Frog Fractions 2 discovered inside a two-week-old game

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The screenshot above is not Frog Fractions 2.

As Patrick Klepek points out in his big reveal over on Waypoint (opens in new tab), the resolution of the long-running Frog Fractions 2 ARG could be considered a spoiler to some. So, if you don't want to know how to play Frog Fractions 2, don't read further.

People who want to play Frog Fractions 2... hello. What you're going to want to do is go to Steam and grab Glittermitten Grove (opens in new tab). This is Frog Fractions 2. Or at least, Frog Fractions 2 is hidden inside of it.

If you have no idea what's going on, here's the gist: In 2012, Twinbeard Studios put out a free web game called Frog Fractions (opens in new tab). It purports to be an educational game, but really it's an absurd, free-associative adventure.

In 2014, designer James Crawford ran a Kickstarter campaign for Frog Fractions 2, and since then an elaborate ARG involving other games (opens in new tab) and physical clues has been leading sleuths closer and closer to the sequel, which was in development alongside the meta game about finding it. It became a running joke that the ARG itself was Frog Fractions 2, or that anything mildly odd was either the game or a hint as to its whereabouts. 

Now we know, thanks to Game Detectives (opens in new tab): Frog Fractions 2 is hidden in Glittermitten Grove, which released a couple weeks ago. For instructions on how to find Frog Fractions 2 within the game, Kotaku has you covered (opens in new tab). I've only played long enough to know that the first method they explain does work, and opens up another game with Frog Fractions-style humor. I'll let you figure it out on your own if you prefer.

For the full story, I do recommend reading Klepek's breakdown (opens in new tab)of the development of Frog Fractions 2. It's been fun journey.

Tyler Wilde
Executive Editor

Tyler grew up in Silicon Valley during the rise of personal computers, playing games like Zork and Arkanoid on the early PCs his parents brought home. He was later captivated by Myst, SimCity, Civilization, Command & Conquer, Bushido Blade (yeah, he had Bleem!), and all the shooters they call "boomer shooters" now. In 2006, Tyler wrote his first professional review of a videogame: Super Dragon Ball Z for the PS2. He thought it was OK. In 2011, he joined PC Gamer, and today he's focused on the site's news coverage. His hobbies include amateur boxing and adding to his 1,200-plus hours in Rocket League.