Lugaru: The Rabbit's Foot
is a shareware game
developed by David Rosen when he was in high school, becoming the launching game for Wolfire Games
. It is a game where you get to fight rabbits and wolves to avenge your family's death. Along the way, you find a conspiracy that goes all the way to the king
A little bit like Usagi Yojimbo
(with some nods to Watership Down
) in computer game form
… Although there isn't much to the story
, what really makes this game shine is the combat. Unlike other fighting games, it relies less on button mashing and more on timing your moves right. The position of your enemy and the direction you're moving also influences what you will do with it.
It was originally made on the Mac
, and has since been ported to Windows
, and Amiga
After the unexpected success of Lugaru
, David Rosen announced a sequel, then called Lugaru 2
. However, his college work took up too much of his time, leaving the game's future uncertain.
After finishing college, he, his brother John, and three friends began working on the game full-time and announced it as Overgrowth
On May 11, 2010, Lugaru's source code was released under the GPL license, following the massive success of the “Humble Indie Bundle
” charity drive. This opens the door to advanced modding capabilities and ports to new operating systems and portable devices. That being said, the game content is still closed, so you will have to register the game in order to play anything more than the Demo and probably many mods.