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 (585 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 (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
2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 8
cute, purple, and sparkly butterflies! sweet!

I really liked the experience and atmosphere of this game. It lasts no longer than 30 minutes, but it's an intriguing experience with cool calming colours. I would not purchase this game if you are not fond of conceptual artwork games/experiences. I would play this game again, to experience the game environment.

I really like this game, and I found the sound track to be absolutely beautiful. The environment in game is serene. This game is dedicated to the victims and families of the devastating tsunami.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 29
9.03 is a difficult "game" to discuss. In short it's not really a game at all but might be described as an experiential attempt to reckon the some of the emotional impact that might've been triggered in the wake of the tsunami's devestation.

You walk towards the ocean and pick up small remnants of civilization as the tide recedes. It's punctuated by atmospheric and emotional use of a piano to help hit the needed emotional notes.

The minimalist beach and use of color set an interesting mood, and the short length keeps you from wanting to expect too much more from the game.

For those seeking an relaxing, yet somewhat mournful experience to shake things up, 9.03 is about 10-20 minutes where you can take in a bit of emotional blues.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 30
We might often think that games can't touch how we feel or react to things.
When something happens in the world, we are driven to feel mixed about it.
But this game proved me wrong, and woah, I had so much feels for the actual event afterwards.
This game, lads, will make you take some time to guess about what we often overlook.
10/10 Emotionally Changing -IGN
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 6
Doesn't last long, probably 15 min; and pretty simple to play. The ending is beautiful, but the dedication is what really got me.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 18
This game... is just a perfec piece of work
it's music, scenery and meaning
And all this for under 1 euro (7 NO krone)
It's not a long story rpg game.
It's an dedication to the victims of the 2011 Japanese tsunami.
Buy it and just play it
Please
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 18
A simple and short, but beautiful journey, in honor to those who died in the 2011 Japanese tsunami.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 19
A little thing. It depends really how easily you get wrapped up. If you get sad eassily, this is worth it. It got me feeling bad, at least. Basically, if you get down easily, THIS.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 4
This isn't a game, more of a tribute to the tsunami that hit Japan 11/3/2011. It's beautiful to watch, beautiful to listen too and a fantastic way to tribute such a horrid event. It's only short but it's not at all expensive, give it a go.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 14
9.03m is more of an interactive visual experience than a game. It's quite short, but for it's price point well worth it. Created in the aftermath of of the 2011 Japanese tsunami, the game attempts to connect you with some of the individuals who lost their lives in the disaster and does so poignantly with feeling.
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2 of 5 people (40%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 15
A short 'game' made to support the victims of the Tsunami in Japan.

The thought of this project is ofcourse beautiful but there obviously isn't much of a game. I would recommend the game because of what it's trying to do but as a game it's not something you want to spend time on.

I do not know if 50% of the game's price still goes to Japan, currently it's only 1,- so it's not too bad.

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1 of 4 people (25%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 30
The purpose of the game is to sweep you away in the atmosphere while being artsy, but the subject matter is not abstract enough to be facinating and not concrete enough to be profound.
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0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 3
Honestly it's very plain, as you can see from the screenshots, and extremely short, about 20 minutes. Looking at just the game and not the fact all proceeds go to charity, this game really isn't worth the dollar; it just looks like a student project that was put on steam. Just know I’m not really someone who likes "artistic games." However, since all proceeds do go to charity, if you think you can trust the developer, it's basically a free game for donating to charity, but at this same time I feel like you should donate directly to a charity instead of buying the game and trusting the developers to give everything to charity, and don't forget that Valve gets a percentage of all sales, and that's why I don't recommend buying this game.
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0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 4
if you feel like taking an hour's stroll down an untextured beach and using a tragedy to sell your ~indie video game~ with shallow acknowledgement of the victims set to plinky, meandering piano, then BOY DO I HAVE A GAME FOR YOU.
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0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 8
I guess this game was trying to tell me something but until the end of the game I had no idea what the hell was going on. (Apparently its an homage to tsunami victims) Gaemplay: You follow tiny lights to an object which you pick up, rotate until you find something, and click on it. then it disappears and you repeat for about 15 minutes. thats it. If you dont mind blowing $1 on that go for it. Otherwise I would advise to simply keep moving.
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0 of 5 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 13
Absolutely dreadful. A pointless cashgrab with nothing of substance, there is no gameplay whatsoever and it's only saving grace is its somewhat appealing visuals which even then are very sloppy around the edges. The music sounds like second rate trash randy newman would make if he was feeling "edgy".

Dedicated to the uniquely awful people who made this waste of time
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1.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 26
Thank you for the lovely and beautiful gaming experience of 9.03m. It really hit me hard and I was very moved by everything the game presented. It was the shortest game I ever played that gave me one of the strongest emotional impacts I've ever felt in a game.

Thank you.
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0.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 27
wtf just happened?
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0.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 29
this is a sad game but just buy and will toch your heart
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73 of 87 people (84%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 11
This game lasted no longer than twenty minutes, but it was truly beautiful. The world is entrancing; the music is magical; the premise is heart-warming. This game proves that you don't need a gimmicky gameplay element or splendiferous graphics to create a work of art. It's a game that shows emotion like no other, and relies on your empathy for other human beings, and your respect for human life. It may be short, but it is one of the deepest games I have ever played, and is dedicated to the men, women and children who died in the 2011 Japan Tsunami.A fully recommended buy.
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10 of 12 people (83%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 17
First and foremost, this is not a game...per say...More like an interactive video awareness. It's purpose is to give some awareness and dedication to those who lost their lives in the March 11, 2011 tsunami. Some of the funds raised are said to go to help with the victims and devistation from this...As of this review I have not yet checked into that fact...just so we are clear on that matter. I however did go through the game to experience it. I did find it moving and emotional, as when you are in the video you are aware of it's purpose and there are parts that will touch your heart. I recommend this particular item as it is meant for a good cause and would be a nice addition to anyone's library as just to have a quick little reminder of how precious life can be and how quickly the opportunities pass us by to realize that...sometimes much too late...I hope that everyone reading this will give 9.03 a chance. :)
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