Rakuen – Adventure Game by Laura Shigihara releasing Early 2017 on Steam

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Video games can tell powerful stories, focusing on heart felt emotional roller-coasters and bring you on grand adventures. One promising game title is called Rakuen and it’s releasing Early 2017. The game just got an official page up on Steam and it reads the following in it’s description. 

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.

Laura Shigihara put out a special video that answer key questions to people interested in the title and I highly recommend you give it a look. While the trailer dates a ‘2014 Release’, the game has been in development for a long time. But the game is releasing this year and as she stated in a recent video, it’s content-complete now. Watching the trailer made me tear up a bit, as the music and visuals really took me by surprise; it looks simple graphically but the artistry is very impressive.
She worked on various video game music scores in the past, including titles like Plants vs. Zombies and even contributing her vocal talents to a song in the upcoming RPG Cosmic Star Heroine..
You can listen to some of the games official soundtrack (composed by Laura herself) by visiting her YouTube Channel. We will be reporting on this project as we get closer to it’s release and you can learn about updates through visiting her Twitter page (@supershigi).

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