A Rabbit Fable
When a main character looks like something that walked out of Donnie Darko and wanders a bizarre, natural world that must be Samorost's neighbor, you know things are about to get more than a little surreal. Antennaria Games delivers that surrealism in spades in A Rabbit Fable, a point-and-click adventure where one rabbit's fanciful reality, dreams, and memories all meld together. Click to move around, collect items, or interact with other characters and objects. The lack of a changing cursor leads to the occasional pixel hunt, however, most important areas are easily distinguished from their background. Many of the puzzles require solving some bizarre concepts, but are not nearly as difficult as they first seem. Often, they can be solved by simply collecting and combining items in your inventory and delivering them to the right characters.
For a story with a protagonist that has no real dialogue, there are some surprisingly emotionally engaging moments. It's hard not to feel a pang of regret when you see the poor rabbit's head hang in dejection as he peddles off pieces of the one thing left he holds dear. Having to constantly trek back and forth at a frustratingly slow pace hinders that immersion, but the charming moments of levity draw you back in and keep the tone from going stagnant. A lot more can be said about this short story of a lonely soul who only seeks love and greener pastures, but A Rabbit Fable is odd, imaginative, and special in a way that needs to be experienced rather than told.