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The Rabbit and the Owl
Platforms: PC, Mac
Languages: English
Mar 11, 2016 @ 2:03pm
Aug 3 @ 11:59am

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Release date: Early 2017

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The Rabbit and the Owl is a single-player or two-player co-op puzzle-platformer which introduces a negative space landscape. The Rabbit and the Owl exist in opposite worlds of light and dark and are only able to progress by helping each other. The gameplay emphasizes solving puzzles which are composed of various mechanics that shift the environment and thus affects both characters in different ways.

The game is tentatively set to release in early 2017 on Steam for PC and Mac.

All images and videos are from in-progress development - subject to change and improvements!

Setting and Story
The game is set in an ethereal world where light and darkness prevail. Remnants of an ancient civilization litter the landscape. Two kindred spirits, for reasons unknown, have manifested themselves as the Rabbit and the Owl. They are driven eastward to find what the world has lost.

As you progress, you will discover snippets of stories from its remnants such as myths, letters, and journal entries spanning over thousands of years. Piece them together to discover what happened to the people who once inhabited the land and why the Rabbit and the Owl are here now.


  • Control two characters in a monochromatic landscape - the white Rabbit occupies dark areas, and the black Owl occupies light areas
  • A combination of light platforming and deep puzzles
  • Puzzles require the Rabbit and Owl to help each other - create blocks, activate levers, ride wind columns, traverse portals, and more
  • Painterly artwork by artist Andrew Chen
  • Calming, original soundtrack composed by David Huff and Patrick Neff to enjoy while solving fun (i.e. difficult) puzzles
  • Each level is a unique combination of mechanics; hours of gameplay
  • Thought-provoking, interpretive story
  • Controller Support
  • Game can be fully completed solo, but local co-op (2 controllers or Keyboard/Mouse + 1 controller) will be available if you wish to solve puzzles with a friend


The game will be available on Steam for Windows and Mac (we are now greenlit on Steam). It will also be available DRM-free.

We also plan to reach out to other common distributors (Humble, GOG, and more).

Formal Sheep

Gary Chao - Founder, game developer, programmer

Justin Olesen - Game developer

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Andrew Chen

Music Composers
David Huff
Patrick Neff

Sound Designer
Topher Pirkl

Development Progress
Follow the progress of the game and related news on the blog here:

Thank You
Thanks for reading - we’ve put a lot of love into the game and hope that others get to experience it as well. Please support us by following us online and spreading the word! We plan on having a Kickstarter soon, so stay tuned.
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AntonTower:-. Sep 27, 2016 @ 9:18am 
this is the game which i want.wonderful concept and design!:abs_happy:
Happy Indian Pyro (Veloxcene) Aug 16, 2016 @ 3:12am 
Pretty good I think
Sly BluePaw Aug 16, 2016 @ 2:28am 
How's the developing going?
Goldmoon1337 May 24, 2016 @ 12:20am 
I was able to see it at an indie expo and I instantly fell in love with it. From someone who played Trine, magicka, portal and other puzzle games, I love the co-op abilities and look forward to buying this game definitely.
TheGlymps May 1, 2016 @ 7:57pm 
I got to play this amazing game at a local Indie Expo. It was awesome, I loved it! I have every intention of purchasing it. This game impressed me the most out of all the games I saw that day. I'm looking forward to getting to play more.
Gerbil87 Apr 20, 2016 @ 9:10am 
This game looks so cool. Can't wait for it to come out! Ganbatte to the peeps at Formal Sheep!
Happy Indian Pyro (Veloxcene) Apr 14, 2016 @ 1:18am 
im gonna like this when it comes out
Asxickla Apr 3, 2016 @ 1:40pm 
this better be free
淮夷人参 Apr 3, 2016 @ 4:14am 
Scarlett Apr 3, 2016 @ 1:47am