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:
Very Positive (76) - 97% of the 76 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
All Reviews:
Overwhelmingly Positive (1,504) - 97% of the 1,504 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
May 10, 2017

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By Ѕtеам 250 April 30, 2018

“Rated 172nd best Steam game of all time, with 97% positive reviews from 2,088 gamers!”

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October 29, 2018

Halloween Sale: Rakuen is 40% off!

Rakuen is now 40% off at the Steam Halloween Sale!

What better time to get chased around in a flooding, abandoned hospital, alone in the dark? No for real, that's actually part of the game.
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August 24, 2018

Wanna help us improve the lives of real-life hospital patients? (GameChanger & Friends)

Hi everyone~! Recently I was introduced to a wonderful charity that works to improve the lives of children in hospitals all around the world. They're called GameChanger, and throughout the month of August, they're trying to raise $75,000 for children's hospitals.

This event will culminate on August 29th, where friends of GameChanger (people like CaptainSparklez, Strawburry17, JeromeASF, and many more) will be streaming games that empower and bring hope to people battling illnesses (or those fighting along their side). I'm really excited to share that they'll be playing both I,Hope as well as our very own Rakuen! I'll also be joining the stream at some point, so I hope to see you there!

The full-day event will be happening on August 29th (beginning at 8am PST) at the following link:

Please help us spread the news! While we won't be filling patient lounges with Sila Berry Bean Bags or Ogee the Cat, there will be scholarships given for cancer survivors, game days and gifts for children receiving long-term treatment, and many other initiatives to improve the lives of the patients^^
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“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.


  • 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

Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • 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
    • OS: OS X 10.6.8
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Radeon HD 2400
    • Storage: 250 MB available space
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 or compatible
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Radeon HD 2400
    • Storage: 250 MB available space

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