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Posts tagged “Richard E Flanagan”

Feature: Wub of intrigue

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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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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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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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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