Morpheus (1998 video game)

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Morpheus
Developer(s) Soap Bubble Productions
Publisher(s) Piranha Interactive Publishing (1998-1999)
Tiburon Interactive Publishing (2000-)
Engine Made with QuickTime VR and QuickTime Video 3.0
Platform(s) Mac OS / Windows
Release 1998
Genre(s) Adventure
Mode(s) Single player

Morpheus is an American computer game released in 1998.

Gameplay[edit]

The game is a first-person adventure game similar to Myst with a point and click interface however, the player may also pan around a location by clicking and dragging the mouse. Clicking the mouse to go in a certain direction results in a transition video showing the player's movement.

Story[edit]

The year is 1928, fish oil magnate and member of the Explorers' Club, Commander Theodore Holmes is attempting to travel across the North Pole in a hot air balloon. As he is making preparations, a man suffering from the climate stumbles in and mutters many incoherent words, he mentions a luxury liner called the Herculania and that the people on it need help. Intrigued by this, he proceeds in the direction of the liner...and disappears. In 1952, Matthew Holmes has embarked upon a quest to find his father and gain some closure. Unfortunately, he has lost his way and is separated from the rest of his party in a blizzard. He has begun to lose control of his understanding between dreams and reality and is about to succumb to the weather when he suddenly discovers the ship that his father was searching for. Could this ship hold the answers to his disappearance?

Development[edit]

It took four years to develop all the sound, graphics and live action footage. The game engine was made with QuickTime 3.0 for the videos and transitions and custom code to display panoramas and overlay videos in the panorama.[citation needed]

Cast[edit]

Reception[edit]

Bob Mandel of The Adrenaline Vault gave the game the "Seal of Excellence".[1]

References[edit]

  • Morpheus
  • Morpheus instructions

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