DOMAIN OF PRIME FROG
March 24, 2015 12:09 PM   Subscribe

"This blog is dedicated to discussing games where you play as a frog, but it might also talk about games which just have heavy frog presence in them. The borders are unclear and the road ahead is hazy. Come with me on the journey to be a frog."
♥FROG WORLD♥
posted by JHarris (45 comments total) 15 users marked this as a favorite
 
There is an error on that page. It gives Frog Fractions a rating of 80, which is neither a fraction nor the maximum possible rating.
posted by aubilenon at 12:10 PM on March 24, 2015 [9 favorites]


Is this website Frog Fractions 2?
posted by matrixclown at 12:10 PM on March 24, 2015 [9 favorites]


**SPOILER QUESTION/FANBOY YELLING**

Is this the rabbit hole for Frog Fractions 2? Is the jig up?

Upon comment above (still yelling): YES. WHAT HE SAID.
posted by blahblahblah at 12:11 PM on March 24, 2015 [2 favorites]


Found via @McFunkyPants, in turn via @lucasrizoli.
posted by JHarris at 12:12 PM on March 24, 2015


I'm pretty sure the Jig is not Up.

(I'm hoping there will be another widely publicized Bitcoin debacle before the Jig is Up so I can joke that Bitcoin is Frog Fractions 2)
posted by aubilenon at 12:14 PM on March 24, 2015 [5 favorites]


Toads are not allowed, fyi.
posted by Existential Dread at 12:15 PM on March 24, 2015 [1 favorite]


I do not know if it has some secret connection with Frog Fractions 2 other than containing a review of the first game. But its earnestness of focus charmed me. Sometimes you just want to be a frog ribbit. This site provides information on interactive experiences that allow you to experience frogness ribbit ribbit. Also frog is a funny word ribbit.
posted by JHarris at 12:16 PM on March 24, 2015 [2 favorites]


Frog Pond
Frogatto (and its Bret-Victor-inspired editor)
posted by Jpfed at 12:17 PM on March 24, 2015 [1 favorite]


(Which reminds me, if you haven't played Chibi-Robo, you really should play Chibi-Robo.)
posted by JHarris at 12:17 PM on March 24, 2015


Rayman Legends has Splinter Cell toads with nightvision googles and paratrooper toads that hum/shout 'Ride of the Valkyries' in a weird toad opera voice. But I guess toads aren't frogs so GOOD DAY TO YOU SIR!!!

toads are cooler than frogs, everyone knows this
posted by selfnoise at 12:19 PM on March 24, 2015


I mean, just look at Frog and Toad. Toad is a sensitive guy with feelings, while Frog is a real asshole who abandons his friend on a sled.
posted by selfnoise at 12:21 PM on March 24, 2015 [3 favorites]


ribbit ribbit. Also frog is a funny word ribbit.

JHarris? Or Aradia Megido??????
posted by aubilenon at 12:21 PM on March 24, 2015 [1 favorite]


Toads try too hard. They're the drunks at the party that put lampshades on their head. Frogs are secure and serene, at least when the aren't being chased by predators. Dumb bastard snakes.
posted by JHarris at 12:24 PM on March 24, 2015


I came in here to suggest Frogger, but surprisingly, they already had that covered.
posted by Joakim Ziegler at 12:26 PM on March 24, 2015


Yes, Seaman is a frog, at least in his final form. He evolves by eating flies and is voiced by Leonard Nemoy. He gives you stentorian life advice each day as you moderate the temperature of his tank. Sometimes he sasses or sulks. His final form looks like a frog with a stern human face. You talk to him with a mic. This is the only perfect videogame on god's earth.

Given that description, I really can't disagree. That sounds amazing.
posted by BungaDunga at 12:37 PM on March 24, 2015 [3 favorites]


I am deeply surprised not to find Pocket Frogs, which I was just playing.
posted by restless_nomad at 12:37 PM on March 24, 2015 [1 favorite]


BungaDunga, I own Seaman, and have played through it twice. It is unreservedly wonderful. My only complaint with the review is that actually Leonard Nimoy doesn't voice the frog, he only narrates. But he does it in a charmingly amused fashion.
posted by JHarris at 12:41 PM on March 24, 2015


The frog descriptions are incredible. "This is a frog made entirely out of legs. It's very upsetting."
posted by naju at 12:41 PM on March 24, 2015


NATURE FIGHT!
posted by Existential Dread at 12:51 PM on March 24, 2015


Ctrl+F Chrono Trigger. Left satisfied
posted by 6ATR at 12:56 PM on March 24, 2015 [2 favorites]


JetFrog! Best cheesy ancient Mac game ever. Found it on a an ancient elementary school computer that I was roped into 'fixing' and that B&W pixelated frog zooming through the clouds...
posted by sammyo at 1:01 PM on March 24, 2015 [1 favorite]


Website by the catamites, who is an amazing developer of weird and wonderful things.
posted by jonbro at 1:10 PM on March 24, 2015 [4 favorites]


So you're saying it would be inappropriate to call the author up and ask if they have battletoads?

or to do a barrel roll?
posted by You Can't Tip a Buick at 1:18 PM on March 24, 2015


It's never inappropriate to do that.
posted by kafziel at 1:20 PM on March 24, 2015 [1 favorite]


Wait, are we absolutely sure that "Seeing God's Frog Collection: BEYOND ALL KNOWING" isn't Frog Fractions 2?
Frogs are a diverse and largely carnivorous group of short-bodied, tailless amphibians.
The Universe is commonly defined as the totality of existence.
You are dead. You have been selected to enter the inner sanctum of all creation.

WASD/ARROWS = MOVE HERCULES BEETLE GET SO HIGH
POINT N CLICK / SPACEBAR = DELETE A FROG
posted by EndsOfInvention at 1:31 PM on March 24, 2015


Got Ribbit King, missed the freemium breeding game Pocket Frogs. I can live with that.
posted by box at 1:55 PM on March 24, 2015 [1 favorite]


I... I just realized, I also own Ribbit King.

Dear god. I'm more into this frog thing than I thought. Quick, someone stage an intervention.
posted by JHarris at 2:51 PM on March 24, 2015 [1 favorite]


okay so I know first I blundered into this thread to talk about toads, and now I'm about to talk about snakes, and frankly at this point I suspect I might get my account deleted for all my incessant derailerey, but nevertheless: a facebook friend responded to "Seeing God's Frog Collection: BEYOND ALL KNOWING" by showing me Torah Horse's Room of 1000 Snakes, which is a game that's nearly perfect.

well, okay, except for how I'm not sure I'm entirely comfortable with the number of snakes in that room.
posted by You Can't Tip a Buick at 2:56 PM on March 24, 2015 [1 favorite]


Clearly it should be 1024 snakes, not 1000 snakes.
posted by aubilenon at 3:18 PM on March 24, 2015 [1 favorite]


Not only did I already know of Room Of 1,000 Snakes (or "R1KS" to us hep cats), but I posted about it a coupla years ago.

I wouldn't worry about derailing this thread. The tracks are vague and overgrown anyway.
posted by JHarris at 3:20 PM on March 24, 2015 [1 favorite]


Does not mention hopkin green frog.
ps I'll find my frog
posted by ardgedee at 3:21 PM on March 24, 2015 [5 favorites]


Yeah, something nice about the games-with-frogs thread: there are no derails. Games, frogs, amphibians, it's all rail, yo.
posted by box at 5:13 PM on March 24, 2015 [1 favorite]


The Odyssey² had a game (I can't find it yet) in which you're a frog hopping from lily pad to lily pad eating flies as the sun and moon sl-ow-ly arc above to the sounds of crickets. I think dragonflies were a problem.

But despite searching through game lists, I can't find it.
posted by lazycomputerkids at 5:34 PM on March 24, 2015 [1 favorite]


Ingress, the mobile, location-aware, ARG from one of Google's internal startup companies, Niantic, isn't on this list, due to the technicality that the "frogs" you find in that game are merely the playerbase-chosen nickname for one of the game's two player factions, and not officially labeled as such by the game's developers.

(The opposing team gets the label "smurfs".)
posted by radwolf76 at 5:54 PM on March 24, 2015


Whaaaa? And, suddenly, I am a thousand years old.
posted by box at 5:57 PM on March 24, 2015


Seriously, how did he miss the frog collectables in the Duck Dynasty game? Lack of focus and research makes me think this is all a joke...
posted by Samizdata at 6:28 PM on March 24, 2015


Ferry Halim's Hydrophobia: a lovely little game about a frog who can't swim.
posted by BinGregory at 6:30 PM on March 24, 2015 [1 favorite]


Ah, the Orisinal guy! His work is lovely.
posted by JHarris at 8:30 PM on March 24, 2015




Well I do say it's a relief not to be the only one talking about Homestuck in here.
posted by aubilenon at 9:25 PM on March 24, 2015


No Blaster Master? That was one of my favorite games.

except for no saves or passwords grumble grumble
posted by Mister Moofoo at 11:24 PM on March 24, 2015 [2 favorites]


Amen, Mister Moofoo. It's an amazing game, especially relative when it was released (I still maintain that NES game has better graphics than many SNES games), but the combination of the lack of any way to spread a game between sessions, the high difficulty, and the limited number of continues makes it very difficult on the player.
posted by JHarris at 4:42 AM on March 25, 2015


thecatamites. the hero we need right now
posted by liliillliil at 5:21 AM on March 25, 2015 [3 favorites]


I play Metafilter as a frog. Does that count?
posted by caution live frogs at 2:22 PM on March 25, 2015 [6 favorites]


You are frogs, in the plural, so it counts multiple times.
posted by JHarris at 3:40 PM on March 25, 2015 [1 favorite]


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