Making a trailer for a point and click adventure game is a tricky thing. But Daedelic have done a fantastic job with the lengthy preparing gamers for the arrival of The Night of the Rabbit at the end of the month. Of course, having a soaring, epic scale helps.
Developers: Daedalic Entertainment
Publishers: Daedalic Entertainment
The Night of the Rabbit looks, sounds, and feels like a children's fairytale come to life. The first taste of Daedalic's new point-and-click adventure game arrives with almost immediate overtones of Lewis Carroll's famous journey down a different rabbit hole, though married to elements of The Wind in the Willows and The Chronicles of Narnia. Given that you're relatively swiftly invited away from a world we know and recognise to a foreign land of mystery and magic, led on by a flamboyant Marquis (who happens to be a bunny), I keep thinking of Neil Gaiman's Neverwhere.
No matter the particular reference points and personal associations, what's important is that The Night of the Rabbit feels very much like any number of magical adventures in which many of us will surely have wandered into at some point in our past. This particular tale deals with the story of one Jeremiah Hazelnut, a wide-eyed twelve year old boy who fosters dreams of one day becoming a magician. But the days of summer holiday are nearly up, and Jerry is dearly hoping to fill his remaining two pockets of freedom with as much adventure as possible.
So it is that a languid tutorial section which sees him venturing into the nearby forest to pick some berries eventually ends up with him summoning the Marquis de
Carabas Hoto, the aforementioned rabbit, who presents young Jeremiah with the perfect opportunity for adventure, and the chance to visit other worlds.