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


  • 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…

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Osmos News: Price, Release Date, Mac & Linux

We have news from Hemisphere about Osmos, the ambient game featuring music from Gas and High Skies. Here’s the new trailer.

Osmos has been released, we have copies to give away in our free draw.

Music: Gas – Discovery and High Skies – The Shape of Things to Come.
Note that the actual gameplay is much smoother than the video.

Price – $10
Release Date – August 18th
Mac and Linux Versions – Soon. Will be thrown in for everyone who buys direct from Hemisphere.

Eddy from Hemisphere says…

“But that’s too low, Hemisphere guys” you may say, “you’re crazy!” And you may well be right. Honestly though, we just want as many people as possible to play the full game — not just the demo. We also want to make sure that people who buy the game are very happy with their purchase.

Osmos will be available on Direct2Drive beginning August 18. If you pre-order the game between August 7 and 18 you’ll receive a coupon to gift Osmos to a friend for $1.

Believe it or not, we agreed to this. So go get yourself some Osmos, and share it with a friend.

We’ll also be selling Osmos on our site very soon. For those who purchase from Hemisphere directly, you’ll get the Mac version (when it’s ready) “thrown in”.

As for Steam, rumour has it they’ll be running a 10%-off sale upon release. So many choices…

More soon!
Eddy, on behalf of the Hemi-team


IGN: How do you describe Osmos to people?

Eddy Boxerman, Hemisphere Games: It’s surprisingly difficult. Whenever a new write-up about Osmos appears on the web, I check to see if the author has found that “magic phrase” that sweetly sums it up, but I have yet to see it. Essentially, it’s an ambient physics game. You’re a mote, and your object is to grow by absorbing smaller motes, and to avoid being absorbed by larger ones. It’s about balanced physical gameplay; it’s about a lush, Zen experience… visually, musically and physically; it’s about strategy; and sometimes patience is your best friend.

All that said, I find it as difficult to describe Osmos in words as it is to describe a song or a painting. The demo is free. Two minutes of playing will give you a much better idea than any amount of explanation on my part. The only thing I’d add is this: the early levels are meant to be easy and gentle, but the game can get very challenging later on. read more…


Check out the interview on IGN (indie pick of the week)
Pre-order today at Direct2Drive (& gift Osmos to a friend for $1)
Osmos on Facebook
Visit Hemisphere
Try the Osmos demo

Win a free copy, see our free draw

Osmos: Ambient Game Experimental Videos

Congratulations to Eddy at Hemisphere Games, where Osmos has just won the D2D award at the IGF (Indie Games Festival), even though the game is still in Alpha.

Osmos is an ambient game, with an ambient soundtrack, including music from Gas and High Skies. Highly adictive with great game play. Download Osmos (free, PC/ Boot Camp only)

Here are some further experiments for the look of Osmos (no sound)…

Osmos has been released, we have copies to give away in our free draw.

experiment: green one with bright particles 

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Osmos: Ambient Gaming

Osmos has been released, we have copies to give away in our free draw.

This is the first game from Hemisphere Games. Osmos.

Enter the ambient world of Osmos: elegant, physics-based game play, dreamlike visuals, and a minimalist, electronic soundtrack.

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 more challenging worlds. Confront attractors, repulsors and intelligent motes with similar abilities and goals as you.

Congratulations to Hemisphere who have just been nominated for three awards for Osmos at this years IGF, in categories for Excellence in Design, Technical Excellence and the overall Grand Prize.

We highly recommend you try it for yourself. It’s one of those rare games that is original and addictive, plus an ambient soundtrack (including Gas and High Skies), and there’s a free alpha version to try (Windows). Download Osmos now.

Osmos has been released, we have copies to give away in our free draw.