Enter the ambient world of Osmos: elegant, physics-based gameplay, dreamlike visuals, and a minimalist, electronic soundtrack. Your objective is to grow by absorbing other motes. Propel yourself by ejecting matter behind you. But be wise: ejecting matter also shrinks you. Relax - good things come to those who wait.
User reviews: Very Positive (630 reviews)
Release Date: Aug 18, 2009

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Reviews

a beautiful, absorbing experience… brilliant to look at… the best videogame music I've heard… will make you forget your cares and immerse you in the game… you'll find yourself returning for the experience. 8.5! Editor’s Choice Award.
IGN

wonderful gameplay… beautifully polished and tantalizingly atmospheric… Osmos mixes puzzle, action and strategy remarkably and all the while does it with great finesse and style.
indiegames.com

beyond doubt, a work of genius... a relaxing, meditative experience about going with the flow... It all adds up to something otherworldly and just . . . incredible.
GameAndPlayer.net

an almost transcendental video game experience… a stellar example of electronic music's potential impact on indie video game production.
londonfuse.ca

About This Game

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

Your objective is to grow by absorbing other motes. Propel yourself by ejecting matter behind you. But be wise: ejecting matter also shrinks you. Relax - good things come to those who wait.

Key features:

  • Independent Games Festival finalist in three categories: Seumas McNally Grand Prize, Excellence in Design and Technical Excellence
  • Progress from serenely ambient levels into varied and more challenging worlds. (47 levels, plus bonus content)
  • Confront attractors, repulsors and intelligent motes with similar abilities and goals as you
  • Selected as one of the 2009 PAX 10
  • Procedural content: play random versions of any level
  • Sublime electronic soundtrack by Loscil, Gas/High Skies, Julien Neto, Biosphere, and more
  • Dynamic time-warping: slow down the flow of time to outmaneuver agile opponents; speed it up to raise the challenge

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • OS: Windows XP or Vista
    • Processor: 1 GHz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 3D graphics card with OpenGL support. Minimum resolution 800x600
    • DirectX®: N/A (OpenGL)
    • Hard Drive: 33 Mb
    • Sound: definitely :)
    • OS: OS X version Leopard 10.5.8, Snow Leopard 10.6.3, or later
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, fully updated
    • Processor: 1 GHz or faster
    • Memory: 512 Mb or more
    • Graphics: Hardware accelerated OpenGL support. Minimum resolution 800x600
    • Hard Drive: 40 Mb free space
Helpful customer reviews
6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 27
Agar.io before it was cool
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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
8.8 hrs on record
Posted: January 15
A relaxing, atmospheric and fun puzzle game that deserves everyone's attention.

Video review:

http://youtu.be/y_knCSv3IDU
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
17.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 18
Wonderful game.

Elegant in its simplicity. A 2D physics engine incorporating momentum and gravity.

3 styles of play:
1) with orbits around centre(s) of gravity (whose strength depend on their mass, to which you can add or remove)
2) without orbits or gravity
3) with vicious A.I. out to consume you or other A.I.

Immersive in its ambience. Hypnotic trance inducing soundtrack. Beautiful visuals.

Highly recommended!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
12.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 11
Pre-Release Review
You're a small blob, you want to absorb smaller blobs to become bigger. This lets you eat bigger blobs. But to move you have to spit small blobs behind you! This is pretty much the entire game in a nutshell. It's a great game for those who want something a little more relaxing.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 22
My friend recommended this game because "it's relaxing." What a blatant lie that turned out to be. This is the single most palm-sweat inducing game I've played. It's easy yet challenging and the soundtrack is good. I ended up buying this game on my tablet too.

8/10
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