Osmos

Developer: Hemisphere Games

Current Version: 1.8

Last Updated: 3 months ago

Download Size: 20.7 MB - Download

Description:

"Named as iPad Game of the Year for a reason, Osmos is a fantastic game. A combination of physics, survival and classic eat em up" -- WeDoCode

Enter the absorbing world of Osmos: part ambient, cosmic simulator, and part Darwinistic game of survival. This multi-award-winning game features beautiful, physics-based gameplay, dreamlike visuals, and an atmospheric electronic soundtrack.

Your goal is to grow by absorbing smaller motes, but to propel yourself you must eject matter behind you, causing you to shrink. From this fundamental balance, Osmos leads the player through ambient playgrounds, deep solar systems, competitive petri dishes, dense mote-fields, and more.

Key features:
* Progress from serenely ambient levels into varied and challenging worlds. (47 levels plus bonus content.)
* Confront attractors, repulsors and intelligent motes with similar abilities and goals as you.
* Procedural content: play random versions of any level.
* Sublime electronic soundtrack by Loscil, Gas/High Skies, Julien Neto, Biosphere, and more.
* 11 glorious achievements, now integrated with Game Center.
* Dynamic time-warping: slow down the flow of time to outmaneuver agile opponents; speed it up to raise the challenge.
* Retina display support.
* 5 languages: English, French, German, Spanish and Italian.


Accolades:
* Winner of the IGF D2D Vision award.
* Winner of the "Best in Show" and "Fun/Compelling" awards at IndieCade.
* Independent Games Festival finalist in three categories: Seumas McNally Grand Prize, Excellence in Design and Technical Excellence
* Selected as one of the 2009 PAX 10
* ...and chosen by many websites in their best-of-year lists.

Reviews:
"a beautiful, absorbing experience… brilliant to look at… the best videogame music I've heard… will make you forget your cares and immerse you in the game… you'll find yourself returning for the experience." -- Editor’s Choice Award, IGN

"wonderful gameplay… beautifully polished and tantalizingly atmospheric… Osmos mixes puzzle, action and strategy remarkably and all the while does it with great finesse and style." -- indiegames.com

"beyond doubt, a work of genius... a relaxing, meditative experience about going with the flow... It all adds up to something otherworldly and just . . . incredible." -- GameAndPlayer.net

"an almost transcendental video game experience… a stellar example of electronic music's potential impact on indie video game production." -- londonfuse.ca

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Release Notes:

* Added Retina display support.
* Minor tweaks and fixes.

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Most Helpful Reviews

5/5
Version 1.6.1
Review by Logan B Wood

Beautiful and Addicting - This game is very well done, and very polished. It's a great, original, and simple. No doubt, it is well worth the price. I never thought a game basically about floating around and eating things could be this entertaining!

Found helpful by 17 out of 18 people
1/5
Version 1.7.0
Review by Clantyre

Fails to open - Does not open at all. Crashes every time.

Found helpful by 19 out of 51 people

More Reviews for Current Version

3/5
Version 1.8
Review by Ron Reed

Version 1.8 graphics are off with AMD Radeon HD 6970M - This is a great game and so unique in what it is about. I will say that some of the levels halfway in are kind of boring and too hard, so i've never gotten to a lot of probably interesting territory. The main point of this review is that the latest update diminished the graphics on my newish iMac - it is no longer entirely compatible. The game runs but a lot of the subtle details of the graphics are gone. The AMD Radeon HD 6970M video card has been checked as good, and I uninstalled and reinstalled the game. Too bad. It works fine on my laptop, and on my wife's iPad of course, but not on my big gorgeous 27 inch monitor.

Found helpful by 48 out of 55 people
5/5
Version 1.8
Review by biglittlefeet

Even better than IOS version - Loved the game for my iPhone, but stray touches sometimes got me in the weeds. I wondered what it would be like playing this with a touchpad, but it’s even more accurate this way. Graphics are splendid on my 13” retina display, love the soundtrack. I don’t think I’ll play it much on my phone anymore.

Found helpful by 2 out of 2 people
4/5
Version 1.8
Review by HoracioChavez

Like it! - I was looking for something new for me, and this game really like me, it's not really adictive to me, but i'm gonna shere to my friends on facebook & twitter…

Found helpful by 2 out of 16 people
4/5
Version 1.8
Review by J. E. Jacobs

Needs one more thing... - and that is support for full screen, then it would be perfect. It's easier on the iPad because of the touch screen, but I still would like to play it in full screen on my MacBook Pro. Game works fine, no apparent problems.

Found helpful by 13 out of 17 people
5/5
Version 1.8
Review by DRnJoshuaTree

Great game... - A very relaxing game. If they were adapted to work on the new AppleTV that would be outstanding!!!

Found helpful by 1 out of 2 people
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