Osmos
Osmos 1.8.0
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Elegant, physics-based arcade puzzle game.   Demo ($9.99)
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Enter the ambient world of Osmos, winner of numerous awards for it's beauty, simplicity, and depth.

Elegant, physics-based gameplay, dreamlike visuals, and a sublime electronic soundtrack all come together in this arcade-puzzle game.

Your objective is to grow by absorbing other motes. Propel yourself by ejecting matter behind you. But be wise: ejecting matter also shrinks you. Relax… good things come to those who wait.

Progress from serenely ambient levels into varied and challenging worlds. Confront attractors, repulsors and intelligent motes with
What's New
Version 1.8.0:
  • Added Retina display support.
  • 4 new languages: French, German, Spanish and Italian.
  • Optimized to run cooler with less fan noise.
Requirements
Intel, OS X 10.6 or later





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Osmos User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 1.x:
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Imii reviewed on 18 Apr 2013
Love this game!
[Version 1.8.0]


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+122

Rubaiyat reviewed on 14 Apr 2013
Nice game, pity about the obscure and time wasting update method.
[Version 1.8.0]


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+198

Ronl reviewed on 26 Jul 2012
Excellent non-violent (what a change) game!
Worth more than the asking price.
[Version 1.7.0]


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nosedog reviewed on 08 Aug 2011
Lots of fun to play. I feel I've kind of exhausted it for now (not finished it, though) but it was incredible value. I'll return to it occasionally as it's nice and relaxing and ambient.
[Version 1.5.14]


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alas! commented on 14 Jun 2011
Osmos does look quite intriguing.
Let's see now, requirements are for at least OS10.4.4....yeah, that's for the Osmos demo but one must purchase Osmos through the MacCrappStore which is for 10.6 software only. Wow, that makes a whole lotta sense. OK, MacCrapStore doesn't permit demo downloads, right?
Seems like Osmos was originally coded for OS 10.4.4 or better. So If I'm running OS 10.5 I guess that I can't buy Osmos.
So why couldn't Osmos's developer make Osmos available for pre CrapStore operating systems?
This convoluted bullshit makes me say
"Fuck the MacCrappStore.... Die MacCrapStore die!"
[Version 1.6.1]

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+310
alas! replied on 15 Jun 2011
An inquiry with the developers brought a reply telling me that Osmos 1.5.14, when purchased directly from their website IS compatible with OS 10.5 so I did buy a complete download and it works just fine. Two thumbs up for that. All the rave reviews are well justified. This thing is a gem.
But I still give the finger to the abominable MacCrapStore.
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mark_strahl reviewed on 09 Jan 2011
This is just awesome. You have to try it! (No, I'm not related to the developer, but this is so cool...)
[Version 1.6.1]


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Pacman reviewed on 09 Oct 2010
First time I saw this game was today, when my brother told me about it. This is definitely an excellent game, and quite original too.
Price is fair! This game is now on my wish-list. :)
Good job, guys!
[Version 1.5.14]


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+122
Rubaiyat commented on 26 Jan 2010
Lovely relaxing game, just wish the stupid registration procedure actually worked!
[Version 1.5.14]


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+42

Raycon reviewed on 09 Jan 2010
Wow! It's not the same old same old. What an enjoyable game. And, I agree, that even after a level is finished, you want to keep on going. The music, the graphics, and the gameplay are just wonderful. Screensaver, please? Animated desktop background anyone?
[Version 1.5.14]


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Adrian reviewed on 15 Dec 2009
A relaxing game that is highly original. One unusual aspect is the creativity of matching the 'under a microscope' look to the orbital mechanics featured in some sections. Another is that even when I've succeeded at the task, I still want to complete the section and absorb all the motes possible. In fact, the orbital sections could be left running for a screen saver (perhaps not for too long, depending on the time it takes for all the motes to be absorbed). The music is great too.

Support is excellent. My OS X is case-sensitive and because of this there was a problem with one of the sound files. After a rapid exchange of emails we found the bug and Osmos now plays wonderfully.

Highly recommended.
[Version 1.5.14]

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Franchan commented on 20 Dec 2009
Hi.
I think I have the case sensitive problem too because it freezes in the levels with the "High Skies" song on my computer but when I play the game directly in the disk image which is not case-sensitive, it doesn't freeze.

Do you have the fix?
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Adrian replied on 21 Dec 2009
Hi.
Yes, the fix is: right-click (or ctrl+ left click) on the Osmos application, choose Show Package Contents, and look in Contents/Resources/sounds/. The words "of" and "to" also need to be capitalised so you need to change the file name to "HighSkies-ShapeOfThingsToCome.ogg".
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Franchan commented on 21 Dec 2009
Thank you very much. =)

works perfect now
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Ptc had trouble on 13 Dec 2009
Does the full version actually have sound? in the demo version - downloaded three times in case there were problems - all I get is clicking noises (MacBook Pro, 10.6.2) Too bad, since apart from the sound it looks like an interesting game. I also cannot find anywhere to send this sort of 'support' question. All links I can find go back to macgamestore which seems to just be a marketing front.
[Version 1.5.14]

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Eddybo commented on 13 Dec 2009
Hi,

The real developer is Hemisphere Games.
You can get support at http://www.hemispheregames.com/forum
or buy the game at http://www.hemispheregames.com/osmos

Cheers,
Eddy
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Adrian replied on 15 Dec 2009
I can confirm that the sound is working fine with OS X 10.5.8.

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wlhaulage rated on 15 Nov 2012

[Version 1.8.0]



Jkosinsk rated on 07 Oct 2011

[Version 1.5.14]



Bobarevm rated on 14 Jun 2011

[Version 1.5.14]



Zaphodb. rated on 14 Jun 2011

[Version 1.6.1]



Pierre Vaillancourt rated on 14 Jun 2011

[Version 1.6.1]



+29

Bonobo rated on 14 May 2011

[Version 1.6.1]



-5

endr23 rated on 07 Jan 2011

[Version 1.6.1]



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Saschap rated on 31 Dec 2010

[Version 1.5.14]


Downloads:10,614
Version Downloads:3,452
Type:Games : Arcade
License:Demo
Date:26 Jul 2012
Platform:Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $9.99
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Enter the ambient world of Osmos, winner of numerous awards for it's beauty, simplicity, and depth.

Elegant, physics-based gameplay, dreamlike visuals, and a sublime electronic soundtrack all come together in this arcade-puzzle game.

Your objective is to grow by absorbing other motes. Propel yourself by ejecting matter behind you. But be wise: ejecting matter also shrinks you. Relax… good things come to those who wait.

Progress from serenely ambient levels into varied and challenging worlds. Confront attractors, repulsors and intelligent motes with similar abilities and goals as you.

Features:
  • New challenges await: more level types, mote types, achievements, puzzles and more (47 levels, plus unlockable bonus content).
  • Amazing electronic soundtrack by Loscil, Gas/High Skies, Julien Neto, Biosphere, and more.
  • Procedural generation: play random versions of any level.


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