Several years ago, the gaming media and a cult of fans fell in love with a browser game known as Frog Fractions. Its secretive metanarratives and off the wall gameplay struck a chord with gaming enthusiasts, and it demanded a follow-up. Now, after a successful Kickstarter that raised $72,000 and an ARG that lasted two years and involved time traveling kidnappers, the game once known as Frog Fractions 2 has been released. Members of the Game Detectives put together the pieces, procured a physical key, and were then sent a literal launch button for the game.
SPOILER WARNING! If you don’t want to know what Frog Fractions 2 is or where it’s located on the Steam storefront, turn back now!
As revealed in a tell-all interview about the game that developer Jim Crawford gave to Giant Bomb earlier this month and posted to coincide with the uncovering of the game, all of “Frog Fractions 2” existed in a patch and was integrated into the fairy themed city builder Glittermitten Grove as soon as the above video was uploaded. After that, it only took gamers a little under forty-eight hours to narrow down the possibilities via SteamDB and discover where the game was hiding.
YouTuber TinyPirate had previously recorded a Let’s Play of Glittermitten Grove, and he has now posted a video showing the way into the secret game, officially known as TXT WORLD!. A door has been patched in deep underground, and digging in the right spot and clicking on the door will lead you into a whole new adventure.
In a year that included the release of The Last Guardian and Final Fantasy XV, it just makes sense that Frog Fractions 2 would also make its debut in 2016. If you’ve never tried the original, it’s still a free browser game and still completely worth diving into blind. As for me, I’m going to figure out exactly what long awaited titles are left to pine for in 2017.
Will you be playing Frog Factions 2? Did you participate in the ARG? Sound off in the comments below!