Morphopolis is about transformation and discovery. Inspired by Machinarium and The Tiny Bang Story, Morphopolis takes you on a puzzle adventure through a fantastical insect world. Starting as an aphid grub, you embark on an epic journey of metamorphosis toward your spawning ground.
User reviews: Very Positive (1,885 reviews) - 84% of the 1,885 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Aug 14, 2014

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"Nature focused and totally beautiful hand-drawn point-and-click puzzle game with some interesting ideas and great presentation."
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About This Game

Lose yourself in the mesmerizing, fantastical world of Morphopolis, a game about transformation and discovery.

Inspired by Machinarium and The Tiny Bang Story, Morphopolis takes you through a lucid insect world in a puzzle adventure that will stick with you for years.

You take on the role of an aphid grub and guide him through several stages of metamorphosis, as he journeys for his spawning ground deep within the insect microcosm. Discover hidden secrets as you journey deeper and deeper into the game world.

Winner of the Association of Illustrators Award, Morphopolis features 100% hand-drawn art and animation. Its soundtrack was composed by well-known British composer Thom Robson with the aim of captivating and immersing the player as he or she takes their time to solve puzzles and enjoy the organic world of Morphopolis.

We are very grateful for all the encouragement we have and during the production of this game and we hope you enjoy playing Morphopolis as much as we did making it.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: Core 2 Duo
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • OS: Windows 7 / 8
    • Processor: Intel i3
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
Helpful customer reviews
39 of 48 people (81%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 19
Nice as an art gallery, but awful as a game.
The bugs move reeeeaally slowly. I know how fast bugs move in real life. I have seen them. Why do they move so slowly here? There's no reason other than to draw out the gameplay way longer than it needs to be.
The game isn't very good at letting you know what you can and can't do. The only way to move is to hold your mouse down in the direction you want to go, but you can only go along preset paths, and some of the screens are in places that don't even look like paths and feel like you'd only ever find them on accident.
It's basically a glorified hidden object game, except everything is so vibrant that the stuff you have to pick out doesn't tend to stand out enough. There were a few instances where I wasn't even sure what exactly I was looking for.
The minigames are generally alright, though there's two that are abnormally challenging compared to the rest of the game. The flower bud puzzle especially, which is painful both because of the puzzle itself and the fiddly controls.
It's very short. 5 small "levels". No real connecting story except that you play as the creature you helped in the previous level, and at the end you open a door and then the screen just fades out. Abrupt.
The game looks very pretty and sounds pretty nice too, I'll give it that, but it's slow and frustrating for what should be a relaxing experience, and not worth the money for what little gameplay is given to the player.
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19 of 19 people (100%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 20
Morphopolis is a Adventure game where you look for Hidden Object to slove a Puzzle. The game look like a beautiful Art Gallery.
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21 of 23 people (91%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
6.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 1
Morphopolis may be one of the most beautiful games I've played this year, but its remarkable looks aren’t always backed up by strong puzzle design. Taking on the role of a caterpillar as it undergoes five metamorphoses into ever larger insects, you’ll find hidden objects and solve puzzling minigames across more than a dozen scenes — each as lusciously detailed as the last — all backed by a stellar soundtrack amidst a bare-bones interface.
Feeling somewhat like Machinarium meets The Tiny Bang Story, Morphopolis has you walking your insect between scenes. Each location holds one or more obstacles that can only be overcome after you collect all the objects it’s missing. Sometimes that leads to the obstacle simply moving out of the way; other times, you must complete a minigame or puzzle. Most of these are fairly straightforward, though trial and error is necessary as there’s no guidance, and a few prove confounding, especially given the limited feedback on offer.
Astounding presentation and imaginative world designs are what set Morphopolis apart. Each scene is akin to a painting come to life, hand-illustrated in gorgeous watercolor hues and pencil-sketch precision, and the world seems to grow and alter in perspective as your parasitic critter inhabits larger hosts. All the while, multi-layered and earthy ambient music sets a laid-back tone that perfectly suits the dawdling pace and relaxing mechanics of the adventure.
The problem is that it’s set back by puzzles that alternate between overly simplistic and too opaque, encouraging experimentation without providing enough feedback with which to gauge how your interactions affect the system. Morphopolis ultimately relies too strongly on its looks to get by with a relatively weak design.
The astonishing illustrations, excellent soundtrack, and delightful world of Morphopolis may be worth the price of admission alone in what is an otherwise middling hidden-object game.
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16 of 17 people (94%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 7
Morphopolis takes you through the insect world. Discover their true beauty and the adventure through the life of insects...

I got this game for $0.29 NZD on sale,

Morphopolis is a point and click game. One fascinating game to play, discovering their life and beauty of the insects through Morphopolis.
Morphopolis is a game where you have to solve puzzles and clicking on hidden objects. Looking at the artwork, it grabs alot of attention to your eyes because of how they used the colours in a fascinating insect world. Very colourful, you really do discover the beauty of the tiny world underneath our feet. The game has such relaxing music, it helps you concentrate on the game, very soothing music.

You start as a specific insect, you need to find all the hidden objects because they are the keys to unlock the puzzle. Once you solved the puzzle, you will continue onto a new chapter with a new bug. Every chapter, there are new insects. There are new hidden objects and keys for new insects and chapters, and the puzzles do get harder and I do find it quite difficult. Hidden objects are usually camoflaged into the colourful background. But the game isn't really that hard. All achievements are easy to unlock as most are just solving the puzzles. One negative thing is that there is no exit chapter feature, which leaves you hanging in the game or try solving it. Also there is no save button, which if you exit you would have to start again.

This game is very short and simple game, intriguing artwork and colours used to represent the insect world.


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13 of 13 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 11
"Creepy crawlers in a mini HoG / puzzle game"

This amazing and unique HD graphics adventure plays mostly like a classic HoG. You have to find hidden pieces of insects before you can proceed in the story. If you find them a little nice puzzle awaits you. Insects and their metamorphosis is the main subject of this game. There's a hint system. But actually there exist no menus and pathway hints on the maps. So you are lost in the jungle of microcosmos. And sometimes the mouse controls are really horrible. Nevertheless the game makes fun and at least it's an enjoyable lightweight of puzzleing.
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