Fractal (video game)

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Fractal Make Blooms Not War logo.jpg
Developer(s)Cipher Prime
Platform(s)Microsoft Windows, OS X, Linux, iOS, Android
ReleaseOS X, Windows
May 26, 2010[1]
August 18, 2011
Android, Linux
June 18, 2013
Genre(s)Puzzle, strategy

Fractal: Make Blooms Not War is a puzzle video game by Cipher Prime.[2] The game involves pushing hexagonal fragments together to form large hexagons and chain reactions.[3]

Fractal was released by Cipher Prime via their website on May 26, 2010, for OS X and Microsoft Windows.[1]


Fractal's gameplay revolves around pushing hexagons into seven-hexagon clusters, or "blooms", which earn the player points.[4] Fractal features three gameplay modes, campaign, arcade, and puzzle.[5] In campaign mode, the player progresses by earning enough points to clear each level. Over the course of the thirty-level campaign, the player encounters different kinds of power-up hexagons with special abilities (hexagons that cause explosions, or that destroy all adjacent hexagons) that help the player earn points. In arcade mode, the player works toward setting a high score by surviving for as long as possible. In the fifty-level puzzle mode, the player is tasked with completing objectives in a limited number of moves.[6] Each series of challenges in puzzle mode (Koch, Menger, Sierpinski, Julia, Mandelbrot, and Dragon) is named after a different fractal set.[7]


The game has a Metacritic score of 84% based on 4 critic reviews.[8]


  1. ^ a b "Fractal is Finally Here!". Cipher Prime. Retrieved 26 October 2013.
  2. ^ Minor, Jordan. "Fractal: Make Blooms Not War Review". 148Apps. Steel Media Ventures. Retrieved 5 July 2013.
  3. ^ Parkin, Simon (2011-12-08). "Fractal: Make Blooms Not War Review". EuroGamer. Retrieved 5 July 2013.
  4. ^ Stella, Shiva. "Fractal: Make Blooms Not War Review". GameSpot. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 3 July 2013.
  5. ^ Campbell, Nissa (2011-08-19). "'Fractal: Make Blooms Not War' for iPad Review - A Challenging, Beautiful Puzzle Game". TouchArcade. Retrieved 2 July 2013.
  6. ^ Hinkle, David. "Portabliss: Fractal: Make Blooms Not War (iPad)". Joystiq. AOL Inc. Archived from the original on 2015-01-31. Retrieved 9 July 2013.
  7. ^ Frame, Michael. "Fractal Geometry". Yale University. Archived from the original on 26 July 2013. Retrieved 10 July 2013.
  8. ^ "Fractal: Make Blooms Not War".

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