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You're an Osmo, a strange creature indeed. You explore the galaxy in your spaceship, and the planets you encounter are almost as bizarre as the Osmos themselves. There are seven worlds presented for your consideration, each more goofy and peculiar than the last.
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Buy Cyan Complete Pack

Includes 8 items: realMYST, Riven: The Sequel to MYST, Cosmic Osmo and the Worlds Beyond the Mackerel, The Manhole: Masterpiece Edition, Spelunx and the Caves of Mr. Seudo, URU: Complete Chronicles, Myst: Masterpiece Edition, Myst V

About the Game

You're an Osmo, a strange creature indeed. You explore the galaxy in your spaceship, and the planets you encounter are almost as bizarre as the Osmos themselves. There are seven worlds presented for your consideration, each more goofy and peculiar than the last. Cosmic Osmo is a game about exploration and discovery, not winning or challenges.

Children and adults will both find something to enjoy in this early gem from the creators of Myst.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP / Vista / Windows 7 (unofficially supported)
    • Processor: Pentium +
    • Memory: 256MB RAM
    • Hard Disk Space: 200+ MB available HD space
    • Video: DirectX 9.0c compatible or better
    • Sound: DirectX 9.0 compatible
    • DirectX®: DirectX 9.0c or greater
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7 of 10 people (70%) found this review helpful
1,077 products in account
66 reviews
0.3 hrs on record
THE best game on Steam at the moment.
Posted: November 30th, 2013
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
538 products in account
1 review
2.4 hrs on record
best game on steam
Posted: February 12th, 2014
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
77 products in account
1 review
1.1 hrs on record
Have this game on hand to entertain young relatives. Kids still love it in 2014. The creators went on after this to create MYST and Riven, and it's a sedate and calming wacky little exploration gem. I could be wrong about this but I believe this is one of the first games to ever ship on a CD-ROM, weighing in at something like 80mb of 1-bit content, plus the soundtrack.

Side note, it's baffling that it's been removed from the OSX offerings. It is clearly a port and not a bundled emulator pack. This should have the upside of eliminating legal issues with distributing apple macintosh ROM images, with the unpleasant side effect of creating an inauthentic experience to the original game. (Source for this is based on some of the crossfades having grayscale, which obv didn't exist on 68k macs from 1990 or whenever this came out.) No idea why it isn't available aside from windows.
Posted: February 17th, 2014
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
420 products in account
127 reviews
0.5 hrs on record
Not my most favorite Cyan Worlds title, probably given the HyperCard graphics which are difficult and uncomfortable to read on modern displays. It's got that same childlike theme and large scope that other Cyan games have, though, and there's a certain charm given the age of this game. You can skip this if you don't mind not having every Cyan Worlds game available on Steam, but if you played this as a kid or need to kill some time, this is a good choice.
Posted: December 7th, 2013
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
198 products in account
2 reviews
1.6 hrs on record
To thoroughly enjoy this game you either need to be a child or maintain a sense of childlike discovery. There is no objective, no score, no gameover, no win conditions, no time limits. This isn't even really a game. Cosmic Osmo is a discovery experience that appeals to the humorous light hearted surreal nature of kids and those of us lucky enough to still be kids at heart.

It plays much like a point and click adventure game, but without inventory or really plotline, your only driving motivation is to see what you can find next. You are essentially an alien visitor to a very strange and exotic solar system, the home of the titular Cosmic Osmo. You can use a spacecraft to navigate between multiple planets or use a very complex series of tunnels, teleporters, and other surreal means of navigation to traverse around this highly entertaining landscape.

While the game certainly looks dated, the black and white cartoony style still maintains a lot of charm and is just as enjoyable today as it was in the early 90s when it was first released. A really fun game to play with your kids or by yourself, you'll be amazed that despite it's age this game contains a huge wealth of interesting and entertaining things to explore, ensuring that you'll discover something new each time you play.
Posted: December 31st, 2013
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