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1-in-4 frogs are princes

by cptalbertwesker - Compo Entry

It's the classic tale of the Frog Prince... except this isn't a fairy tale!

Our poor misguided child believes in a world of princes, princesses and magical frogs, though the fact of the matter is, all you're doing is kissing frogs, which aren't particularly keen on the matter.

Explore the garden to uncover frogs and then decide if the frog you discover is really worth it and go in for the kiss!

Player controls:
W/Up - control of player character
A/Left - control of player character
S/Right - control of player character
D/Down - control of player character / bringing frog in for a kiss
LMB - interacting with objects and choices.

Unfortunately I was unable to fix the web version which wouldn't control the character for more than a fraction of a millimetre at a time!!

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This game much like 50% of the titles I make for LD is not strictly a game, you'll see what I mean once you play it.

Make with;
Game Maker Studio
GIMP 2
Audacity

Downloads and Links


Ratings

#24Humor3.96
#137Audio3.46
#265Mood3.23
#447Innovation3.13
#466Overall3.21
#589Theme3.18
#605Graphics2.75
#632Fun2.88
#1294Coolness46%

Comments

mutonizer says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 7:13am

Cute idea though I don't think there are enough princes out there under rocks and trees! I didn't find any after clearing up the garden for 5 minutes, which made it a bit tricky to evaluate the theme beyond just the name :)

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glaze_96 says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 7:42am

Haha! Got nothing to say.. Got to kiss some frogs at least!
Nice work =)

Drusilla says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 8:15pm

I liked slowly dragging the frog towards my waiting lips.

DesignerNap says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 9:58pm

hah! this is GREAT! :D "Hey! It's a frog!"
LARGE LONG ARMS SLOWLY APPROACH FROG
SMOOCH!
awesome. Love the sounds and the end screen! Didn't find my prince ;)

Flygamer101 says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 2:48am

Decent little game :P Reminded me of my childhood. Good Job :D

Apr 23, 2016 @ 6:16pm

Cool little game, had a nice laugh at this one!

tower07 says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 6:34pm

Super funny!!

MayankUnreal says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 6:41pm

Cool game. Nice effects

Apr 26, 2016 @ 10:48pm

Wow, thhis is the weirdest game I've playd! Haha. Sadly I could not find any prince.

medidog says ...
Apr 26, 2016 @ 10:54pm

I love the narrative! Cute paint graphics tops the fun. Wasn't fond of the mechanics, but there is still potential for this game to be much more fun.

rhastapunk says ...
May 1, 2016 @ 11:39am

Nice entry, had a really nice time kissing frogs, but didnt found my prince :__( good job with the audio!

neilcorre2k6 says ...
May 1, 2016 @ 2:50pm

haha cool idea :)

garygreen says ...
May 2, 2016 @ 9:22pm

That was a fun idea. :-) I liked the graphics too.

Tanton-H2X says ...
May 9, 2016 @ 5:20am

sooo cute your game! the sound effect be use very naturally and fit to daily life~(also,very great the voice)
frog also a very wonderful setting,and in other aspect i just know there are some unique meme in some area, so in this viewpoint, it let me feel more interesting!
your entry tech me about how improtant and how to build more great about sound aspect! well done !

Catmoo says ...
May 9, 2016 @ 7:44pm

Haha I thought it was awesome, I loved picking up the frogs with my scarily long child arms and giving them a kiss. Loved the art and audio as usual :)

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