Have you played this game?You can rate this game, record that you've played it, or put it on your wish list after you log in.
Playlists and Wishlists
RSS FeedsNew member reviews
Updates to downloadable files
All updates to this page
About the StoryYou are Molly Butterfield, dairy farmer extraordinaire. In the past week there have been two mysterious butter disappearances from your own kitchen.
There will not be a third.
Molly and the Butter Thieves was written for ShuffleComp: Disc 2.
Commended - ShuffleComp: Disc 2
|Average Rating: |
Number of Reviews: 3
Write a review
The implementation was very interesting, using a combination of standard inform commands and keywords for conversation.
The puzzles were simple, and written in such a way that you always knew what you should be trying to do, even if you hadn't figured out how to do it yet. The game seemed thoroughly tested, with multiple endings.
I'm giving the game 4 stars instead of 5 purely because of length. As a shufflecomp game, it is among the very best I have seen.
Vividly described, well-implemented. Some easy, fun puzzles to get you more involved in the story, what's more to want?
What? Oh, yes. Beautiful, beautiful imagery. Plenty of that too.
This game is fun!
And it's called "Molly and the Butter Thieves"!
Molly and the Butter Thieves is a well-designed, lovely game drawing on fairy mythology: there's the insubstantial but beautiful fairy castle; there's the thieving, mischievous, capricious fairies themselves.
There are some noteworthy design decisions - the first being the FOLLOW command, which allows you to follow NPCs, and a nifty trick which (Spoiler - click to show)allows you to wander around only in places the NPC leads you. This creates the feeling of messiness, of space, without having to implement every single bit of it.
Similar to The Warbler's Nest, content-wise, Molly and the Butter Thieves has relatively small game locations (i.e. number of rooms) and the actions the player needs to do to progress are clearly stated. Where The Warbler's Nest turns dark, though, Molly and the Butter Thieves keeps light, by keeping the stakes relatively low - it's more about protecting what's yours rather than rooting out an unwanted visitor in your home. Despite its brevity, there are still sufficient interactions with NPCs and environmental details to make it feel like a small slice of a vibrant world.
If you enjoyed Molly and the Butter Thieves...
Related GamesPeople who like Molly and the Butter Thieves also gave high ratings to these games:
|Choice of the Cat, by Jordan Reyne|
Average member rating: (1 rating)
Knock things over. Take a nap. Enslave humanity. Power, fame, and catnip are yours for the licking! "Choice of the Cat" is a hilarious 600,000-word interactive novel by Jordan Reyne, where your choices control the story. It's entirely...
|La noche del protector, by Cobra626|
Average member rating: (2 ratings)
La noche del Protector es una pequeña obra de ficción interactiva donde seguimos al capitán Raúl Montes, oficial del ejército sublevado durante la Guerra Civil Española, en una incursión en un pequeño pueblo del norte de Madrid. Pero...
|The Land of Breakfast and Lunch, by Daniel Talsky|
Average member rating: (10 ratings)
A diorama of made-up memories. The Land of Breakfast and Lunch is like a walk through a half-remembered childhood place that mixes up vaguely pleasant memories with half-remembered stories read long ago. It's a detailed world where every...
Recommended ListsMolly and the Butter Thieves appears in the following Recommended Lists:
Games I finished without hints. by Rovarsson
It's better for the feeling of immersion when you're not reading a walkthrough while playing. These games are definitely solvable without hints. Some very friendly puzzlewise, some a tad harder.
Favorite "atmosphere" games by MathBrush
These are games that are fun because of the atmosphere and plot more than the puzzles. These games are not too hard and not too easy. They generally have a big over-arching theme. I have included most horror and comedy games in other...
PollsThe following polls include votes for Molly and the Butter Thieves:
For Your Consideration - XYZZY-eligible settings of 2015 by verityvirtue
This is for suggesting settings from games released 2015 which you think might be worth considering for Best Setting in the XYZZY awards. This is not a zeroth-round nomination. The category will still be text-entry, and games not...
For Your Consideration - XYZZY-eligible writing of 2015 by Brendan Patrick Hennessy
This is for suggesting games released in 2015 which you think might be worth considering for Best Writing in the XYZZY awards. This is not a zeroth-round nomination. The category will still be text-entry, and games not mentioned here...
This is version 27 of this page, edited by Zape on 24 May 2020 at 2:51pm. - View Update History - Edit This Page - Add a News Item