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 (464 reviews)
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
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB available space
    • OS: Windows 7 / 8
    • Processor: Intel i3
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB available space
Helpful customer reviews
29 of 33 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: March 7
The gameplay isn't terribly memorable. It's basically a hidden object game with some light puzzle solving elements. Ah, but the art and the atmosphere! The vibrant, lush artwork is worth the price of admission on its own. This must be what the jungle looks like after a cup of Ayahuasca.
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22 of 23 people (96%) found this review helpful
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 16
Morphopolis is a game about bugs, some of the smallest creatures in the world and they are rather fascinating and very important to our environment aswell.

This game is a point and click game with puzzles to solve and hidden objects to discover and find, this will help the small bug on its journey of life. This is a very pretty and colourful game, and not very difficult to play.

Also you must complete each chapter, if you decide to stop halfway through you will have to start from the beginning of that chapter, as there is no exit feature while in a level so I just completed them and exited the game afterwards.

Morphopolis is a very short game and the achievements are easy to earn. I found the last puzzle rather challenging, but I managed to solve it and get 100% achievements :)

I have enjoyed my time playing with the bugs and admiring the lovely art and colours, thankyou for this lovely gift. ;D
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32 of 43 people (74%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 14
Graphics cute, Music&Sound is ok. Puzzles are ok... but what frustrates me is... There is no reset button if you fk up some puzzles... And the only way to quit puzzles.. is to terminate the game through task manager..
Another thing that is totally messed up is steering your Bug. Seriously... sometimes you just walk from one screen to another, and repeat to the infinite... Because the bug has problem with going straight or back. Also the game is super slow... It takes more time to travel from screen to another than finding hidden objects or solving puzzles.
So thats its.
+puzzles (tholack of menu or interface sometimes makes you hard to figure out what to do, lol)

-slow pace
-lack of interface&menu

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14 of 16 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 16
Visual and audial very beautiful game. You control a larva and your goal is to take control of another greater insect each level. You do this by looking for items in a scrambled picture alike scenario and solve some puzzles. A game solely about insects is a good thing
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14 of 17 people (82%) found this review helpful
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 17
I bought this game because it was on sale (95% off) and has cards and achievements. Never really expecting anything else from it. But when I played the game, I knew I found a hidden gem.

Morphopolis is a point & click, hidden object, and puzzle game set in a colorful insect world. I love the atmosphere! The art is gorgeous and the music helps to bring out more of the supposedly "nature" setting.

The game is divided into five short segments. You can finish the whole game in 2 to 4 hours. Basically, you need to guide the insect to find the objects and solve the puzzles needed to get through to the next metamorphic phase. The hidden objects are fairly easy to find. There are some that blend well with the background (but there'a a hint button anyway if you're feeling lazy to really search for them). The puzzles are moderately challenging (I find the last puzzle a bit more challenging than the rest.). In some puzzles (like the glow worm, perhaps), I think you'll spend more time figuring out what to do than solving them. :D

If you are a card collector and an achievement hunter, this one's for you. Only five cards to collect and you can unlock every achievement as you finish the game.

The only cons I found are:
(1) the lack of direction / instruction.
When I began the game, I only saw a "hand" symbol that tells me to move my insect to that direction. And that's it. But you can easily figure out the game mechanics as you progress.

(2) you cannot save / quit in the middle of the segments.
You can force quit the game but your progress won't be saved. You have to redo everything in that particular level.

Do I recommend this game? YES! The good points of this game outweigh these cons. And besides, it's 95% off too.
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11 of 14 people (79%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 16, 2014
Morphopolis is a hidden object game with puzzle segments, featuring beautiful hand-drawn art and relaxing ambient music. It's good for two hours of pleasantly brain-teasing zen.
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 13
Since I'm already a fanatic about the insect world, I was bound from the beginning to love the game. The art style and the colors are gorgeous, and it's a great little point-and-click and object search game. For people who care about game length, this game is pretty short - it only took me 1.7 hours to get through the whole thing. The pathfinding was a little arduous at times, but not intolerably so. Big bonus, of course, is steam cards.
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
7.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 19
This game is gorgeous. The art style is unique and that is reason enough in my mind to get it, especially if its on sale. The soundtrack is very calming and helps you not get frustrated with the puzzles. The game is meant to be enjoyed slowly, taking in this interesting world. While I love the look and sounds of the game, I have a couple of nitpicks. With each level, I feel you have to click everything to find the next objective. There is sometimes some confusion about where your little insect is allowed to explore. There is a hint system that keeps the player from frustration. The puzzles are everywhere from easy to frustrating. Whether they are easy will simply depend on the player. With each puzzle you are left to figure it out, without any help or explanation. Also, once you begin a puzzle, there is no way to leave it. If you want to quit, you will have to crash the game. There is no save option, so once you begin the level, be prepared to finish it, or have the game run in the background. I had to walk away from certain puzzles sometimes, but the soundtrack is so calming, I didn't mind hearing it. Despite the nitpicks, this is a wonderful little puzzle game with great visuals.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 16
Beautiful bright and colorful visual style, athmospheric music and sound design, interesting idea. And it's simple to get all achievments, that's a plus too. :) And it has a trading cards! :)
The only one flaw in this game - it is short. But who knows, maybe we'll see Morphopolis 2 someday. :)
Priceless purchase (especially considering current discount ;).

Прекрасная яркая и очень красочная картинка, атмосферные музыка и звук, интересная идея. И легко собрать все достижения, что тоже плюс. :) И вдобавок еще и коллекционные карточки! :)
Единственный недостаток этой игры в том, что она очень короткая. Но кто знает, может когда-нибудь мы увидим Morphopolis 2. :)
В общем, бесценное приобретение (особенно если учитывать скидку ;).
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 21
This game is not worth $5. I bought it on sale for $0.25. This is shorter than most mobile games that are $0.99. 5 levels and I beat it in an hour and a half after restarting the first level just before I was about to finish it by accident. Most of that was waiting for the slow movement of the bugs and trying to figure out the objectives. This is not an intuitive game, and the hints can be lacking. It's pretty, but short and vague with a very abrupt ending. I hope you have patience for this because you're going to need it.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 24
A nice short (depends on how fast you solve the puzzles) game with relaxing music and wonderfully drawn scenes. I would say it is a relaxing game, but the insects you play walk are very slow paced. This can be really annoying (and thus no longer relaxing) as you will often know where certain objects are hidden but cannot collect them yet because you have to wait for your insect to catch up with your desperate mouse-clicking.

Aside from the last puzzle the puzzles are not easy, but do-able if you think about them for a bit. The last puzzle is quite hard and to be honest I don't think I'd like to try my hand at it again. It was quite frustrating.

All in all a really nice game which I can only recommend if you're looking for something casual.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 28
I never thought that a game about insects could be so beautiful!

Great music, amazing colors and nice graphics!

Play it!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 1
Hooray! Finally done.

What's Morphopolis?
Morphopolis is puzzle game. This game educates us about transformation (metamorphosis) of the insect. Although this game reminded me about Biology when I was studying at senior high school, I don't know what kind of insect appeared in this game. At least I just remembered one thing, what Lepidopterais.

The gameplay?
In game, you not only see the beauty scenery of nature but also the relaxing music. There are five chapters in order to finish. Each chapter presents the stage of metamorphosis. You have to solve the riddles (finding the things and solving the puzzle) in order going to next stage. You can play this game for short time actually, but it depends how fast you can solve the riddles.

Should I recommend Morphopolis?
Yes, I should. I recommend this game for puzzle and indie game lovers.

If you are not one of them, will you give a chance for Morphopolis, won't you?

Grab the game man! It's cheap too.

I would like to say thanks to my friend, Haru Yoshida.
Thank you so much. You're awesome.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 13
Finally, the game which has a charm of telling arts, relaxing sounds and possessive gameplay for those in the contemplative mood!

Just time passing and observation lets you discover the goal and way to reach it.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 23
Verdict: Take a peek at the posted screenshots to enjoy the hand drawn art if that is what drew you to this, no need to buy and play the game for that. The 'game', as implemented, is an exercise in frustration.

- Cute hand drawn graphics.
- It's different, stands out in used art and 'delivery' of the puzzles.
- At 95% off, really cheap.

- Total lack of graphics/sound/control settings (why do people keep doing this for PC games?)
- Zero instructions, tutorial or guidance, so just click around and watch what happens and see if you can figure out what the devs were thinking at the time.
- 5 levels total, with 1-4 hidden object puzzles each, some of which have additional puzzles after. Again, zero instructions so just click stuff and maybe you'll see something happen that will give you a clue about what's expected of you.
- Level puzzles are spread out over several screens, so you have to make your bug crawl around, with regular backtracking required. Excruciatingly slow method of scrolling between level screens, and no way to speed it up.
- There is not even a hint at what paths your bug can even take. No arrows, no clearly different coloured or constructed pathways, nothing. Just click the screen edges at different spots and wait to see how far the bug will crawl and maybe by the time it gets there it'll scroll the screen and hey, now you know. Or click a different spot and wait some more.
- No save/load options. It will remember a level as fully finished, but leaving a level unfinished forces you to restart all the puzzles you already solved on that level.
- Even with all that, it's an extremely short game. I fully finished it in under 3 hours, of which almost half was spent just clicking randomly and most of the other half waiting for the bugs to crawl to scroll the screen, and only a fraction actually doing any puzzle solving.

I can understand trying to do things different from all the others. I can understand trying to be artsy. I can understand trying to minimize user interface and controls.

But for the love of all that is good and right in PC gaming, please never let any of that prevent you from implementing the required basics:
- PC's are not a standard environment, and PC users are used to having pretty detailed control. A settings dialog allowing to change graphics/sound/controls is a must on the PC platform.
- Some basic instructions about controls, method and goal of the game. Random clicking to see what happens is not 'learning to play', it's just plain annoying.
- Save/load/checkpoint mechanics, especially in a game that makes one waste a lot of time just getting around on a level.

Sorry, but even at pennies, I can't recommend this as a game. Cute art style though, so check out the screenshots.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 21
Lukewarm recommendation, at the price I got it for (25 cents), and even then I'm not sure it's worth the time. At full price it's a waste of money, but at least it has cards and achievements.

It's mostly a simple hidden object game and fetch quest, with a few low-rent common puzzles (pipe, jigsaw, slider, etc) that have been seen a million times to draw out the game time. For the most part, the hidden objects are blatant, but I had trouble with some green ones given that there's just so much green everywhere. I didn't see anything original anywhere.

It's somewhat pretty, in a 1998 Newgrounds original sort of way, but it certainly isn't awe-inspiring art. Its Flash roots are very obvious. The music is good, in an unmemorable way. The controls are abominably bad, though, requiring you to hold down the mouse button to keep moving and regularly move your mouse around because the pathing is so bad and your bug gets confused. You move at a snail's pace, too. Too bad you don't get to play as one....

A much better game in the same vein is Violett. Do yourself a favor and play that instead.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 13
A lovely puzzle-game with a sweet soundtrack! Just a relaxing game, beautifully drawn and every single Level looks like a painting...
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 24
Very similar to The Tiny Bang Story, and I don't say refer to this as a negative aspect due to the fact that I really enjoyed TTBS. Basically you are an insect and each game's level represents a metamorphosis stage in the bug's life. The art style is amazing in Morphopolis and I really enjoyed it's concept. The gameplay is pretty similar to TTBS where you have to pick up certain items to have the chance to solve a certain puzzle. The hint system is well setup in a way that it cannot be overused and only utilized in a emergency situation. The game itself has 5 stages, and it's about two hours long. The soundtrack is very relaxing. I feel like I should have payed the full price, in order to motivate the developers to make more of this type of games, but instead I purchased Morphopolis for a ridiculous amount of 24 cents... Anyways, I naturally recommend Morphopolis for the point&click gamer.

PS: It's one of those games you get all the achievements simply by beating the game.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 25
Well, I didn't expected anything from this game, however when I checked what this is, I just couldn't stop playing until I finished the game and got all the achievements! :D Recommended.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 29
Visually fascinating, with some brilliant sound design, this is an immersive lush world to get lost into for an hour or two, surreal and unsettling yet soothing at the same time. It's a game allright, but it's really not about the gameplay, that's just a superficial excuse to spend some time in this eery atmosphere.

Stripped of its artstyle this would be a mediocre HOG, with some of the most unimaginative puzzles ever. Worse even, the controls are really bad - though it gets less noticeable after the first level (stick it out). Basically, translating the (clearly originally for touchscreens) tap / drag into click / click&drag means the game can't really tell what your input is half the time, which will be quite frustrating for some people.

Personally, I wanted to be annoyed by another half baked mobile port and couldn't, and I don't even like insects and flowers that much. It looks stunning on a big screen, the images here hardly do it justice. The music and sound design have the same eerie, mildly unsettling quality as the visuals. The loving attention to detail in both the art and the sound design is really impressive, as is the way they blend and flow together, completely overshadowing everything the gameplay is lacking. I also found the slow pace and even the length (it's short) fitting and appropriate.

I enjoyed my time with it, and for anyone after the experience rather than the game, it's definitely worth checking out.
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