The Butler Did It

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104 reviews
Content rating
Everyone 10+
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About this game

Life in Port Terris is tough. There’s never quite enough to eat, nor quite enough work, and your friends have a nasty habit of being snatched up by the Constables and their bots. When the majordomo of a Great House offers you employment, a warm bed, and all the food you can eat, it’s a tempting offer. Never mind that the alternative is a long stay in the City Dungeons.

"The Butler Did It" is a 300,000 word interactive novel by Daniel J. Elliot, and a finalist in the Choice of Games writing contest, where your choices control the story. It's entirely text-based—without graphics or sound effects—and fueled by the vast, unstoppable power of your imagination.

It doesn’t take long to realize that things are a little bit off though, to say the least. At Coburg Manor, you’ll make friends, battle enemies, and uncover a mystery far deeper and stranger than you ever imagined.

• Play as male, female, or non-binary; gay, straight, bisexual, or asexual
• An odyssey in steampunk, with a twist you'll never predict
• Face foes both human and mechanical with your wits, sword, or skill with steam
• Expose a conspiracy that threatens the very fabric of your society, or choose to keep its secret
• Get to know a diverse cast of characters, and you just might find love
• Maybe end up on a spaceship?

Will you save your home from the strange apocalypse that its people don't even suspect, or will you fall prey to madness, like so many of your friends?
Updated on
Sep 6, 2023

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This app may share these data types with third parties
Location, App activity and 2 others
This app may collect these data types
Location, Personal info and 4 others
Data is encrypted in transit
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Ratings and reviews

95 reviews
A Google user
December 2, 2018
Started interesting then turned into lost of interest. It's almost like in an effort to make something different and unpredictable, the author just came up with multiple ideas and mixed it up together. The problem lies in execution of the ideas. I dont think whatever the stories should be, it came out right. I love unpredictable stories. This one is just too forced to be different. In short I got tired by the jumble, I stopped caring completely and cant finish it. I gave it 3 stars for effort and I did enjoy the character relationship building part. Overall cant really recommend though.
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A Google user
November 25, 2018
This is a fantastic interactive science fiction set in a world with predominantly steampunk technology. The story is well written and all characters are well developed. There are quite a lot of typos, mostly spelling mistakes. But the storylines still flow smoothly. I hope the typos get corrected soon. Anyway, hands-down one of the best yet from Hosted Games. Kudos to the author and keep up the good work.
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A Google user
June 25, 2019
First off, I wish I had much more room to write! All of the games I have played from Hosted games and Choice of games is flawless, especially this gem! I really loved the plot and setting! This game was just overall amazing in everyway! I do have one problem though, nothing major. I have only done one playthrough of this game so far and the ending I got was, in my opinion, the best! The problem is that it seemed too abrupt and I didn't feel like there was enough closure to certain things.
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