Flutter: Butterfly Sanctuary 4+

Relaxing Cozy Game


Designed for iPad

    • 4.6 • 3K Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases


The popular free-to-play Flutter: Butterfly Sanctuary, a relaxing butterfly game adored by players worldwide. Hatch and raise beautiful butterflies as you expand and decorate your forest sanctuary. Collect over 400 real-life butterfly species!

Relax and enjoy nurturing butterflies through their incredible lifecycle, from adorable caterpillar to majestic butterfly. Behold their stunning wing patterns and distinct behavioral traits as they fly throughout your sanctuary.

Your goal is to complete butterfly collections in the Flutterpedia, earning new butterflies, decorations, and Flutterbucks along the way. Over time, you expand your forest sanctuary and decorate it with an amazing assortment of plants, flowers, and fungi. You’ll meet some other creatures in your forest too!

Flutter: Butterfly Sanctuary has over 6 million downloads and is enjoyed by fans worldwide. The game is brought to you by Runaway - an award-winning mobile games studio building beautiful games inspired by nature.

This game is free to play but does contain some items to purchase for real money. If you run into any issues while playing or you have any suggestions, please contact us at support@runaway.zendesk.com.

What’s New

Version 3.222

Sweet Oliver the bee is visiting the Flutter forest, help him plant flowers and receive special rewards!
- Oliver is visiting, and he brings with him many rewards!
- Help Oliver complete daily gardening tasks and unlock special limited time rewards!
- Rewards include new butterfly species and decorations for your forest.
- Score 300 required.

- Bug fixes and performance improvements

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
3K Ratings

3K Ratings

Editors’ Notes

Is it unfair that butterflies get all kinds of love because they’re prettier than most insects? Maybe, but this delightful animated rainforest has us unabashedly adoring these beautiful bugs. With an incredible variety of goals to achieve, missions to complete, and butterfly species to raise, this tranquil haven feels like a second home.

thehoney_badger ,

Love this game and Starlight!

I have been playing this and Starlight for months because I have an amateur interest in Lepidoptera, and this game teaches me about so many different species! I love both of these games for different reasons, but Flutter is the better of the two in terms of play if not for the maxed out butterfly effects alone! Being able to hurry a caterpillar or pupa is so awesome and helpful, and I wish they would allow these effects in Starlight as well. Thank you for this app because I’m loving it overall.

I have a major complaint though, and a suggestion. I have now accidentally laid eggs and wasted precious Flutterbucks because there is no confirmation prompt on the Lay Egg button. I’ve lost a total of 70 FB doing this. When you are in-game tapping butterflies and flowers quickly, you can see how this can happen in a matter of seconds before there’s even time to register that I’ve tapped on a butterfly multiple times. There are at least 3 unnecessary prompts just to return a butterfly back into your forest (reversible action), but zero prompts to lay eggs (irreversible action) and spend your flutterbucks.

My suggestion is to please add a confirmation prompt for the Lay Egg button, and to make it faster to move butterflies between storage and forest by removing the confirmation prompts (or at least a few of them).

Sunbear4 ,

Amazing support team and absolutely stunning game

This is actually one of the first games I have reviewed, since I normally don't review games but Flutter and Flutter: Starlight are my favorite games! First off, the games are GORGEOUS from music to graphics and the characters are just adorable! I've never been big on butterflies/moths - until now, and this game is based off real species. Recently i opened an account with flutter, only to find I could not connect it to facebook. I sent a message to support and they replied within a few hours! I learned from them that I had another account, which I had forgotten about but now recognized. When I logged into that, I had so much more progress there! I wasn't sure what to do so I sent support another message and the sweet lady helping me actually moved all my special event butterflies from my less progressed account to the other one!! This is amazing and I don't think any other support does things nice as that. One thing I would like to see implemented is a "send to missions" button since it can be frustrating to try to keep track of a butterfly you are moving through the forest towards missions. But really that's my only critique! Thanks for a great game, Runaway!

Developer Response ,

Thanks so very much for the glowing review of Flutter and of our Support team, I will be sure to pass it on 😊 So glad you are enjoying the game and thanks for your support. Happy fluttering! 🦋


In-App Purchases

Lilac Butterfly
Lilac Butterfly
The Lilac can lay eggs from other species
Cute Bumble Bee
Cute Bumble Bee
This cute bee generates double pollen!
Doug the Glowbug (month)
Doug the Glowbug (month)
This cutie gives 15 daily bucks for 30 days

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