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.
User reviews: Very Positive (746 reviews)
Release Date: Sep 12, 2013

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“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.”
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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.

9.03m 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 (http://www.aidforjapan.org.uk), a charity that helps children who lost their parents in the tsunami. The other half goes to Redr (http://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
75 of 80 people (94%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 24
Dreamlike atmosphere and calm soundtrack. 9.03m is dedicated to people who have lost lives in tsunami which occurs around the coast of Japan in 2011. Actually this is more experience than an exploration game.
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22 of 25 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
5.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 23
Beautiful and calming, this game depicts the events of the Tsunami that occured on the coast of Japan in 2011.
It is based on emotion and interaction, being a real master piece. Most certainly worth it.
Still to this day, keep them in your hearts~♥✿
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11 of 12 people (92%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 11
9.03m as a game completely fails.
There's barely any interaction with the game world other than some placed objects in the sand.

No, this isn't a game.
This is a work of art, disguised as a game.

9.03m is a piece of art dedicated to all the people's lives lost on the March 11th, 2011 tsunami that hit Japan.

It's really short, but combined with some really touching music pieces and really good looking visuals, I would recommend picking this up, as it can bring a tear to your eye and it can be very relaxing.

The only negative I can think of when talking about this game is its length. It shouldn't take you more than 10 minutes to beat it.

9.03m gets a:
9.2/10.0
As a game, I think it kinda fails, but as a piece of art - it's almost a masterpiece, which is why it deserves its score.
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20 of 31 people (65%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 23
I might seem cruel when I write this, and I apologize. I admire the developer for making a game to express their loss. I love the fact all the money the developer makes from the game goes to charity. I really appreciate the fact the game is on Steam, to raise both awareness and funds for the charity.

What I didn't enjoy was the game itself. I bought this in a charity bundle, and absolutely knew what I had signed up for when I finally launched 9.03m. But to be honest, I never really like these sorts of games. Walking down a beach and looking at objects I find isn't my idea of fun in a game.

On the other hand, 9.03m is really visually appealing, more so than Dear Esther or even Proteus in my eyes. Everything is really mellow and soft. The music and audio design was perfectly calm and thoughtful. I totally recommend people buy this game to help support charity, but don't expect to have fun.
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 27
I can't call it a game

The description on the store page will say it all. Just that. This is, more or less, dedicated to the victims of 2011 tsunami in Japan.

Rest in peace
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