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Our Apportable Android Experience

It’s been three equinoxes since Osmos launched on Android. In that time, quite a few developers have asked us about our porting experience, probably due to the quality of the port as well as the game’s success on the platform. Our answer: we worked with Apportable. “How was that?” people ask. Our answer is, in [...]

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Last year, Ryan Oliver – a developer from Nunavut – reached out to us. While playing Osmos he had noticed an achievement we named “Atanarjuat”, earned for completing the game’s “Chase” stage. This was a nod and a reference to a wonderful Canadian film Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner, based on an ancient Inuit legend. (yup, [...]

What we’re up to…

Things have been fairly quiet on the Hemisphere blog recently. The last year saw us busy on: Osmos Multiplayer, which we released on iOS this Summer, and updated soon after with voice-chat. This is where we spent most (read, a lot!) of our time. The Android port, released at the beginning of the year. A [...]

App switching and graceful music handling in iOS

We post few dev/technical pieces on our blog (I’d love to do more), but we ran into an issue recently that seems to plague many iOS apps on the store: Music not always playing on app resume. It’s not catastrophic when it happens – and can often be fixed by hitting the home button and [...]