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 (32) - 96% of the 32 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Overwhelmingly Positive (573) - 97% of the 573 user reviews for this game are positive.
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May 10, 2017
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September 29

Rakuen at GeekGirlCon! Come Meet the Lead Artist!



Location:
Booth E108 @ The Conference Center (located at 8th and Pike in downtown Seattle, WA, right across the street from the Washington State Convention Center)
Date:
September 30 - October 1, 2017
https://geekgirlcon.com/

Rakuen is going to be at this year's GeekGirlCon in Seattle~! If you're in the area, make sure to stop by Booth E108 to meet the lead artist (Emmy Toyonaga), and pick up some free Rakuen swag (like the super cute handmade buttons in the poster above)^^

Emmy has been texting me pictures throughout the week of decorations she's been making for the Rakuen booth, so I'm pretty sure it's gonna look radical... Speaking of which, I hear that the Wallshroom below will be making a guest appearance :)

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September 2

Rakuen Soundtrack now available on iTunes!



Hi everyone! A lot of folks have been asking me about this, so... I'm super excited to finally announce that the complete Rakuen OST is now available on iTunes! Within the next 1-2 weeks, we'll be rolling it out to other online stores like Spotify, Google Play, Amazon, etc.

People have also been asking me, "How can we get Rakuen more exposure?" One of the *best* ways is to leave a Steam review! So if you played the game and enjoyed it, leaving a review (even a tiny 1-sentence one) would help us a lot! Especially now, since we're so close to hitting 500~!

Take care and talk to you soon!
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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

Windows
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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