A little frog on a big adventure
For years now, crowdfunding sites have been one of the best ways for indie games to secure development. Because fans get to directly support the projects they want made, we’ve seen some of the most creative and innovative titles of the past decade come from platforms like Kickstarter and Fig, including Outer Wilds, Undertale, and Hollow Knight, just to name a few. I’m always on the lookout to see what new games are up for funding, because you never know what hidden gems you’ll find. This time, I’m trained on A Frog’s Tale after spotting its Kickstarter campaign on Twitter, and it looks like it could be an indie darling in the making.
A Frog’s Tale is a retro RPG, with pixel art inspired by SNES and GBA classics, and gameplay inspired by titles like Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga, Kingdom Hearts, and Tales of Symphonia. It features musical turn-based combat and set pieces that are synched with the game’s score, making for a truly unique experience.
Frogs have been a recent trend in video games, and considering how adorable A Frog’s Tale looks, you certainly don’t see me complaining about it. The whole thing looks incredibly polished and sleek, and while we only have a few short clips of gameplay so far, it’s already feeling like it has what it takes to stand out from the crowd.
A Frog’s Tale went up on Kickstarter last week (four days ago as of the writing of this post), and it will probably meet its $60,000 goal in the next few hours. There’s still nearly a month left for the funding campaign, so the future is looking bright for this game. There are some pretty great rewards available for backing A Frog’s Tale, so if it seems like something you’d be into, I definitely recommend checking it out.