The Kickstarter trend doesn’t show any signs of stopping anytime soon. Now indie studio Twinbeard has joined the bandwagon, announcing the sequel to their browser game, Frog Fractions.
According to the project’s Kickstarter page, the game will not be called Frog Fractions 2. In fact, the game will not actually be formally announced or released. Though it is referred to as a “sequel,” the stretch goals claim that it may also become a prequel. The other stretch goals are just as nonsensical.
Given the limited amount of information, it’s difficult to report on it, but the game’s Kickstarter page may hint towards the inclusion of fighting game elements, FMV cutscenes, and possible lampoons of “serene” indie games like Dear Esther and Proteus. Of course, they could just be red herrings.
The original Frog Fractions is one of the most creative browser games I’ve ever played, so I trust Twinbeard may be able to capture lightning twice. I’m not without my concerns though. Publishing a Kickstarter built on nebulous promises is risky, considering how many other projects have faced backlash in the past for not delivering on their promises.
In the meantime, if you need a quick fix of arcade/adventure/flight sim/text adventure/visual novel goodness under the guise of wholesome “edutainment,” you can play the original browser game here. It’s short, fun and has a kick-ass soundtrack.