Cyan’s Myst formula of graphic adventures has been successfully implemented by many developers over the two-plus decades that have come and gone since. The latest to follow in these footsteps is Cyprus-based indie Lydia Kovalenko with her debut title Panmorphia, which is now available for PC, Mac, and Linux.
As legend tells it, one special child is born in each generation, a sentinel bound to the world of Panmorphia’s four elements. With their power, these sentinels can transform into animal shapes that represent those elements in times of trouble. You are the latest of Panmorphia’s sentinels, and are able to take on the form of cat, bird, or fish, allowing for new ways to explore Panmorphia and overcome its many obstacles.
Panmorphia is a first-person, point-and-click adventure that lets players explore a mystical world, solving a variety of puzzles along the way. With an inventory to store collected items and a dynamic map and notebook to track discoveries, the game's photo-realistic environments can be explored both day and night, taking players from the heights of rocky hills to the depths beneath the water.
Originally released on iOS and Android devices, Panmorphia has now been released for PC, Mac, and Linux through itch.io. There is a playable demo available for each platform as well, if you’d like to try before you buy.