Holiday Update & New Tracks

Seasons Greetings from the Cipher Prime team! Pulse: Volume One, the Holiday Edition, is available NOW! In the spirit of giving, we’ve added six new tracks with this update, bringing Pulse up to nearly an hour of original music!  Two of our favorite tracks come complimentary of two great Gamercamp artists:  Jim Guthrie (Sword and Sworcery) and 6955 (Super T.I.M.E. Force).  We can’t wait to hear what you think of them!  You can also download and listen to the tracks on our Music page.  We meant to get these out earlier, but have been super busy, so we thank you for your continued patience and support!

The newest tracks include:

We’re also happy to announce that Gamezebo listed Pulse as one of the Best iPad Games of 2011.  We can’t wait to see what 2012 will bring!  Yay!

Super Indie Bundle on Steam!

Happy Holidays!  Guess what! Fractal is included in the Super Indie Bundle, an awesome holiday deal going on in the Steam Store right now! From now until January 2nd, this bundle of ten amazing games from some super cool indie studios is available for $19.99; that’s 77% off the cost of buying all ten games!

Honestly, we’re pretty honored to be a part of this group. LIMBO, from the Danish developer Playdead, is one of the most visually pleasing games we’ve ever played. Cave Story+, created by Daisuke Amaya under the Pixel alias, is an updated version of the original game that has been lauded by reviewers as a milestone game in the action-adventure genre. The bundle also includes one of Will’s favorite games, Revenge of the Titans, from Puppy Games.  Its cutesy and retro vibe belies the intensely strategic thinking it requires of the player.  All in all it’s super fun!  The team is also really into Gemini Rue; created by Josh Nuernberger and released by Wadjet Eye Games, it’s a point-and-click adventure that has some outstanding, neo-noir storytelling that really sets it apart. Overall, we couldn’t be happier with everything and hope you feel the same way!  : D


Pulse: OST Updated!

We’ve updated the Pulse: OST with four additional tracks. Now Pulse’s Catnip, High Roller, Orbital Drop, and Sahara are available for your aural enjoyment!

Here’s one of our favorites, Orbital Drop:

For those customers who have already purchased the official soundtrack, this update will be available–for free–through our website. All you need to do is re-download the album. If you haven’t had a chance to pick up the OST yet, all thirteen songs are available for a tidy sum of two dollars!

Also, the updated version of Fractal is available on Steam, the Cipher Prime Store, and the Mac App Store, be sure to check it out if you haven’t already! (It’s awesome.) We’re also very proud of Pulse: Volume One for being listed by the App Store as a Benchmark Game for its innovative gameplay!

Steam Codes for Fractal Owners!

Good news! We’ve worked out the kinks with Valve, and I’m happy to announce that we’ve gotten codes for all Fractal owners to activate their copies on Steam! All you’ll need to do is:

  1. Log into your account at the Cipher Prime Store.
  2. If you haven’t already, Activate Your Copy of Fractal.
  3. In the product list, under Fractal, click Generate Serial.
  4. Launch Steam and log into your Steam account.
  5. Click the Games Menu.
  6. Choose Activate a Product on Steam…
  7. Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the process.
The Cipher Prime and Steam versions of Fractal are somewhat incompatible, so I’d recommend uninstalling Fractal first. Additionally, some people have noted that the Steam build of Fractal crashes after the resolution screen on certain Windows machines. This can be fixed if you download and install the Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable Package (x86). We’ll be sure to get that included in the next update on Steam. Thanks for playing, everyone! Let us know if you guys run into any issues, and have a great weekend!