High Skies – Forecast Fire – video

High Skies – Forecast Fire
Time lapse photography courtesy of ESO (C Malin, B Tafreshi, S Guisard, José Francisco).
Photography from the Paranal Observatory in Chile.

High Skies – Sounds of Earth is now available in Flac format for the first time from our new shop…

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
4 Forecast Fire
5 The Earth at Night (next week)
6 Sounds of Earth (one week)

New High Skies remix – Furry Phreaks-Soothe

Brand new High Skies remix of the classic Fury Phreaks track, Soothe (feat Terra Deva and Charles Webster)

Only ARP Odyssey, voice and Roland Space Echo.

The video is an animation of all the frequency dynamics in the music, the colours being the intensities of the frequencies. It’s available in 4k resolution if you view in full screen (set your eyes to retina).

Available now on iTunes and Amazon

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: 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.

OSMOTE vs GOLIATH Continue reading Osmos: Tips for a Long and Happy Life

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.

Osmos wins Apple Design Award 2011

Apple Design AwardAnother woah! for Osmos and Hemisphere; Osmos has won the Apple Design Award 2011!

There were twelve winners, just three in each category of iPhone, Mac, Student and iPad, which was Osmos’ category.

Eddy from Hemisphere attended to pick up his award of Apple hardware and metallic cuboid that glows when you touch it. We look forward to seeing Eddy’s pics!

Osmos included music from Gas and High Skies, and is available on PC, Mac, iPhone, iPad, Linux.

Visit apple.com to view all the winners…

Near Silence: Artists for Japan, Red Cross

Near Silence, a free album for anyone who donates to the Red Cross Japan appeal.

A supercooled album fractured with exclusives, classics and the new.
Richard Barbieri
has exclusively re-recorded his classic Japan track ‘The Experience of Swimming'; Charles Webster has donated an exclusive mix from his brand new January Tuesday project, which was only recorded last week; and Eno colloborator Roedelius, one of the electronic pioneers alongside Kraftwerk, has donated his classic ‘Wenn der Südwind Weht'; plus an unreleased High Skies track and new material from Woob and Anne Garner.

Please help us to collect donations for Japan by spreading this link on Facebook, Twitter, forums and email.

www.microscopics.co.uk/japan
or
http://bit.ly/nsilence


View album and donate…

6th Planet, App Winners

6th Planet in the App Store

6th Planet app free draw, here are the winners who each get a copy…

Martin Wood
DrWigvisit his site for some excellent and free ambisonic VST plugins for Mac and PC.
Neil Allen

Many thanks to all fellow anthropoids and humanoids who added a comment, may the random numbers be in your favour next time.

Available now on the App Store for just 59p / 99c

Monkube.com
Sixty levels, ten worlds full of challenging obstacles, hidden levels if you’re good at the gameplay part, and master levels for the guy who’s done with the story mode and still can’t stop playing.

6th Planet features a full ten track ambient soundtrack by renowned artists and a comic book story created in coorporation with Vivifilm. Vivi-who? They’re an animated movie production company with two Oscar nominations on their impressive resume.


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6th Planet, New iPhone Arcade Game, Copies to Win

6th Planet in the App Store

6th Planet, brand new iPhone / iPod game from new indie developer Monkube. It’s a fusion of arcade game and comic book and features an electronic soundtrack from Leones, Robots in Space, Forest Fargloam and myself (with Gas-Microscopic). I also made some of the in-game sounds on my ARP Odyssey and old phaser pedal. Includes a full comicbook!

We have three copies to give away; just add a comment below to win

Monkube.com
Sixty levels, ten worlds full of challenging obstacles, hidden levels if you’re good at the gameplay part, and master levels for the guy who’s done with the story mode and still can’t stop playing.

6th Planet features a full ten track ambient soundtrack by renowned artists and a comic book story created in coorporation with Vivifilm. Vivi-who? They’re an animated movie production company with two Oscar nominations on their impressive resume.

iFanzine.com 5/5
Five out of five chimps agree: this mega collaboration from Monkube and a number of art studios is the best darn iteration of “lunar lander” you’ll find on the iOS. Boasting perfectly fine-tuned physics, a wonderfully illustrated sci-fi story filled with as many twists as the game’s complex levels, and a pick-up-and-play interface, 6th Planet gives the iOS gamer just about everything he or she would ever look for in a videogame — and then some!

6th Planet for iPhone and iPod Touch

Qwertyhub.com 4.5/5
6th Planet it a fantastic game and is very easy to recommend. The gameplay is good enough to stand on its own, in fact, the game actually got more enjoyable the deeper into it I went (stages 48, 49, and 50 were my 3 favorites). Monkube didn’t stop there: every aspect is well developed to deliver much more than just a “good game”, it’s an excellent total experience.

Note: We delete all email addresses after we’ve contacted the winners.
Free draw will take place on Fri 11th March.
Add a comment below to win…

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