Finding the Muse

Player Rating4.62/8

"Too few ratings to be ranked"
based on 54 ratings since 09/17/2015
played 374 times (finished 58)

Story Difficulty5/8

"run through the jungle"

Play Length4/8

"A well spent lunch break"

Maturity Level1/8

"appropriate for all ages"
Stories with this maturity level will not, by design, have any potentially objectionable content. An example of a type story with this rating would be a quiz on mathematics.

This is a game based on writing, inspired by the forums here at CYS.

Your goal is to find your muse and write a storygame for CYS. How will you do that? There is only so much time in the day, and there are so many things that you can do...

In this game, you make the selections and see if you can find the way to the muse and the next great CYS story. There are a total of 5 different endings to this storygame.

Special thanks to Kiel Farren and ISentinel Penguin for their forum contributions to this story (whether they believe it or not).

Player Comments

I came into "Finding the Muse" thinking that it would be a linear story. What I got instead, was something surprisingly fun.

The story has you in the role of yourself as you try to think of things to do to strike your inspiration for a new CYS storygame. In order to do that, you can complete any number of actions including "Watching TV", "Exercising", or even "Viewing Facebook messages".

For the 5-6 times I played it, I ended up getting the Cake ending, without writing my story. This one is going to puzzle me for a bit. The replay-ability is relatively short, but has some good fun while it lasts.
-- AppDude27 on 9/17/2015 12:52:38 PM with a score of 89
I loved this story! Managed to get the Winner ending after a while, there were lots of different options and it was wonderful going through all the different routes. It was quite simple at heart too. Well done!
-- Saika on 3/12/2017 9:01:50 PM with a score of 109
Interesting...

It DID show some of the stuff I did to my own story (under process). This is more of an advice giver, than a storygame.

That being said, at least it does fulfill what it is designed and made to be. Usually, however, I look to a story which can DRAW, can keep one clicking/tapping choices and reading digital pages for a long time. And that, unfortunately, is not really found here.

Still a good concept, but I've read better. 5/8.
-- AgentX on 2/14/2017 6:26:51 AM with a score of 109
Cool.
-- Girl America on 6/28/2016 6:32:50 PM with a score of 109
The game was definitely amusing, as I didn't really do much ( drank coffee, slept, read a book, and a couple of other things) and yet still got the "Winner's Ending."
I wonder, however how doing some of the activites listed could take so long or be so short.It definitely interested me.
5/8
-- Snowflame on 1/8/2016 10:30:59 PM with a score of 103
Not bad. Personally, I don't find this to suit me. Maybe because I'm a different type of person, so I have my own way to find my muse. But good job nonetheless.
-- Raven47 on 12/1/2015 10:30:14 PM with a score of 61
I love this game! It really does have awesome tips!
-- Lifina on 12/1/2015 5:18:08 PM with a score of 109
I am curious as to how you can go to a bookstore and get back in 30 minutes.
-- jamescoker1226 on 11/4/2015 9:01:54 AM with a score of 109
I have tried so many times and still haven't gotten it! Is there something I'm doing wrong?
Well I love this idea in general, and you did a really great job on it. I don't see any grammar mistakes and but it's not a very fun game. 5/8
-- Warriorstar on 10/4/2015 12:16:22 PM with a score of 91
I was procrastinating reading this story. This story is about procrastination. Good job. Now I really feel like shit.
-- Monolo on 9/22/2015 12:39:12 AM with a score of 95
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