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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.
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 the 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.



PC System Requirements

    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
    • Hard Drive: 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
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Required
    • Additional Notes: Headphones and/or dedicated speakers recommended

Mac System Requirements

    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
    • Hard Drive: 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
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Required
    • Additional Notes: Headphones and/or dedicated speakers recommended
Helpful customer reviews
74 of 84 people (88%) found this review helpful
15 products in account
2 reviews
9.4 hrs on record
The game looks beautiful with its minimalist, TRON inspired style, and the graphical animations and reactions are outstanding, a good variety of puzzles with unique styles to solving them, plus they made everything simple but complicated in the puzzles you solve, and having an actual music editor in a studio like area where you can make your own song for you to save, export them and share to anyone.

I would say the game is a mash up of Antichamber’s simplicity, some of the feel of NaissanceE’s atmosphere, TRON’s visuals, and 80s-90s ski-fi hacker sound SFX, and we have FRACT as a lovely result.

-FreakOrama

More info at: http://www.ksalue.com/main/2014/04/fract-osc-review/
Posted: April 21st, 2014
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47 of 51 people (92%) found this review helpful
76 products in account
2 reviews
2.6 hrs on record
I have been a Beta tester from the second round for Fract OSC and as is such I have seen the game develop within the Beta community and I have to say it is amazing…… If you are interested in music or puzzle games it is a must have day one game. The gameplay is solid with no bugs and so different from any other game out there to date. If I had to compare it to something I would say it is similar to the later Mysts but with music and synths and neon like Tron.


The sound is very well incorporated into the game world and is a (if not the) key feature in the game. It is a great game and a good introduction on using synths to someone who is not that musically inclined but would like to produce some music for personal pleasure, this is due to the game teaching you how to use the synths in the in game open world which is very pretty and gives a solid feeling of being inside a synth machine or computer but it is also abstract enough that I spent a number of hours just wondering around the world looking at it.


The tools that the Devs give you in game in the studio are simplistic but can provide a massive array of sounds and beats. There is also the option once you have completed the game to change the studio area to a more complex almost akin to a number of programs out there. The Devs have done an outstanding job with it all the puzzles are of good difficulty and any that have been troublesome to many of the beta testers they have improved (without making them straightforward) to the feedback given to them by the community and I have an honest feeling they will continue to do this once the game is released. A massive 11/10.
Posted: April 16th, 2014
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26 of 29 people (90%) found this review helpful
1,499 products in account
40 reviews
13.5 hrs on record
In Fract OSC, you explore a desolate alien landscape littered with derelict machinery, beautifully realized by simple untextured polygons shot through with neon and displayed using a graphical filter reminiscent of CRT interlacing. Rods of light, pulsating liquid columns, and crystal lattices respond to your proximity with bursts of sound, the stuff of music flowing forth from the ground beneath your feet, waiting to be harnessed and organized.

As you wander, you make inferences about the structure of the world and the function of its technology. You notice visual cues that prompt you to engage your interact mode in specific places, and you discover various pieces of information or interface superimposed upon objects around you. Before long, you begin figuring out how to get things working again, and this abandoned place pumps and glows with activity and color.

In the course of solving the world's puzzles and restoring its infrastructure, you construct bits of music through devices that subtly teach you the basics of music programming while incorporating your solutions into the soundtrack that results from the reactivation of key facilities. Sound is all generated on the fly using a unique music engine that is constantly working in the background, and, as if the game itself wasn't enough, Fract OSC doubles as a robust synth sequencer with exporting and automated Youtube sharing functionality.

Playing Fract OSC has been one of the greatest gaming experiences of my life. I have felt so much wonder and joy while discovering its intricately crafted and interconnected world. While I grieve to have finished it, my gratitude is far more pressing, and so I urge you: Please buy this wonderful game.
Posted: April 27th, 2014
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41 of 59 people (69%) found this review helpful
34 products in account
1 review
34.0 hrs on record
One of the most beautiful and satisfying games I have played in a long time.
Posted: April 18th, 2014
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24 of 31 people (77%) found this review helpful
114 products in account
1 review
7.6 hrs on record
Like electronic music? Like exploration? Like puzzles? Play this game. NOW.
Posted: April 22nd, 2014
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Awards



Winner for Best Student Game, Independent Games Festival - 2011
Honourable Mention for Excellence in Audio, Independent Games Festival - 2013
Winner for Emerging Talent, Canadian Game Development Talent Awards - 2011
Finalist, Fantastic Arcade Indie Showcase - 2011
Honourable Mention, Propeller Awards - 2011