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October 25, 2012 5:54 AM   Subscribe

Thursday Flash Fun. Welcome to Frog Fractions! You will learn all about fractions!
posted by pixie (40 comments total) 39 users marked this as a favorite

 
Well, I....

I think I need to go lay down now.
posted by backseatpilot at 6:19 AM on October 25, 2012 [2 favorites]


This is hilarious. If it isn't a take-down of edutainment (I think it is?) then it still serves as one.
posted by codacorolla at 6:32 AM on October 25, 2012 [2 favorites]


Note: You will need a Dvorak keyboard to properly experience the typing levels.
posted by burnmp3s at 6:34 AM on October 25, 2012 [2 favorites]


Being president of Bug Mars isn't all it's cracked up to be.
posted by uncleozzy at 6:59 AM on October 25, 2012


Note: You will need a Dvorak keyboard to properly experience the typing levels.

I use a Dvorak layout, but had to type Qwerty in those levels; maybe it gives you the opposite of what you have?

That would give it an additional layer of awesome since I at first assumed just another case of Flash apps never ever ever bothering to detect your keyboard layout.
posted by Mr. Anthropomorphism at 7:11 AM on October 25, 2012 [3 favorites]


Totally bonkers, I loved it.
posted by Falconetti at 7:25 AM on October 25, 2012 [1 favorite]


Oh man, I was hoping someone would post this here (I couldn't because I know the creator).

It's a brilliant game! And educational! I never learned so much about fractions or the history of boxing.
posted by zsazsa at 7:27 AM on October 25, 2012 [4 favorites]


Fantastic start to my day.
posted by Monster_Zero at 7:35 AM on October 25, 2012


So I was like, what fresh hell is this? and then I upgraded my frog brain to a cyborg frog brain, and then I was riding a dragon, underwent the naturalization process of bug-mars and started to explore the vast underground waterways of my new home planet and I was in love.
posted by bookwo3107 at 7:35 AM on October 25, 2012 [1 favorite]


This game is bonkers.
posted by EndsOfInvention at 7:36 AM on October 25, 2012


This is the most realistic bug porn distribution simulator I have ever tried.
posted by delfin at 7:39 AM on October 25, 2012


This game has taught me so much about myself and fractions.
posted by Navelgazer at 7:45 AM on October 25, 2012


I learned ... nothing. I learned nothing.
posted by RobotVoodooPower at 7:56 AM on October 25, 2012 [1 favorite]


I won the dance off!!! I'm the President of Mars!!!
posted by haley_joel_osteen at 8:08 AM on October 25, 2012


Man exploring the martian ocean on my flying space dragon while hearing narration about the development of the "punching strategy" in boxing is
1. not where I expected this game to go, and
2. weirdly relaxing
posted by Rinku at 8:12 AM on October 25, 2012 [4 favorites]


Had the sound off so totally missed the boxing history :(
posted by EndsOfInvention at 8:24 AM on October 25, 2012


When was the boxing history? (also had sound turned off)
posted by haley_joel_osteen at 8:29 AM on October 25, 2012


When was the boxing history? (also had sound turned off)
exploring the martian ocean on my flying space dragon while hearing narration about the development of the "punching strategy" in boxing
posted by zamboni at 9:01 AM on October 25, 2012


I can't get past level 1. Stupid apple bugs and their indignities.
posted by moonmilk at 9:06 AM on October 25, 2012


you have to go deeper
posted by zamboni at 9:08 AM on October 25, 2012 [3 favorites]


I couldn't work out which object to verb when I needed to collect goop, but up until then it was fun.
posted by The River Ivel at 9:48 AM on October 25, 2012 [1 favorite]


The River Ivel: <spoiler>You need to put the can under the spigot, and pull the lever.</spoiler>
posted by zsazsa at 10:04 AM on October 25, 2012


I got bug naturalized and went down, down, down, into the deep sea labyrinth... but my laptop kind of freaked out eventually. I'm leaving it alone for the moment, hoping it'll recover (perhaps the eleventy hundred open tabs didn't help?) because I'm worried that I'll lose my progress and my "like a billion" or whatever fruits. Has anyone closed the page and come back? Does the game autosave? I'm fractionally worried.
posted by taz at 10:22 AM on October 25, 2012


Wooahh! Got the Presidential Pool due to foisting Zimbabwe-like inflation upon my bug subjects!
posted by leotrotsky at 10:31 AM on October 25, 2012


taz: Hopefully if Flash hasn't freaked out too much, if you reload there should be a Chapter Select button on the title screen that can take you to roughly where you were.
posted by zsazsa at 10:36 AM on October 25, 2012


I really would do anything to swim in William Randolph Hearst's swimming pool (plot spoiler: that is William Randolph Hearst's swimming pool).
posted by evidenceofabsence at 12:13 PM on October 25, 2012


I so thought you people were just messing with me.
posted by a robot made out of meat at 12:15 PM on October 25, 2012 [3 favorites]


I learned that bug censors will buy all your bug porn at lunchtime even if it is terribly overpriced.

So that's my day accomplished.
posted by ook at 12:58 PM on October 25, 2012


Game of the year every year.
posted by The Devil Tesla at 1:05 PM on October 25, 2012


That was ridiculous and amazing.
posted by Pope Guilty at 3:42 PM on October 25, 2012


This is fuck i don't even know. So goddamned great.
posted by eyeballkid at 5:19 PM on October 25, 2012


It was enough, btw, that it was some kind of goofy froggy bullet hell thing. Then it was so much more and then it was everything.
posted by eyeballkid at 5:27 PM on October 25, 2012 [1 favorite]


Can anybody help me compute whether this is, or is not, numberwang?
posted by Algebra at 6:22 PM on October 25, 2012 [5 favorites]


The fractional points during the rocket ship adventure are a stroke of genius, is a sentence I'd never thought I'd type.
posted by shadytrees at 6:57 PM on October 25, 2012


This is some kind of art-game genius I hadn't encountered before.

I'm also kind of loving Futilitris
posted by RobotHero at 7:55 PM on October 25, 2012 [1 favorite]


I'm really impressed that they managed to make a game where if you talked about the game to anyone who had not played the game they would assume you were full of shit.
posted by NoraReed at 8:18 PM on October 25, 2012 [12 favorites]


God dammit, I was just gonna post this.
posted by cortex at 9:09 PM on October 25, 2012


I seriously doubted everything that was said here and then I played it and I am here to say I am sorry.
posted by user92371 at 10:09 PM on October 25, 2012 [1 favorite]


No - no words. No words to describe it. Poetry! They should've sent a poet. So beautiful. So beautiful... I had no idea.
posted by oulipian at 10:27 PM on October 25, 2012


I just

I expected all of the comments to be like Progress Quest

This feels just like when I learned that Beatmania arcade machines have a program in their embedded XP install that locks out keyboard and mouse inputs, but gives you back control over those if you type in the Konami code, and it actually worked.
posted by DoctorFedora at 6:27 AM on October 31, 2012 [2 favorites]


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