The Butter Bear

Player Rating4.68/8

"Too few ratings to be ranked"
based on 36 ratings since 07/19/2018
played 258 times (finished 38)

Story Difficulty1/8

"no possible way to lose"

Play Length3/8

"A nice jog down the driveway"

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.

The Butter Bear is friendly, he's adventurous, and he's got butter in his hair. You never know what will happen when you meet him, but it'll be an experience you'll never forget!

Originally started for the children's contest but finished much later. This is very much a children's story, but I hope it's entertaining for adults.

Player Comments

This is a great children's story. I think you should make more adventure games with butter bear.
-- Faervel on 11/15/2018 9:35:43 PM with a score of 0
I'm surprised this doesn't have a higher rating. It's short but reads more like an actual story for young children than any other I've come across with that tag. I've tried, it's not necessarily the easiest style to write in, but this was really sweet and sincere. (I always see absolute sincerity from the characters and narrator alike as being necessary for a good children's story, there's a certain age range where cynicism or sarcasm just doesn't belong.)

I did feel like some kind of simple conflict or obstacle was the one thing lacking here, it would've felt more complete if there had been just a bit more to it.

Also, although the story was too polite to acknowledge it, that dang bear absolutely ruined the girl's brand new book when he fell in the stream, didn't he?

-- mizal on 8/4/2018 2:55:24 PM with a score of 0
I thought this story was actually pretty good. Plenty of good use of words, better-than-expected grammar, and interesting characters.
This was short and sweet (at least the route I took), and a good little read to put under my belt. References to some classic stories made me laugh.
Overall, great work. I'll have to check out that other story game you made as well. Looking forward to more work from you.
Good luck.
-- Comic on 7/27/2018 8:16:39 PM with a score of 0
I enjoyed it a lot. I liked the sing song style you used throughout. I only wish it was longer.
-- Quillo on 7/25/2018 3:38:42 PM with a score of 0
Butter Bear reminds of Winnie the Pooh! This is an unusual idea for a storygame, but I appreciate that you tried to do something different. I did catch a few typos, but the style was better than a lot of storygames I've read. I found it interesting that you put in in the past tense, since most of these stories are in the present tense. I liked the references to Wordsworth's "Child Roland to the Dark Tower Came" and Poe's "The Raven". Not the most challenging storygame, but I'm assuming that the point of this work wasn't so much to be challenging as just interesting. Intriguing work.
-- ThomasLaHomme on 7/23/2018 3:34:25 PM with a score of 0
My son loved the story and asked me to help go through all the paths so we could read every bit of it. I very much enjoyed it as well. It's cheerful, whimsical fun!
-- MaxMCM on 7/20/2018 7:36:45 PM with a score of 0
I was transported! So much fun. I enjoyed your prose style. It emulated the storybooks perfectly. I just wish it could have been longer. I kept wanting more. I must've restarted 4 times just to see what all the options were.
-- LuvLee on 7/19/2018 6:49:11 PM with a score of 0
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