jimcrawfordHave you heard about the Frog Fractions sequel currently on Kickstarter?  Well it’s not.  See, rather than create a straight sequel to the cult favorite Frog Fractions, Twin Beard seems to be creating a sequel to the bizarre experience.  Does that make sense?  If it doesn’t then don’t worry about it, it’s not really meant to.  Just play the original Frog Fractions, read our interview with Twin Beard’s own Jim Crawford, and go with the flow.


Cliqist : You holding?

Jim Crawford : One time I ate a pot brownie by accident. Does that count? 


pepperCliqist : Given that you live in Berkeley I assume that you spend much of your time protesting (insert cause) and eating at Blondies.  My question is.  What does police issue pepper spray taste like? 

Jim Crawford : It’s refreshingly fruity, for about half a second. Something to look forward to, next Occupy — once the heat kicks in, it’s gonna suck, but that half second? Heaven. As far as Blondies goes, I can take it or leave it. I’m a Cheeseboard man, myself.


Cliqist : Did I just stereotype you?  I apologize.  What did you do prior to being a game designer?  Banker?  Oil baron?

Jim Crawford : I coded web sites back ends for about 10 years. I’d love to play an oil-baron designed game, though. I know one indie dev who works in finance as a day job, and the games he makes are nuts, completely off-the-wall outsider art. Hm. Does anybody know what aniwey does for a living?


castleCliqist : Given the popularity of Frog Fractions, and the ease at which people have monetizing free browser games, you must be quite wealthy.  What’s that like?

Jim Crawford : The rent on this castle in the clouds is nuts. Just say no to gentrification.


Cliqist : I’ve been told that all Kickstarter organizers are nothing but soulless charlatans that beg their families for money just to make their silly dreams come true.  Why sell out and start a Kickstarter campaign?

Jim Crawford : Reverse the order of those two sentences and you’ve just answered your own question. 


Cliqist : Let’s fast forward a few years.  The game is still mired in production due to delays with the FMV post processing and challenges with Oculus Rift 2.0 support.  Your backers stage the inevitable revolt and threaten legal action in order to recover the $2.34million in pledges you raised during this campaign.  Tell me about your new identity and fake background.

Jim Crawford : Okay, some might argue that answering that question hardly counts as a spoiler because it’s so early in the game, but no, I’m taking a hard line: not gonna spoil Frog Fractions 2.

 frog fractions 2 press build

Cliqist : Таван Frogs сул Хүйтэн хахир өмнө frolic хэрхэн хоёр сахал нь тэдний эзэн алдаж байна вэ?

Jim Crawford : The Coryphaeus of Science summons you to the axe, Trotskyite! 


toiletmoneyCliqist : Why should someone give you their money?

Jim Crawford : Real talk? They probably shouldn’t. I’m basically saying “hey, give me money and maybe someday you’ll play a cool thing.” You might as well flush your money down the toilet.


Cliqist : Can you close us out with a beautiful and thoughtful haiku?

Jim Crawford : In 2002 I purchased a pair of RS-30 wireless headphones from Sennheiser, because I thought the idea of being able to move freely while listening to music was a great idea. I wrote a review in the form of a pair of haiku, which I shall reproduce below:

rs thirty phones

they make loud bursts of static

if you move your head


you should not purchase

sennheiser wireless headphones

because they are bad


I think that about says it all, don’t you?


 If you would like to lean almost nothing more about the Frog Fractions sequel head over to the Frog Fractions 2 Kickstarter campaign page.  The Kickstarter runs until April 9th and has a funding target of $60,000.


Greg Micek

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Greg Micek has been writing on and off about games since the late nineties, always with a focus on indie games. He started DIYGames.com in 2000, which was one of the earliest gaming sites to focus exclusively on indie games.
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