Osmos for iPad 4+

A cosmic game of survival

Hemisphere Games

    • 4.7 • 84 Ratings
    • £3.99

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Description

** Apple Design Award winner and iPad Game of the Year! **
Enter the Darwinian world of a galactic mote. To survive, absorb smaller organisms and grow—but beware of larger predators. Osmos features unique physics-based play, stellar graphics, and a hypnotic ambient soundtrack. Absorb or be absorbed!

“The ultimate ambient experience” — Gizmodo
“The best iPad game yet.” — IGN

THE CRUX:
you must grow by absorbing smaller motes, but to propel yourself you must eject matter behind you, causing you to shrink. From this delicate balance, Osmos leads the player through floating playgrounds, competitive petri dishes, deep solar systems, and more.

“Named as iPad Game of the Year for a reason, Osmos is a fantastic game. A combination of physics, survival and classic eat em up” — WeDoCode
“Whether you're a child at heart who likes mucking about with single-cell organisms, or a strategist with a physics degree, this game will appeal to everyone.” — App Store review

AWARDS / recognition:
* "iPad Game of the Year" and "App of the Week" — Apple
* Apple Design Award winner
* #1 Top iPhone Game — IGN
* iPad Game of the Year — TUAW
* Game of the Year — Create Digital Music
* Editor's Choice — Wired, Macworld, IGN, GameTunnel, and more...
* Best in Show — IndieCade
* Vision Award — Independent Games Festival
* Coolest Atmosphere — IGN
* Best Soundtrack — IGN
* Most Innovative Game — Best App Ever Awards, Pocket Gamer
* Many top lists including Kotaku, PAX, TouchArcade, iLounge, APPera, IFC, and more...

FEATURES:
* 72 levels spanning 8 distinct worlds: Ambient, Antimatter, Solar, Sentient, Repulsor, Impasse, Warped Chaos, and Epicycles.
* Multiplayer! (more info below.)
* Endless replay value: play random versions of any level in Arcade mode.
* Award-winning electronic soundtrack by Loscil, Gas, High Skies, Biosphere, Julien Neto, and more.
* Seamlesss multitouch controls: swipe to warp time, tap anywhere to eject mass, pinch to zoom…
* Time-warping: slow down the flow of time to outmaneuver agile opponents; speed it up to raise the challenge.
* Confront four distinct AI opponents: the Ovarium, the Biophobe, the Nemocyte… and the deadly Ferax.
* 13 single-player and 15 multiplayer achievements.
* Progress synced via iCloud.

MULTIPLAYER
* Play against your friends and enemies, locally (via wi-fi), or over the Internet!
* 6 distinct Arenas: Ambient, Impasse, Solar, Warped Chaos, Epicycles, and introducing… Antimatter Impasse.
* iPad vs. iPhone play supported.


“a beautiful, absorbing experience." — IGN

“What iPad Gaming Should Be All About” — Gizmodo

5/5 - Macworld Editor’s Choice - “One of the best games we’ve played so far this year. An utterly serene, yet fiendishly complicated game that deserves a place in every iPad owners collection.” — MacWorld

4/4, Must Have - “We are more than overwhelmed by Osmos for iPad… The game design is thoughtful and intuitive, new level structures are flawless, and the visuals are stunning yet simplistic… every iPad owner should have Osmos on their device. You just won’t find another experience quite like it.” — Slide To Play

“Osmos HD is THE game for the iPad.” — Pocket Lint

“It’s the best iPad game on the App Store” — MTV Multiplayer

“The first proper breakout hit for the iPad. Osmos feels so natural and enjoyable to play, even when the difficulty ramps up and you find yourself repeatedly careening into a giant gaseous enemy.” — Wired

5/5 - “Osmos is an absolute must that will change the way you think of games, and what you expect from them.” — AppAdvice

“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

What’s New

Version 2.6.1

Fix for automatic language selection. The game should simply run in your preferred language now. (Supported languages are English, Inuktitut, French, German, Spanish, Russian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, and Chinese.)

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
84 Ratings

84 Ratings

Dazzy snub nose ,

A totally unique experience

A totally immmersive experience, totally recommend to anyone who likes calm games, no ads, no bombardment, no constant micro transactions. A totally great game.

(For the best advice on games and apps, look for the snubby nose 👍🏿)

thruscross ,

‘Asteroids’ for the 21st century

This app is a slick revamping of the ancient “asteroids” type games of older times. Same inertial burst control of random objects in a scattered field of ballistic objects - Avoid somethings, merge with others. For that it it is well done and well priced. Robust to run.

I however always found these types of games annoying - you have to trade precision of motion with speed of waiting for the interaction. I found that either frustratingly lacking in control or tedious waiting for slow motion collisions! But that is up to you if you don’t care about that. I did not like the fact that strategy and skill did not come into it enough.

I rated it down because I did not find it that satisfying and quite annoying plus for the poor ability to go up and down through menus and types of game. There seems to be no progressive ‘go back up’ so maybe you can pick a different Avenue/variation of the game depending upon mood. I found the only way to return to the top level was to close it down and restart - v. Poor IMO. I expected to be able to play soothing versions with less frustrations and at times the competitive choices when I wanted. Maybe thats just me...

I found the ‘repeller’ games particularly annoying as you could just not touch any controls and leave it playing a ballistic game with itself with no clear route to an end.

All that being said it is not over priced like so very many and you will not feel cheated that you wasted your money.

acidcrinkle ,

Stunning

Perfect game for playing on the iPad, works flawlessly with the iPad Pro 12.9”, soooooo relaxing and looks gorgeous 😊 definitely needs headphones for that fully immersive experience.

App Privacy

The developer, Hemisphere Games, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Usage Data

Privacy practices may vary based on, for example, the features you use or your age. Learn More

Supports

  • Game Controllers

    Play this game with your favourite compatible controller.

  • Game Center

    Challenge friends and check leaderboards and achievements.

  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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