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 (472 recensies)
Releasedatum: 18 aug 2009

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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

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Mac
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    • 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
16 van de 18 mensen (89%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
34.8 uur in totaal
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!
Geplaatst: 22 mei
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11 van de 12 mensen (92%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
4.5 uur in totaal
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.
Geplaatst: 4 oktober
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1 van de 1 mensen (100%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
2.2 uur in totaal
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, wel... 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 picking it up then.
Geplaatst: 10 oktober
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1 van de 1 mensen (100%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
1.8 uur in totaal
This game is AWESOME. Sure it´s very hard an sometimes you WILL need some luck, but it´s a unique kind of a game !
Geplaatst: 6 september
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1 van de 1 mensen (100%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
11.9 uur in totaal
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!
Geplaatst: 10 oktober
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167 van de 178 mensen (94%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
this game is great. it's the deleted content from spore when you're completely useless.
Geplaatst: 22 september 2011
Was deze recensie nuttig? Ja Nee