I Wanna Experience The Butterfly Effect

Creators: Purrfexionator, UberBob

Average Rating
8.8 / 10
Average Difficulty
54.7 / 100
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Adventure (1) Needle (5) Gimmick (7) Boss (5) Short (1) Cycle (2) IWannaGameJamVol2 (2)


  • by Purrfexionator
  • by Purrfexionator
  • by Purrfexionator
  • by Purrfexionator
  • by Purrfexionator
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Creator's Comments:

Purrfexionator [Creator]
A short needle-adventure type game made in a week for the I Wanna Game Jam, with the theme "Time Travel". It's our first time releasing something of this scale, so we hope you enjoy!

Source: https://github.com/Purrfexionator/I-Wanna-Experience-The-Butterfly-Effect

Version 3 Changelog:
- Reversed direction priority and fixed vines
- Made ice shards in snow stage fade
- Slightly nerfed gravity stage final save
- Slightly buffed final boss
- Added impossible mode, complete with a harder version of the boss
- Added deathless mode

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[2] Likes
Rating: N/A       Difficulty: 60 60
Aug 28, 2022

16 Reviews:

Amazing game but I don't like the engine (reverse directions priority)

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[3] Likes
Rating: 8.9 89       Difficulty: 60 60
Aug 31, 2022
Very cool gameplay and design, I love me a good cycle gimmick needle
The recycling of the screen layouts was pulled off really well, all stages feel distinct, with good support by the visuals
Boss could have been a bit harder

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Tagged as: Gimmick Boss Cycle
[3] Likes
Rating: 9.1 91       Difficulty: 56 56
Aug 30, 2022
Very good gimmick stages followed by fun boss. Gimmicks are delivered nicely and they are quite unique. Can recommend

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Tagged as: Adventure Needle Gimmick Boss
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Rating: 8.7 87       Difficulty: 52 52
Jan 18, 2024
Pretty enjoyable game with a focus on gimmick needle and a boss at the end that summarizes those mechanics for the end. I liked a good part of it, though did feel as if it could use some improvements which I'll mention later.

The game is split into three main stages. The first involves a fire mechanic that burns the Kid upon touching it and will kill him after some time, so you have to use it to break wooden blocks and touch water before you die. It's cool but the timing seems incredibly tight and could have used nerfing a good bit. There's a gravity flipper stage but they also send you boosted in the initial direction first making it pretty unique, it's definitely the hardest stage of the 3 and the final save is pretty darn rough compared to the rest of the game. The last stage involves and ice block mechanic where icicles grow from them that kill you, so you need to shoot the block to remove them and open the path.

After those stages comes the boss, which uses gimmicks from the fire and ice stage to create a pretty interesting experience. I gotta say though, the second phase could sometimes be as hard as shit because you can get a cherry at the top multiple times in a row, this would often be the reason I died here. The final phase is really cool though and picks up the weight the second dropped. Besides the actual content, the game comes with some neat touches, such as crisp visuals and a tense atmosphere. For some reason, I had a lot of issues with the engine this came in, it made me almost feel motion sick as if it was running at a higher FPS than 50, which I can't say I like in a fangame.

Overall, definitely an interesting first game that certainly puts the makers on the radar. If you like gimmick needle then it's surely something worth trying.

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Tagged as: Needle Gimmick Boss Cycle IWannaGameJamVol2
[2] Likes
Rating: 7.8 78       Difficulty: 60 60
Mar 2, 2023
Butterfly butterfly butterfly

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Tagged as: Needle Gimmick Boss IWannaGameJamVol2
[2] Likes
Rating: N/A       Difficulty: 50 50
Aug 28, 2022