Wednesday, 30 December 2009



It's been a while since I last posted...and honestly, I kinda missed posting on I'll do a few more posts to keep this page alive.

"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.
Progress from serenely ambient levels into varied and more challenging worlds. Confront attractors, repulsors and intelligent motes with similar abilities and goals as you." (

I've been playing this game loads recently, every time I need to zone out and chill,but also wanting to be entertained and challenged I play this. This is the first time I've wrote about a game, and I rarely play games.

The first thing that attracted me to this game was (of course) the music. Soundtracks by Julien Neto, Biosphere, Gas(High Skies), Loscil. If you know these guys you now know what kinda vibe this game is heading for.

The Visuals are great ,they perfectly match the sounds, you're a small ball "mote" in an ambient world and the aim is to grow by sucking the energy out of smaller motes. It's a modern twist of that fish game,where you're a small fish and you have to grow by swimming around and eating smaller fishes, or the first few levels of 'Spore'. One of the great things about this game is that if you can either restart the exact same level OR
restart the level but randomising all the elements so you can try the same objective it in a different setting/world. Don't let the simple objectives fool you, they WILL get harder and more challenging and you may even be tempted to throw your computer out of the window (like me),but stick to it.

The game is made by a select few people, not a big company (Even though these people were from big game companies). So the game only costs $10 yes...$10...

They have released a PC version as well as MAC.But I've got the MAC version.

(I wrote that whole post without saying ambient - woop)

Hemisphere Games - Osmos - (21mb)


password: welcometothequietpage

1 comment:

  1. Yeah, it has been a long while since you posted. I said that to myself like a few months ago haha I was like "Hmm. . . where has he gone?"

    Anyways, I've been trying to view these newer posts the time they were posted, but I've been bogged down by the holidays. Family visits and all that. Anyways, it's good to see you're keeping this blog going strong.

    It's cool to see something different. I don't have a mac, but I will try to get this game for windows. It's up my alley when it comes to games. I haven't really been into the whole deep and engrossing nature of big company games. Tetris is like my favorite game of all time haha.

    -Alexis (almamo24)