The Butterfly Effect

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The Butterfly Effect
Latest release0.9.3.1  (Announcement)
Release date24 May 2016
Code licenseGPLv2[1]
Media licenseGPLv2[2]
P. languageC++
The Butterfly Effect is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.

The Butterfly Effect is a physics-based puzzle game in which you solve puzzles in a 2D environment to build complex contraptions (like Rube Goldberg did) to solve relatively simple tasks, such as helping a butterfly find its way to a flower, shooting a soccer ball into the goal, knocking off bowling pins. The game features various moving and non-moving objects, like balls, seesaws, cola-and-mentos bottles but also interactive objects such as dynamite.


As of 25 June 2019, the latest version of the game ( is of “beta” quality. It is already a playable state at the moment and all levels are playable and have been tried and tested. The normal game seems relatively bug-free, but the level editor still has many problems and has missing features. The game does not come with any sound at the moment.


  • 76 levels
  • About 50 unique objects that interact with
  • Sticky notes teach you how to play
  • Level editor (which is a little buggy and not fully complete)
  • No sound or music (yet)