A downloadable game for Windows and macOS


This is a demo. We're launching a Kickstarter on September 1 and exhibiting at PAX West on September 2-5.

Story elements are written but not implemented, so they will be absent from the demo for now. Look forward to hearing your thoughts on the game :)

The Rabbit and the Owl is set in the world of Yril, an ethereal world fractured into light and dark. Where a vibrant land once existed now lies a faded shell of its former self. Remnants of an ancient conflict litter the landscape.

Now, two kindred spirits, for reasons unknown, have manifested themselves as the Rabbit and the Owl. You will help guide the Rabbit and the Owl through tranquil forests, harsh deserts, crumbling cities, and more while seeing echoes of the past along the way toward a fateful encounter in the depths of Mt. Rulnar.

Install instructions

This is a demo of a mid-development version of the game. There may be some bugs. Everything is subject to change and improvements!

If you wish, please leave feedback, bug reports, questions, or comments here or send mail to gary@formalsheep.com.

This demo consists of the first eight levels of the game (as of now).

Please make sure the correct resolution is set for your monitor and do not change any input settings before launching the game.

Strongly encouraged to play with a friend (however, completely doable solo)!

Keyboard + Mouse and Xbox 360 controllers supported.

Enable local co-op by pressing F2 (have at least one Xbox 360 controller plugged in).

Co-op schemes:
* If you only have one controller, the keyboard + mouse will play Rabbit and the controller will play Owl
* If you have two controllers, one controller will play Rabbit and the other will play Owl

Enjoy! Please leave comments below.


The Rabbit and the Owl Demo (Windows) (83 MB)
The Rabbit and the Owl Demo (Mac) (113 MB)