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.
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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



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 But Edna isn’t outdated in any way, thanks on the one hand to the beautiful 2D comic style and on the other hand the out-there humor.”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

    • OS: Windows Vista/7
    • Processor: Pentium 1 GHz or equal
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX-compatible, min. 64 MB video memory
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX-compatible
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
35.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 13
Very good P&C game, better and more difficult than its sequel New eyes.


- Good narrative
- Charismatic characters.
- Lot of geek and pop culture references.
- Very difficult like the 90's P&C


- Somehow shorter than I expected. Spoiler: I wanted to know what new adventures awaits for them after they escaped the asylum, but in fact nothing happened, well something big happened, but thats up to you to discover

- Lot of bugs. the game constantly crash A LOT, you must save constantly to not lose all your effort.

Here I will left a guide made by joseph fo example to fix some common bugs, but still thats not enough to fix everything, just partially.

- you cant take screenshots unless you activate the OpenGL.

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45 of 48 people (94%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 27, 2013
Daedalic made a lot of games. Some of them good, some of them mindblowingly awesome, some of them The Night of the Rabbit. But this one is the best of them all. It's one of the best adventure games in existence. It's made of pure fun. You should try to combine it with every other game made by Daedalic and see what Edna has to say about it.
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57 of 70 people (81%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
25.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 9, 2014
I love this game. It had great voice acting, witty dialogue, and nice music. Overall I had a lot of fun playing this game, but I can't bring myself to recommend this game to others. The English version of the game has a couple game breaking bugs that will keep you from not only getting achievements, but, more importantly, also keep you from finishing the game.

The good news is that within the guide section for this game someone was kind enough to post a patch that fixes both of those bugs. Bad news is that that link is outdated and doesn't take you to the patch, but thankfully someone else posted a link in the comments which takes you to a different site that contains the necessary download for the patch. Sadly, the game is still prone to problems even after you go through the trouble of downloading the patch and swapping out the necessary files. I quickly learned to save after I did anything, because the game often crashes. The game also has a problem where sometimes it won't start up properly (the music will play, but the window won't pop up or, if it does pop up, will simply show a white screen).

All of those things can add up to a very frustrating experience when trying to play the game. The main thing that kept me from simply calling it quits was the fact that the first time I played I was very close to the end before I experienced the first crash (and learned the importance of saving) and I wanted to know how it ended.
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35 of 36 people (97%) found this review helpful
20.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 13, 2015
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

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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58 of 84 people (69%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
8.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 6, 2014
I wanted to recommend this game, I really did. The gameplay and plot are both excellent.

However, I had to install it on my Windows XP laptop since the game refused to run on my Windows 7 build, and I am not the only one with a "crash when choosing start" problem.

However, once I got the game running on XP, I thought it was smooth sailing.


There is a gamebreaking bug about halfway in the game with a puzzle involving the kitchen menu. I had to switch to German language to get past this sequence after losing all my progress. The bug locks you out of saving, loading, or doing anything but quitting via Task Manager.

There is another bug that causes an engine crash if you combine two certain items in your inventory together when you reach the church.

There are a few instances where dialog is missing for the English version but not the German.


They are perfectly fine in German.


I have waited months for a reply from their tech support... no answer.
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22 of 24 people (92%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
8.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 25, 2013
This game is a great throw back to the classic point and adventure games of the past. The artwork is great and fits the bizzare feel of the game and its colorful cast of insane characters. And the story is great from begining to end, though it does get very dark as it progresses, even with some genuenly shocking revelations. I had my guesses of what would happen but I was way off. If I had anything bad to say about the game, the controls point and click interface glitched every so often making me stuck on a puzzle because I am unable to click on an item that is clearly regestring in the game. Also, just like the p.o.c. games of yore, you may be stuck on a puzzle for a very long time til either revelation or gamefaq comes to you.
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23 of 27 people (85%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 15, 2014
A creepily characterful and impressively detailed comedy asylum escape cartoon point-and-click adventure game from then independent German studio Daedalic, for which many of the reviews in the English-speaking press have been bafflingly low.

For neophytes to the point-and-click genre, perhaps it will test their patience too far. But for serious adventure fans, an unmissable slice of gaming history, as it started a raft of defiantly different titles from the same studio that maintained its independence from 2007 until May 2014.

Even taking into account that the only official English version has two serious (but fixable*) bugs, several puzzles that ask a little too much of the player's imagination, and that it occasionally lacks clarity in animation, this game deserves more attention.

Those negative aspects certainly prevent this game from approaching the upper echelons of adventure gaming or being recommended to players new to the genre, but its depth, its engaging and original story, and its many challenges will give regular adventure gamers, or simply lovers of a good tale, many moments of satisfaction.

Perhaps it's the unashamedly old-shool approach to puzzle-based gameplay that resulted in those scores, as seems to be the increasing trend in game reviewing. But it's exactly those aspects, the tricky but satisfying puzzles, the taunting clues, the asides and terrible puns that often had me staring blankly as often as chortling away, that give this game character, making it enjoyable and underlining my feeling that a lot of effort went into it.

This game is fully-voiced, and in this case, that really means something. The sheer number of voice lines included to cover virtually every item interaction is something I've only seen elsewhere in another 2008 game released slightly later, A Vampyre Story, made by ex-Lucasarts members, and featuring a similarly creepy tale and sarcastic female protagonist. Breakout's voice lines gave a real sense of character to Edna, our less than sane avatar, and her soft toy sidekick, Harvey, which is what adventure games are uniquely able to excel at - making you believe the people and situations.

Staying with the Vampyre Story comparison, since both games were heavily influenced by 1990's LucasArts titles: Vampyre is what a team composed of programmers, writers and artists with decades of experience and greater financial backing might produce: polished and slick. On the other hand, for a first attempt at a game made largely by a single student in his spare time, Breakout is impressively close in terms of ambition and detail, if not execution.

It's all those factors contributing to the game's believability that allows the story to make a pleasing transition in mood towards its latter half, where dialogue clues will increasingly give the player the sense of a shift in the way they think about the main character. Exactly where this happens will vary between players, but it's neatly done.

While the characters are colourfully drawn both literally and in terms of character, with a great attention to the details of their likes, dislikes and small personality details, and several characters are "cute", it's worth noting this isn't a game for very young children. It may not be clear from the game's marketing material which shows the potential heroine clutching her toy rabbit, who is her co-star, but certain sections of the game contain some rather gruesome cartoon violence. Nothing that would worry a teen or adult - we're talking Itchy and Scratchy here - but enough that it might frighten someone younger.

Final thoughts:

An underrated and creepy game with many laughs, but its oblique clues hidden within obscure item combinations and the leaps of logic required for certain puzzles mean it's probably not for those who are new to point-and-click adventures, especially if they are very young children. It's a three-star game, but it shouldn't be left to languish in the pile of the one or two star games it's often thrown in with.

Bug fix Footnote:

*To fix the English version's bugs with the kitchen menu and ending scenes, visit the Breakout section of the Steam Community Guides.
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15 of 15 people (100%) found this review helpful
12.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 8, 2014
Really enjoyed this game, thought it was a small game but its actually pretty long (I played 11 hours and I didnt finish it yet).
Edna and Harvey are really funny :)
Only thing is that I have to save the game constantly cause it turns off by itself sometimes, but still worth to buy!
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16 of 17 people (94%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
17.6 hrs on record
Posted: February 14, 2015
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.


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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11 of 12 people (92%) found this review helpful
10.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 27, 2014
While the dialogue, art, and 90% of the puzzles can't be faulted, be forewarned that there are some pretty bad bugs with the english version of the game and plenty of crashing to go around.
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0.8 hrs
Posted: October 23
Puzzles were non-intutive and frustrating. Writing didn't hit the mark for me. I tend to enjoy humor thats aimed at ironies about life or a relaxing silly atmosphere. Edna & Harvy had characters with same mean, sarcastic wity writing style, making them non-distinct characters.

Bought the game as a couple's game for me and my wife to play. We tend to enjoy playing puzzle games together. After an hour, we looked at each other and said we weren't having fun with this game.
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15.1 hrs
Posted: October 9
The puzzles was a piece of cake, right Harvey?

Harvey: Yippeeee a puzzles made out of cake, lets eat it already!

No no, I mean the puzzles in the game was way tooooo easy~ Even a baby can do it

Harvey: Randomly combining items in the inventory check~
Wandering around not knowing what to do check~
Trying every items in inventory to every single stuff in the game check~
Doing the same thing over and over again then later on forgetting that you already did that check~


Harvey: and after all those hours you spend, you finally google a walkthrough.

What absurd are you talking about, I didn't do such things!! I was just curios thats all and google for a walkthrough?? Pffft what nonsence, my fingers did that not me!!...... I mean... Harvey! Look a cake, lets eat it!

Harvey: Yippeeeee!

Ps. The game is great~ Voice acting is obviously top-notch, the visual is eehhh.. fine. Atmospheric value is awesome also, love the story, no fairytail ending and Drogeljug Drogeljug, especially the puzzles it was super Drogeljug~
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16.7 hrs
Posted: September 29
Huge recommendation from me. A point and click adventure game that's just plain fun. Behind the simple graphics and animations is a ton of love, work, and detail. This shows most in the unbelievable ways you can interact with objects in the world and your inventory. Try to combine a toenail and a bottle of ketchup in your inventory? Hilariously written, unique, voice acted line for that. Use the "talk to" command on a lump of clay in the background? There's a unique voice line for that too. Almost literally any action you can conceive of has a great quip to go with it.

My only complaint about this game is that the story can be summarized in about 3 sentences. Maybe that's for the best, though. The game shines as character-centric, rather than plot-centric, and it was very entertaining to observe the world through Edna's wacky lens and meet all the oddball personalities at the asylum
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22.1 hrs
Posted: September 9
It's crazy. It's magnificent. I loved it! This wacko game is a great game, fun and worhty. However on several occasions there might be bugs and glitches, so watch out and save a lot. Other than that...get ready to wreak havoc!
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13.0 hrs
Posted: September 8
This is a fun, quirky and challenging point and click adventure with colorful characters and a choice of endings. I thoroughly enjoyed it and recommend it highly.
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0.6 hrs
Posted: September 5
the controls are weird the resolution cant be set to fullscreen and lacks what i really loved in the other Edna & Harvey game .
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30.8 hrs
Posted: August 25
One of the most beautifully crazy adventures of the last couple of years. Don't be taken back by the art design. The content is brilliantly deep, funny and yet at times very serious.

The asylum version of The Whispered World.
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25.3 hrs
Posted: August 14
I love this game.

The Breakout is a zany, crazy, cracked adventure, wherein a loony girl named Edna and her talking blue teddy bear Harvey attempt to escape from an asylum run by an evil egomaniac.

I’ve never played anything with so many different item combinations with unique and hidden dialogue options in my life. All other point and click adventure titles should aspire to the greatness that is this game.

If you love the genre, you should definitely play this game.

It is however, not without its flaws. The interface is clunky at best and the game has at least one game breaking glitch, but if you look around online you can easily find a way to bypass it, like I did. The art style is also a bit crude and a couple of the puzzles are annoyingly difficult.

But none of these complaints matter in the slightest.

Gameplay is pure bliss.

Minimal puzzles, maximum dialogue. Combine everything you have with everything else and get custom dialogue for all of it. Then click on everything in the background to see what Edna and Harvey say. THEN take all of the stuff in your inventory and combine them with all of the stuff in the background.

The game devs thought of almost every possible combination of everything in the game with everything else and decided to reward us with custom dialogue for almost ALL of it. Now that’s dedication.

I love this game SO much, but I do have one more tiny, niggling warning. If you played the game’s ‘sequel’ (“Harvey’s New Eyes”) before this one, you may not like the Breakout much. The two are very, very different and I cannot recommend enough that you should play this one first, for maximum enjoyment.

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7.5 hrs
Posted: August 14
An adventure game with a demented girl talking to a bunny inside her hed about escaping an asylum. What's not to like?
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