Rule of Rose (ルールオブローズ) is a survival horror video game for the PlayStation 2. The game was developed by Punchline and released in 2006.
Rule of Rose was the subject of a moderate amount of controversy due to its use of violence and implied sexuality amongst some of its underage, female characters.
Set in 1930 England, the plot revolves around a nineteen-year-old girl Jennifer, a young woman who is led to an abandoned mansion by a small boy. She follows the boy into the mansion's attic, and is led to a grave in the courtyard of the mansion. She digs up a coffin with a bloody sack inside it. Four children sneak up on her and pour water on her, before shoving her into it.
She passes out, and awakes in an abandoned airship ruled by a cruel group of children known as the Red Crayon Aristocrats. Under the threat of death, Jennifer must appease the Aristocrats by finding an offering for them each month. While doing so, she must piece together clues and recall forgotten memories which will ultimately allow her to escape.
Jennifer finds and grows close to Brown, a dog who comforts her while she endures the torment inflicted on her by the other children.
Each chapter of the game is introduced with a storybook that loosely describes the characters and the theme upon which it is based, each with a specific time in which it took place.
Jennifer uses Brown's abilities to find items throughout the game, similar to Haunting Ground.