When I think of Hemisphere Games‘ Osmos ($2.99), I think about the zen-like atmosphere and music, the fantastic touch controls, the challenging levels, and the great visuals. What I don’t think about, however, is multiplayer. But that’s apparently going to need to change, as Hemisphere has teased on their website that Osmos is set to get some sort of multiplayer mode on July 19th.
This promo image is literally the only info out at the moment, but more details are said to be coming soon. I can imagine the “gobble up things that are smaller than you" gameplay of Osmos will provide for some interesting competitive (or perhaps cooperative?) multiplayer action.
If this is the first you’re hearing of Osmos for some reason, it was originally a PC title released in 2009 that garnered a ton of critical acclaim. An iPad port came the following year and actually felt better than the original due to the touch-based controls, and shortly after that an iPhone-sized version hit and the experience translated well to the smaller-screened device as well.
Osmos is an exceptional game, and I’m definitely intrigued with the thought of multiplayer somehow making its way into the package. We’ll keep you posted on any new details as we get them.