By Hemisphere Games
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"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.
* 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.
* 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.
"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
What's New in Version 1.8
* Added Retina display support.
* Minor tweaks and fixes.
Hugely enjoyable action puzzler
In this game you control a ‘mote’, absorbing smaller motes and avoiding absorbtion by larger motes. Hemisphere Games’ treatment of this simple concept is elegantly enjoyable, with stunning graphics and a laid-back, chilled-out techno soundtrack as its ideal accompaniment.
The game starts off with easy enough levels but the later ones offer a genuine challenge. An arcade mode allows for a short, fun blast of Osmos play at your own pace. I haven’t tried the network multiplayer but I’m confident it does what you’d expect.
I got this at a discount, but I’d happily pay full price knowing how much fun I’ve had out of playing it. Recommended.
Get Games centre pop up so can’t use cause I’M NOT GIVING AN UNKOWN 3RD PARTY MY APPLE ID PASSWORD
I bought this on a whim because it was rated well and was only £1.49. When opened it causes a second app to open, Games Centre, It requests that I enter my apple id password, as my son would say “jog on”. I have just been informed by said Son that I’m a numpty dinosaur and that games centre is legitimate, so this rant is completely ill informed so please ignore this rating. I will rerate when I have played it. Sorry!
A beautiful and addictive game. Worth getting!