Niche Games Spotlight – Lapin


Lapin is a new “precision platformer” with a surprisingly cute aesthetic for the genre.

Usually when we hear about precision platformers it’s like Super Meat Boy, the death is gory and funny. Instead, Lapin tells more of a serious story and appears to use the difficulty to set its tone.

Players control one of five rabbits who are run out from a park after humans begin development on the land. Each one has their own story.

You can check out the trailer below.

The rabbits who lived underneath a park have to leave for a new home, as the humans started a renovation. Liebe, a white rabbit, goes on an adventure with Captain, Bianca, José, and Montblanc. What will happen to these five rabbits on their adventure?
Join the rabbits on their adventure full of new friends, rabbit-threatening dangers, and last but not least, beautiful scenery!

LAPIN is a 2D platformer in which players must overcome obstacles with precise controls and speedy action.
Take advantage of the various terrain to reach the end of the map.

LAPIN features five rabbits. Enjoy the episodes of these five rabbits with their own unique personalities.
Talk to your rabbit friends while exploring! They will give you information that will help you on the Expedition, and you can grow even closer to them!
They might even give you unexpected gifts.

[Liebe’s Diary]
You can check the collectibles in Liebe’s Diary.
Collectibles include maps with destinations marked, information of other rabbits, photocards, seeds, and items.
‘Liebe’s Diary’ will be filled in more detail by your actions!

You can acquire various seeds while platforming. These seeds can be planted for flowers.
Seeds contain the stories about Jorge’s Expedition.
You can simply walk past them, or delve into the stories they left behind in the flowers.
Seeds you find are added to Liebe’s Notes.

[Unlock Photocards]
Talking to the rabbits increases your likeability.
Talk to your fellow rabbits to gain likeability and unlock photocards.
Relive the memories through the photocards!

You can interact with many things in Alfa, their home, and will find many other objects to interact with while platforming.
You can read the records left by Jorge, the leader of the legendary rabbit expedition, from Jorge’s Statues.
The more you explore, the more you will learn about the past and present of the rabbits and where you are!

Lapin is available now on Windows PC (via Steam).

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A basement-dwelling ogre, Brandon's a fan of indie games and slice of life anime. Has too many games and not enough time.

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