To paraphrase him: Harassing Jim Crawford with Cool Game Recommendations
May 24, 2015 6:21 AM   Subscribe

Remember the surprising stealth thing-that's-great Frog Fractions (previously)? When creator Jim Crawford (also previously) and his team released its successfully Kickstarted sequel, they won't tell anyone, and will leave everyone to find it for themselves. Enter the unofficial Frog Fractions 2 twitter account, which bugs Jim about a different possible culprit every day. And for those who didn't back the Kickstarter and thus won't be automatically notified when The Jig Is Up (TM), there's always IsTheJigUpYet, which also attempts to guess at FF2's identity (albeit using a sliiiiiightly different method).

For those seeking the game themselves, a hint: it has been revealed that the game's release date cannot possibly be earlier than April 9, 2015, the one-year anniversary of the end of the Kickstarter campaign.
posted by BiggerJ (16 comments total) 16 users marked this as a favorite
 
Jim does a podcast with the Kingdom of Loathing guys called Video Games Hot Dog. given some of their discussions there i'm inclined to believe this game is still being developed. the kickstarter was for enough money to pay his rent for 18 months, so i'm guessing we'll see it closer to the end of the year.

of course maybe that's what he wants us all to think.
posted by JimBennett at 6:30 AM on May 24, 2015 [4 favorites]


Just as long as this thread isn't Frog Fractions 2.
posted by chrominance at 8:40 AM on May 24, 2015 [1 favorite]


There have been some weird fugue states Video Games Hot Dog have gone into since Jim joined that make me think Video Games Hot Dog is Frog Fractions 2.
posted by Reyturner at 9:13 AM on May 24, 2015 [3 favorites]


I'm extremely excited for Frog Fractions 2, whatever form it takes: maybe a video game, maybe a phone number that you call and it answers in your own voice, maybe a night when there are two moons in the sky, maybe a failed city ordinance in a small ontario township, maybe a substance that looks like water but only makes you thirstier when you drink it, or maybe a moment of inexplicable quiet that sweeps across a room full of people. I just can't wait.
posted by Rinku at 9:32 AM on May 24, 2015 [23 favorites]


My other guess is that Frog Fractions 2 was Frog Fractions 1 and Jim Crawford can travel through time
posted by Rinku at 9:32 AM on May 24, 2015 [4 favorites]


Also, all joking aside, Shower With Your Dad Simulator (NSFW for pixel dick) is clearly Frog Fractions 2.
posted by Reyturner at 9:49 AM on May 24, 2015 [4 favorites]


What if Frog Fractions 2 is actually a literal jig?
posted by Holy Zarquon's Singing Fish at 10:07 AM on May 24, 2015 [1 favorite]


A jig you dance or a jig that helps you align and secure workpieces for machining operations? If the latter, I'm terrified/fascinated of what Frog Fractions 2 is designed to build.
posted by Alterscape at 10:24 AM on May 24, 2015 [3 favorites]


a dance that helps you align and secure workpieces for machining operations
posted by doiheartwentyone at 2:17 PM on May 24, 2015 [4 favorites]


maybe a substance that looks like water but only makes you thirstier when you drink it

Frog Fractions 2 is the tap water in San Jose?
posted by reprise the theme song and roll the credits at 2:38 PM on May 24, 2015 [1 favorite]


Frog tag but no fractions tag?

You lose, BiggerJ. Now you must begin the next level with a 20 zorkmid penalty and a spatial dislocator.
posted by 256 at 5:20 PM on May 24, 2015 [1 favorite]


Fun fact, someone from my city made today's Frog Fractions 2.

I think to be true to the first entry it needs to start with something that feels almost but not quite like a fairly conventional game.
posted by RobotHero at 5:52 PM on May 24, 2015 [2 favorites]


256: Fixed. I suck at either Double Fanucci or Fooblitzky.
posted by BiggerJ at 7:08 PM on May 24, 2015 [1 favorite]


What if speculating about the nature of Frog Fractions 2 is Frog Fractions 2?
posted by justsomebodythatyouusedtoknow at 9:23 PM on May 24, 2015 [1 favorite]


We'll never find it poring over every indie game we find on the internet. Frog Fractions 2 has been in inside us, each of us, all along.
posted by The Great Big Mulp at 9:46 PM on May 24, 2015 [1 favorite]


The Library of Babel website featured in another recent post on the blue definitely has what it takes to conceal Frog Fractions 2.
posted by One Second Before Awakening at 9:02 PM on May 25, 2015


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