Crash-landed on a desolate, alien planet, what should've been a routine work-for-hire job for Powell has become a deadly mission to save the merchant vessel Morningstar and her crew.
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Very Positive (173 reviews) - 94% of the 173 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Feb 17, 2015

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Crash-landed on a desolate, alien planet, what should've been a routine work-for-hire job for Powell has become a deadly mission to save the merchant vessel Morningstar and her crew. With one man dead and the captain gravely injured, Powell is on his own to repair the ship and find a way to escape the strange gravity well of the empty planet they've landed on.

And if the situation weren't dire enough, the only signs of life on the planet are the remains of a much larger and better equipped ship and her crew, all dead, and not by natural means. What--or who--brought down these ships and is killing their crews? For what reason? And can Powell find a way off-planet before he shares the same fate?

Features
  • Experience an immersive sci-fi adventure, packed with gorgeous HD graphics, brand-new puzzles and scenes, and an all-new, streamlined interface
  • Newly remastered cinematics display the haunting landscapes in beautiful high definition
  • Uncover the mystery of Deadrock through new and optimized puzzles and an extended storyline
  • The alien planet of Deadrock comes alive with full voice acting and engrossing sound effects
  • Includes an atmospheric remastered soundtrack with over 30 minutes of original music

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel Celeron 1.8GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Integrated
    • Storage: 556 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel i3 2.4GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: nVidia GeForce GTX 550 Ti
    • Storage: 556 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OS X Lion 10.7.5
    • Processor: 2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 9400M 256 MB
    • Storage: 568 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Mac OS X Yosemite 10.10.1
    • Processor: 2GHz Intel i3
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT 256 MB
    • Storage: 568 MB available space
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 24
That's not a god damn game.
It deserves an average note.
It is very short (2 hours for me) to finish, the story could be very nice if the life time was higher.
Despite these points, I like the fact that this is a hard point and click.
However you can have a little help from your captain (radio chat) if you are stuck.
And the achievements are very simple, you can get them all from the first play (you can miss some actually).
I recommand this game if you are a big fan of point and click, but there are better games in that category to be honest.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 16
Decent first person point and click adventure.

The few movies were good, and the animation and environments looked very smooth and detailed.

There weren't any single pixel objects hidden anywhere, and once you found an interaction point, it was always highlighted.

The puzzles, while not always making complete sense (I'm looking at you, gas mask and beer) weren't too hard to figure out from the verbal clues.

Even if you do get stuck there's a radio (aka Hint) button to assist you with what you're trying to do.

Took about 2 hours to complete.

The worst part was the weird euro-english voice acting, but I've definitely heard worse.

Check it out!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 16
An immersive point-and-click game that last a couple of hours. The story keeps advancing so it doesn't get a chance to feel dull.

Managed to get all the achievements just by playing the game. Nothing hidden or special.
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79 of 93 people (85%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: February 17, 2015
A classic point-n-click, reminding me on the good times when this genre was much more appreciated.
Nice story, cool intro and outro movies, well balanced puzzles: not too hard and not too lame, you can solve everything by using your brain, but you won't need to go into annoying pixel-hunting.
A really great work from such a small group of game makers. Keep on bringing more titles like this!
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32 of 34 people (94%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 19, 2015
So I played this waaaaay back as a free flash game and it was amazing when it first came out. Really big game for the time and fabulous graphics with actually interesting cinematics.

If you try and find it online today, it's sad that the voice work has been removed. When I saw it on here, I kinda rejoiced. It's not terribly long, or complicated, but somehow everything just fits right. It's a nice, honest, and surprisingly solid little adventure game. Thankfully, the game's been remastered a bit. The graphics aren't much better, but they are slightly improved. Some new voice work. It's about as quality as its previous iteration but I actually like it a lot. It somehow strikes me as fitting in spite of it being rather deadpan. I miss the character portraits though.

Anyhoo, the game doesn;t have too much additional content compared to its free counterpart, so it's up to you whether you want this experience, or the slightly less in-depth one. The differences aren't worth the price tag, but if you've got the cash, I'd recommend the buy. The game's solid and I'd love to see the developers get some support and make a new game. They definitely got some talent for it.

All in all, I'm quite happy with my purchase and would suggest it, though for obvious reasons it's not for everbody.
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25 of 27 people (93%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 28, 2015
Ever thought of having a ship crash on a random isolated planet and then find a way to get out of it, preferably safe and sound? Morningstar: Descent to Deadrock (M:DtD) is your dream come true. Not only does it have some nice small puzzles, but it also offers the player an entertaining experience.

He who learns but does not think, is lost! He who thinks but does not learn is in great danger.

Confucius


Without any further delay, I present to you my review of Morningstar: Descent to Deadrock.

Gameplay
M:DtD is a story driven point&click game, starting from the moment the ship crash lands, and it's up to the player to fix it and get the hell out of that evil ridden planet.
The story is interesting, and the environment around the whole scenario is somewhat creepy, especially taking into consideration all the dead bodies. Fear not, it's possible to escape! From fixing hull breaches, to visiting places to find pieces, the player will soon discover there's more to the planet than expected.
Every step taken towards the end ends up being a new step on the creepiness scale, which goes well with the shadowy sci-fi setting. Just take a look at the screenshots available on the store page, and you'll instantly understand.
There's an incredible feeling of accomplishment when completing the game. I only wish the game was longer!

Pros
  • Neat graphics;
  • Interesting story with some alluring puzzles;
  • Some enjoyable cutscenes;
  • The riddles are pretty straightforward, and the clues are a nice guide, too;
  • There's a walkthrough available if you ever get stuck;
  • Well designed environment;
  • Engaging piece assembly system.

Cons
  • The main character's voice acting is terrible, except during cutscenes;
  • Not much replay value, as it's a pretty straightforward story;
  • I'd cut down the price a tiny bit.

Verdict
I'd give it a 7/10, considering it gives the player a nice overall experience, with a nice story and a creepy environment. I'd certainly consider a higher score if the main character's voice acting wasn't as bad.
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27 of 33 people (82%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: February 17, 2015
Short but very enjoyable. It is pretty good at $10 would be a must have if ever on sale. The characters are remarkable reserved for their plight and have a dark humour. I found no bugs during my gameplay and the puzzles are inuitive and follow common sense. It hint at a bigger stoyline and would definitely deserve a sequal, if not episodic, release.
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18 of 19 people (95%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 17, 2015
Morningstar: Descent to Deadrock is a short compelling little point-and-click adventure from space following in the big steps of games aka The Dig.
Gameplay wise it's a solid piece of work. You combine various objects which each other and find new and unconventional solutions to otherwise unsolvable problems
Musically it's nice outerspace ambient sound..kinda. Very relaxed and subtle 7.5 of 10 because the could have dared more with the sounds and music.
I don't want to spoil to much, but seasoned adventure gamers won't be surprised by the story. But the first-person view adds some new element and the solutions are sometimes quite unexpected.
Overall I would recommend it to all of you adventure gamers looking for something new for a decent price.
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12 of 12 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 31, 2015
I liked this one. This game reminds me of a common HOG game without mini-games.

It's a casual point & click adventure game which can be finished in 2 hours. Story is OK and the graphics as well. There's a built-in hint system (radio) which holds your hand throughout the game.

100% achievements can be obtained easily, there's no need to play the game again, 99% of them are triggered by the story.
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12 of 12 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 5
Solid point and click adventure game for what it is, but it's very short and only tells what seems to be the introduction of a story, leaving all major question unanswered. I got it in a bundle and was satisifed on that basis. It's definitely not worth the full price being asked.
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SWDivad
0.1 hrs
Posted: September 28
Until I figure out why it constantly crashes...its thumbs down for me. Maybe it can be fixed???
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archcorenth
1.9 hrs
Posted: September 26
$10 seems a bit much for a game that I completed in less than 2 hrs. And it in general it was a lack luster experience. The puzzles which impede your progress are too easy to really be considered puzzles. Easily find a thing and put it on the obvious hotspot. There was some hope of decoding an alien language toward the end, but all you really have to decode is on and off which I figured out by looking at the first alien console. So, it didn't take much brain power.

Considering the dearth of puzzles, I thought about regarding it more along the lines of interactive fiction. But it's just all stuff we've seen countless times before there. I was particularly reminded of the episode of Battlestar Galactica where Starbuck crash lands on an alien world and has to hot wire a Cylon drone to get away.

I would like more sci fi adventure games, but I'm not going to give this a good review just because of the genres it's a part of.
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InfinitePeace
4.0 hrs
Posted: September 25
Surprisingly good. It only takes 2 hours to finish though, so it is a bit short. 10 dollars is overpriced imo, discount is better.

Polished enough, not much bugs, simple sci-fi point and click adventure. Kind of lacks details on why things have happened in the story, but the voice acting is good considering it's an indie game and it's not a pixel hunting point and click game.

Again, overpriced, but an ok game if you get it on sale at 3-5 dollars or so. Graphics are surprisingly detailed and polished.

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RumbarBrook
1.4 hrs
Posted: September 23
This is a nice little point-and-click game. If you know what you're doing, you can beat it in around an hour, which isn't always a bad thing. This is one of those "stranded on a strange planet" kind of sci-fi games that's good for a short burst playthrough. Not to mention that there's an option to help you find out what you need to do by simply pressing a button on screen. The writing/dialogue and visuals are similar to a cheesy early-2000's animated film; and I absolutely love it. The only "negative" thing I have to say is that it leaves you asking many questions about the lore.
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$Tevo
1.6 hrs
Posted: September 16
not fun to me
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Bodhsativa
2.5 hrs
Posted: September 15
I got this game in a bundle and didn't expect much.
I throughly enjoyed it, the puzzle solving wasn't so difficult as to get stuck but also not so easy as to walk through the game. The storyline and setting had me intrigued and that continued through to the end. It can be finished in a few hours, and is enjoyable throughout. The voice acting could've been better, but doesn't detract much.
Fun and enjoyable, recommended.
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Thyme
1.8 hrs
Posted: September 12
Probably the most satisfying point-and-click game I've ever played. The interface is well-executed: things ping if they're important and you're not left blindly clicking on shadows, for example. And the immersion was great: hints (should you need them) even feel like they're part of the story. The puzzles were fun, not too hard, not too simple. Plus, I'm a real sucker for the sci-fi thriller genre, which is well-executed here.
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