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Story-Based Adventure Rakuen to Launch May 10th; New Trailer Released

Story-Based Adventure Rakuen to Launch May 10th; New Trailer Released

Story-Based Adventure Rakuen to Launch May 10th; New Trailer Released

From developer Laura Shigihara, the game will be released on Windows, Mac and Linux


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Composer Laura Shigihara (To the Moon, Plants vs. Zombies) will be releasing her first adventure game, Rakuen, May 10th on Steam. The game’s soundtrack will also be available.

Rakuen is a character-rich, heartwarming story of a little boy who lives in a hospital. He asks his mother to accompany him to the fantasy world from his favorite storybook. He wants to ask the Guardian of the Forest to grant him one wish. Off they go.

The Boy discovers that in order to get his wish, he must negotiate a set of trials that involve helping his hospital neighbors via their fantasy-world alter-egos. Included are a grumpy old man, a young woman in a coma and a little girl who wasn’t able to say goodbye to a very ill friend.

He also discovers that these problems are tied to the hospital in some way. By collecting items and building friendships, he can gradually make the hospital a better place.

Rakuen has no combat. It does have whimsical dungeons, eerie room escape puzzles and dialogue-based mysteries. All are intricately woven throughout the story. The game also has an original soundtrack, with multiple songs tied to each character.

Look for the game May 10th on Steam for Windows, Mac and Linux.


Karla Munger

Karla Munger

I've been with JA in one capacity or other since 2003. I'm currently website administrator. I'm also a digital artist (my avatar is one of my creations). I write reviews and articles, create graphics and basically help tend the site. It's work I enjoy very much. I love playing games of all kinds, but adventure and RPGs are my favorites (particularly scary/dark/unsettling ones). At the top of my list are The Cat Lady, The Longest Journey, Dreamfall, Still Life (first one only), Scratches and Culpa Innata. I'm a dyed-in-the-wool recluse and prefer the company of animals, hardware and ghosts to human beings (no offense). And no bio would be complete without my saying that I do NOT care for phones of ANY sort. Further, I think Dell computers are garbage and that Microsoft has become megalomaniacal. "I put my heart and soul into my work, and have lost my mind in the process." - Vincent Van Gogh "I need solitude for my writing; not like a hermit - that wouldn't be enough - but like a dead man." - Franz Kafka "I've been to hell and back, my boy." - Susan Ashworth, The Cat Lady

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