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.
Gebruikersrecensies: Erg positief (568 recensies)
Releasedatum: 18 aug 2009

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Recensies

Een prachtige en absorberende ervaring… briljant om naar te kijken… de beste videogamemuziek die ik ooit heb gehoord… zal je je zorgen doen vergeten en je in het spel verdiepen… je zal terugkeren voor de ervaring. 8.5! Editor’s Choice Award.
IGN

Wonderbaarlijke gameplay… prachtig opgepoetste en verleidelijke sfeer… Osmos mengt opmerkelijk puzzel, actie and strategie en doet dit met geweldige finesse en stijl.
indiegames.com

Zonder twijfel, een meesterwerk... een rustgevend, meditatieve ervaring over met de stroom meegaan... Het komt allemaal samen tot iets niet van deze wereld en gewoon… ongelooflijk.
GameAndPlayer.net

Een bijna transcendentale videogame-ervaring… een hoogstaand voorbeeld over de potentiële invloed van elektronische muziek op indie-videogameontwikkeling.
londonfuse.ca

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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

Systeemeisen

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
Nuttige klantrecensies
34 van de 41 mensen (83%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
1 persoon vond deze recensie grappig
20.7 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 17 november 2014
I thought this was a short,relaxing game


It's not.
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18 van de 22 mensen (82%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
4.5 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 4 oktober 2014
Recensie voor release
Hemisphere Games is a Canadian developer company that released Osmos back in 2009. They give you the opportunity to control a... well... cell. You need to find other cells that are smaller than you so that you can absorb them and grow bigger. This concept, of course, also means that you need to avoid bigger cells until you are big enough to absorb those, as well. If I remember correctly the criterion on each level is always to become quite big (not necessarily to absorb all the cells on the map).

I like how you need to proper yourself ahead to gain momentum - in the process you are losing matter so you cannot really do this forever as you are gradually becoming smaller. Patience is a virtue!

There are several levels and all are part of 3 major zones - each require you to follow a different playstyle and some of the later levels can be pretty challenging.

The game has an excellent soundtrack full of ambient tracks. They accompany this unique gameplay perfectly. I believe Osmos is one of those indie games that is a must-have.
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12 van de 14 mensen (86%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
2.2 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 10 oktober 2014
You remember the first evolution stage in Spore? Someone decided to make a full game out of that and it surprisingly ended up being pretty good.
You start off as a little cell in a large map and grow by absorbing other cells, but to do that you will have to move, which costs a bit of your own cell, depending on your current size. Continue to grow until the game says "all right, that's enough, you can move on to the next one now.". And that's about it. There's a couple of little gimmicks here and there and different gravity every now and then, but that's about it. Critics often say that Osmos is a very relaxing and immersive game. Immersive, yes. Relaxing? Hell no. Once you get to the harder stages, the game starts getting pretty frustrating and relies on some luck under certain circumstances. During some of the last stages, I was moving myself very carefully, hoping to god that I wouldn't get killed by one of the larger cells that was barely a pixel away from me. So yeah, claiming the game's relaxing is a lie to the biggest degree.
As for the presentation, I like it. All the cells look great and filled with little details when looked at from up close, but as for the backgrounds, they're basically non-existant. Not that I have a problem with it, considering you're going to focus on the cells for 99,98% of the game.
If there's one thing that Osmos is known for, though, it's without a doubt the music. The OST's been praised for being, well... good. And in this case, I can't deny the soundtrack's pretty damn good. (even though it really doesn't fit in with the player desperately hoping things don't go horribly wrong every stage)
Overall, Osmos is pretty fun, but for 10 bucks, I can't recommend it at that price, but if you can find it on a sale, I'd definately recommend it in that case.
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4 van de 4 mensen (100%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
8.8 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 15 januari
A relaxing, atmospheric and fun puzzle game that deserves everyone's attention.

Video review:

http://youtu.be/y_knCSv3IDU
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5 van de 7 mensen (71%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
6.5 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 17 oktober 2014
This game is very casual, rules are very simple, and the physics are straightforward. Some very interesting puzzles from some very simple rules.

On the earliest levels it's more of a puzzle, but later it becomes clear. This _is_ what Spore _should_ have made the first primordial life level as. This plays perfectly - but it's more challenging than Spore could afford to make their game (because they were making a game targetted at 5 year olds - but marketted to adults - and Will Wright no more pizza for you, but I digress).

Because you're ejecting your own body weight in order to move, the game is seeing whether it's worth sacrificing size for speed in order to eat other bubbles, and also to avoid bubbles that are big enough to eat you.
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5 van de 7 mensen (71%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
1.3 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 30 oktober 2014
I've seen so many strategy games with a similar objetive: you play as a floating entity, and absorb things surrounding you to become larger. However, this game inarguably stands out from the others. Osmos whisks away the competition with a refreshing experience that will leave you challenged yet relaxed. It's minimalism done right: simple, yet polished and elegant. What more can you ask from a game like this?


Oh, and for someone like me who is constantly anxious, finding a semi-relaxing video game that isn't boring is difficult. Soooo, thumbs up!


(Side Note: I got this game as part of a recent Humble Bundle, but I definitely think it would be worth purchasing for the full price.)
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4 van de 6 mensen (67%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
0.6 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 18 oktober 2014
The amount of time I have in this game is minimal, but it's been such a great experience so far...so I decided to write this review right away! With the physics of propulsion, and the fundamental aspect of Predator vs Prey and the food chain, this game is great for getting kids engaged with basic physics. As a teenager however, I thoroughly enjoyed this game as I was introduced to new vocabulary such as 'biophobe' and more. There is seemingly no story-line (which is not a bad thing in this case). I absolutely love this game and recommend it to everyone! At first, this did not seem like my kind of game, but venturing further, I can say that I absolutely love this game.

10/10 - Great job
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4 van de 6 mensen (67%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
1.4 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 20 oktober 2014
OK, everyone knows the game spore right? Right. Well my favorite part of that game was the cell stage. This is like the cell stage of spore but it never ends. Very fun game, albeit difficult but very fun. I recommend it to anyone who can relate to this review.
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1 van de 1 mensen (100%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
12.5 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 11 januari
Recensie voor release
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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4 van de 7 mensen (57%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
0.2 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 25 november 2014
The game has a great soundtrack to go along with the awesome gameplay.
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3 van de 6 mensen (50%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
11.9 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 10 oktober 2014
Beautiful, simple, sweet, great soundscape. I seriously doubt you'll be dissapointed with this one. It does have a short lifespan, but you'll enjoy the trip (kinda like Portal 2, but more "ethereal"). Worth the money!
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3 van de 6 mensen (50%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
0.1 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 16 oktober 2014
Osmos is a game about particul's life, growing by eating other particuls ...

Nice music, relaxing game, playable in my browser (bought on humble) and increasing difficult.
Played before buying on steam, and it's really a nice game
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2 van de 4 mensen (50%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
34.7 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 29 december 2014
Recensie voor release
Great little game :-)
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1 van de 2 mensen (50%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
15.0 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 30 december 2014
This game is amazing. It's like we are a time traveler who journeyed back in time to witness the origins of our Solar System from the gas and dust between the stars. You play with a small comet from the interstellar cloud where you and other clumps of matter are gravitating towards the center. Smaller peripheral clumps colide and become planets.

Long ago, this kind of natural selection is what happened to our own Solar System. The highly elliptical orbits tended to collide and be destroyed. The planets with circular orbits tended to survive. If events in those billions of small cosmic collisions were have been even a little different the Earth would have never have formed and some other planet at some other distance would be around. We owe the existance of our world to random collisions in a long vanished cloud, and I owe the hours of fun that I invested in this game, to the developers. 10/10

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4 van de 8 mensen (50%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
1.4 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 5 november 2014
Really good chill game, great music in the background. Simple and hard gamepleplay :)
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5 van de 10 mensen (50%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
1 persoon vond deze recensie grappig
0.8 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 1 februari
This piece of ♥♥♥♥ game won't even start. Every other game starts but this one.


♥♥♥♥ YOU



$10 Down the drain
I hope you enjoy your money developers
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177 van de 192 mensen (92%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
Geplaatst: 22 september 2011
this game is great. it's the deleted content from spore when you're completely useless.
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21 van de 24 mensen (88%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
8.1 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 28 januari 2014
First half of the game is really good, if you like calm and tranquilizing games. You can play this while stoned. :D

Second half is utterly frustrating and the cause of the heap of antidepressants prescriptions in this land. xD
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17 van de 20 mensen (85%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
34.8 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 22 mei 2014
The principle of this game is fairly easy: you start off as a small sphere shaped object (I call it the “cell”) and seek to be the largest object on the rectangular shaped map. The rules are simple: if you touch a cell smaller than you in dimensions, you consume the counterpart and grow larger. If you make contact with a larger object, you will be consumed. You can move only by discharging mass from within your cell in the opposite direction you wish to move along. The repulsive force will accelerate your movement. Of course this will make you shrink and be exposed to new threats. So you better not waste too much mass. You are given only one tool and that is the control over the pace of time.

While the rules are readily comprehensible, the gameplay might be a challenge. There are modes where you are concerned with finding the most economic “route” of consumption from a logistical point of view. In another game mode you will find AI controlled opponents who try to grow large as well and eat you before you can eat them. Lastly, you will find a game mode where the organisms are organized like stellar systems – these maps ultimately require basic knowledge of orbital mechanics in order to be mastered.

No matter what game mode you choose, basic knowledge about mass, force, acceleration, velocity, momentum and gravity will come in handy. I wouldn’t say that this is strictly a physicist’s game though. I am sure the game is also fun for people who play it by intuition only, I would recommend it to any puzzle solving gamer. There are an infinite number of maps - each time you beat a map a harder one will be generated, what a perfect challenge!
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28 van de 41 mensen (68%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
13.7 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 30 januari 2014
When you first start playing Osmos, it's both fun and appealing. However, the later levels increase the difficulty curve far too much. The amount of patience you need to complete some of the later levels is so high that you would need to play the whole level on slow motion and just pray it all goes well.

It's more frustrating than it is fun. Definitely not one I would consider playing unless you have a lot of time to kill and the patience of a saint.
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