Faithful port of 1998 Morpheus by Soap Bubble Productions in HTML5.  Desktop browsers only!  Mobile browsers currently broken!

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I am the son of the sole developer of the game Morpheus by Soap Bubble Productions.  I have been working on porting the game to run in a web browser as a platform for re-release of the game for mobile and modern desktop.  The game engine is mostly complete and I am currently working on Pan bugs and adding a wrapper for the game (menu, pause, load, save, options, etc…).  Also the game does not run well on stock mobile browsers due to limitations in mobile browsers on playing video and audio assets, however when packaged as an app will work correctly.

Morpheus was the last title released by Piranha Interactive before shutting down.  Soap Bubble Productions (the company which produced the game) was never paid for the sold copies and only 50,000 copies were printed.  An international release was in the works and Tiburon Interactive (which was made up of ex-Piranha employees) licensed the game for an international release where it was localized for German, French and Spanish.  Soap Bubble Production was not able to find another publisher and was disbanded shortly afterwards.

Fast forward 15 years later I was annoyed that I was not able to play Morpheus on a 64bit machine so I started rewriting it.  I actually got a semi-working version in C++.  Then my wife was diagnosed with Stage III Cancer and I put away that work for a couple of years.  She was eventually treated and after 18 months of chemo, radiation and surgeries I picked up the project again.  However for many reasons I abandoned the C++ port and started over with a remake as a web game which can be seen at https://soapbubble.online.

I am currently using the original assets from the released CD which are really bad by today’s standards due to being over compressed in order to fit on 3 CDs.  I do have all of the original unmastered assets that I plan on remastering them once I am finished with the game.

You can follow me on https://twitter.com/dev_morpheus or https://www.facebook.com/MorpheusGame/ for every little update and I will update this thread with any big announcements.  I also sometime stream development and play-throughs of the game at https://www.twitch.tv/morpheusdev

More information

Published 70 days ago
StatusReleased
PlatformsHTML5
Rating
(2)
Authorsoapbubble
GenreAdventure
Tags16-bit, Atmospheric, Dark, FMV, Mystery, panorama, Point & Click, Singleplayer, Spooky, Steampunk
LicenseMIT License
Average sessionA few hours
LanguagesEnglish
InputsMouse
LinksHomepage

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