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Posts tagged “Fract”

Wait For The Drop: Fract OSC To Release In April

Fract OSC is being released! The first-person puzzle game in which you explore the innards of a manipulable, functioning synthesizer is finally breaking out into breakbeats in April. This is good news, if you've ever wanted to solve puzzles in a Daft Punk-meets-Myst world, and if you've ever wanted to learn how to use real synthesizers but were stopped in your tracks by your inability…

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FRACT Should Finally Be With Us In The Next Few Months

FRACT has been in development awhile. We've been writing about it since early 2011, and are excited to finally get our hands on the "musical exploration game". Developers Phosfiend Systems have got in touch to let us know that finally, finally, it's, er, months away. But months, not years! They are coming in to land. And to mark this occasion, they've released a new trailer,…

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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…

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Fract OSC Trailer Is Quite The Thing

One of the most heartfelt talks I saw at GDC this year was the Fract session, which basically underlined how much time, effort, and ARGH OH GOD can go into making a commercial version of a game that had already won an award at the IGF. The prototype might have captured the imagination of judges, but the concept for the full game was still very…

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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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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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