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Fractal - Things That Make You Go BOOM

  • Feb 8, 2011
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DEVELOPER SUMMARY

From the creators of the award-winning game Auditorium comes Fractal, a new ambient music puzzler experience. Cluster and Chain your way through a pulsing technicolor dreamscape that reacts to your every move, while manipulating Fractals, creating Blooms, and expanding your consciousness at 130 BPM.

WHAT WE THINK

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

You advance by creating fractals: fractal “blooms” are created when you can arrange six like-colored hexagons around a seventh (or in the case where several possible blooms are linked, a multi-bloom). To manipulate the blocks, just find an empty space, and click to push the blocks along the paths linked to that unoccupied hexagon.

Cluster’s Last Stand

Blooms explode, propelling the pieces along the edges of the grouping outwards by one space. Should these fragments complete a subsequent bloom, you’ll be awarded points for a chain reaction. As the dust scatters, random hexagons will appear amongst the wreckage. If these should link up with existing squares, you can score “afterbloom” points. The best part? The bonuses are linked. With some careful planning, you can set up a shot that will ring out for many moves afterward, and just sit back while the points multiply. The first few stages are a breeze, but later levels will introduce multiple colors, so you’ll have to think ahead.

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Holy Who??

You Got Some ‘Sploding To Do

Bomb tiles and electric bolts will bring some much needed firepower. A bomb that shows up on the edge of a bloom will fly out one square and detonate, taking out all adjacent squares and adding them to your total. Lightning bolts will fry any tile linked to it when it detonates, so make sure to link them into your larger clusters whenever possible.

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Fractal is a puzzle game from Philadelphia-based studio Cipher Prime. The game involves pushing hexagonal fragments together to form large hexagons and chain reactions.
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Number of Players: Single-player
Developer: Cipher Prime
Console: Personal Computer
Genre: Puzzle

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