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 (552 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
38 of 42 people (90%) 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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25 of 26 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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34 of 48 people (71%) 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! For me, I find the good points of this game outweigh these cons.
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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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8 of 9 people (89%) 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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5 of 6 people (83%) 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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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 15
It is very short, simple and cute hidden objects game.
Main characters there are insects. From level to level you just should find some stuff for pave the way further or help your folks. Also you will find there different kinds of puzzles, which can solve even kids.
Music and locations in this game are wonderful and plunge you in atmosphere of world of insects.
If you like what you saw and heard in trailer - you definitely must buy this game, because there is nothing, except this brilliant graphic, music and simple puzzles, which dont take a lot of time. Enjoy it!
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3 of 3 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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3 of 3 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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3 of 3 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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4 of 5 people (80%) 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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2 of 2 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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2 of 2 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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2 of 2 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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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 17
I bought this game when it was on sale for 24 cents. And for 24 cents I obviously have no regrets. The only negative things I have to say about this game is that its a bit slow paced with the insects you play. I found myself getting a little impatient where I needed to go, but nothing that makes this game bad.

One thing I really loved about the game is the soundtrack, which I found very relaxing. The art in the game is colorful and well done. And the game itself is like a clicker mixed with a hidden puzzle game, which is really fun. Some of mini games can be a bit confusing if you aren't sure what you are suppose to do. The game itself is about 3 hours long, and the achievements are really easy to get.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 5
I just wanted to get the cards.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 14
Marvelous game and holy crap how could you not spend $0.25 on this gem. Its true the mouse controls can be a bit slow to respond and annoying at times but the the music, art and puzzles are what make this well worth the 1 or 2 of your time it takes to finish based on your puzzle prowness. One I think must have solved due soley based on Murphy's Law. Anyhow the music is stellar with its insect like stacatto beats and windchimey quality dancing off the crazy flora. Not much story other than being a metaphormasizing insect peramedic. Some of the puzzles are gruelly hard why other are just so beautiful and clever they will make you smile. Dr. Seuss would definately approve this game.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
4.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 15
+ Playtime (i like smaller games in which you can come to an end after a time - ♥♥♥♥ that whole endless open world ♥♥♥♥! This game took me over 3 hours to beat it .)
+ Puzzles in between - very different + with a good difficulty for me !
+ Graphics / Art
+ Concept - like a mix of hidden object + point'n'click
+ Calm Music
+ the help feature
+ Very cheap, cards + some "easy" unlockable achievements

- "Character" moves way too slowly imo ! I don't understand, why in so many games this is part of..
- No kind of "emotions"
- Music too monotone for me
- Almost none animations
- Ending sequence, which wasn't a sequence at all, besides last popping up achievement ..
- Last puzzle is very "tricky" + annoying

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