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Fract OSC

FRACT OSC review

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7 years ago

Feature: As A Matter Of FRACT

A Game And A Chat: FRACT OSC’s Richard Flanagan

FRACT OSC is a musical passion project that's been strumming light riffs on the backing track of RPS' Official Exciteosourchestra for years. It's a first-person explorer set in a pulsating dance floor paradise of smooth synths and devious puzzles. Our kind of thing? You don't know the half of it. Alec, however, came away feeling slightly let down, so I invited creator Richard Flanagan to defend…

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Feature: Mystron

Impressions: FRACT OSC

FRACT OSC is a semi-open world puzzle game themed around electronic music. It looks like Tron with more dodecahedrons and sounds like some impossibly cool Berlin club only 12 people have ever heard of. It's out tomorrow, but I spent a few days with it last week.

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Feature: Audioturf

Sound Garden: The Aural Landscape Of Fract OSC

This is the latest in the series of articles about the art technology of games, in collaboration with the particularly handsome Dead End Thrills.In the Tron-like synthesiser world of Fract OSC, dead code awaits the healing touch of the user. Towering polygonal geodes hide the tools for making music, and somewhere in each vast structure is a way to power it back up. Bringing it…

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Feature: Sound And Solidity

Level With Me, Richard Flanagan

Level With Me is a series of interviews with game developers about their games, work process, and design philosophy. At the end of each interview, they design part of a small first person game. You can play this game at the very end of the series.Richard Flanagan is the main designer on FRACT, a first person exploration puzzle game and/or electronic music studio. He collaborates…

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9 years ago

Fract Got Pretty: Light + Sound = Win

Since we last caught up with it, the extraordinary-looking (and sounding) Fract OSC has released a bundle of new screenshots, and they're a bit pretty. Described as Myst meets Rez meets Tron, a first-person puzzle adventure in an abstract world, designed around electronic music. The game, they say, is inspired by synthesisers, in a world that "literally runs on sound". Previous footage has been remarkably…

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Victory Of The Sonic Muse: Fract

Abstract first-person puzzler Fract has been going through some changes. Jim had words with creator Richard E Flanagan over a year ago and the future direction of the project wasn't entirely clear back then. A new developer diary tells us a little more about the spectacular route this interactive synthesiser of a world has chosen to follow.

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10 years ago

Stress The Abstract: Fract Beta

Fract is a first-person puzzle game. We like those. We also like things that look insanely awesome, which this does. The beta is out - not quite complete, as is the way of the beta - and quite playable. Well, I say playable, I can't much past the first puzzle, when the world is revealed to be some kind of exploded musical Darwinia. Creator Richard…

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