Linux Osmos, coming soon

Posted by on Apr 16, 2010 in Linux, Osmos | 8 Comments

As some of you know, we had been looking for someone to port Osmos to Linux. But in the end, after mulling it over for a while (and a couple nice offers from experienced Linux folk), our very own Dave Burke has decided to tackle the port himself! Who knew he was such a masochist? ;-)

Anyways, Dave has reported back that after some initial head-banging on installation and configuration (he’s started with Ubuntu), things are progressing really well. Hooray for cross-platform libraries like OpenGL, OpenAL, libogg/vorbis, etc. and well abstracted code!

He even promised a screen shot a few days ago and — lo and behold! — just delivered:

osmoslinux1 osmoslinux2

What’s more, he says he’ll be ready for some external testing by next week! So it looks like the wait is nearly over for all you Linux users. :)

In the meantime, let us know (by email or on the forum) if you’re interested in early “alpha” testing or participating in the closed beta.


  1. velofreak
    April 16, 2010

    Oh, great! Really good news! Goodbye Win-VM!

  2. Earth
    April 16, 2010

    That’s good news :). I’ll buy it as soon as it comes out! *Cheap* *cheap*!

  3. Steven
    April 16, 2010

    Yay! I’ll finally be able to buy Osmos!

  4. jarreboum
    April 18, 2010

    Oh my. I bought the game on Steam, will I be entitled to some goodwill gesture?

  5. ktoso
    April 18, 2010

    @jarreboum: Same here, bought it on steam. But as an 98% time linux user, didn’t really have the time to play it much – rebooting into windows just doesn’t feel right… REALLY happy to see it comming to GNU/Linux though!

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  7. Christiaan
    April 28, 2010

    Ow yes! And still waiting for a cool osmos screensaver =D

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