About Us & FAQ's
Please thoroughly read the FAQ below. If you do not see the answer to your question here, please feel free to reach out to a member of our support team via email!
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Q: If Bearville was a Flash game, how will it work now?A: Adobe Flash was discontinued in 2020 following modern web browsers dropping support for NPAPI plugins, on top of this, Flash was also deemed a security risk if not handled properly. For the time being and for developmental purposes, we will be utilizing the original Flash client, whilst also adding extra security measures to prevent harmful attacks on both the project and our users.
Q: Is this project legal in terms of copyright?A: Build-A-Bear Workshop has allowed the license to expire for Build-A-Bearville, however, because the assets are still their Intellectual Property, we would like to refrain from incorporating any new/external properties that the Build-A-Bear Workshop corporation is working with. Please be advised, that if we ever do receive a DMCA notice, we will respectfully comply with the guidelines we are given to close out the project. Bearville Rewritten is an entirely free-to-play, fan-made recreation of Build-A-Bear Workshop's Build-A-Bearville. We have no affiliation with The Build-A-Bear Workshop Corporation or related entities.
Q: I don’t know how to code, but can I still help with the development of the game? A: Right now we are still searching for bits of the original game that remain lost. If you have an older computer you played Bearville on, please contact our support team and we’ll be able to help you with the game cache recovery process.
Q: Will we be able to gain access to our old Bearville accounts? A: No. Unfortunately, all of the original game and user data was lost when the game closed its virtual gates back in 2015. Q: Will we still have safe chat enabled? A: To an extent, yes. We still want to keep our community family-friendly however the safe chat will be less limited than it was in the original Build-A-Bearville. Q: Will we have custom usernames? A: We ideally would like to preserve the nostalgia of Bearville, but this is a matter we’re still considering and would like to hear feedback from the community on.
Q: Where else can we find you guys?A: Please refer to the social icons located at the bottom of this page for links to our various social profiles. These are our official accounts, any other accounts pretending to be affiliated with Bearville Rewritten should be disregarded as they may contain inaccurate information.
You can also join our growing forum community by clicking the "Forums" button in the navigation bar above!