Rabbit Hole 3D: Steam Edition is a minimalistic retro puzzle game. The game features 3D word puzzles based on Chapter 1 of Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll. Players must navigate through keywords from the book’s initial chapter.
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Mixed (268 reviews) - 64% of the 268 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Apr 25, 2014

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Find out how deep the rabbit hole goes!

Rabbit Hole 3D: Steam Edition is a minimalistic retro puzzle game.

The game features 3D word puzzles based on Chapter 1 of Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll. Players must navigate through keywords generated from the book’s initial chapter.

Features

  • Supports SteamPlay. Play it on Windows, Mac, and Linux!
  • Contains audio clip of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (Chapter 1 - Down the Rabbit Hole)
  • Dynamic procedural graphics with a minimalistic retro look
  • Retro chiptune soundtrack
  • Steam Leaderboards and Achievements unlock! Compare your scores with your Steam friends!

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: 2 GHZ or higher
    • Memory: 256 MB RAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 65 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectSound compatible sound card
    Minimum:
    • OS: OS X 10.6 or later
    • Processor: 2 GHz or higher
    • Memory: 256 MB RAM
    • Storage: 44 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
    • Processor: 2 GHz or higher
    • Memory: 256 MB RAM
    • Storage: 68 MB available space
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Mixed (268 reviews)
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LonM
1.4 hrs
Posted: July 1
I'm not sure this game will accomplish anything other than make people learn to hate the first few paragraphs of Alice in Wonderland stories.
The gameplay itself is not rewarding and becomes boring very quickly. Think of it as flappy bird in 3 dimensions, with pixel font words instead of pipes.
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Gizmondo91
0.4 hrs
Posted: June 24
Accidently clicked play.

Gaben refuses to refund time lost...

10/10
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Unpageable
9.9 hrs
Posted: June 3
A minimalist game in which Alice is depicted as a cube falling through Wonderland, passages of the novel would be read out as you play and words would form up as obstacles inhibiting your progress. A creative take on an otherwise old formula that’s been done plenty of times on Steam. What was initially a fun concept turned into a mighty struggle against repetition, it was a chore in exercise when I was barely minutes into the game.

First of all, this game only contain parts of the novel and not the entire thing, I fail to grasp why that is the case besides laziness. Secondly, the stages will always play out the same since it was fixed in stone by what was written in novel, so you’ll hear certain lines so often that you’ll come to hate them and Lewis Carroll (no offence to the great author). Lastly this game only featured a practice mode (stage select) and a ranked mode (leader board), which is the same thing in reality, thus there is no replay value what so ever.

The biggest bane of this game came from its atrocious controls. Tapping the arrow keys moves too slow in the faster stages, but holding the shift key moves way too fast. The animation would also turn jerky as you move, so the game essentially forces you to hug the top or bottom lane for much of its duration and to limit movement unless absolutely necessary.

Camera angles also worked against you in the worst manner possible, most evident when the game decided to make sharp corners just to spite you. By the time the next word (obstacle) appeared on screen, you will be too late to react but to start anew from the beginning. In fact, I beat the game solely by writing down the key sequence I used to dodge, and beat it on trial and error alone.

I really wanted to say something good about this, but the concept was its only saving grace, which is nowhere near enough for me to recommend a purchase. If you see this on sale with a huge discount, you’ll still be better off with some other game.
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hugojmaia
3.6 hrs
Posted: May 6
This is an interesting concept, with really nice audio overall.
Gameplay is another story though, moving feels like it takes too long, sharp turns are bs and ♥♥♥♥ stage 5's artificial difficulty spike by the means of rotation.
Don't pick this at full price.
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KeyCaster
1.0 hrs
Posted: April 27
I was concerned that this game was going to suck because of the MIXED reveiws it has.But I was suprised just by how good the game truly is! Its a fun little game. I bought it with a coupon that I got and there is no sence in wasting it.So I used it and it was much much worth it. I give thi game a 7.8/10 rating.
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[GG] Maimix
3.2 hrs
Posted: March 28
Please don't spend your money on this ;-;
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Marwuschka
0.3 hrs
Posted: March 16
It's pretty easy in the beginning but gets harder the more you get in.

Pros:
-Simple Graphics
-Sounds "tell" the next words coming
-Challenging

Cons:
-Controls could be more fluently
-It's always the same word pattern
-Can get frustrating

I don't think it's worth the 3 euros, but in sale it's a pretty good deal.
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Hexie Lambent
1.4 hrs
Posted: February 23
moar like ♥♥♥♥ Hole 3D!

8)

no it's pretty dull, you'd get more value out of 3 bucks with a fountain drink and a candybar
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Chef Boyardee
0.2 hrs
Posted: February 21
Interesting rage game,its cheap too.I would love to see youtubers play this.
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293 of 339 people (86%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 25, 2014
You dodge letters from Alice in Wonderland to collect more letters that form the phrase 'Rabbit Hole'. The game explains this terribly and it controls even worse. I'm not sure why this was made but hey, if you feel like wasting $1.97, pick this up. If you want to not be frustrated, disoriented and possibly sickened, skip this.
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198 of 256 people (77%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 25, 2014
not worth the money.. u just press the D pad and try not to get hit by the letters... found better games on facebook!!!
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92 of 113 people (81%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 27, 2014
Pretty basic: The narrator reads a line from Alice in Wonderland which, word by word, fly at you. You have to dodge between the letters and thereby pick them up as you go; if you fill out the words "rabbit hole" you get an extra life, i.e. an extra chance, when you inevitably die.

As someone who thoroughly enjoyed Super Hexagon, I can't say I reccomend. It's hard, not just because it tests your reflexes, but 3D objects flying at you without any indication of which plane you're positioned on makes it difficult to tell if you're in going to make it in the gap or not. And each time you move left or right the camera does an awful jerk that's strainful to the eyes. I'd pass.
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44 of 49 people (90%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 14, 2014
I like the music and the game is amusing for a bit. It's alright if you can get it under a buck and since it comes with cards it mostly pays for itself then.

The real issue with the game it feels like a free flash game for the most part.
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37 of 49 people (76%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 29, 2014
Horrible controls kill this game.
I can get behind the concept, and the music is fitting, but the only supported inputs are the arrow keys. Even if you try to map a controller in the Unity options, the game ignores it.

Gameplay in a nutshell: you are glued to either the top or bottom of the screen, and need to pass through the gaps between letters in order to collect them to form the word shown at the bottom of the screen. Unfortunately you have very little time to react, and combine that with a tilting camera that makes it extra unclear where exactly your block is located compared to the upcoming letters, and this game becomes less about skill and more about luck.

This game either needs to get rid of the tilting camera, or give some kind of indication where exactly your cursor is, by a shadow or light in front perhaps. In its current state it only serves as a source of frustration.
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25 of 34 people (74%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
11.0 hrs on record
Posted: February 19, 2015
This game needs something more, it is very frustrating to have to repeat the same level over and over again because of hitting the letters and you get no reward that makes you want to continue, this game should have checkpoints and the letters that are left for power up should be highlighted because is difficult to see with such speed, this game more looks like a torture experiment as the achievement of trying 500 times without exiting the game suggests.
Rating: ★☆☆☆☆
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25 of 34 people (74%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 17, 2014
I got this game with a discount and I still dont think it was worth it the controls seem all stiff one direction and loose in the other. I guess the goal is to not hit words you are falling toward but it is hard to see if you will hit them or not with the way the camera is angled plus camera jerking. also its not very fun to play.
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17 of 20 people (85%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
15.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 19, 2015
Like The Collider, but with the slight twist of needing to slip through the letters needed to spell Rabbit Hole thorugh a short story about Alice and the rabbit... there are a couple more twists, literally, that increase the tension of this runner.

on sale for 74c US and I played it for like 7-8 hours straight...

8/10.
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18 of 25 people (72%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
5.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 14, 2014
Sadly developers of such games allways test their games with superhumans and they expect everyone got such reflexes and fast reaction times. But not everyone has insane handdexterity, some might be clever instead or skilled in some other ability. This is way every game need to have diffculty settings. Challenge is good, but we arent the same, what is challenging for some, might be impossoble for others.

This game is way too fast and hard. If you a gamer who like to finish the games you bought, then dont buy it, you will just get frustrated. Also, if you like to get perfect games, avoid this as hell.
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9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 26
"Dodging the letters of world literature"
Alice in Wonderland is the template for this simplistic dodge game. More precisely the text of the first chapter. You fly through the waving and rotating letters and have to dodge them. Another task is to pass the certain letters of "Rabbit Hole" in order to get an extra life. Quite hard to find the double Bs in the standard words. The controls are not the best, the speed is insane and the hitboxes are quite clunky. Another annoying thing is the last achievement to do 500 attempts without leaving the game. But altogether it's a nice challenging game with steam leaderboards.
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