Fractal is back, you guys. You know, the enchanting musical puzzle game from Philly’s own award winning Cipher Prime, makers of such fine pieces of electronic entertainment as Auditorium and Pulse: Volume 1.
For those of you that haven’t had the pleasure of playing any of the team’s games yet (and honestly, where have you been?) now is the perfect time to jump in.
Well, almost perfect. You see, there was recently a bit of trouble with the game on the App Store, but the fellas have everything all cleared up now and it’s back up under the Cipher Prime banner ready for your hot little hands. It was FREE until last Friday… which has passed, obviously. But think about it like this: For a meager $2.99 (for the iOS version) you can support a great local studio and still get your hands on a fantastic experience that Bitmob calls “a living, breathing world that reacts to your every move.”
The new version has a host of bug fixes that clear up some nasty crashing issues on the original iPad, and of course you’ve still got all three modes and hours upon hours of gameplay for your money. You can check out Fractal in the App Store or hit up the Cipher Prime site for more info on all of the studio’s games. You can also get an inside scoop on all the publisher drama and a peek into what it’s like running an indie studio by checking out the official blog. The patch notes for the newest version are included below.
Patch Notes for Fractal v1.2.0 (iPad):
- Performance improvements across the board, especially on iPad 1.
- Reduced the memory footprint of the entire game.
- Removed some assets that were no longer being used.
- Reduced the overall CPU usage of the game.
- Fixed a logic error that could render puzzle 53 unsolvable.
- Fixed some bugs that unbalanced arcade mode. The difficulty curve in Run was too sharp and was knocking people out of it sooner than they should be.
- Fixed the apparent size of some of the levels in campaign mode.