Indie game fans are rejoicing at the discovery of Frog Fractions 2, a game that they have been looking for since it was crowdfunded in 2014. Part of the launch of the relative mysterious game was an ARG puzzle that included clues scattered across other games and people dressed up as bees.
Frog Fractions 2 is the followup to a wildly successful Flash game that debuted back in 2013. The original started as a strange game where points were scored in fractions, but later took a twist for the surreal as people discovered hidden mini-games.
The sequel was funded through a Kickstarter campaign that refused to tell the backers what the developer planned to do. This, of course, was all part of the plan to bring back the “mystery” that used to surround video games and allow people to discover things on their own. Project lead Jim Crawford even said that the game would not be called Frog Fractions 2; just to mess with people.
With no release date and no actual information, fans of the game set out to look for it. This included being mailed a mysterious button that was labeled “launch FF2”, references hidden in 23 other indie games, and a man in a bee costume posing as a “beesness analyst”.
All these clue eventually pointed to a game on Steam called Glittermitten Grove which was released in early December. Glittermitten Grove itself wasn’t Frog Fractions 2, but instead received an update that contained the secret game.
Like the original, Frog Fractions 2 contains multiple hidden mini-games. This technically makes it a hidden mini-game that contains hidden mini-games. Which is somehow all part of a plan that took almost two years to come into fruition.
[Source: The Verge]