Fractal brings first-person real-time combat to beautiful stylized VR vistas. Enter a dazzling dimension where color is the lifeblood of all beings. Wielding a mysterious brush, you are granted the power to reshape the world and fate of its denizens.
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Release Date: Jan 12, 2017

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Note: This Early Access game is not complete and may or may not change further. If you are not excited to play this game in its current state, then you should wait to see if the game progresses further in development. Learn more

What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“The goal of Fractal is to create a simple action game thats is fun for both players new to virtual reality (VR) and veteran gamers alike. VR is a brand new frontier for game design, we need feedbacks from our players to guide our development in order to achieve this goal. Early access is one of the best ways to build a community of players passionate about our game and together create a game that is truly for our players.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We are planning to have new features constantly being pushed out and iterate on them together with our community. The current plan is to have Early Access last around 4-6 months.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“The current planned features include the following:
  • Fully realized realtime combat system
  • Customizable spells through a rune system
  • Loot system
  • Upgrade system
  • Story mode
  • Survival mode
  • Challenges and achievements
Our goal during Early Access is to fully develop these features that will take into account player feedback in a huge way.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The current version features a complete tutorial mode to get you started, two playable normal (story) levels, as well as an endless survival mode for unlimited fun!”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“The price for early access is set cheaper than our planned full release price as appreciation for players who support and guide our development. As the game move towards full release, the price will increase to reflect the expanding game contents.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“We plan to develop and iterate many features during early access. We cannot do it without community feedback. The steam community has so much to offer and it would be a shame to waste all that creativity. Let's push the boundaries of VR and craft an amazing game experience together!”
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Notice: Requires a virtual reality headset. See the VR Support section for more info.

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July 13

Fractal Update 0.3 out today!

Update 0.3 finally out!

Thanks for everyone’s patience, Update 0.3 is out! Tons of new features and gameplay! Along with it is a short teaser of the new additions.

https://youtu.be/jySj73YP1Ks

NEW FEATURES

New Language Support
  • Simplified Chinese
  • Traditional Chinese

New enemy types
  • Cute, slow moving enemies but deadly once close to you
  • Stealthy enemy that will surprise even veteran brush wielders

New levels for both Normal and Survival mode
  • Many new environments and terrains to explore and conquer
  • Many new narrative hints and environmental storytelling for keen eyed
  • players

New brush and spell
  • New brush style to give you more options, this one focusing on defense
  • New spell with 2 modes, both defensive
    • First: a handheld shield that give you the ability to block and bash you enemies
    • Second: expand your shield into a large immovable phalanx shield that protects you from enemies coming from a certain direction

New enemy death visual decals
  • New visual way to see your achievements after finishing a level
    • Enemies will now leave a visual mark when they are defeated at their location of death, in conjunction with their color at the time of death


UPDATED FEATURES

Updated rune system
  • Ability to purchase existing runes using collected crystals
  • Adjusted some numbers and stats on existing runes
  • Ability to unlock newly mentioned brush and spell

Updated audio effects
  • New audio effects for newly added brushes, spells, enemies and levels
  • New audio effects have been added so that each enemy has a distinct spawn sound
  • Updated audio effects for varies events

UI / menu improvements / additions
  • Updated level select and rune menus

Tweaks to previous levels
  • Lighting changes
  • Performance improvements
  • Overall increased visual fidelity

Tweaks to enemy spawn timers / numbers
  • Tweaked difficulty with spawn numbers and attack times
  • Adjusted spawn locations for each level, taken into account newly added levels

Tweaks to existing gameplay numbers
  • Balance changes to previous brushes and sphere damage and cool down times

Please check out the update and discover all the many additions and a few surprises!



Fractal Team
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May 23

Upcoming patch content sneak peak!

Most of this new patch will bring a slew of new content to the world of Fractal. Details will be in the patch notes along with the actual update. Again it will be soon, so please be patient with us.

But for those of you who follow us on Twitter (https://twitter.com/PhospheneDesign) and Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/fractalVR/), you will have already seen some sneak peaks of our upcoming levels as well as some narrative hints at what can you expect and what’s to come. Some are story hints and maybe even hints at future levels and the history in the world of Fractal and why the world is in disarray.





Yes there will be new brush tips for you to find and equip, there will be of course, new environments that will have amazing vistas and some clues to what happened to this world. There will be new (frightening) enemies for you to find and conquer. And finally yes, there will be support for both Traditional and Simplified Chinese languages.

So please stay tuned, follow us on Twitter and Facebook for the latest updates, as the new patch will be out very soon!



-Fractal Team
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About This Game

Designed solely for virtual reality (VR), Fractal brings first-person real-time combat to beautiful stylized VR vistas. Enter a dazzling dimension where color is the lifeblood of all beings. Wielding a mysterious brush, you are granted the power to reshape the world and fate of its denizens. Experience intuitive fast-paced combat inspired by the simple motion of painting. Master the rhythmic flows of battles and vanquish foes to evolve your powers based on your playstyle. The world of Fractal awaits, how will you forge its destiny?

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7 SP1 or newer
    • Processor: Intel i5-4590 or AMD FX 8350 equivalent or greater
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX970 or AMD Radeon R9 290 equivalent or greater
    • Storage: 300 MB available space
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