Fractal for iPad – or Fractal: Make Blooms Not War, to use its full name – has been re-released in the iPad App Store and is free for today only (February 16th). Fractal is a unique game that’s described like so by its developers:
a new ambient music puzzler experience. Combo, Chain, and Cascade your way through a pulsing technicolor dreamscape that reacts to your every move, while manipulating Fractals, creating Blooms, and expanding your consciousness at 130 BPM. On the surface it’s a mere puzzle game, but as you dig deeper, untold dimensions of expression unfold. Intuitive but complex, challenging but not harsh, Fractal is a truly engaging experience.
The re-release is due to a dispute with the previous publisher – you can read the developers’ blog post for further details on that. App Store policies make it extremely difficult for developers to offer any sort of special treatment to those who purchased the previous version of the game – but admirably they are doing their best to do right by those customers. They’re offering the game for free today, then for just 99 cents until next Tuesday (2/21) – and then returning it to full price afterwards.
Users who have the previous version of the game installed can choose to keep it, but it will no longer be updated and cannot be reinstalled – again, see the developers’ blog post for full details on all the options available.
Here’s an App Store link for Fractal, the new / re-released version.