Flutter Away

Welcome to EXPlay, (Explain & Play) the review series where we care not for scores but tell it how it is when it comes to every game we get our hands on, whilst also taking the time to include some lengthy gameplay, to give you the reader, the chance to shape your own impressions and views whilst watching and reading.

In this explanatory review, we’re covering Flutter Away by developer Runaway Play:

Flutter Away

Flutter Away (The Explanation)

Flutter Away is an indie-developed, charming, and immersive nature exploration game that takes players on a captivating five-day journey to a cozy nook within the vast Amazon rainforest. You assume the role of a butterfly researcher seeking respite from bustling city life. With excitement and curiosity, you embark on this adventure to delve into the wonders of the rainforest.


The game allows players to set up camp and wander through nearby tracks at their own pace, reveling in the breathtaking beauty of the rainforest. Armed with a nature journal, you must document your daily objectives, observe various wildlife, and capture stunning photographs of your discoveries.


There are five in-game days to play through each with a set number of species to find, photos to take, and critters to meet. Armed with your camera and a set of creatures to photograph you will navigate around the paths of the Amazon and zoom in and take snapshots of butterflies, other insects, and creatures you see.


As a diligent butterfly researcher, you’re not limited to just observing these delicate creatures. The rainforest is teeming with hidden creatures, including mushrooms, frogs, flowers, and other fascinating life forms that await your investigation.


Quickly during your journey, you come across a mother Capybara who unveils her young family and accompanies you on your journey around the forest. The game presents an opportunity to develop a heartwarming friendship with this enigmatic animal and uncover her mysterious secrets. There are interactive elements of your campsite and the small world you will encounter that can unlock specific memories for your character which they will enter into their journal. Throughout your expedition, you’ll encounter a diverse array of creatures and plant life. 


Flutter Away is not just a game; it’s a testament to the beauty and importance of the natural world. Developed by the award-winning, independent game developer and publisher, Runaway Play, based in the picturesque city of Dunedin, New Zealand, the game aims to promote conservation and awareness of our precious natural environment.


Get ready to immerse yourself in the wonders of the Amazon rainforest, make new friends among its inhabitants, and experience the joy of nature exploration in Flutter Away. The game isn’t long by any means and can be completed within an hour or so, however, the journey you go through is cute and cozy and ties up nicely. 


Sometimes it is hard to recommend really short games to our users, but I think Flutter Away is one of those small games that need attention and should be played through. Flutter Away is also really easy to play and navigate through and young kids will appreciate the quick gameplay and positive message about taking care of animals and nature.

Flutter Away

Flutter Away (The Gameplay)

Game Specifications:

Flutter AwayDevelopers: Runaway Play
Publisher: Runaway Play
Platform: Nintendo Switch (eShop)
Category: Adventure, Simulation, Other
No. of Players: 1 (Single System)
Release Date: NA: August 3, 2023 | EU: August 3, 2023
File Size: 823 MB
Nintendo.com Listing

By jonathanober

Jonathan is a husband to Leigh, father to Morgyn and Bailey, an avid WordPress user, a website designer/developer, Eagles football fan, and a video gamer. Jonathan cut his teeth on the Commodore 64, NES, and Gameboy and hasn't looked back since. Jonathan has owned nearly ever Nintendo system and handheld to date. His favorite series include: Legend of Zelda, Mario, and Donkey Kong.

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