The award-winning debut adventure game from the creators of Deponia and The Whispered World now on Steam. Accompany young Edna and her talking stuffed bunny Harvey on a whacky attempt to escape from her padded cell. Experience a bizarre journey all across the insane asylum and far beyond its brick walls.
User reviews: Very Positive (264 reviews)
Release Date: Oct 25, 2013

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Buy The Daedalic Comedy Selection

Includes 4 items: Chaos on Deponia, Edna & Harvey: Harvey's New Eyes, Edna & Harvey: The Breakout, Randal's Monday

Buy The Daedalic Armageddon Bundle

Includes 11 items: Deponia, Chaos on Deponia, Goodbye Deponia, The Whispered World Special Edition, The Dark Eye: Chains of Satinav, A New Beginning - Final Cut, Memoria, The Night of the Rabbit, Edna & Harvey: The Breakout, Edna & Harvey: Harvey's New Eyes, 1954 Alcatraz

 

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"Unbelievably funny, strange and dramatic. The amount of efforts that went into this game is horrifying. Simply amazing experience one can hardly forget."

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June 29

Silence: The Whispered World 2 - Cinematic Trailer


Hi folks

We are proud to present our new cinematic trailer for The Whispered World 2 - Silence. Take a look:

http://www.gametrailers.com/videos/c63ztu/silence--the-whispered-world-ii-cinematic-trailer

After losing his little sister Renie in the hazardous real world, Noah now hopes to find her again in Silence.

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Wir sind stolz darauf, euch unseren neuen Trailer zu The Whispered World 2 - Silence vorzustellen zu können. Schaut her:

http://www.gametrailers.com/videos/c63ztu/silence--the-whispered-world-ii-cinematic-trailer

Nachdem er seine kleine Schwester Renie in der gefährlichen Welt verloren hatte, hofft Noah nun, sie in Silence wiederzufinden.


The Daedalic Team

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June 9

Tuesday 9th June 2015: Patch for last Java-Version (Java 8) is now ready and available

Hi folks,

the patch that fixes the issues with the last Java-Version (Java 8) has arrived.
This should also fix your recent problems with the savegames.

Thanks for your collaboration and patience!

Your Team Daedalic

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Reviews

“Edna is beyond the rating scale. How are you supposed to review a game that’s actually a piece of art?”
93% – Gamona

“Let's have a round of applause for the probably most insane adventure of all time! […] Edna is the prime example for how elements of a game perfectly come together when a creative developer can push through his ideas without any compromises.”
88% – 4Players

“Point & Click in perfection. But Edna isn’t outdated in any way, thanks on the one hand to the beautiful 2D comic style and on the other hand the out-there humor.”
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About This Game

The award-winning debut adventure game from the creators of Deponia and The Whispered World now on Steam. Accompany young Edna and her talking stuffed bunny Harvey on a whacky attempt to escape from her padded cell. Experience a bizarre journey all across the insane asylum and far beyond its brick walls.

At the beginning, young Edna wakes up in the padded cell of an insane asylum with no memory of her past. She doesn’t have the slightest idea how she wound up there, but one thing is for sure, she wants out! After all, she feels perfectly sane – and her talking stuffed bunny Harvey agrees completely. Together, they attempt an escape and, in doing so, meet their extremely bizarre fellow patients – from the man in the bee costume to the pseudo-Siamese twins Hoti and Moti. But Dr. Marcel, head of the asylum, will stop at nothing to keep Edna from escaping. What does he have planned for her? And why was her memory erased? Gradually, Edna regains her memory of the time before her detention in her cell…

Key Features


  • Over 20 hours of twisted humor
  • Incredibly funny insane characters and crazy dialogs
  • Unique comic style
  • Unlockable achievements
  • German and English voiceovers
  • Winner of the 2009 Red Dot Design Award (PC Edition)
  • From the creators of the award-winning games The Whispered World and Deponia

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP/Vista/7
    • Processor: Pentium 1 GHz or equal
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX-compatible, min. 64 MB video memory
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX-compatible
Helpful customer reviews
11 of 12 people (92%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
17.6 hrs on record
Posted: February 14
I'm not insane, my stuffed rabbit told me!

In my defence, this is my first review, so don't be to harsh with me ;-)
But this game is just great. In fact, it is just so good, that something tells me that I have to write a review.
So if you like old fashion point and click adventure, you will love this one!
But enough of the glorification, here are the facts why it is so superb.

As everything in the game, the story plot is weird, but in a really lovely way. Basically, you (Edna) and your little pyromaniac stuffed rabbit (Harvey) are trapped in an asylum and you have no clue why. So you have to find a way to break out and get your memories back. On your way you will meet a lot of crazy people, which are helping you out (one more, one less).

The voice acting (just played the german version) is well and fits perfectly to the witty dialogues and its characters. Sometime you can hear that not all of the voice actors are professionals, but that's no big harm to the game. You can literally talk to everything and you will always get a unique answer. Even if you combine things, you will always get an impertinent comment. All is attended by catchy music. The puzzles are creative, but never unfair. At some parts I had to riddle for a while, but I've never really stuck or was forced to use the internet to get the solution. The game is basically divided into two sections. The first is bright, colorful and the pure joy of life. The second part is dark, morbid and almost serious. Especially the second part shows that the game is not made for young kids! But, no matter which part, both are detailed made with heart and fantasy.

But, there are some downsides as well...
The game crashes a lot. Because it uses Java underneath, it's doomed to perform badly. So the strategy is "save early, save often". The resolution is low and if you play the game in fullscreen mode, everything becomes a little bit blurry. Also the animation and drawings are miles away from being technically perfect. But on the other hand, if you know that the most of the game is made by only one lousy german student (now a cofounder of Daedalic), it starts to feel "authentic" and charming.

Conclusion

If you are able to overlook the few rough edges its a 10/10.
And beside that, if the game is on sale its a must buy for every p-a-c adventure lover.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
20.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 13
An updated review after having played the game to completion...

Only buy this game if you are prepared to battle a few technical issues, but if so, then certainly do. And especially when on sale. Point & click fans should not mis this one: it's great fun.

The tl;dr version: you will want to install the 7u79 Java 7 JRE and will if playing the English language version need to change to German for one of the puzzles (the kitchen menu one) and for the ending credits, but that's it. Steam-achievements worked fine for me with either language.

For a bit more detail; it is as to the first and foremost technical issue as of 2015-07-14 likely that the game won't run fullscreen for you after initial install, presenting you with a white screen with sound only and no picture. This is a Java version mismatch. The first run of the game installs the very first version of the 32-bit Java 7 JRE (7.0.0), which at the very least on Windows 7 64-bit does not in fact work for this game.

If you do not need a version 8 JRE installed for other purposes, it's easy to fix. Install the latest and last version of the 32-bit (i.e., "x86") Java 7 JRE manually; version 7u79, released 2015-04-14, at the time of writing available from

http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/jre7-downloads-1880261.html

If you allow the installation to remove the 7.0.0 version, running the game will reinstall it alongside again but it seems to in fact still use the new version. It for me runs fine after installing 7u79.

You do currently need to not let the just installed new JRE7 subsequently update itself to JRE8; this at the moment installs the 8u51 JRE and will see the game return to its original white-screen behavior. This may of course have changed by the time you read this, but if not, I would advice to simply temporarily uninstall JRE8 for the duration of playing the game. Some 20 hours, that is.

Note that if you insist on not even being offered the upgrade to JRE8 by the JRE7 you will find the relevant option in the Java 32-bit control panel to not stick unless you run it as administrator. If the account that you are running Steam and the game under has administrative rights, this consists of right-clicking

C:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jre7\bin\javacpl.exe

and choosing "Run as adminstrator". If you run Steam and the game under an unprivileged user account, temporarily give this user administrative rights, only to unselect automatic updates as per the above. And blame Oracle. You may or may not have to repeat this for the old 7.0.0 version as installed by the game and as found at

C:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jre1.7.0\bin\javacpl.exe

At this point you should be able to start enjoying a very good adventure game, fullscreen or windowed, and in either English or German.

Unless you luck through it, it is likely that you will get the game stuck inside the kitchen-menu puzzle if you play the English language version. If so, Alt-Tab to your desktop, end the game by right-clicking it on the taskbar and restart in German. You can quit and restart in English again immediately after solving the puzzle. The English-language version of the ending-credits is also bugged currently; same solution applies.

If you read to here, you're probably wondering if this game is worth the hassle. Yes, I would say it is. In fact, I consider the game an instant (not-)modern point & click classic. Be sure to check out the sequel, "Edna & Harvey: Harvey's New Eyes" as well; a more modern interface and every bit as entertaining.
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
5.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 24
If you did play "Outcast" but didn't play this one, than you probably missed what could be mistaken as the missing prequel of one of the best horror games out there. I'm talking about "Edna & Harvey: Harvey's New Eyes" but let us talk about this game now:

"Edna & Harvey: The Breakout" happens to be the only point&click-adventure where you try to escape an mental asylum, playing as an young girl with her stuffed rabbit as her only friend in the world. What an poor world we live in when you can't choose between games, right? Let us thank the gaming-gods that this game is so perfectly well done that there is no need for a second one! (And if you like it as much as me: there is an prequel as mentioned above. Not "Outcast", silly.)

11/10 I hear voices and they force me to type reviews!
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
9.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 1
I played Harvey's New Eyes first.

I MISS THE SARCASTIC NARRATOR SO DAMN MUCH.

Otherwise great. I missed that extra sense of humor the sequel is constantly showing, and I had to patch it to continue, but it's worth it because it really is a little unknown jewel. The story is engaging and the characters are super lovable. Too bad after playing the sequel, E&HTB's plot becomes so much more evident from the very beginning - so I very much recommend that, unlike me, you play them in the proper order! ;)
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9 of 15 people (60%) found this review helpful
24.0 hrs on record
Posted: February 18
The controls are far too clunky, bugs too numerous, and the puzzles illogical for me to reccommend the game itself, however, the story is delightful, and well worth watching a playthrough over. If you want a similar game with better gameplay, I reccommend the sequel, Harvey's New Eyes, or the Deponia trilogy.
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