The developer behind the widely popular Frog Fractions has taken to Kickstarter to fund his next expedition into edutainment video games, Frog Fractions 2. Players already familiar with Frog Fractions will feel right at home with the promotional video, though it might leave newcomers to the series a bit confused. Luckily for those newcomers, the original game is available in its entirety, for free, online. Play the game for five minutes and everything will make sense.
Frog Fractions 2 is seeking $60,000 in funding, the majority of which is going directly to living expenses for the developer while he finishes the game.
Due to the unique nature of Frog Fractions’ original release and reaction, the developer, Twinbeard, is being very careful with how he plans to release Frog Fractions 2.
“Most Kickstarters are very detailed about what you’re paying for,” Twinbeard explains on the Kickstarter campaign, “but the nature of this one is that you’re paying for a surprise. I created Frog Fractions explicitly to evoke the air of mystery that all video games held in the 1980s,before the era of endless preview coverage and official strategy guides took that feeling away from us, seemingly permanently… I can’t describe what I’m going to make in detail, but I can tell you that I’ve been thinking about how to properly follow up Frog Fractions for the past year, and I believe I can make something genuinely awesome.”
Check out the Frog Fractions 2 Kickstarter page, and play the original game, for free on Twinbeard’s website.