Video Game Fractal: Make Blooms Not War (PC/Android) (2011)

The seven adjacent tiles are cleared from the board.

Overview: Fractal: Make Blooms Not War is played on a hexagon-tiled playing field and the player pushes colored tiles together which explode whenever there is a set of six tiles of a single color adjacent to a single tile of the same color.

The extent of instruction is given via subtle drawings in the background.

20141109: (PC)
This puzzle game can be fun at times, but for the most part it's quite difficult. For one, there is only a small amount of instruction. Two, triggering events can be hard to predict. For example, while there may be a desire to set up or set off big combos, the amount of planning necessary can be overwhelming.

Multiple colors makes it a bit harder.

In terms of getting a grasp of the game's mechanics, I would recommend playing the Puzzle mode as soon as its available, and then heading back to the main Campaign after completing it.

20141205: (Android)
Screenshot history shows some initial play on Android.

(Android) (20141205)


20150114: (Android)
In the evening today, I played a little Fractal: Make Blooms Not War. However, I eventually realized I had already played it, extensively on my computer and apparently a little on my phone. Compared to the PC experience, the game is much harder on a tiny phone with no zoom.

(Android) (20150114)


Fractal: Make Blooms Not War (PC) (2011)
Fractal: Make Blooms Not War (Android) (2011)

Puzzle Mode

Relevant Links:
Fractal: Make Blooms Not War (video game) (Wikipedia.org)
Fractal: Make Blooms Not War (Steam Store Page)
Fractal: Make Blooms Not War (PC) (MetaCritic.com)
Fractal: Make Blooms Not War (iOS) (MetaCritic.com)

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