Osmos for iPhone
Osmos features addictive, physics-based gameplay, fluid multitouch controls, lush, flowing visuals (with full Retina display support), and a chill, ambient electronic soundtrack.
Grow by absorbing smaller motes, but to propel yourself you must eject matter behind you, causing you to shrink. From this fundamental balance, Osmos leads the player through ambient playgrounds, deep solar systems, competitive petri dishes, dense mote-fields, and more.
This original, award-winning PC game has been fully redesigned for the iPhone, including a seamless multitouch interface, new menus, play modes, levels, and tons of tweaks and refinements.
- Multitouch awesomeness: pinch to zoom, tap to eject mass, flick to warp time…
- Full, lush Retina display support.
- 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 Loscil, Gas/High Skies, Julien Neto, Biosphere, 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.
Reviews (iPhone specific)
9/10 – Editor’s Choice – “Magnificent. This is a truly spectacular game that you simply must play. It’s hard to pinpoint a favorite feature. The clever gameplay? The atmosphere? The variety of stages? The art direction? It all comes together to make one of the best iPhone games of 2010.” -IGN
4/4, Must Have – “Remember Spore, the Will Wright creation that was supposed to sum up the interconnected relationship between life, the universe, and everything, but ended up being more about goofy aliens with googly eyes? Osmos is the game Wright probably meant to create: It’s quiet, thoughtful, and somehow profound. Osmos thoroughly draws you into its world with a creepy space-age soundtrack, multitouch controls that feel practically invisible, and a visual aesthetic that lies somewhere between a Nova documentary and a lava lamp. It’s not an action game in the traditional sense, but it is a cerebral, mood-altering game that is every bit as gripping. Turn down the lights, plug in some headphones, and let yourself get drawn in, it’s an unforgettable gaming experience.” -Slide To Play
“This is one of those games that must really be experienced by everyone, and can now be enjoyed by iPad and iPhone owners alike.” -Touch Arcade
4.5/5 stars – “Whether you’re a veteran of the desktop version or a first-timer, Osmos should absolutely be your next iPhone purchase. An outstanding indie gem in its own right, Osmos for the iPhone manages to flawlessly capture the spirit of the desktop version while incorporating the comfort of touch controls and portable gameplay. This is an outstanding adaptation of an outstanding game, with enough unique content to satisfy fans of the original who thought they’d seen everything the game had to offer. Buy it.” -Gamezebo
5/5 smiles – “A dreamy cosmic survival game. Built on a unique concept, the game uses gorgeous artwork and excellent multitouch controls to create an absorbing and captivating experience.” -AppSmile
4.5/5 – “Osmos and Osmos for iPad is as close to gaming perfection in its genre that I’ve ever played. This may be because it’s in a genre all of it’s own but regardless of that it’s the best $5 you’ll ever spend in the App Store.” “Pros: Stunningly beautiful, Simple and engaging gameplay, Engrossing music. Cons: No multiplayer option” -Touch Reviews
“Get it Now! Highest rating and an absolute must-have. Osmos is an engaging game that puts you in primordial soup and swallows up your time, and it looks and sounds wonderful. Regardless of which version you get, you should get it now!” -the Mac Observer
5/5 stars – “Do yourself a favor. Sit down in a quiet room, put your headphones on, and prepare yourself to be absorbed into the world of Osmos.” -What’s On iPhone
“The greatness of the iPad game is now available to all iPhone and iPod Touch owners, and they should rejoice. Osmos is an absolute must on the iPhone for only $2.99, and you’ll definitely be absorbed by it.” -appadvice
“This is one of the best games available for both portable devices… While the gameplay is enough to set Osmos apart from any competition, what really separates it is how solid the game feels because of three perfectly designed elements: control, physics and music. The controls are perfect, the physics is excellent, and the music is surprising.” -Gamezone
A – “Previously reviewed and loved for the iPad… this remains one of the most unique and interesting games in the App Store, with graphics, music, and gameplay that all merit a high recommendation.” -iLounge
9/10 – “Osmos is a stylish physics-based survival game which plays out like an elegant all-you-can-eat buffet. I’ve not seen anything quite like it before. It’s hard to put its appeal into words but it’s easy to say how captivating it is right from the start. This is a hypnotic, laid-back game – one which is perfect for sticking your headphones into your device and floating away with. Osmos is a brain game, a proper thinking person’s puzzler. It’s not about setting massive scores or recording incredible times – it’s a game of personal development, a game of skill. Absorb Osmos into your game collection, it’s a smart move.” -News Shopper
5/5 stars – “This is a beautiful game” -beehivecity
“The sound and 2D visuals are just a part of what makes this game so seductive. The amazing thing to me is that Osmos was originally developed for the PC, because it seems so perfectly suited for the iPhone/iPad. The tactile experience of using your fingertips to move through a galaxy of beautiful lifeforms transports you into that place. And the fact that you’re peering at such a small display doesn’t take you out of the immersion, because you’re literally linked to it physically.” -New World Notes
Cup of Excellence Award – “We recommend this game to you many times over. If you haven’t already experienced the magic of Hemisphere Games’ Osmos on PC, Mac, and most recently iPad, now is the time to join in on the most fun you can have on the cellular level with Osmos on your iPhone.” -Wirebot
A – “An outstanding experience that goes above and beyond expectations.” -Back For Two Seconds
5/5 stars – “The art design is a joy to behold. Just as significant, the sound design and soundtrack of this game are simply marvelous. …This is one of those games that you even enjoy dying in.” “Osmos appeals to both the artistic and scientific pleasure centers, planets and stars morph into amoebas. I would say this is the best ‘ambient’ game I’ve seen on the iPhone, but it’s simply one of the best games period, and Hemisphere Games earns it’s current 5 out of 5 star rating on the app store with ease. Try it!” -phonaut
5/5 – “Overall, Osmos is the type of app that is perfect for the iPhone and I wish there were a ton more games with similar creativity. If you like casual games with a hint of puzzle, this app will be perfect for you. Check it out.” -AppVee
“Reading through the multitude of reviews that have been written on Osmos since it was originally released for PC just over a year ago — then ported to Mac, and then iPad, and lastly iPhone — it’s hard to get a grasp on what exactly Osmos is. If there’s any consistency in this regard, it’s that no two people arrive at the same conclusion. Reviews paint drastically different pictures of it, and often contain contradictions within themselves. Osmos takes place at the molecular level, but it’s set in outer space. It’s trancelike, yet infuriating. It’s casual and hardcore. People say it’s relaxing, but sometimes I find it terrifying. The organisms are very hostile there. And depending on who you ask, it’s either a puzzler, a strategy game, a Katamari-like ball rolling game, or a game that hearkens back to the golden age of arcades.” -Finger Gaming
5/5 stars, COUP DE CŒUR – “A vous de choisir si vous préférez la version iPhone ou iPad (elles sont identiques) mais il vous faut ce jeu!” -Appstore-test.fr
4/5 stars – “All in all, Osmos is a gorgeous and special game” -App Safari
Interview with Aaron and Eddy on Gamezebo (August ’10)