Posts Tagged ‘twinbeard studios’

Frog Fractions 1.5: Kickstarter Simulator 2015

When I first heard about Frog Fractions 2’s Kickstarter, I immediately wondered, “Can Twinbeard get more meta? Can they really?” The original game of amphibians and (not any) arithmetic went so deep down the rabbit hole that it emerged on the other side of the universe and also in another dimension, so I’ll cop to having been slightly worried. But now Twinbeard has made a game about creating a Kickstarter while running a Kickstarter for a game that won’t be called Frog Fractions 2 even though it will technically be Frog Fractions 2 and, well, I’m not very worried anymore. The game in question is called Kickstarter Simulator 2015. Its genre? FMV lightgun shooter. I’m not even joking.

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A Game And A Chat Ep 5: Frog Fractions 2

When Frog Fractions first dropped on unsuspecting doorsteps bundled as an innocuous edutainment game, we all thought we were safe. But we were wrong. So very, very wrong. It was too mad for feeble human minds to comprehend, and it brought about the fall of human civilization as we knew it. Or at least a number of amused, bemused, and c-mused Internet comments. Now creator Jim Crawford is kickstarting a sequel that you won’t even know about when it first launches. People will have to figure out which game is Frog Fractions 2 before they can even play it. But today I’m joined by Crawford and lead artist Rachel Sala, and they’re going to give me a *skloosive first glimpse* of the education-packed sequel.

We’re kicking off at 11 AM PT/6 PM GMT (there was a US time change; yeah, no, we all think it’s dumb too). 

Update: We’re done! You can watch the whole thing below.

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Frog Fractions 2’s Kickstarter Exists, Is Utterly Insane


It is probably an exaggeration to say that Frog Fractions is the most important game of our time, which is why I’m not saying that. But goodness, it was certainly one of a kind – an Olympic-caliber swan dive into a maelstrom of churning madness. To say anything more would be to spoil it for those who haven’t peeled past its faux-“edutainment” surface layer, but I can’t recommend it enough. It’s free, and you’ll laugh for a solid hour, sometimes sincerely and other times in bewilderment at just how incredibly far creator Jim Crawford took a really dumb joke. Which brings us to Frog Fractions 2. He wants to take the joke even farther. Much, much farther, to a point that makes the original game look positively tame by comparison. Kickstarter farther. Kickstfarther. Brilliantly unhinged video below.

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Dress To Depress: Skirt Quest

I sure do love posting about Molyjam games that, er, skirted the quote-based rules of this year’s jam. Oh well, though. An interesting game is an interesting game, even when it hasn’t indirectly emerged from the constantly exposed braintubes of Peter Molyneux. The idea behind Skirt Quest is one I think everyone can identify with – no matter how infrequent your skirt-clad skips through the sunflower fields might be. The goal? To fit in at school. You do so by surreptitiously adjusting your skirt length to match that of other girls. Otherwise, they’ll gossip – some louder than others – and before long you’ll be reduced to a blubbering mess, leaking self-esteem into heaving crocodile tears. It’s a simple game, but one that captures just how brutal the judgment of your peers can be, especially for kids.

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Frog Fractions Might Be The Greatest Game Of All Time

Presented without comment.

I’m desperately ill right now. Maybe that’s why I find Frog Fractions – an edutainment game spoof that’s far, far, far, far, far, far more than it seems – so hilarious. It’s very difficult to discuss much of it without spoiling the bounty of… knowledge it aims to impart unto the universe, but I’ll do my best. I’ll keep things pure for front-pagers, though, and take it past the break – aka, the place where innocence is lost.

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