Last year’s indie hit about hungry heavenly bodies absorbing one another was all the rage for PC and Mac gamers looking for a zen gaming experience. We liked it so much that we awarded it 4.5 stars. Now it looks as though Osmos will be stealing our attention away again, as Hemisphere Games will be bringing this hypnotic experience to the iPhone and iPad – and you can get in on the action early.
According to a post on the official Hemisphere Games website, they are now actively accepting beta applicants for the iPad version of Osmos, which will be available prior to the iPhone version. Hemisphere’s Eddy Boxerman explains why in the aforementioned post;
“About six months ago, Aaron – who had just finished a great job on the Mac port – began work on the iPhone version of Osmos. To be honest, we weren’t sure it would “fit”. Would the iPhone be powerful enough to simulate and render everything? How would Osmos feel and play with multitouch controls? Would it be fun and playable on “such a small screen”? Aaron decided to jump in and find out … And then a funny thing happened. Apple’s rumoured new tablet became a reality … Aaron had been preparing for it on the simulator, and it only took him a few hours to get Osmos up and running on the device. There were issues at first, but overall: wow! We were really excited and impressed. At that moment we knew we had to release the iPad version first.”