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A jam submission

MorpheusView game page

1998 Sopabubble Productions Morpheus as a web game
Submitted by soapbubble (@dev_morpheus) — 5 days, 4 hours before the deadline
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Results

CriteriaRankScore*Raw Score
MOOD | Did this game have atmosphere, or did it make you feel something?#103.6744.500
VISUALS | Did this game have nice graphics, art or design?#213.6744.500
AUDIO | Did this game have great music or sound design?#213.2664.000
Overall#243.1843.900
FUN | Was this game satisfying to play or did it bring you joy?#263.2664.000
IDEA | Was this game innovative, or did it use interesting mechanics?#842.0412.500

Ranked from 2 ratings. Score is adjusted from raw score by the median number of ratings per game in the jam.

Let people know how long has this project been going, or share a bit of its history.
Started a port of this game 7.5 years ago in C++. Moved to HTML5/Javascript about 3 years ago. This month I was able to play and complete the entire adventure. Pure ecstasy and joy. There are still small things I'd like to do but for me getting to the point where I could get to the end of the game was a huge milestone.

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Submitted

What a big undertaking! Congratulations! It seems like a really cool and fun game. I can imagine how great it must have been back when it first came out. That scare when you open the cargo and go down got me! Was not expecting to come face-to-face with a corpse. I'd love to play more seeing all the cool screenshots you've posted, however my game becomes bugged and unrecoverable down in the corpse room. If I go left or right to either of the garage door walkways the camera either doesn't load the higher def panoramic, it loads some and does a Windows XP style glitch, or it blacks out and won't run. This is the same on both the in-browser version and the exe for WIndows. I encounter similar bugs in various other locations on the deck but was able to resolve them by saving, loading, or reloading. Please fix and update, I'd love to finish playing.

Developer

Thank you for your feedback!  If you could post some screenshots and any console errors it would help track down errors in the game.  You can open the javascript console in the browser by pressing F12.  I've seen issues were panoramas take longer to load than other parts of the scene, which can lead to some disorienting scenes.  This issue probably becomes more of a problem the further you are from Oregon, USA where the servers are located.  Transitioning to an edge provider for assets would help accelerate asset loading and help scenes load faster.  Anything other than slow load time I am very interested in seeing more of so that I can try and fix it!

Developer

Some of the scenes on the cargo elevator are missing chunks which causes missing or repeated texture loads in panorama.  The files were run through an automated process, but I think I need to get a clean source.  The one that is live is actually from an installed Morpheus installation directory that is 15+ years old.  Need to try again from a clean CD pull.  I have higher quality versions of most of the assets, but they need additional pre-processing before I can stuff them through this same process.

Submitted

You could try running them all through some kind of photo editor like Photoshop with its batch functions to re-save them out as jpgs or pngs. (You could also adjust mass-sizing for newer screen ratios if you needed) As for the issues I had, here's a screenshot of one doing the "Windows XP" style window glitch.

Submitted

I'm stuck on a frozen screen of a ship. comes after the intro sequence. how do I move forward?

Developer

Try again.  I had an old version deployed which I just now updated from latest master.