Thanks to c3rb3rus and our other readers for notifying us about the following:
We’re excited to announce that Osmos has been successfully absorbed by Linux, and is now available! Our newly initiated, one-man Linux warrior, Mr David Burke, has done an amazingly quick and solid job on the port, and it’s been running smoothly on a wide variety of Linux distributions and machines. (Big thanks to all our beta testers!)
In Osmos your objective is to grow your mote by absorbing other motes. Propel your mote by ejecting matter behind you, which shrinks you again!
Osmos has very moderate hardware requirements:
- 1 Ghz Processor
- 512Mb Ram
- Video card needs to support OpenGL
- Sound card (driver) with OpenAL support
In addition Hemisphere games wants to share their experience about the Linux port and the statistics about the Linux sales:
1) Dave plans to write a post-mortem on his experience with doing the Linux port. Expect to hear his thoughts and feelings (and possibly gripes) on the subject in the next week or so.
2) This port is also an experiment for us as a studio. Specifically, is it worth porting games to Linux? We hope the answer is yes, but we’ll find out soon enough. And you will too. We plan to publish statistics on our sales and downloads on all three platforms in about a month’s time.
Osmos can be bought for 10$ at their homepage.
Download demo: [ www.hemispheregames.com ]