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Fractal Space
 
 
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Platforms: PC, Mac, Linux
Languages: English, French, German
Players: Single-player
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Jun 8, 2015 @ 3:55pm
Feb 12, 2016 @ 6:23pm
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PC Development Update #2
  • Working for other studios, on different games :)
  • Moving from London to Kosice, Slovakia (pfew!)
  • Finishing the first chapter of the PC version
  • Adding new rooms to the second chapter of the PC version and reworking lighting
  • Adding cool new PC-exclusive features
  • Answering to many Google Play comments from our players
  • Adding localization options (German, Russian & Spanish) to the Android & iOS (Pocket Edition) of the game
  • Fixing a few bugs reported by our Android players (thank you very much!)


PC Release?

Some of you have asked why the game isn't released on PC yet. Others even wondered if we're still working on it.

The initial plan was to release in May 2016.

However, the recent gameplay and level additions that will drastically improve the game experience have taken more time than expected.

Why is that?

The main reason is that I am the only one working on the game development, while Amélie writes the story and dialogs.

Building a game takes time. Building a good game takes even more time. That's what we are trying to do.

If we were working full time on the game, it would already have been released. However, we are both working full time in the games industry for other companies. We have recently been completing other projects, and we are now moving from the United Kingdom to Slovakia to work on a new project!



Fractal Space is our side project. It is very important for us - I work on game building most evenings and over weekends. Amélie thinks about the story as often as I think about new rooms, situations and features: every day.

In parallel of of building the new Steam version, I have also worked on bug fixes for the Pocket Edition. We will release an update for mobile platforms within a month or 2 to fix all known issues, and add German & Spanish localization.

Simple version: we are never going to stop working on the game until it's properly released, but we are creating out of passion - meaning that we do not have as much time as we would like to. The current goal is to release before the end of 2016. It is currently hard for us to be more precise than this.



I would like to thank all Android players that have generously donated. Some of you have donated $7, which is awesome; and it gives us hope that it's possible to release a game for free and still get a a little reward for it! Thanks again ;)

Now, let's talk about the PC development update!

If you have not yet read the first PC Development Update we published in August, we recommend you have a quick look before scrolling down!


Press kit

We are very pleased; we have received a large number of CD Keys requests for press and Let's Play videos for YouTubers.

We can now say that we will very soon be ready to send a preview build including the first two chapters of the game! We will release a new development update on this blog for the occasion, so keep your eyes open on our Twitter, {LINK REMOVED} or {LINK REMOVED} account ;)


Chapter 2 Lighting



As we did for the first chapter, we have reworked the lighting of the second chapter of the game. That's a big part, so we're happy to have completed this :)

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Chapter 2 Additional Rooms



We have added a few new rooms and challenges these past few weeks. They focus mainly on using the Jetpack and avoiding trap-enabling cameras.

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Cameras can usually be disabled for a few seconds using your taser-gun. However, some of them might be equipped with a force field, making your beloved taser-gun useless against them!
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Room Control

We are adding the Room Control feature, which allows the player to control certain security modules of the room!

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A map of the current room is displayed. You can use it to enable or disable security modules to help get past challenges that are apparently impossible.

If you feel like it - or you're afraid of the dark - you can also switch on the lights ;)

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Laser-Equipped Cameras

In the previous development news, we talked about cameras. These cameras will set deadly traps once if they detect you.

Beware! You will now also encounter laser-equipped cameras, and these will try to kill you on sight!

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If you move quickly and swiftly, you might successfully avoid the camera's laser projectiles and get to cover behind a crate. Or not...

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That's if for the development update! We hope you liked this post and screenshots, we'll keep you posted about Chapter 3 within the next two months. You can expect a new development update when we release the press test builds around the end of July or beginning of August, hopefully ;)

Cheers, and Happy Gaming!

Charles & Amélie from Haze Games.

Description
Release date: Q4 2017 - Q1 2018
Live the memorable experience of this first person adventure & puzzle game! Jump over lasers, avoid terrible moving saws, dodge giant crushers, use your Jetpack and Taser Gun to think your way through puzzles of this mysterious space station.

Will you solve the mysteries of this station and get out alive?
This, my friend, is up to you...

KEY FEATURES
  • Control your Jetpack to fly freely around space!
  • Use your Taser Gun to activate switches remotely
  • Find lost recordings to solve mysteries and learn what lead you to this station
  • Think and act upon your environment to solve puzzles
  • Full Gamepad support

SOLVE BRAIN-ENGAGING PUZZLES
While surviving the adventure through the space station, dexterity is not your only challenge; activate switches, complete 2D minigames, use cubes to reach higher grounds, go through portal teleporters, orient light mirrors, search for clues to guess access codes... Your brain and mental resources must constantly be stimulated if you want to solve the station's puzzles!

TASER GUN: PRECISION IS PRECIOUS
Shoot your taser gun to power-up electric devices remotely. When you're alone in the universe, this weapon is your best friend!

JETPACK: ENJOY FLYING
Defy laws of physics and gravity by firing up your Jetpack to fly freely through space and avoid deadly traps in the station. You cannot risk falling into the void; use it wisely and make sure you have enough fuel to make your journey!

SPACE EXPLORATION AWAITS
Explore and pick up hidden recordings throughout the station - they will help you solve certain puzzles, recall what happened to you and find answers about your past, present and future.
Pick up health and ammunition packs as you explore space to help you get through this adventure.

ACHIEVEMENTS & LEADERBOARDS
Show the entire world what a puzzle mastermind you are by unlocking Achievements, and sharing your speed run scores with your friends!
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86 Comments
Haze Games  [author] Apr 9 @ 10:47am 
Hey dazed&confused! You can check the Steam Store page of the game for new development updates, news & screenshots: {LINK REMOVED}

Also, there is a pre-alpha preview build available for early testing, bug reporting & feedback! If you're interested in helping us, simply send an e-mail to contact@haze-games.com :)

Thank you for your patience!
Charles from Haze Games
dazed&confused Apr 9 @ 7:17am 
We are waiting
Haze Games  [author] Mar 21 @ 5:53am 
Hi Josef! Now it's not! It's much longer, much better, and harder too. There are quite a few new features that I hope you'll appreciate. Visual quality is also better.

You can check out the store page of the game here and read the development updates and screenshots to see the new things (more to come later on too!), and the gameplay video. Here's the store page: http://store.steampowered.com/app/435410

There is a pre-alpha ready for first tests by players. If you want to try it, please simply send an email to contact@haze-games.com and we'll provide you with a pre-alpha testing Steam Key :)

Thank you for your interest!
Joseph12h93 Mar 20 @ 3:50pm 
Is this the same one as the android game?
Bacon Overlord® Jan 17, 2016 @ 7:31am 
Thanks for the update!
Haze Games  [author] Jan 17, 2016 @ 7:06am 
Hi there Bacon Overlord! Thank you :)
We are currently working on the game and preparing many things, but we'll post new updates soon with new screenshots and details ;)
If all goes well should be out in May!
Cheers and thanks for your support!
Bacon Overlord® Jan 13, 2016 @ 7:55am 
Any further updates? Looking forward to the release in May.
TinyDragonG Aug 20, 2015 @ 9:31pm 
I CAN'T WAIT!
Haze Games  [author] Jul 29, 2015 @ 12:27am 
Thank you everyone! Your support was not in vain, and we are so happy to have been Greenlit! We'll keep you updated about the game here ;)
Krazedlion Jul 27, 2015 @ 9:48pm 
Congratulations on being Greenlit!