Fractal (video game)
|Platform(s)||Microsoft Windows, OS X, Linux, iOS, Android|
|Release||May 26, 2010|
Fractal was released by Cipher Prime via their website on May 26, 2010 for Mac and Microsoft Windows.
Fractal's gameplay revolves around pushing hexagons into seven-hexagon clusters, or "blooms", which earn the player points. Fractal features three gameplay modes, campaign, arcade, and puzzle. In campaign mode, the player progresses by earning enough points to clear each level. Over the course of the thirty-level campaign, the player will encounter 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. Each series of challenges in puzzle mode (Koch, Menger, Sierpinski, Julia, Mandelbrot, and Dragon) is named after a different fractal set.
The game has a Metacritic score of 84% based on 4 critic reviews.
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- Parkin, Simon. "Fractal: Make Blooms Not War Review". EuroGamer. Retrieved 5 July 2013.
- "Fractal is Finally Here!". Cipher Prime. Retrieved 26 October 2013.
- Stella, Shiva. "Fractal: Make Blooms Not War Review". GameSpot. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 3 July 2013.
- Campbell, Nissa. "'Fractal: Make Blooms Not War' for iPad Review - A Challenging, Beautiful Puzzle Game". TouchArcade. Retrieved 2 July 2013.
- Hinkle, David. "Portabliss: Fractal: Make Blooms Not War (iPad)". Joystiq. AOL Inc. Retrieved 9 July 2013.
- Frame, Michael. "Fractal Geometry". Yale University. Archived from the original on 26 July 2013. Retrieved 10 July 2013.
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