(If you want to rate this game, go to the Ludum Dare page in the following link: https://ldjam.com/events/ludum-dare/44/a-burning-rabbit-experiment)

(If the game does not load and you see only a black screen, click here)

Tested on: Opera, Chrome and Firefox (and Edge, but I don't recommend that)

This is my entry for Ludum Dare 44 (compo). The theme was "Your life is currency". The whole game was made within 48 hours.

Game concept:

You control a bunch of burning bunnies. The longer they keep burning (i.e the more gold value they gain), the more money they will yield once they hit the ground and die, and maybe even an extra life, if the gold value is maximized! You must also collect extra lives lying above mushrooms sometimes.

Note: It's not obvious, but the game ends when you run out of lives, not bunnies.


  • Arrow keys: move
  • Down arrow: quick fall
  • Z: Jump, "flap"
  • Enter: pause

Source code on Github: https://github.com/jani-nykanen/a-burning-rabbit-experiment


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Whenever I click Run Game the page goes black and nothing else happens, even after waiting a while.

That's weird. Which browser are you using? The game works fine on Chrome, Opera and Firefox, and excluding one graphics bug, also on Edge. If you are using some extraordinary browser like Safari, that might explain, If not, could you open the developer console on your browser and see what errors it gives you?

Also, do you use Adblocker (should work with that, though) or have Javascript blocked/disabled? The latter one might explain since this game is written in Javascript. If not, do the other Html5 games on Itch.io work on you device? If you try to run my previous game (https://jani-nykanen.itch.io/a-maze-for-owls), does it work? It is written in the same engine, so if it does not work, then it's weird.

I guess the problem was Firefox. I'm trying now on chrome and it works. Thanks a lot.
I like the game and it's really challenging, a bit confusing to get use to the mechanics but once you figure that out the challenge is there.
I don't know why at some points, even when 1 of the bunnies is still alive, the Game over gets called.

>I don't know why at some points, even when 1 of the bunnies is still alive, the Game over gets called.

That's intentional. You lose the game when you run out of lives, not out of bunnies. It might be a little confusing, I agree.