Fractal : Make Blooms Not War

Developer: Cipher Prime Studios

Current Version: 1.1

Last Updated: 4 years ago

Download Size: 78.5 MB - Download

Description:

From the award-winning team that brought you Auditorium and Pulse : Volume One comes Fractal, an enthralling music puzzler experience. Push, Combo, and Chain your way through a pulsing technicolor dreamscape all the while expanding your consciousness at 130 BPM.

With 3 unique and challenging game modes, amazing HD-Quality graphics and an ever-evolving soundtrack, Fractal is sure to destroy what little productivity you have left.

WHAT THE PRESS IS SAYING

“[Fractal is] a living, breathing world that reacts to your every move.”- Bitmob

“Praise the Prime, it’s lovely stuff.” - Indie Games

“Slick, explosive, and wickedly addictive. Fractal brings together the best parts of Hexic and Lumines, and then blows them to itty-bitty pieces.” - IndieGameReviewer

“Cipher Prime succeeds once again in creating a puzzle with an atmosphere that pops with energy” - JayIsGames


WHAT OUR FANS ARE SAYING

“Yes! Yes! Win! Win! Yes! Win! Yes! Win! Yes!” - Sean

“Wonderful. Absolutely wonderful. Thank you so much Cipher Prime. Keep up the amazing work.” - Weasel

“I’m even dreaming of pushing fractals…” - Kya

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Most Helpful Reviews

5/5
Version 1.1
Review by Andrei Marks

Give the campaign a few levels, and then wow. - At first, I didn't enjoy this Cipher Prime game as much as I did their more music-based titles. Thankfully, I stuck with it despite my short attention span, and when I finished Level 3 I was hooked. When you start playing, you immediately notice the beautifully polished graphics and are sent off on an exciting auditory journey, but the game can be kind of confusing to play. I was just clicking on random tiles and there were these inexplicable reactions and blooms, and suddenly I would beat a level. It was overwhelming and I had no idea what the rules were. But by level 3, the difficulty ramps up enough that you actually start to fail the level. Not just once or twice, but a lot. It actually helps, because it slows down the pace of the game and forces you to make sense of the repercussions of each move, and you slowly begin to tease out the rules of the game. After that, you find that there is great depth of strategy, and that it's a really well thought out game with some interesting puzzle mechanics. This was definitely a well-spent purchase. I would have given it four stars for the weird level design stutter in the beginning, but because the game quickly pulls out of that rut, and the graphics and sound are stunning, I'll go ahead and give it five.

Found helpful by 33 out of 34 people
1/5
Version 1.1
Review by Bcdfghjklmnpqrstvwxz

Boring - It's the same pattern over and over and over. It never develops and the music is numbing.

Found helpful by 1 out of 5 people

More Reviews for Current Version

5/5
Version 1.1
Review by wcoastsands

Addicting - Really enjoying the campaign and puzzle modes; pretty challenging as you get into the higher levels. The arcade mode absolutely kicked my butt, but I keep going back for more. Really pretty. Music and sounds effects are amazing; they're dynamically based on gameplay. As a rule, I think the test of a good game is when you end up dreaming about it after playing. I'm seeing these fractals in my sleep :-) Good times.

Found helpful by 9 out of 9 people
4/5
Version 1.1
Review by ........j

Mostly good! - Pros: Fun gameplay with a good progression of difficulty Looks nice Interesting effects with the music Cons: Can't mute the music Can't restart a level in the middle of playing it The disturbing message on the last campaign level saying I look cute when I'm angry The messages about how many pushes are left are usually inaccurate (always inaccurate when you pick up extra pushes from exploding blooms). This is a problem because seeing the message at all is kind of irritating, so I don't want to see it more often than I have to.

Found helpful by 6 out of 6 people
5/5
Version 1.1
Review by Warden

Fractal: An Innovative Hexagonal Experience - Simply put, a brilliant game. Its unique and creative game dynamics combined with three modes (Campaign, Puzzle, Arcade) make this a solid puzzle game with a strong replay value. Seven bucks well spent. That being said, since I've upgraded to Mountain Lion (OS 10.8), I can no longer play the game. When I open it up, the "Cipher Prime" logo pops up as usual, but it appears toward the upper-left of my screen, instead of the center. Then, when the main screen shows up, it has everything but the menu items at the top, so I can't click on anything to play. I have given this app 5 stars with the expectation that this will be fixed in the near future. As a small suggestion/request, I'd like to see the icon of the game simply be the pink hexagon minus the rounded grey square behind/around it. I'd just like to see the icon look more like a Mac icon than an iPhone/iPad app. Cheers.

Found helpful by 6 out of 6 people
5/5
Version 1.1
Review by Andrei Marks

Give the campaign a few levels, and then wow. - At first, I didn't enjoy this Cipher Prime game as much as I did their more music-based titles. Thankfully, I stuck with it despite my short attention span, and when I finished Level 3 I was hooked. When you start playing, you immediately notice the beautifully polished graphics and are sent off on an exciting auditory journey, but the game can be kind of confusing to play. I was just clicking on random tiles and there were these inexplicable reactions and blooms, and suddenly I would beat a level. It was overwhelming and I had no idea what the rules were. But by level 3, the difficulty ramps up enough that you actually start to fail the level. Not just once or twice, but a lot. It actually helps, because it slows down the pace of the game and forces you to make sense of the repercussions of each move, and you slowly begin to tease out the rules of the game. After that, you find that there is great depth of strategy, and that it's a really well thought out game with some interesting puzzle mechanics. This was definitely a well-spent purchase. I would have given it four stars for the weird level design stutter in the beginning, but because the game quickly pulls out of that rut, and the graphics and sound are stunning, I'll go ahead and give it five.

Found helpful by 33 out of 34 people
5/5
Version 1.1
Review by dom_323

Creatively challenging with rich enjoyment! - Fractal combines puzzling, art and fun seemlessly into one unique package for a well-deserved five dollars. As it starts out in the campaign mode, the challenge of completing a puzzle is laughably easy; the game almost seems to want you to succeed. Soon enough, whilst a couple levels into the campaign, the feeling of almightyness almost takes resolute command as you feel the euphoric joy of besting such a beautiful puzzle game - that's how Fractal lures you in for the checkmate. Almost as if the day immediately turned to night in the blink of an explicable eye, Fractal sweepingly changes the tide of the game. Completing levels by once making beautiful cluster combos and watching your score sore past ascend dramatically thus goes away, leaving you to really learn the deceivingly clever rules of engagement the game abides by. All may seem lost now but, actually, this is when the game really shows you it's beauty. The complexity of forming a single cluster, once overcome, feels even grander after you've truly come to understand why you're clicking here and there. Your moves become far more calculated and the completion of one level takes longer, but all in all you don't mind. It's in the heightened difficulty of the game where the sense of achievement is at it's greatest. And as you progress further through the campaign it's as if the hunger to win develops an insatiable character. So, if that sort of challenge excites you, then look no more. This is the game for you - a thinker.

Found helpful by 3 out of 3 people
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