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sixtyfps
08-18-2009, 02:55 PM
http://img24.imageshack.us/img24/3298/osmos.jpg

The 12th Annual Independent Games Festival darling has finally been released!

Currently available from 3 sources for ~$10USD: directly from Hemisphere Games (http://www.hemispheregames.com/osmos/) (netting you the eventual Mac and Linux ports for free), Direct2Drive (http://www.direct2drive.com/8350/product/Buy-Osmos-Download), or Steam (http://store.steampowered.com/app/29180/) (which is running a 10%-off deal for the 'launch window').

Apprehensive? get your demo on via Hemisphere Games (http://www.hemispheregames.com/latest_osmos_demo) or Steam (http://store.steampowered.com/app/29200/).

There's a trailer (http://vimeo.com/5892502) on Vimeo, too.

ElPresidente
08-18-2009, 05:51 PM
Unsure about this. Looks too similar to fl0w to warrent me making a purchase.

Don't get me wrong. I love fl0w but I don't need two versions of it. :)

ElfShotTheFood
08-18-2009, 06:09 PM
I played the demo for this some time ago. It's not bad; certainly different enough to warrant a look for the curious.

WSwwan
08-18-2009, 06:10 PM
definitely looks very fl0w like. too much, in fact. i'll play the demo though.

vherub
08-18-2009, 06:28 PM
Enjoyed the demo, I picked it up from the developer.

sixtyfps
08-18-2009, 07:53 PM
Unsure about this. Looks too similar to fl0w to warrent me making a purchase.

Don't get me wrong. I love fl0w but I don't need two versions of it. :)

I finally watched a fl0w review and... they're totally different games. fl0w does look gorgeous and hella fun, but it's most assuredly not a physics puzzler in the vein of Osmos.

I've been hesitant to link to it, but the only current Osmos review (http://www.indiegames.com/blog/2009/08/review_osmos_hemisphere_games.html) does a good job explaining exactly what is going on.

gzsfrk
08-18-2009, 08:10 PM
Yeah, this is quite a bit different from fl0w. The gameplay mechanic where you must acquire mass to absorb enemies, but must dispel mass to propel yourself is very unique and enjoyable. I doubt I'll be picking it up for $10, but it's one of the better "gravity" puzzlers I've played.

ElPresidente
08-18-2009, 08:31 PM
The gameplay mechanic where you must acquire mass to absorb enemies, but must dispel mass to propel yourself is very unique and enjoyable.

Ahhhhh... this is what didn't come through in the video. It would appear the fl0w comparisons exist only in the aesthetic.

sixtyfps
08-18-2009, 08:43 PM
:D I just noticed that a track by Biosphere ("Antennaria" off their gorgeous album Substrata) is featured in this game. That fact alone qualifies this game as damned fine ambient-music showcase. ;)

ÜberJumper
08-19-2009, 10:28 AM
The demo's most excellent. I'll pick this up on Steam tonight.

drakkarim
08-19-2009, 11:44 AM
trailer looks great, love the music. hope to see it on the ps3 some day, feels like it belongs there too.

reminds me of the only good part of spore.