About a month ago I’ve posted that Hemispheregames were looking for someone to port their game Osmos to GNU/Linux.
Dave from Hemispheregames eventually took the porting job on himself as was posted by Eddy in this post :
“ Hey everyone,
Eddy Boxerman from Hemisphere Games here.
After much back and forth (and a couple of 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? 😉
In fact we both have solid UNIX experience from our CS backgrounds, but more on the user and coding side. I’m no sysadmin, but Dave decided to dive right in! And he’s reported back that after some initial head-banging on installation and configuration (he’s started with Ubuntu), things are progressing really well.
So thanks again for everyone’s help and offers on the Osmos Linux front. Seems like a really great community — one which we’re looking forward to joining very soon!”
Today I’ve received an email from Dave about GNU/Linux beta testing for Osmos :
“Thanks for your interest! To sign up for the beta, people need simply create an account on the Hemisphere Games forums (http://www.hemispheregames.com/forum/) and reply to the Linux beta recruitment thread (link below) so that I can give you access to our private Linux beta group.
I have .deb, .rpm and .tar.gz all ready for testing, but I’ll be sharing more technical details with the entire group in a few days;-)
Thanks for your support Maxim! Looking forward to chatting more soon…
So if you want to help beta test Osmos, please register the forums and post on their GNU/Linux Beta test thread.
Enter the ambient world of Osmos: elegant, physics-based gameplay, dreamlike visuals, and a minimalist, electronic soundtrack.
Your objective is to grow by absorbing other motes. Propel yourself by ejecting matter behind you. But be wise: ejecting matter also shrinks you. Relax… good things come to those who wait.
Progress from serenely ambient levels into varied and challenging worlds. Confront attractors, repulsors and intelligent motes with similar abilities and goals as you.