A rather popular physics-based strategy game has finally made its way to Android. Developed by Hemisphere Games, Osmos is a graphically beautiful title in which your goal is to absorb all the small orbs and expel their mass in order to propel yourself through the stage.
While at first it sounds rather easy but as you progress through the game you will have to compete against up to four AI opponents that each have their own type of personality to them. You will also have to avoid the large blobs, or predators, as well as you glide through each stage.
– This single version is optimized for both tablets and phones. Enjoy on all your Android devices. (Requires multitouch and 2.2 or higher. For more info, please visit http://www.hemispheregames.com/faq-android/#tech_devices)
– Multitouch awesomeness: pinch to zoom, tap to eject mass, flick to warp time…
– Unique physics-based gameplay: to propel yourself you must eject matter behind you, causing you to shrink. From this fundamental balance, Osmos leads the player through ambient playgrounds, deep solar systems, competitive petri dishes, dense mote-fields, and more.
– Two game modes: Odyssey and Arcade. Odyssey mode is a 27-level guided tour through the Osmos Blobiverse, while Arcade mode allows you to play any level type at your choice of difficulty. (72 levels total.)
– Dynamic time-warping: slow down the flow of time to outmaneuver agile opponents; speed it up to raise the challenge
– Eight Distinct level types: Ambient, Antimatter, Solar, Sentient, Impasse, Warped Chaos, Epicycles, and Repulsor.
– Sublime electronic soundtrack by Loscil, Gas/High Skies, Julien Neto, Biosphere, and more.
– Wind your way through simple and complex solar systems, feeling and using the force of Attractors and Repulsors.
– Confront four distinct personalities of intelligent opponents, with goals and abilities similar to your own.
– Procedural content: play random versions of any level in Arcade mode.
– Thirteen lucky achievements to earn.
Osmos is a rather big game considering it comes with two game modes that, with the combination of different levels of difficulty in Arcade mode, give you a total of 99 levels to complete. Another thing you will have to take into account is the fact that you will grow every time you consume a small blob.
If you are up for a rather challenging, and very visually good looking, physics-based strategy game then you may want to check out Osmos. It is available in two flavors, a free demo to try out and a full version which will run you $2.99. It also has a pretty solid soundtrack as well.
Thanks to Roger Lyons for the heads up!
Developer Website: Hemisphere Games
Android Market Link: Osmos HD