A hospitalized Boy comes to terms with his own story by traveling with his Mom to a beautiful fantasy world; ultimately helping his fellow patients find closure by walking a mile in their shoes.
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Very Positive (92) - 97% of the 92 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Overwhelmingly Positive (758) - 98% of the 758 user reviews for this game are positive.
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May 10, 2017
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December 29, 2017

How to Participate in the Rakuen Localization Beta!

Attention international fans: I'm excited to announce that thanks to the efforts of our wonderful fan translation teams, Rakuen has been localized into four new languages: Chinese (simplified), Italian, Korean, and Spanish! In order to bring you the best possible translations, we now humbly ask for your help...

For the next two weeks, the new language versions will be available to folks who already have Rakuen in their Steam library. We're looking for a few bilingual fans to help run through the game and report any errors they find. If you're interested in participating in the beta, please read the details below:

How to get the (Chinese/Italian/Korean/Spanish) version:

Step 1: Right click Rakuen in your Steam library -> Properties -> Betas tab -> select 'test - Bugfixes will be tested here first', in the dropdown menu.

Step 2: Under Properties choose the Language tab -> select the language you're testing, and then simply wait for the new Rakuen files to download!

How to Report Errors:

When you're ready to submit your errors, we'd appreciate if you compile them into a single post on the Rakuen Translation thread.

We also have a Discord server where folks can discuss about the new language versions in real time under the #rakuen-chat channel.

Can I help translate Rakuen into (insert language)?

That would be wonderful, thank-you! If you'd like to help us translate Rakuen into your language, please let us know at the Translation thread, or visit the Discord server for more details!
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December 21, 2017

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~Around the holidays, the Monsieur needs to drink a few extra gallons of tea in order to stay warm. So he's asked me to make it a bit easier for you all to come visit him in his mansion in the clouds... Wish granted, Monsieur! Rakuen is now 35% off!~

(Sale ends January 4th, so grab it before it's over!)

(There will be NO COLD BUNS)
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Reviews

“Rakuen gives full range to the power of its truth. It’s thoughtful, beautiful, sad and funny. It presents itself as a childlike narrative game, but it offers unsettling and affirming truths about the way we live. I feel privileged to have spent time with its characters, with their weaknesses and their strengths. This is an extraordinary game.”
9.5/10 – Polygon

“And after completing the game, I truly do feel it's a creative masterpiece.”
Indie Obscura

“The result is something enchanting. I haven’t felt so swept away by a world in so long, and was utterly compelled to explore it as deeply as I could.”
Rock Paper Shotgun

About This Game

Rakuen is an adventure game about a little Boy who lives in the hospital. One day, the Boy asks his Mom to escort him to the fantasy world from his favorite storybook, so that he can ask the Guardian of the Forest to grant him one wish. In order to receive his wish, the Boy must complete a set of challenges that revolve around helping his neighbors in the hospital by interacting with their alter-egos in the fantasy world...

...A cranky old man who guards a broken music box with his life while complaining that he never gets any visitors; a young woman in a coma whose husband hasn’t left her side in months; a little girl who laments over a friend she was never able to say goodbye to after growing ill… The Boy slowly begins to realize that his neighbors are plagued by secrets and struggles that are mysteriously tied to the strange hospital.

FEATURES

  • Heartwarming and character-rich story.
  • A unique non-combat adventure that mixes whimsical dungeons, eerie room escape puzzles, and dialogue-based mysteries that are intricately tied to the story.
  • Walk a mile in everyone's shoes as you traverse each character's life to learn about their unfinished business and help them through it.
  • An original soundtrack featuring multiple vocal songs that are closely tied to each character.
  • Collect items and build friendships to gradually make the hospital a better place.
  • Go on humorous quests for strange creatures in the fantasy world.

System Requirements

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Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10
    • Processor: Intel Pentium III 800 MHz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 1024x768 High Color +
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 250 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: OS X 10.6.8
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Radeon HD 2400
    • Storage: 250 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 or compatible
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Radeon HD 2400
    • Storage: 250 MB available space
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