An independent story-based cinematic FPS game describing the drama of a student 's. Story is based on experienced emotions.
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Release Date: Oct 26, 2015

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You will be playing as an eighteen year old high school student who is living in his own utopia as an ignored, bullied person by many others throughout his life...

You will journey into his past testifying his dramatic events that troubled his young life.

Morphine will drag you empathize and make you witness to an alternative subconscious world from a different perspective.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP, Windows Vista
    • Processor: Intel® Core™ 2 Duo 2.4 GHz, AMD Athlon™ X2 2.8 GHz, or higher
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Shader Model 3.0, 768MB VRam
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c-compatible, 16-bit
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7, Windows 8
    • Processor: 3.0 GHz Dual Core Processor or higher
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Shader Model 3.0, 1GB VRam
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c-compatible, 16-bit
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OvO
3.7 hrs
Posted: August 14
After 2 minutes I just wanted to switch this game off cos it was that jump scaring !
Someone can say that this game is being emo outsider simulator.
In other hand the story and main character problems are very close to reality.
Binding audiovisual looks really interesting and letting us go through the game without any bad conclusions about it.
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Trobs
2.7 hrs
Posted: August 7
Well, the most dificult thing in this game is find some bushs (Is really a pain in the*** ) to put in the campfire...

More from the the same old history horror games... with strange mix :/
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41nd
1.8 hrs
Posted: July 24
This was a horrible experience to endure for almost a hour and a half. While the idea of exposing bullying in schools is okay.. the technical aspects of the game are really really uninspired. Ugly textures, bad colours for the eyes, annoying camera and unfit fonts make for a really really really BAD game. Unity Personal Edition.. 3 euros for this? Poor developer profiting of the bullying phenomenon..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oZCHq3k2oIM
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roy
0.2 hrs
Posted: July 9
TL;DR- I can't play it without a mouse invert option.

Pros: The video of it looks great. I think it will be fun to play. I think it has great potential.

Cons: I'm afraid I can't play it without knowing what keys to use and most importantly I need mouse invert.

If key binding and mouse options are added, I'll revisit and try playing again. Hopefully then I will change it from not recommended to recommended.
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bucketman
1.6 hrs
Posted: July 5
If you've ever wondered what would it be like if Çetin Inanç was a modern walking-sim game developer, then look no further. The game fails so hard at what it tries to deliver on every level, yet does it so charismatically hilarious that it is almost impossible to even get irritated by all of its numerous bugs and glitches.
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sleep tight catto
0.1 hrs
Posted: July 4
delete this
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ShatteredMirror
1.5 hrs
Posted: July 2
This game is a mess.
-English is terrible
-Pacing is really slow in several spots
-Final level the names of the protagonist and antagonist are reversed
-Epilogue just recaps Climax and adds nothing

However, I believe everyone should play this game. Morphine is to gaming as The Room is to movies. It is terrible, but needs to be experienced to make the world a better place.

Also it is not a horror game. It has 2 jump-scares but I think they are mostly there because the author didn't know how to transition between scenes for the first half of the game.
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40GallonTophat
1.9 hrs
Posted: June 26
Play this game for Engrish-fun and you'll love it. As a scary game, it's garbage. Got this as part of a $2 bundle and enjoyed it for at least $3 worth.

+ Written by someone with a loose understanding of English
+ Decent enough quality
+ Unintentional comedy value through the roof!
- Stupid story line
- Not scary at all
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Sludgemonster Von Crapenstein
0.3 hrs
Posted: June 25
I unlocked a door. I got an achievement. The game shut down.
I'm not sure if I beat the game or if it crashed.
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catta
2.8 hrs
Posted: June 13
I really tried to like this game. I appreciate the work of the developer, and I think the subject of the game is important. However there are just too many shortcomings in the game to recommend it, even for an indie game.

First, the graphics: Most of the scenes are very dark, and you either look for dark gray objects on a darker gray ground, or try to find your way using a absurdly small cone of light coming from your mobile or a flashlight. And even if there is a little more light, graphic is simple and static.

The story: As I said earlier, the subject is important, but why must the story be so shallow-brained? Poor kid is left by his mom, despised by his dad, bullied by his classmates, whatever could happen to a kid, he got it. Locked in the barn, thrown in the water and his mother even bothers to write a letter how much she hates him before she leaves. Oh, come on.

The gameplay: It´s simply bland. The game would make a nice walking simulator, as most of the time all you have to do is walk around, find the right (and very often only) hotspot in the room and click it - if it wasn´t so dark! Very often you walk through a dark grey coridor looking for a medium gray object on a darker gray ground. Also, there are these terrible "minigames" - like when you tap space again and again and again to break open a door - and these completely useless puzzles: You face a locked door - you find a pickaxe - when you try to break open the door, the pickaxe is stuck in the wood and you cannot pull it out again. Seriously?
What makes it worse - some hotspots are activated only after you interacted with another item, so you have to click in the order A-B-C and nothing else.
There are no decisions to make, the path is set and all you can do is follow it.

So again, as much as I tried to like the game - I completed it and all achievements - in the end the question is: Is it a good game? And the answer sadly is no. No doubt. It´s not. Not at all.
Dont waste your money!
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 7
Well, the most dificult thing in this game is find some bushs (Is really a pain in the*** ) to put in the campfire...

More from the the same old history horror games... with strange mix :/
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139 of 227 people (61%) found this review helpful
10 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 30, 2015
Not entirely certain what to think here :/ I thought this was going to basically be a horror game played from the viewpoint of a school bully's victim and exploring the pschological suffering and terror that go along with it. Blah blah - fancy words, fancy expectations.

What I got was a bizarre mixture of overly loud scream effects, guiding faerie lights, and the Donnie Darko rabbit with a serious case of steroid abuse. I honestly feel that this could have actually been an awesome game with a bit of polishing. But sadly, the only thing this game is, is a hodgepodge attempt at artsyness wrapped in chaotic failure. Cheesey, badly executed and predictable horror effects have been sprinkled to and fro and inbetween the cookie cutter characters: your default ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ bully, your default girl of your dreams, your default creepy creature, your default terrors, your default troubled nerd glasses kid... the list goes on. Oh, and just because: needless lockpick and door opening minigames. IMHO a game can be "wierd and artsy" but if it relies solely on that, the results end up being stale and somewhat cheap, as the story felt extremely flimsy and predictable here.

And I feel bad saying all of this, because the idea and the concept of the game are quite neat. One other thing that really really bothered me was the atrocious english translation. One or two little mistakes can easily be ignored, but the game is saturared with bad expressions, faulty grammar, and flimsy translations. English is a difficult language to master - even more so when you're not a native speaker. But there are so, so, SO many people right here on Steam who would have been delighted to proof read it as well as help out with the grammar, spelling and what have you.

Blaaaaaaaargh. Not my cup of tea, for sure. I tried to like it and give it a chance. But I wish the dev good luck in the future!
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40 of 59 people (68%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 25
Product received for free
This game has developed from fun horror to comedy then to absolute ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥t that I was very annoyed and only playing for the achievements. Until it started making more sense in the end. And I must admit, I'm pretty impressed! An unpredictable game is always a favorite.

I agree the game is broken and needs A LOT of polishing on so many levels, from performance to animation and broken English which made the game pretty dull, but let's not forget this is a work of an independent developer. And for a first project this was quite impressive. So let's not play games for what we expect but for what they have to offer. Because I'm very picky when it comes to graphics and performance yet I was able to enjoy this game which made it very easy for me to ignore its flaws and not many games can do that.

Dear Kerim Kumbasar your message touched me and will keep spinning in my head for a while <3
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18 of 23 people (78%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 26
Play this game for Engrish-fun and you'll love it. As a scary game, it's garbage. Got this as part of a $2 bundle and enjoyed it for at least $3 worth.

+ Written by someone with a loose understanding of English
+ Decent enough quality
+ Unintentional comedy value through the roof!
- Stupid story line
- Not scary at all
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61 of 106 people (58%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 17, 2015
I was so interested in this game based on the screenshots and the obvious inspiration drawn from Donnie Darko. After playing it though, I became more interested in trying out the new steam refund policy. This game is absolutely ♥♥♥♥ing nonsense. There are some interesting artistic ideas here but everything about this is just ♥♥♥♥. A 3 year old could've made a better English translation for a game. The gameplay elements are clunky as hell. The story is just the most mindless rubbish on steam. I was worried this game would be hipster jerk off material, wearing its inspirations on its sleeve. I thought it would be incomplete or have bad presentation. It's all that and worse. Don't even bother.

3/10
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20 of 31 people (65%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 22
A 18 yo student is constantly bullied at school and starts finding solace in a fantastical world that slowly mixes with reality.
Don't get fooled by this premise though, sadly the actual game is as mind-numbing as an actual dose of morphine due to its amateurish narrative and slow pacing.

PROS:

-nothing really

NEUTRAL:

-the graphics aren't too bad but suffer due to some annoying effects and wooden animations

CONS:

-dull story, amateurish narrative, terrible dialogues

-drawn out cutscenes

-clumsy jump scares

-minigames feel out of place

-uninspired puzzles

-terrible English translation

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=670595302

Morphine feels, simply put, like an uninteresting and dull chore as you play through it. The gameplay consists of simply walking around, picking up diary pages and going through cutscenes with a few minigames or puzzles thrown around (lockpicking, making a campfire, opening certain dorrs or, sigh, fishing). Said puzzles and minigames are uninspired at best and can sometimes become annoying due to being set in dimply lit places or requiring you to find small objects in a certain room.

But the story and pacing are the main culprits here, seldom have I played something so tedious. Dialogues are cliched, slow (no voice acting and there's several seconds between lines) and basically all revolve around the fact that people at school are bad. Even cutscenes suffer from the same problem as they're filled with moments where nothing happens or your attention is drawn for several unnecessary seconds over certain things in the area. Heck even after you finish the game there's a small credits screen and then you're forced to go through several more minutes of cutscenes basically recapping what just happened, why? why would you do that? The stumbling English just makes things even worse and can sometimes also get in the way of a puzzle (like calling a safety pin "a buckle" or small branches being referred to as "bushes". Even if you discount the aforementioned problems the story is uninteresting at best, leaves no lasting impression and can at times just feel a bit pretentious.

Unless you desperately need to get rid of that insomnia that's been bothering you I can't recommend this one: horror games are a dime a dozen nowadays and Morphine is subpar both in story and gameplay.
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15 of 23 people (65%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
4.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 16
Kerim Kumbasar. This is something that is spinning in my head after playing 5 hours of this.

Could have been a really good game. I like the concept, the atmosphere, the story seemed a bit interesting but... Let's summarise:

Pros:
-If you have a good imagination, it can become a good game (in your head)
-The refund in Steam works

Cons:
-Kerim Kumbasar everywhere (ok, I get it. It's your game and I won't steal it!)
-Terrible bugs just before the jumpscares
-The jumpscare screams almost f*** up my speakers with the high pitch and the low quality of sound
-Options menu - 404 not found
-Graphics are somehow ok but the settings are total crap (I had to play it in Low Preset on my Alienware)
-Get stuck at some points and then you have to restart at the last checkpoint
-The dialogues? Thank you Mr Google Translate!!
-Did I mention Kerim?

In my account I have all sorts of crap games. I never requested a refund. I paid for this less than a Euro but I want my money back.
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21 of 37 people (57%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 1
Morphine is a (mostly) first person psychedelic horror adventure title that puts you in the shoes of Ted Bundy. No, not THAT Ted Bundy, but it's worth assuming that the protagonist was not given this name perchance. The decision of the name is quite misleading, as Ted Bundy assaulted and murdered women exclusively; the Ted in this game does not. With that said, I feel as though this game is a combination of inspiration taken directly from Donnie Darko, and the Columbine Massacre.

Ted is a student in high school, and it quickly becomes clear that he is the victim of what many of us have experienced at one time or another in our lives, bullying. Not only is he bullied by a student named Peter, but Ted's father also deems him to be a failure for not being able to shoot a gun, swim, or fish; you know, the typical "manly" survival aspects of life. The player will relive many of the decisive moments of Ted's life, and will be able to read more into the inner thoughts of the character through journal pages.

Morphine is made in Unity. Now that your skin has finished crawling, I will continue to say that while the game's performance isn't abysmal like many other Unity titles, there are frame drop issues and a lack of any sort of control configure system. However, on a positive note there are no glitches or crashes that deem the game unplayable. It should also be noted here that the original dialogue is in Turkish, and has been poorly translated to English; the amount of grammatical errors to be found are innumerable, and sometimes they lead to confusion of the main plot. However, the way the game performs overall is decent seeing as the entire thing was made by one person.

Now, I've never personally heard of Morphine causing anyone to go insane with rage and kill a bunch of people. I'm not entirely sure why the developer decided to make this the title drug of choice. The plot is weak, and Ted ends almost every single journal entry by saying "I am not a loser!". I understand that this game is based on the emotions that the developer went through during his time in school, and I understand them well; I too was bullied quite a lot. The self-loathing, awkwardness, social distance, and overwhelming depression are emotions all too familiar to me. Although these emotions are mostly conveyed through journal entries, I couldn't help but feel that Ted was an overall weak character. Despite his rage "building" towards the end, he comes off as more of a sad-sack than someone seeking revenge.

As far as horror titles go, Morphine is just okay. It tries hard in the beginning to scare you, and may even succeed with a few jump scares. However, towards the middle and end of the game, the horror aspect has been left far behind in lieu of the true plot and flashbacks regarding why Ted is reaching his breaking point. The game lasts about 2 hours for one playthrough, and unless you're going back for some achievements I sincerely doubt anyone will go back for a second run. There are far, far better horror titles on Steam; be they indie or otherwise. If you get it in a bundle, cool, otherwise don't waste your time.

Rating: 2.0/5.0 - It's not awful, but it's not great.
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8 of 12 people (67%) found this review helpful
23 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 25
I unlocked a door. I got an achievement. The game shut down.
I'm not sure if I beat the game or if it crashed.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 13
I really tried to like this game. I appreciate the work of the developer, and I think the subject of the game is important. However there are just too many shortcomings in the game to recommend it, even for an indie game.

First, the graphics: Most of the scenes are very dark, and you either look for dark gray objects on a darker gray ground, or try to find your way using a absurdly small cone of light coming from your mobile or a flashlight. And even if there is a little more light, graphic is simple and static.

The story: As I said earlier, the subject is important, but why must the story be so shallow-brained? Poor kid is left by his mom, despised by his dad, bullied by his classmates, whatever could happen to a kid, he got it. Locked in the barn, thrown in the water and his mother even bothers to write a letter how much she hates him before she leaves. Oh, come on.

The gameplay: It´s simply bland. The game would make a nice walking simulator, as most of the time all you have to do is walk around, find the right (and very often only) hotspot in the room and click it - if it wasn´t so dark! Very often you walk through a dark grey coridor looking for a medium gray object on a darker gray ground. Also, there are these terrible "minigames" - like when you tap space again and again and again to break open a door - and these completely useless puzzles: You face a locked door - you find a pickaxe - when you try to break open the door, the pickaxe is stuck in the wood and you cannot pull it out again. Seriously?
What makes it worse - some hotspots are activated only after you interacted with another item, so you have to click in the order A-B-C and nothing else.
There are no decisions to make, the path is set and all you can do is follow it.

So again, as much as I tried to like the game - I completed it and all achievements - in the end the question is: Is it a good game? And the answer sadly is no. No doubt. It´s not. Not at all.
Dont waste your money!
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