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Polish first-person adventure game with logical and platform elements, based on Franz Kafka's novel The Metamorphosis. Players take on the role of a man who incomprehensibly turned into an insect.

Adventure | FPP | books | arcade elements | Polish | indie games | exploration games

Metamorphosis Release Date


PC PS4 XONE Switch

developer: Ovid Works publisher: Ovid Works Official website

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Metamorphosis is a first-person adventure game with elements of platform and logic game. It was developed by the small independent studio Ovid Works from Warsaw, founded by former CD Projekt RED employees. In 2017, the team has also released Interkosmos, a space simulator of astronaut's work in the 70s, designed for owners of VR goggles.


Metamorphosis is loosely based on a novel La metamorfosi by Franz Kafka, as well as other works by the author, including the most famous of them The Trial. The players take on the role of a man who for unexplained reasons was turned into a small insect. This happened at the least appropriate moment, as Joseph, a friend of the unfortunate main character, was arrested. Despite the absurd situation we have founf ourselves in, we set out in search of a way to return to our bodies. Only we are able to get our buddy out of trouble. During the adventure, we visit a bizarre and surreal world reminiscent of a nightmare.


The action in Metamorphosis is observed from the first-person perspective. The adventure is fully linear, and during the game, we have to go through a number of connected locations - levels, representing surreal worlds, often using and exposing the perspective of an insect from which we are exploring them. On the way to the protagonist's goal there are various puzzles, often forcing us to use elements of the environment. Thanks to the body of the insect we are able to climb vertical surfaces and get to hard to reach places. It is worth mentioning that during the game we will also meet many eccentric and colorful NPCs.

Technical aspects

Three-dimensional locations have been prepared with great attention to detail; their diversity and interesting desin deserve attention. The adventure is accompanied by a narration from the main character.

Last updated on 31 July 2020

Game mode: single player  

User score: 7,6 / 10 based on 34 votes.

PEGI rating Metamorphosis

Age rating. The PEGI rating considers the age suitability of a game, not the level of difficulty. Game contains bad language.

Metamorphosis System requirements

PC / Windows

PC / Windows

  • Minimum:
  • Intel Core i5-2400 3.1 GHz / AMD FX-6350 3.9 GHz
  • 8 GB RAM
  • graphic card 2 GB GeForce GTX 960 / Radeon R9 270X or better
  • 12 GB HDD
  • Windows 7
  • Recommended:
  • Intel Core i7-4790 3.6 GHz / AMD Ryzen 5 1600 3.2 GHz
  • 8 GB RAM
  • graphic card 4 GB GeForce GTX 970 / Radeon R9 290X or better
  • 12 GB HDD
  • Windows 8.1/10
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