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.
Recent Reviews:
Overwhelmingly Positive (123) - 97% of the 123 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
All Reviews:
Overwhelmingly Positive (1,025) - 97% of the 1,025 user reviews for this game are positive.
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May 10, 2017
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May 13

Mother's Day Card



We hope that you enjoy this Mother's Day card! If you can, tell your mom that you love her today, I'm sure that she'd appreciate it very much :)

I also wanted to share with you one of my favorite pieces of fan art featuring Mom. It was created by Minachi Arisa, and I can't look at it without getting goosebumps (if you've played the game, then you know why~).



Don't forget that you have until May 24th to submit your fan art for a chance to win some cool prizes by sending it to rakuenbeta@gmail.com with the subject "Rakuen Fan Art Contest & Giveaway"

And if you're not an artist, that's okay! There are many other ways you can enter the contest (and ways to get extra entries if you've already submitted art). Details for that can be found here:
https://twitter.com/supershigi/status/995134567034929152

Take care and much love to everyone <3
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May 11

Rakuen Fan Art Contest & Giveaway



Hello everyone! As part of an ongoing series of community events in honor of Rakuen's 1st Anniversary, we're holding a special contest where you can submit your fan art for a chance to win some really cool Rakuen-themed prizes!

Not an artist? That's okay! You can still win by helping to spread the word about our game! There are multiple ways to get more entries (some give you more entries than others, some allow you to repeat them daily; so make sure to check back)!

Details and How to Enter:
https://twitter.com/supershigi/status/995134567034929152

Also (and unrelated to the contest), who is your favorite Rakuen character, and why?

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We'll choose the Grand Prize Winner and 2 Runner Up Winners from the fan art submissions to receive the following prizes:

One Grand Prize Winner will receive:
Rakuen Poster
Rakuen Promotional Mini Posters
Rakuen Ultra Sticker Set
Rakuen Button Set
Rakuen OST Steam/Bandcamp Key
Rakuen Steam Key

2 Runner Up Winners will receive:
Rakuen Poster
Rakuen Promotional Mini Posters
Rakuen Mini Sticker Set
Rakuen Button
Rakuen OST Steam/Bandcamp Key
Rakuen Steam Key

In addition, there will also be 7 Runner Up winners who will be selected randomly from all entries. You don't need to submit fan art to be eligible for these prizes:

2 randomly selected entrants will receive:
Rakuen Poster
Rakuen Promotional Mini Posters
Rakuen Mini Sticker Set
Rakuen Button

5 randomly selected entrants will receive:
Rakuen OST Steam/Bandcamp Key
Rakuen Steam Key

You have until 11:59pm PST on May 24th, 2018 to enter!
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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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