FRACT is a musical exploration game. You arrive in a forgotten place and explore the vast and unfamiliar landscape to discover the secrets of a world built on sound. You rebuild its machinery by solving puzzles and bring the world back to life by shaping sound and creating music in the game.
User reviews: Very Positive (398 reviews) - 88% of the 398 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Apr 22, 2014

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“FRACT OSC is one of the best original games released on Steam in a long time. It is abundantly clear that it has been created by a team that shares an equal passion for both music and games, and its unique concept and gorgeous, vibrant world deserve to be explored by as many people possible. If you’re in ownership of functioning eyes and ears, then you owe it to yourself to play this game.”
9/10 – Game Revolution

“When you succeed and the final piece of the puzzle slots into place, your reward isn’t a text backslap, achievement popup or skill point, but a drop. Beats and bass crash in as the record you’ve been piecing together reaches a crescendo. It’s like having Boards Of Canada noodling away behind you as you work on the world’s hardest jigsaw puzzle and both of you having two very different eureka moments at the same time.”
8/10 – Edge

“If [HP Lovecraft] had been a coder rather than a writer and had been into Autechre and Aphex Twin rather than gross racism, I can't help thinking this is the sort of game he would have come up with . . . Like all great interactive experiences, this is a game that happens almost entirely in your own head, an ongoing internal narrative that pushes and pulls between questions of how and why that are never given an easy resolution.”
8/10 – Eurogamer

About This Game

FRACT is a musical exploration game. You arrive in a forgotten place and explore the vast and unfamiliar landscape to discover the secrets of an abandoned world that was once built on sound. As you start to make sense of this strange new environment, you work to rebuild its machinery by solving puzzles and bring the world back to life by shaping sound and creating music within the game.



FRACT features a beautiful open world to explore and decipher with music-based puzzles, stunning visuals, and an amazing score that evolves as you play. As you progress through the game, you unlock tools to make your own music in the FRACT studio, where you can also export and share your creations with others.

Features:

  • Explore and decipher a beautiful open world.
  • Make music and shape sound as you progress through the game.
  • Compose your own music in the Studio.
  • Save, export and share your musical creations with others.
  • Experience unique TRON-inspired visuals.
  • Enjoy an evolving score composed by Mogi Grumbles and you.



System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Core i5 2.2 GHz or equivalent
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Radeon 5850 or equivalent
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 1500 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Required
    • Additional Notes: Headphones and/or external speakers recommended
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7/8
    • Processor: Core i7 2.4 GHz or better
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Radeon 6850 series or equivalent
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Required
    • Additional Notes: Headphones and/or dedicated speakers recommended
    Minimum:
    • OS: OS X 10.7 or higher
    • Processor: Core i5 2.2 GHz or equivalent
    • Memory: 6 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Radeon 6750M or equivalent
    • Storage: 1500 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Required
    • Additional Notes: Headphones and/or external speakers recommended
    Recommended:
    • OS: OS X 10.7 or higher
    • Processor: Quad Core i5 or i7 2.2+ GHz or equivalent
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Radeon 6970M or equivalent
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Required
    • Additional Notes: Headphones and/or dedicated speakers recommended
Helpful customer reviews
6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 14, 2015
Super awesome puzzle game for gamers who find a thrill in discovering for themselves. There are literally no written or vocal instruction, and this game encourages you through sound and light reinforcements. Very immersive world that reminds me of TRON.
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9 of 14 people (64%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 22
I found this game too abstract to comprehend. You're dropped into a very large open world, with no instruction or guidance. I don't need my hand held when I'm playing a game, but I couldn't even tell when I was looking at a puzzle, or scenery. The openness of the world means it's impossible to have any kind of meaningful puzzle difficulty curve, which makes it very hard to learn the "language" of the game, and understand what it is you're trying to do. The reviews indicate that there's probably a pretty decent experience to be had here. But thanks to the obtuse design, I found myself unable to find it, and unwilling to invest more time searching for it.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 2
I won't try to compare this game to other games. There is no comparison. This game is about synthesizers. You interact with a world at your own pace, and music follows your footsteps.

If you have any interest in this kind of music (watch the trailer), and have a little bit of understanding of rhythm, you can play this game and enjoy it. I only played about 8 hours before solving the final puzzle, but it was easily one of my favorite games I have played in recent times. This game made me happier than any game I have played all year.

It is short and minimalistic. There are few instructions, no directions, and no words. You solve puzzles, and get very little from it. But what you do get is everything that you need, perfected. There's a wonderful feeling when the bass suddenly kicks in, because you solved a puzzle, with an added kick of enjoyment from hearing *your* music incorporated into it. Exploration is rewarded by finding little crystals that sing when you get near them, or the faint sound of a puzzle in the distance as you look over a world constructed with little more than basic blocks yet is still beautiful and intriguing.

The puzzles are impressive. The first puzzles you will encounter for each area are simple, preparing you for future puzzles without obvious tutorials, building to the final puzzles which can be incredibly complicated. Each puzzle is two parts - an approach puzzle, and then an ostensibly musical puzzle - yet despite what many on the internet think, each one can be solved with only logic, no brute forcing needed. There are not nearly enough puzzle games in the world that hit the right balance of solvable and difficult.

tl;dr: You like music? You like puzzles? You like creating instead of destroying? Pick this up. It's worth it.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
6.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 1, 2015
These grand, delightful mechanisms draw my breath and quicken my pulse.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
10.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 24, 2015
I LOVE MAKING ELECTRONIC MUSIC
THIS GAME IS ABOUT MAKING ELECTRONIC MUSIC
I LOVE THIS GAME
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