characters (Except for a few particular residents of Mousewood) had their own voice acting that fits their personalities and appearance very well. From the main character to the most minor characters, it is nice to talk to them and listen to their various quirky and serious dialogues altogether.

The music is really good too, even the main menu for a simple click adventure game can sound really mysterious when paused. Every parts of the game had their own distinct music and in my opinion it fits well on every mood.

However, the most annoying part of the game is that during the process of solving a puzzle and if you made a mistake, you are forced to listen many of the same lines over and over again but thankfully this can be easily mitigated by simply skipping with clicks of the mouse.

4.) Story (7/10)

The main part of the game, hmm to be honest I have mixed feelings about it. You play as a young boy by the name Jeremiah Hazelnut or simply called Jerry, a very tenacious and curious boy who would one day strive to become a famous magician. He is currently on a summer holiday which will end in two days and so Jerry decides to spend his two remanining days looking for adventures in an innocent child perspective right nearby the comfort of his home that lies at the edge of the town in a forest. As time passes, a strange mysterious letter appeared inside his mailbox and in it contains an magical incantation and an invitation for him to come over into the world of Mousewood.

Jerry then gladly follows the instructions on the paper and with that it summons a very strange yet interesting character which happens to be an anthromorphic white rabbit namely Marquis De Hoto. The marquis turns out to be a magician and also a TreeWalker, who is capable of traversing through various portals found at certain places only and their main job is to help its inhabitants, protect and restore the balance of many worlds. Being a naive minded yet excited typical of a boy, Jerry agrees to be his apprentice in order to become a great magician and from there the story continues.

The first part of the game starts off pretty slow but as the game moves on we start to dwelve deeper into the mysteries of Mouseworld and other worlds that Jerry will visit in his quest, which picks up the story. But sadly, towards the last part of the game feels kind of rushed, sloppy and the ending, in my opinion was a bit lacking in its punch and left a few things unanswered. I'm not sure if this was intended by the creators to open for a sequel which I hope it may bring a closure to it.

There is also the bonus content if you purchase the premium version of the game, it brings some stories which sets in the same universe of Mouseworld that you can see and unlocks along the way in your game play which brings a bit more content of the game

Conclusion (8/10)

In short, The Night Of The Rabbit excels in its Graphics and Audio department but slightly spoiled by certain tough puzzles and the lack of proper conclusion to the story as well as the quality dropping towards the end. Still, it makes for a good experience and I am certainly looking forward to seeing a sequel being made for this game.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 3
score 9/10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
17.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 28
Short version: 84%
Night of the Rabbit is an excellent 2D adventure game with a charming storyline and setting, a memorable cast, interesting puzzles, and lots of side content. And don’t let the theme fool you: this game is as much for adults, as for children.

Long version:
The Night of the Rabbit is a wonderful magical fairy tale from Daedelic Entertainment, the company which really knows how to make a modern 2D adventure game.

The basic premise may sound familiar: you play as Jerry Hazelnut, a 12-year-old boy, who suddenly finds himself in a magical world where he becomes a wizard-in-training with the ultimate goal of saving the Forest from the evil magician.
The setting uses the same cartoonish forest inhabited by talking critters we saw in hundreds of children’s books, but this doesn’t make the game dated or old, quite the opposite. This world was crafted with lots of love and care, which is also shown in the almost three hours worth of audio books (unlockable in the game, included as additional download in the special edition). And the story won’t disappoint either… it’s fun, it’s clever, it’s charming, and more importantly, it’s perfect even for an adult.

Strangely, the same goes for the puzzles, but in a wrong way. The initially harmless and easy obstacles quickly turn into desperate try-everything-with-everything scenarios. Even the plot has a few dark twists, setting a more adult tone, which may create an uncomfortable discrepancy between the first and second halves of the game.

All stages feature jaw-dropping graphics and lots of detail, and the English voice cast with their charming accent fits the theme perfectly. The same cannot be said for the acting, but it’s nothing major to really worry about.

Overall, it’s an excellent adventure to embark upon, whether you are young or old, so put on your wizard hat and have fun!
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12.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 31
It was great fun.
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14.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 27
Bravo!
This game was incredible- Its plot was imaginitave, its characters had personality. At the end, It was so sad to see all of your AI friends go, as over the game you are bonded with them. If you like a good, adventurous magic puzzle game, with inter-dimensional travel, This is for you!

Farewell,
Jerimiah Hazelnut- Treewalker
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13.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 4
Love the game
it have lots of logical tasks.

Which I love about point and click games.
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3.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 4
Another Daedalic game, so, obviously, you should buy it.
Nice story.
Nice puzzles.
Pretty graphics.
The voices are pretty nice.
Ever played any Daedalic point-n-click? So, you know the drill.
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21.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
Beautiful game, with a great immersive storyline and overall a fun time! Definitely recommend :)
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9.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 25
There are a few bugs and glitches, but this game has a beautiful art direction and the music relaxes you as you swear obscenities at small woodland creatures because you can't solve the obtuse puzzles. This game made me feel very VERY stupid, but in a good way. It's fantastic for testing your creative problem-solving skills and I'd suggest buying the premium edition which includes the soundtrack and the audiobook.
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12.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 26
Truly one of the best games I've ever played. Perhaps the gameplay isn't the best and yes it does proceed very slowly at first...

But when the story ended, when the curtains closed, I felt truly unhappy that there had to be an ending at all. I loved the story, I loved the characters and I sincerely hope the story will be continued some day.
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1.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 28
you know, i started playing this game because final fantasy was down for the night, and i actually found this enjoyable.
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27.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 5
This is now one of my favorit games ever! Amazing artwork, captivating story and the the entirety of the game gives an enchanting feeling. There is not a single thing I'd change... this is a beautiful game!
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19.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 7
As with every other Daedalic game I've played.. I absolutely love this! Both the art style and the story are amazing. I just wish I had the common sense to have bought the Premium Edition because the audio books you find in this game are fantastic and I would play them for my own children.
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20.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 23
Just last night I finished the game and I am looking forward to a sequel. Before my review I would like to note that this was my third point and click adventure game (all from Daedlic) so I am not particularly experienced on this field.

Story:
In my opinion the strongest point of the game. As the description says we follow the adventure of a young boy whose dream is to become a magician. On a summer vacation anything is possible! It sounds like and starts out as a light-hearted fairytale with talking woodland animals. (It reminds me a bit to The Whispered World.) However, even the starting cinematic hints that there are more to it. The story picks up slowly as Jerry, on his training to be a Treewalker, first just do all kind of chores for the locals, which took about half of my game time. But the subtle referances that things weren't as they looked kept me going. There are a couple of threats looming over Mousewood, the home of the woodland critters, some more immediate and more apparent, some not. The initial innocent tale about talking critters expands into a complex one with harsher elements. I find the plot intriguing and creative. It has more than one layer and gives a couple of twists in the second half of the game. We get answers to some of the mysteries, but at the same time more questions arises. There remain some loose ends hanging, that makes me hope there will be a sequel.

Gameplay:
There is only one click option, and the game decides whether you look, talk to, pick up, etc your target. Jerry's adventures centers around a place called Mousewood and its close surrounding. He needs to visit same places over and over again, but some other, smaller areas open up briefly too. The game lacks a bit on exploration-wise in my opinion. There are riddles, hidden objects and lots of item combinations. Unfortunately I found myself often opening a guide because my logic works differently than Daedlic’s. During his training, Jerry learns some useful spells. With the help of them some previously inaccessable places open up or he can interact with objects in new ways, which sometimes help solving puzzles or give extra flavour to the game. After a while day and night cycles are introduced too which, again, alters how and where we can interact with objects and people. There are collectible items too, built in, simple card game (the pictures on the card you collect too) and audio books as bonuses. I think these are good, refreshing ideas which brings the game above average. Unfortunately the puzzles I don’t find particularly interesting unlike the ones in The Whispered World.

Characters, voice acting and dialogues:
Jerry’s behavior is belivable and suitable to a 12 year old child: how he impresses himself when he manages something, his goodwill and slightly naive attitude to the wold, playful and adventurous. I find him a likable main hero. He meets lots of different creatures (funny ones, charming ones, witty ones, etc) and they have all well thought-out personalities. The voices are fine and matches the characters. There are a decent amount of dialogue options, and fortunately we can replay most of them or at least get a summary afterward.

Music:
The game isnot short on them. I really like the menu music and some of the in game ones, but there were a few which slightly annoyed me hearing it over and over again.

Graphic:
Charming cartoonish characters and spectacular, detailed backgrounds. I can only say good about it.

Overally I think The Night of the Rabbit is worth its cost. Because of its setting it is perfect for younger audiance, but it can suit well for older players just as well due to the deeper thoughts arising later during the plot. I don’t think it is the best game when it comes to puzzles but it definitely has some nice features, and because of the story I might even replay the game to see it evolve again, now with a better understanding of what is what and who is who in real.
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31 of 32 people (97%) found this review helpful
20.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 19
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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17 of 17 people (100%) found this review helpful
14.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 30
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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14 of 15 people (93%) found this review helpful
21.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 21
A lengthy, but enjoyable point-and-click adventure, with beauful graphics, great voiceover and overall very nice story.
Characters are very likable and setting is fun. Music is also very nicely done, end though several of the tracks are just variations of the main theme. But overall i highly enjoyed the game. Recomended :)
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11 of 11 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 15
I highly recommend this game.

Firstly i must say, I am not much into the point and click genre, but i very much like a game with a good story.
This game shows humour, puzzles, jokes, riddles, emotions, a nice story and a nice twist to those.

I got this game on sale.
Honestly i don't think it is the pricetag worthy, put it is pretty damn close.
Gameplay time: approximately 8-10 hours depending on how good you are at puzzle solving, or if you'd like to explore and find every little hidden gem in the game.

7/10 Try it out.
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10 of 13 people (77%) found this review helpful
19.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 20
Definitely recommended for all point and click fans. The art is beautiful, the voices are wonderfuly done. A truly magical adventure. Love it.
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