One of gaming’s most enigmatic mysteries has at last been solved thanks to a collective known as the Game Detectives: Frog Fractions 2 is real, and it’s embedded in another Steam game called Glittermitten Grove. The sequel to developer Jim Crawford’s bizarre, surreal Frog Fractions (which is free to play and something you should absolutely make a priority if you haven’t played it yet) can be accessed from Glittermitten Grove by one of two methods, according to Kotaku‘s Cecilia D’Anastasio:
First, the easy way: you can use fireworks to dig into the ground, where you’ll eventually find a door. Kinda like the original Frog Fractions! There’s also a door in the sky, but getting up there involves actually playing Glittermitten Grove (which is, to be clear, its own wholly separate game). If you want to access Frog Fractions 2 asap, the first option is your best bet.
If you weren’t following the madness around Frog Fractions 2, what you basically need to know is that finding the sequel turned into an enormous alternate reality game (ARG) that spanned over two years. After the game was successful on Kickstarter in 2015, Crawford and his cohorts hid clues to the game’s location all over the Internet and in the real world: among other things, ARG players found hints in an Obama beard-shaving simulator, floppy discs full of “bug porn” (don’t worry, link is SFW) and in episodes of Crawford’s bizarre podcast called Hot Dog Train.
This week’s discovery brings an end to one of the quirkiest and most hilarious video game stories of the last decade, but given his propensity for this sort of thing, it’s probably not the last we’ve seen of Crawford’s antics.
Tell us, did you follow the Frog Fractions 2 ARG at all? If so, will you be checking out the game via Glittermitten Grove on Steam? Sound off down below and let us know.