Osmos on The Simpsons!

The Simpsons recently did a parody of Osmos, even making a very loose version of the Gas – Discovery theme, as Millhouse relaxes to Osmos on his iPad. Instead of calling it Osmos, they name it Alaxies: a play on Osmos possibly being a shortened version of (c)osmos… (g)alaxies. Clever.
All the cool nerds play Osmos.

Osmos is a nano-game for iOS, Android, Mac, PC and Linux and features an ambient soundtrack including Gas and High Skies.

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Osmos Inuktitut

Osmos 2.3 for iOS update with 4 new achievements and multi-language support for French, German, Spanish, Italian, Chinese, Japanese, Russian, English and Inuktitut!

Inuktitut is the Inuit language spoken in northern Canada in all areas north of the tree line. Although there are some similarities with Martian, these are mostly superficial.

More info on the work behind the Inuktitut project on the Hemisphere site…

High Skies – The Shape of Things to Come – video

High Skies – The Shape of Things to Come
Main aurelia aurita footage by Randy Perry.

We’ve just completed videos for all the tracks on the ‘High Skies – Sounds of Earth’ release and will be posting a new video every week.

1 Au Début du Voyage
2 The Shape of Things to Come
3 Voyage en Argent (next week)
4 …

Osmos 2 – Free update. Play against the developers!

Osmos 2 has been released for iOS and is a free update.

Osmos 2 -Multiplayer
Osmos 2 -Multiplayer

Introducing multiplayer and iPad retina support.

And for this weekend you can play against the devs (until our batteries run out). I’ll add all the Game Center names here as things progress.
I am =  OsmosDev_Mat
Dave Burke = OsmosDev_Dave
Andy Nealen = OsmosDev_Andy

MULTIPLAYER:

  • Play against your friends (and enemies), locally (via wi-fi or Bluetooth), or over the Internet (random or invitations)!
  • 6 distinct Arenas: Ambient, Impasse, Solar, Warped Chaos, Epicycles, and introducing… Antimatter Impasse.
  • iPad vs. iPhone play supported (local games only)
  • 15 new multiplayer-specific achievements.
  • An optional handicap system to help keep competition friendly. Be kind to young motes!
  • Players can now tweet their achievements and broadcast challenges to their friends and followers to take them on in multiplayer.

Antimatter Impasse will really warp your noodles.

Also includes some new High Skies sounds.

Update now and absorb some friends/ random nerds…

Continue reading Osmos 2 – Free update. Play against the developers!

Osmos now available on Android

Hemisphere Games are delighted to announce the Android version of Osmos is now available on the Android Market!

android osmos android

Must – consume – all – motes

To celebrate the launch, Osmos on Android is 40% off ($3 / £2) for the first week!

Get the full version here.

Get the demo version here.

Osmos runs on all Android tablets and most modern phones running Android 2.2 (Froyo) or later. Don’t worry: if your device doesn’t meet these requirements, you shouldn’t be able to purchase Osmos on the Market. There are lots of different Android devices out there, and Hemisphere want you to let them know how the game is running for you.

Stay tuned to the Hemisphere blog as they plan for a series of Android-related blog posts covering Apportable’s tech and their experiences with the port and Android ecosystem.

Androidians and physics teachers, be sure to consume our previous post on Osmos tips from Kepler and Newton.

Osmos: Tips for a Long and Happy Life

Osmos is just like real life; you float around absorbing biophobes, trying to avoid getting pulled into a giant sun; and just like real life, some tips on sub-nuclear physics and orbital mechanics would probably come in very handy. These tips will help you progress from being wonderfully average, to a little better than average.

Osmos is a game by Hemisphere Games for iPad, iPhone, PC, Mac and Linux, and very soon to be Android too. It includes music from us (Gas, High Skies), and Biosphere, Loscil, Julien Neto and others. It is Apple’s iPad game of the year 2010 and the current TUAW iPad game of the year.

NEWTON’S LAW OF FREE ENERGY
One of the best ways to increase your mass and vector in Osmos is to point yourself at a wall and charge.


The (added) arrows show the direction of your path.

On the above image, your ‘mass’ is expelled behind you (lined up under the red arrows) and will increasingly travel in your direction as you gather speed, following you, so that as you are slowed down by Newton’s First Law (by absorbing motes unfortunate enough to be smaller than you), the same motes you expelled earlier will catch you up and be reabsorbed back into your well-fed self. So now you have plumpness with matching residual motion for free, where you can continue on, absorbing motes in your path.

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The Physics of Osmos Contest

Over on the Physics of Osmos blog they have an Osmos competition. Create a one-minute video illustrating the physics concept that you discover in the game. The top entry will win a $500 gift card to Amazon.com. The top three runners up will also receive prizes.

Steve Jobs mastering Osmos

Steve Jobs the master of orbital dynamics

To submit your entry, follow the instructions below.

  • Download and install the Osmos free demo. (Or purchase Osmos from the App Store.)
  • Experiment with your gameplay to illustrate physics concepts using Osmos as your virtual lab.
  • Review the official contest rules
  • Create a video illustrating a physics concept.
    (If you want to record your screen, try Jing or ScreenChomp)
  • Upload your video to YouTube, Vimeo, or Screencast.com
  • Complete the submission form by 11:59 PM PST. January 2, 2012. (Deadline extended.)

Winners will be announced on January 4, 2012.