Indie Fund has announced that it's backing Windows PC and Mac musical puzzle and exploration game Fract OSC.
Developed by Montreal-based Phosfiend Systems, Fract OSC was the winner of the Independent Games Festival's 2011 award for Best Student Game. Indie Fund is a resource for game developers, created by the likes of Jonathan Blow (Braid), Ron Carmel (World of Goo) and Kellee Santago (Journey) among others. The fund bankrolls promising indie games without the various onerous terms imposed by more mainstream funding routes, like bank loans or publishing deals.
In Fract OSC, players explore an abstract open world built around electronic music, solving puzzles and creating their own synthesized sounds. "When Phosfiend Systems sent out the signal that they needed help getting it across the finish line, we jumped at the opportunity to make that happen for them," stated a post on the Indie Fund. A release date for the game has yet to be announced.