The Forest Manager

Player Rating3.32/8

"#678 overall, #53 for 2012"
based on 82 ratings since 12/05/2015
played 257 times (finished 44)

Story Difficulty3/8

"trek through the forest"

Play Length2/8

"So short yo' momma thought it was a recipe"

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 game is intended for students studying Forestry, and specifically Pathology. Forest health is a concern to all stand level managers, and this is intended as a resource tool for managing stands in Southern British Columbia. This game is extremely serious and should only be played by those who wish to take it seriously.

Player Comments

This was a rather trial and error game for me since I must admit that I am not the most knowledgeable about the particular subject in this storygame. Still this ended up becoming something of a learning experience during my reading of this piece, and the information that I did end up gaining was quite interesting. I feel that as an Edutainment game that this story passed in the educational front of things. Now perhaps I can maybe impress others with this newly discovered information? :)

While I do think that the information in this is valuable, and that this storygame is one that those that have an interest in forestry may find interesting, I can't help but feel that this mostly appeals to that particular group of people that are already into the subject matter of a storygame like this. This really is like a quiz of sorts, with an incorrect solution on every page that can lead to the player having to answer correctly to proceed onto another scenario with that same formula.

Not that detracted from my enjoyment all that much, as it was the opposite. Simply having to answer correctly rather than having to start once again from the beginning probably helped with that feeling. But then again that leaves this feeling rather linear with one straight path, and a path with really not much happening in terms of story to make it something truly memorable in my opinion.

In the end, this was not a bad effort by any means. I only found myself wishing that perhaps the story didn't have to take a back seat of sorts while the information was relayed to the reader. For what it was this is still a solid Edutainment that pretty much nails the other essential points of what should qualify as a decent game on here. There was a good enough grasp on the essentials and fundamentals of things that I can for the most part look over certain things that I found to be lacking in this, though it wasn't much that I found to be the case with the writing that was presented here.

Good job.
-- TharaApples on 11/24/2017 10:50:00 PM with a score of 0
This was a very interesting quiz. I knew more than I thought I would which was pretty surprising. Good work.
-- TurnipBandit on 5/9/2019 4:23:58 PM with a score of 0
By entirely guessing, I identified every single problem. I failed to fix any of them without several attempts, but hey, I identified it.
-- Steve24833 on 9/22/2016 5:13:07 PM with a score of 0
It was great and a little hard.
-- Airdonie on 8/1/2016 11:21:42 AM with a score of 0
I don't know anything about forestry apparently. Respect to those protecting our forrests
-- skugga on 7/11/2016 12:54:12 AM with a score of 0
Kind of boring, but I thought it was funny how the difficulty said "trek through the forest" and it was about forestry.
-- lolitup4 on 3/11/2016 1:59:35 PM with a score of 0
You get the awser right or wrong there is no long term problums, just identify the desies and treat it and every one loves you. Also, why did I do nothing to stop the poacher?
-- Dmanxbox on 12/3/2015 11:44:58 AM with a score of 0
I didn't enjoy this story.
-- EarthCollision on 3/11/2014 4:30:49 PM with a score of 0
Nice game dude. Leo
-- dbzfan94 on 9/28/2013 12:35:37 PM with a score of 0
Coolio game guys . . need more species indication -its hard to diagnose without it.
-- Cassie on 11/26/2012 11:46:56 PM with a score of 0
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