I've been dying to get my hands on Morphite [$7.99], the new action adventure title from developers Crescent Moon Games, Blowfish Studios, and We're Five Games, ever since I gazed upon its luscious low-poly environments when it was originally announced back in May of last year. It's been a long year and a half wait, but finally Morphite has landed its dropship directly onto the surface of planet App Store. Ok that was a super cheesy line but I don't care, Morphite is here! To coincide with the launch of Morphite on the App Store the developers have put together a brand new launch trailer showing the game in action, check it out!

We've covered Morphite a bunch over the past 16-ish months, and it's easily become one of the most highly-anticipated titles in our community. I played a wee bit of an in-progress version of the game when it was in beta, and I REALLY enjoyed it. This is the type of game that you'll enjoy more if your expectations are set appropriately. For example, many have taken Morphite's colorful visuals and how you travel from planet to planet to mean that it's trying to be a portable No Man's Sky. There certainly are some similar aspects, but the scope of Morphite is definitely not on par with something like No Man's Sky, nor was it ever trying to be.

What Morphite is greatest at is offering up visually interesting environments to explore supplemented with some light first-person shooting action, some surprisingly engaging plant and animal tracking, and a pretty entertaining main storyline to follow along with. If you're the type that enjoys getting lost exploring all the weird nooks and crannies in a huge open-world game just to see what's there, Morphite offers a similar satisfaction but sliced into more manageable open-world chunks in the form of procedurally-generated planets rather than just one big open world. The way you traverse between its massive map of planets is also very cool and reminiscent of the excellent Out There [$3.99]. You'll need to plan for each trip based on your amount of fuel and your ship's health, which may require you making a stop off at a closer planet to gather up some resources before heading to your intended planet for mission purposes.

It's all very cool, and I think as long as people know what they're in for with Morphite it's going to end up being a major hit on the mobile platform. The game is available now for $7.99 from the link below and you can scope out all the impressions and discussions that will no doubt be arriving throughout the day in Morphite's forum thread.

  • http://mulderc.blogspot.com/ Cameron Mulder

    Looking great, can't wait to check it out!

    The price being almost half what it is on steam is also a nice perk along with Mfi and AppleTV support!

  • baldeagle86

    So torn to get this for iOS or Switch. Hmm.......

    • http://mulderc.blogspot.com/ Cameron Mulder

      Why not both?

      • chamillion205

        That's wat I'm going to do😁

      • http://mulderc.blogspot.com/ Cameron Mulder

        Isn't the switch version also delayed?

      • boydstr

        Morphite was initially planned for release on September 7. At the end of August though, the game was pushed back to September 21. Morphite is now seeing another delay specific to Switch.
        An unspecified technical issue has resulted in the second delay for Morphite. Unfortunatel, it’s not yet clear when the new release date will be.

      • Rohit Bhatia

        They said it would now release Android and Switch versions simultaneously. But if switch technical difficulties are over we can see it ASAP.

    • Kwadius

      Switch?

    • http://wizodd.tumblr.com Wizard of Odyssey

      iOS, of course. Why wouldn't you want it in your pocket, tablet, and TV?

  • blueknight1st

    Looks great, however this also looks like the kind of game that I would enjoy more on my XB1.

    • http://mulderc.blogspot.com/ Cameron Mulder

      You can use a Nimbus controller with the Apple TV on this one, should be basically the same experience.

      • blueknight1st

        Don't have a Nimbus controller or an AppleTV. However I did have $20 in rewards on my XB1 account so I bought it. Gonna be playing it a bit later.

        Thanks for the suggestions anyway though.

    • curtisrshideler

      I thought it might be cool to play on my TV too... then I found it in the PSN store. So, looks like if I enjoy it on mobile, I may end up with it on iOS, PS4, and maybe even my Mac!

  • Kel808

    Bought!

  • João Cruz
    • Gurney Halleck

      Wrong thread.. 😶

  • Gurney Halleck

    Instabought the moment I got home ^_^+ firing it up tomorrow! Thanks Crescent Moon and JoshCM for bringing this ambitious exploration game to iOS! InM so excited to dig into this!

  • http://blakespot.com/ blakespot

    The No Man's Sky influence on this is huge.

  • Kosmik Klaus Adamovsky

    how can I put it on my App wishlist?

    • Ernesto Ibarra

      On iOS 11 you can´t do that, so save the link on a Note 😛

      • Kahdmus

        Whaaat?? Really? Why??? Wth? Lol!