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9.03m, is a short, first person, art/empathy game for PC. Not a game in the traditional sense of the word; it aims to humanise, and remember the victims of the 2011 Japanese tsunami. The media is quick to put figures to death tolls in such disasters, and 9.03m tries to remind people of the individuals behind those figures. 9.
Release Date: Sep 12, 2013
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Groupees & 100% to Charity

December 19th, 2013

Hi folks!

We have been included in the Holiday Helpings bundle over at Groupees! Each $1 given to purchase the bundle will give a meal to those who need it. See more here: http://groupees.com/hh

We would also like to announce alongside this that we are making the switch to 100% of all royalties we receive for 9.03m going to charity. Whilst continuing the support for www.aidforjapan.org.uk, we will be giving the other 50% to www.redr.org.uk, a charity set up to help in disaster scenarios, who are currently aiding in the Haiyan typhoon relief effort.

We have not quite broken even with our initial costs, but we intended to announce this before the 25th December, and with the Groupees bundle announcement, felt it was the appropriate time.

Thank you to everyone for the support! Have a great holiday season and a happy new year!

Kind regards,

Space Budgie

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We're in the final round of voting! Vote for 9.03m to win!

December 11th, 2013

A HUGE thank you to everyone who voted in the IndieDB Indie of the Year awards! We are now in the final round of voting among 99 other competing games!

We need for you to vote for us one more time in this final round, click here:
http://www.indiedb.com/events/2013-indie-of-the-year-awards/top100#vote25947

Then click on the vote button for 9.03m, you should find us at the top under the adventure category!

Kind regards,

Space Budgie Team

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Reviews

“It’s beautiful. It’s tear-jerking. Simply writing about it does not do it justice.”
5/5 – TwoDashStash

“9.03m’s quiet approach exposes the limitations of “character development” and reflects adult experience. But the most powerful part of 9.03m is its ending. How many times can we say that about a video game?”
10/10 – Fate of the Game

“It’s moving, it’s gorgeous, and if you don’t have the feels yet, you’ll get them. I won’t say any more, but 9.03m‘s ending will stick with you for a long time.”
Jetpack Joust

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About the Game

9.03m, is a short, first person, art/empathy game for PC. Not a game in the traditional sense of the word; it aims to humanise, and remember the victims of the 2011 Japanese tsunami. The media is quick to put figures to death tolls in such disasters, and 9.03m tries to remind people of the individuals behind those figures.

9.03m is set on Baker Beach in San Francisco, where debris from the tsunami has washed ashore in the years following the tsunami.

To play, you must find the butterflies.

All royalties (as of 19/12/2013) are donated to charity. Half of all received Space Budgie royalties go to Aid For Japan (www.aidforjapan.org.uk), a charity that helps children who lost their parents in the tsunami. The other half goes to Redr (www.redr.org.uk) a charity that helps in disaster scenarios.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP (SP2) or Later
    • Processor: Dual Core
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Shader Model 3 compatible video card. NVIDIA 8000 series or higher. Radeon HD 3450 or higher.
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 800 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c Compatible
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows XP (SP2) or Later
    • Processor: Dual Core
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 210/300 series or higher. Radeon HD 7450 or higher.
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 800 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c Compatible
Helpful customer reviews
84 of 103 people (82%) found this review helpful
401 products in account
2 reviews
0.3 hrs on record
Great concept - a game that is not a game - but an experience instead. I enjoyed it immensely, and it gave me a closer understanding of the real losses of the victims of the Tsunami. This is not for someone who loves beating a traditional game - you don't beat this, you experience it.

It only takes 15 minutes to finish, but at 2 euros, half of which go to Aid For Japan, it's definately worth buying.
Posted: November 26th, 2013
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64 of 80 people (80%) found this review helpful
637 products in account
38 reviews
0.4 hrs on record
It is a very, very short game, about 15-25 minutes of not-conventional gameplay.
It was supposed to be art, and i think they do it well, with a good atmosphere and a real good piano soundtrack.

For those who like to have new experiences - and an emotional one - and doesn't bother themselves with not traditional gameplay mechanics.
Posted: November 20th, 2013
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38 of 47 people (81%) found this review helpful
121 products in account
10 reviews
4.0 hrs on record
This "game" is not for everyone, only for those who can appericate it for what it is. A typical game review just can't do 9.03m justice because what 9.03m is and what it aims to makes you feel is nothing like a typical game at all. Through its short and unique use of symbolism, 9.03m is probably one of the most touching, real world relatable experiences that I've ever had while playing a game. Calling it a game doesn't even feel apropos. 9.03m is an experience, a touching, beautiful experience that will move you to the core.

All of my feels!!
10/10 *Rating isn't based on gameplay or story but instead how 9.03m made me feel*
Posted: November 27th, 2013
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23 of 26 people (88%) found this review helpful
1,103 products in account
36 reviews
0.3 hrs on record
Everyone knows about the Japanese tsunami in 2011. It sounds horrible when you hear that nearly 16,000 people have died in this disaster, but... Did you feel something else? If you don't know about anyone who was in Japan at this time, then probably not. It's too easy to not care about things like this if you and everyone you know are safe.

That's why 9.03m exists. To remind you that every single one from nearly 16,000 people had a family. Job. Everyday problems. Life story.

All proceeds from 9.03m go to charity.
Posted: December 21st, 2013
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39 of 55 people (71%) found this review helpful
369 products in account
33 reviews
0.2 hrs on record
It tells such a touching story, without any words. I don't want to go into too much depth as that would spoil it, but it's brilliant. And half of the proceeds go to charity.
Posted: November 20th, 2013
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Awards

Received 2 nominations at the Tiga 2013 awards.