Osmos is a simple game, where you control an organism that grows by absorbing smaller organisms. You can move about by expelling material with the mouse button, but each click makes your organism smaller. You dodge and weave about the map trying to make tiny course adjustments yet still absorb other organisms in order to grow. But watch out for larger organisms, touch them and they'll suck you dry.
It's a simple game, but it's appeal lies in the patience and control required to win. You could just hold down the mouse button to move, expelling matter like crazy to reach your target. However you would arrive at your destination so small that instead you would become a tasty snack. The trick lies in using patient, small clicks to slowly propel yourself in the right direction. It's a challenging and addictive to try and grow your little organism as big as possible.
There are also curveballs thrown at you such as other “intelligent” life forms like the “Scaredy” who avoids you at all costs until it's big enough to eat you. Several forces are also at play in some of the levels, like the “Repeller” orb which actively repels any organisms. It's a game about patience, and the graphics complement this with calming, abstract art. Trace music in the background completes the scene.
Why You Should Check This Out: Addicting, simple gameplay with soothing graphics. An exercise in physics, control and patience creates a game that's challenging but calming. I find myself playing the levels long after I've completed my goal.
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