The Butterfly's Dream is a relaxing adventure game with creative puzzles and beautiful landscapes.
The story is about going on a journey with Mei to find her lost sister Jie, and to find the protagonist’s memories. We hope to bring you an immersive experience with a taste of traditional East Asian visual arts, music, and culture.
- A peaceful and relaxing puzzle adventure experience
- Intriguing puzzles inspired by ancient culture, such as go game, abacus, and tangram
- Experimental designs to engage you in interesting interactions: shouting, rotating, and more
- Delicate scenes based on an in-depth research about ancient gardening, furniture, and architecture
- Atmospheric soundtrack adapted from ancient songs
This release is free (no in-app purchase or ads) and contains the first two chapters of our whole story. We hope you have some fun!
To find out more about The Butterfly’s Dream, please visit plumpbunstudio.com.
Added a mic button as an alternative to voice input.
Ratings and Reviews
This game is def a “sleeper” meaning that I was so surprised at what a really great game this is! The music, the art, the story, the characters, the background noises of nature are all incredible and culturally mesmerizing. It felt like I was in China a century ago! All this creates a very peaceful, meditative air yet you find that there is actually a mystery to solve of “who am I & how did I get here?”. You wake up with amnesia & meet characters who try to help you on a journey to find yourself again. In order to do so tho, you are presented with various puzzles. The puzzles are cool. They remind me of the kind of puzzles in “The Cube” series (altho that’s a TOTALLY diff kind of game in ambience & feeling). They aren’t too difficult but are just enough of a challenge that you feel a payoff when you solve them. Congrats to Plump Bun (even the name of the developer is cool, makes me hungry for char siu bao!!)
Great game... for some.
This game is absolutely beautiful. It is a unique and innovative puzzle game that requires diverse problem solving skills. It’s phenomenal and very creative.
I will say though, without the hints I would not have made it very far. Objectives for the game are totally unclear and leave you clicking all around. It’s not impossible. I just wish tasks were more clear. The puzzle themselves are super easy, but figuring out how to obtain the information to solve them is vague and unclear.
It’s listed as a relaxing puzzle game, and it is regarding illustrative designs and soft music. But personally I don’t think it’s truly relaxing if it requires a lot of attentiveness and thought.
Also, I personally like to game discreetly or late at night before bed and this is definitely not conducive for that. It requires speaking into the microphone and movement of your device to solve some problems. It doesn’t allow you to turn off the music in the application, yet requires sound to solve problems, which also means some puzzles aren’t possible to solve for people with impaired hearing.
Overall, I think it’s a great game if you’re willing to get into it. I applaud the developers for creating this truly unique and beautifully designed game. It’s worth a try, if its your cup of tea. Unfortunately it was not mine. I am looking forward to any updates they make to enhance the user experience and accessibility, if they do.
Gorgeous, thoughtful game!
I pre-ordered this game because the preview images looked intriguing, and I was not disappointed! The graphics are gorgeously illustrative and super smooth. This is a multi layered design, both visually and through the gameplay. The music is super soothing, as well. The puzzles were the right amount of difficulty, though some were a bit more challenging than others. Chinese culture even influenced the puzzles, which was really refreshing. I tried not to use the hints, but sometimes I needed them because so much of the game is exploratory-based. I needed to use scrap paper at times. I loved playing this game and wish it were longer. It's a well-made game, especially for being free. I hope the storyline will get updates in the future; very well-done!
- Yang Liu
- 485.9 MB
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © 2018 Yang Liu
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.