Osmos Linux Port Begun

April 21st, 2010 by Crusader

Thanks to GamingOnLinux for letting us know that Hemisphere Games has started porting Osmos, an award-winning indie game, to Linux.

As some of you know, we had been looking for someone to port Osmos to Linux. But in the end, after mulling it over for a while (and a couple nice offers from experienced Linux folk), our very own Dave Burke has decided to tackle the port himself! Who knew he was such a masochist? ;-)

Anyways, Dave has reported back that after some initial head-banging on installation and configuration (he’s started with Ubuntu), things are progressing really well. Hooray for cross-platform libraries like OpenGL, OpenAL, libogg/vorbis, etc. and well abstracted code!


  • Osmos is 100% DRM and region free.
  • Sublime electronic soundtrack by Loscil, Gas/High Skies, Julien Neto, Biosphere, and more.
  • Procedural generation: play random versions of any level.

Osmos Trailer from hemisphere games on Vimeo.

When available, the Linux version can be purchased online for $10 US.

4 Responses to “Osmos Linux Port Begun”

  1. jsheedy Says:

    Cool looking game

  2. qdii Says:

    This’ll be an instant buy for me. The game looks original, and the music kinda wraps me into a really cool ambient.

  3. vadi Says:

    Looks lovely, can’t wait until it’s done.

  4. sinister13 Says:

    Osmos Trailer on TinyOgg. No Adobe Flash.

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