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Osmos HD

by Hemisphere Games
Rated: All Ages
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (790 customer reviews)

Price: $2.99
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Latest Updates

What's new in version 2.0.4.1
  • - Fixed orientation issue on new Kindle Fire devices!
  • - Fixed issues with local wifi multiplayer on certain devices!
  • Note: The Kindle Fire 2nd generation is not currently supported for local wifi multiplayer due to a compatibility issue with the version of Android on the device.

Product Details

  • ASIN: B00AK0X5VQ
  • Release Date: December 10, 2012
  • Rated: All Ages This app may include dynamic content. What's this?
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (790 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #702 Paid in Appstore for Android (See Top 100 Paid in Appstore for Android)
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Product Features

  • ****NEW MULTIPLAYER**** Play against your friends and enemies locally via wi-fi! 6 distinct Arenas: Ambient, Impasse, Solar, Warped Chaos, Epicycles, and introducing... Antimatter Impasse. ***Please note that local multiplayer between iPhone/iPad and Android is not yet supported.
  • Play 72 levels spanning 8 distinct worlds: Ambient, Antimatter, Solar, Sentient, Repulsor, Impasse, Warped Chaos, and Epicycles.
  • Award-winning electronic soundtrack by Loscil, Gas, High Skies, Biosphere, Julien Neto, and more.
  • Time-warping: slow down the flow of time to outmaneuver agile opponents; speed it up to raise the challenge.
  • Earn 14 single-player and 18 multiplayer achievements, with GameCircle integration.

Product Description

****NEW MULTIPLAYER****
* Play against your friends and enemies locally via wi-fi! 6 distinct Arenas: Ambient, Impasse, Solar, Warped Chaos, Epicycles, and introducing… Antimatter Impasse.
***Please note that local multiplayer between iPhone/iPad and Android is not yet supported.

Enter the Darwinian world of a galactic mote. To survive, absorb smaller organisms and grow—but beware of larger predators! Winner of multiple "Game of the Year" awards, Osmos features unique physics-based play, stellar graphics, and a hypnotic soundtrack of ambient electronica. Absorb, or be absorbed.

“The ultimate ambient experience” — Gizmodo

THE CRUX:
you must grow by absorbing smaller motes, but to propel yourself you must eject matter behind you, causing you to shrink. From this delicate balance, Osmos leads the player through floating playgrounds, competitive petri dishes, deep solar systems, and more.

“Named as Game of the Year for a reason, Osmos is a fantastic game. A combination of physics, survival and classic eat em up” — WeDoCode
“Whether you're a child at heart who likes mucking about with single-cell organisms, or a strategist with a physics degree, this game will appeal to everyone.” — player review

Accolades:
* Winner of multiple "Game of the Year" and "Editor's Choice" awards, including awards from Google, Wired, Apple, IGN, MacWorld, TUAW, 148Apps, Create Digital Music, and more.
* Nominated for 4 IGF awards and winner of the "Vision" award.
* Winner of "Best in Show" and "Fun/Compelling" at IndieCade.
* Many top lists including Kotaku, PAX, TouchArcade, iLoungs, APPera, IFC, and more.

FEATURES:
* New: Multiplayer!
* 72 levels spanning 8 distinct worlds: Ambient, Antimatter, Solar, Sentient, Repulsor, Impasse, Warped Chaos, and Epicycles.
* Award-winning electronic soundtrack by Loscil, Gas, High Skies, Biosphere, Julien Neto, and more.
* Seamlesss multitouch controls: swipe to warp time, tap anywhere to eject mass, pinch to zoom…
* Endless replay value: play random versions of any level in Arcade mode.
* Time-warping: slow down the flow of time to outmaneuver agile opponents; speed it up to raise the challenge.
* Earn 14 single-player and 18 multiplayer achievements, with GameCircle integration.

Reviews:
* 4/4, Must Have - “We are more than overwhelmed by Osmos... The game design is thoughtful and intuitive, new level structures are flawless, and the visuals are stunning yet simplistic... You just won’t find another experience quite like it.” -Slide To Play
* 5/5 stars - Macworld Editor’s Choice - “One of the best games we’ve played so far this year. An utterly serene, yet fiendishly complicated game...”
* “Osmos is a must-play...” -MTV Multiplayer
* 5/5 stars - “Osmos is an absolute must that will change the way you think of games, and what you expect from them.” -AppAdvice
* “Brilliantly clever” -Co Design
* “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

Technical Details

  • Size: Varies by device (22.1MB - 24.1MB)
  • Version: 2.0.4.1
  • Developed By: Hemisphere Games
  • Application Permissions: (Help me understand what permissions mean)
    • Enter Wi-Fi Multicast mode
    • Open network sockets
    • Access information about Wi-Fi networks
    • Access information about networks
  • Minimum Operating System: Android 2.2
  • Approximate Download Time: Less than 4 minutes

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
309 of 356 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Floating Orb Bliss December 28, 2012
Osmos is hypnotic in a wonderful way. Slowly propel your little orb through space. Suck up orbs smaller than you, avoid larger orbs lest you be sucked up. Sounds simple. Engrossing to play.

Each level presents a different challenge; you may have to strategically push large orbs away with your propulsion blast while staying out of harm's way yourself, you may be circling a gravity mass while using your propulsion to change the shape of your orbit to best avoid or collide with other orbs, or you may be chasing intelligent blobs around a field as you each race to become the largest.

This game is part puzzle game, part relaxation tool, part geometry and gravity experiment. Being able to easily adjust how quickly time passes as you glide is a nice touch.

The background ambient music adds to the entrancing effect for the most part. There's one track I find irritating and distracting, but that's just personal opinion. For the most part the music is great.

I've spent way too much time on this game. Make sure to have a clock nearby as you play, lest you find yourself awake far past your bedtime.

I should also mention this is the first and only game I have purchased. I consider it well worth the money. (Purchased through Play Store.)
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241 of 292 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars fun & addictive. December 26, 2012
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this is a really cool game with great graphics and music. it is very easy to get immersed in this game (especially with headphones) but it's not so easy to conquer the challenges! the challenge changes on each level, though the basics of gameplay stay the same, so it doesn't get boring. you can zone out and play the game at its slow starting speed, or you can swipe right-to-left to speed up "time" which makes everything move faster and speeds up the music as well. you can slow down again by swiping the other way. i haven't gotten past the third level yet because it can get pretty hard pretty fast, but it's still fun and relaxing. if you're really stuck you can access the menu to skip to the next level. it helps to spend some time practicing the controls until movement becomes intuitive.

i am surprised that more people haven't tried & reviewed this game, because it is very high-quality and definitely worth two dollars, if you can spare them.
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28 of 31 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Developers Assure Me IAP is ERRONEOUS March 14, 2013
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UPDATE: 09/09/2014
The Developer explained in great detail the evolution of the game. I'm convinced now that the IAP is erroneous, just as they claim. I've played the game through again - delightedly - and found no IAP. I've asked permission to reprint his frank email here. Meanwhile, I hope they get to the bottom of the mystery of the rogue code flags.

UPDATE: 8/31/2014
Developer doesn't know why there is In-App Purchasing code in the game. He's checking with the company that ports it over from iOS code to see why it is there.

Robert~

--- ORIGINAL REVIEW: This is a Breathtakingly Beautiful Game, with an Equally Stunning Soundtrack ---

The epic nature and grandeur of Osmos cannot be overstated. This is one of the rare "top shelf" games that grace we Amazonians once in a while. I certainly put this in the same category as World of Goo and Plants vs. Zombies.

Simply, the objective (in most cases) is to grow to a certain size by absorbing smaller spheres without being absorbed by something larger or to be swallowed by the gravitational center in some levels. There aren't very many levels, but in this case that's just fine, because the richness of the existing levels combined with the length of each of the levels make for a fulfilling experience.

Osmos is NOT for the impatient! It takes patience - a LOT of patience - and finesse to meet the objectives, which is essentially to grow bigger by absorbing smaller spheres. There was a FAOTD recently, Last Fish, which has a similar goal, also with a great soundtrack, and was in black and white. If you enjoyed
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Relaxing ... then ROUGH! March 14, 2013
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I spent a few days with this game earlier this year, and enjoyed the heck out of it. Good to see it on Amazon's FAOTD. The simple premise(s) are easy to learn (I played on my Kindle Fire), and the music is wonderful. It's a great game to play with headphones.

All modes (orbit, anti-matter, etc.) are played with the same control, and your objectives, layout, and 'enemies' are lightly different. And there's free-play mode as well, but I don't recall if that's available from the start of the game, or if you have to complete most of the levels first.

One neat feature is having the ability to speed up or slow down your orbits/movements. This is useful when things are very very tight (slow down!), or when they're very very drawn out (long, slow-speed orbits).

The levels get HARD ... and by 'hard', I mean that you just need a LOT more patience than I have. There are some Youtube videos of upper level boards being accomplished, and they can take up to 30 minutes to complete. If I had spent half that time, only to get nailed by a red or green bloboid and have to start over, I'd probably throw my tablet at the nearest wall!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful, awesome, addictive
This game is beautiful and so addictive you can't put it down. My eyes are watering from playing so long. The graphics and music are beautiful. I would recommend it to anybody. Read more
Published 3 days ago by Jonathan Mahoney
5.0 out of 5 stars Osmos-tastic!!!
Amazingly fun... Challenging but not to the point of frustration! Music is very soothing, which while wearing headphones, is just very relaxing while playing. Read more
Published 4 days ago by Greg A.
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Thank you so much
Published 4 days ago by CHOI SUNG MIN
5.0 out of 5 stars It's equal parts relaxing and equal parts extremely frustrating.
I would definitely recommend this game to friends... and enemies.
Published 6 days ago by the Bob
5.0 out of 5 stars awesome time killer
this game is a good time killer
Published 9 days ago by Jesse
4.0 out of 5 stars A must for Adults needing to relax or unwind!
Headphones add to the experience! Like being sucked into space or planetarium! Not fast paced or vexing. A trippy experience of a game! Read more
Published 13 days ago by Agusdelina's Dad
4.0 out of 5 stars Nice.
Hypnotic. Requires patience.
Published 14 days ago by Brian Lochlaer
2.0 out of 5 stars I can't install the app on my Xperia
I can't install the app on my Xperia Z2
Published 16 days ago by luis andrade
5.0 out of 5 stars an amazing game
Nice background music, beautiful pictures and interesting way of playing. I will recommend this to any people who are bored of always playing games about fighting.
Published 17 days ago by Jyun Tau
5.0 out of 5 stars It's a classic.
Bought this game a long time ago for the PC. Love to see it on mobile devices. Great ambient soundtrack, awesome game.
Published 18 days ago by Nelson B.
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