Today, July 19, 2012, Hemisphere Games, the creator of the popular iOS Game ‘Osmos’, has announced that Osmos will be receiving an update which brings new multiplayer capabilities. This update will bring both local and online multiplayer modes to the game. This means that you can either play with random players online or you can play with your buddies over the same Wi-Fi network or via Bluetooth. The full list of changes was listed on Hemisphere’s website, but we have included it below:
- Play against your friends and enemies, locally (via wi-fi or Bluetooth), or over the Internet.
- 6 distinct Arenas: Ambient, Impasse, Solar, Warped Chaos, Epicycles, and introducing…Antimatter Impasse.
- iPad vs. iPhone play supported (for local games only).
- Optional handicap system to keep competition friendly. Be kind to young motes.
If you’re unaware, Osmos is a physics-based game in which you are taken into a Darwinian world and must survive by absorbing other organisms to grow. You also have to make sure you don’t get absorbed yourself. Osmos is well known for its stellar graphics, winning “iPad Game of The Year”, “iPhone Game of The Week” and being featured in the App Store Hall of Fame. If you don’t already own this game, I would highly suggest buying it by clicking the link below this post.