High Skies – Sounds of Earth – video

High Skies – Sounds of Earth
Last in the series of six videos.
Time lapse images of Japan by Mockmoon http://mockmoon.sblo.jp

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

HIGH SKIES – SOUNDS OF EARTH
1 Au Début du Voyage
2 The Shape of Things to Come
3 Voyage en Argent
4 Forecast Fire
5 The Earth at Night
6 Sounds of Earth

High Skies – Voyage en Argent – video

High Skies – Voyage en Argent
3D CGI by James Blinn, NASA, 1981. Voyager flyby of Saturn.

Anyone familiar with computer graphics will be familiar with James Blinn, he was a pioneer in the early days and has the technique of Blinn Shading named after him. A technique for describing how light reflects off a surface.

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 (next week)
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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 …

High Skies – Au Début du Voyage – video

High Skies – Au Début du Voyage.
Using actual moon flyover footage created by JAXA (used by kind permission)
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 Monday.

1 Au Début du Voyage
2 The Shape of Things to Come (coming next Monday)
3 …

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

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.

High Skies – The Earth at Night (fan made video)

Tom McBride sent us this super charming video he made for The Earth at Night, from our recent High Skies – Sounds of Earth EP. The video and music work great together; both have a childlike positiveness and are looking ahead to a future where everything is silver.

TOM McBRIDE:
The way I put music to video is simply find things that fit as opposed to making them fit.

The video sampled was from ‘Way Stations in Space’ (1961), which was an educational film that introduced “the basic scientific principles of using a manned space platform in helping explore the universe.”

I felt that this portion of the film captured a kind-of passive innocence that resonated throughout the three minutes and four seconds of “The Earth at Night”.

At first, I thought the track title and video clashed horribly but then I developed a small storyline to make them mesh. At the beginning the space ship arrives to re-supply and give communiques from Earth that are to be relayed into space. The video then pans to an underground communications facility where the greetings are being relayed, then to people working on the Lunar surface who are maintaining the communications equipment. Finally, the ship leaves right after the last greetings is sent, and then proceeds onto Mars and subsequently the rest of of the universe.

Many thanks Tom!

Osmos iPhone – Coming Aug 5th

We have word that Osmos for iPhone/ iPod Touch will be released on August 5th, and it’s running smoothly delicious as you can see in the video below.

Osmos for iPhone in the App StoreUPDATE: Osmos iPhone and Osmos iPad (No1 in App Store!) have been released. Both are Apple’s App of the Week! Visit Osmos in the App Store…

Osmos the ambient game from Hemisphere Games includes music by Gas & High Skies (free downloads…). Osmos for iPad went to No1 in the app charts on its first day and is also the App of the Week, and is still No1 (yikes!)

Here are some exclusive preview pics and video showing how to savour till then…

Aaron from Hemisphereplaying Osmos for iPhone…
osmos iphone ipod touch 1

osmos iphone ipod touch 2

osmos iphone ipod touch 3

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Get Osmos for iPad in the App Store.
Also available on PC, Mac and Linux – get all three versions together for $10 direct from Hemisphere

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Osmos iPad – out now

Osmos for iPad in the App StoreOsmos for iPad has been released.

Enter the ambient world of Osmos: elegant, physics-based gameplay, dreamlike visuals, and a minimalist, electronic soundtrack. Videos below…

Includes music and fx by Gas and High Skies – get our free music download from Osmos (High Skies – The Shape of Things to Come).

Some are calling it – gasp – the definitive version of Osmos. Gizmodo even called it “What iPad Gaming Should Be All About.” and “immersive tablet gaming fully realized: just your fingers, some motes, and beautiful physics.” BoingBoing said in a feature, “it’s quickly become one of my iPad favorites”

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Osmos iPadUPDATE: Woah, Osmos for iPad is iTunes App of the Week and No1 paid App in the US, UK and nine other countries!

UPDATE 2: We have free High Skies and Gas music downloads from Osmos

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OSMOS for iPad features…

  • Multitouch awesomeness: pinch to zoom, tap to eject mass, flick to warp time…
  • Eight Distinct level types: Ambient, Antimatter, Solar, Sentient, Impasse, Warped Chaos, Epicycles, and Repulsor.
  • Two game modes: Odyssey and Arcade. Odyssey mode is a 27-level guided tour through the Osmos Blobiverse, while Arcade mode allows you to play any level type at your choice of difficulty.
  • Sublime electronic soundtrack by BiosphereGas/ High SkiesJulien Neto, Loscil and more.
  • Wind your way through simple and complex solar systems, feeling and using the force of Attractors and Repulsors.
  • Confront four distinct personalities of intelligent opponents, with goals and abilities similar to your own.
  • Procedural content: play random versions of any level in Arcade mode.
  • Thirteen lucky achievements to earn, with OpenFeint integration.
  • Dynamic time-warping: slow down the flow of time to outmaneuver agile opponents; speed it up to raise the challenge.

Osmos for iPad in the App Store

Osmos is also available for Mac, PC and Linux, all three versions together are $10 from Hemisphere Games. Also on Steam.

Coming very soon is the iPhone/ iPod Touch version.

It’s available now for the bargain price of $5 / £3. View Osmos for iPad in App Store...