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FRACT OSC review

Part first-person puzzler, part synthesiser, FRACT OSC has evolved from the mysterious musical toy that won the IGF’s Best Student Game in 2011. It’s now a paid Steam release with a more formal puzzle-game structure in which you explore a vast cave system of disconcerting geometries, full of exotic polyhedral shapes and pulsing neon tubes. Work out how to revive this world and its strange…

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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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Indie Fund Ensures Fract OSC’s Final Synthesis

It's been over a year since we had cause to mention first-person music synthesizing game Fract OSC, but I saw the team talk at GDC in March, and it was clear a lot had been happening in that time. Not all of it good. The takeaway message from their presentation, however, was that while they had experienced all kinds of difficulties in the months following…

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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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