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Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Sep 8 2018
$9,832
pledged of $30,000pledged of $30,000 goal
106
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Sep 8 2018

About

We want to thank everyone who’s backed the Frog Snatchers campaign from the bottom of our hearts. After some consideration, we’ve decided to cancel this round of funding, as it’s apparent that we’re not on track to meet our goal.

But never fear, Frog Snatchers will return! This has been a very educational experience for us, and we’re excited to use the lessons we’ve learned here as we work towards our relaunch.

The most important lesson was that there’s no harm in waiting a little longer to launch. We were super excited to get this here Frog Train out of the station, and we probably should have reached out and tested the waters a little bit before diving straight into the campaign itself. We’ll be taking some more to time to spread the word about the game before we launch again, and we’d love your help with that!

Another big lesson from this time around was our approach to the demo. While the current demo is great for demonstrating our core mechanics, it doesn’t really represent what playing the game is actually like! We’ll be focusing a lot of our immediate efforts on reworking the demo into more of a “vertical slice,” a small, complete section of the actual game.

So that’s our plan for next few months, but if you want to help us out, you can keep sharing the Word of Frog! We’re also going to be reaching out to press, streamers, bloggers and the like, so if you know or know of anyone who might be interested in sharing Frog Snatchers with their audience at any point in the future, please let us know!

We’ll be keeping you up to date on how things are going, but if you’d like to stay directly in touch with us, and your fellow Frog Enthusiasts, you should join our Discord server! We also have Facebook and Twitter links below.

Again, thank you so much to all of you who have backed, played, shared, liked, and kept the Love of Frogs in your hearts. You are the reason we're doing this.

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Frog Snatchers is a 2D platformer adventure, where you play as a frog collector whose frogs have been stolen.

You're the little blue thing with the spear.
You're the little blue thing with the spear.

Seriously, somebody literally came into your house and stole all of your frogs. Who would steal frogs? Why did you even have so many frogs?

You’ll have all kinds of time to explore those questions on your quest to save your froggy friends. Your adventure through the world of Frog Snatchers will lead you to all manner of quirky characters, wacky challenges, and of course, a plethora of secrets waiting to be found.

It’s not all one big magical mystery cake walk though. All around are scores of different enemies, itching to resolve their latent anger problems on your fragile skeleton. Don’t let anything stand between you and your amphibious companions! Grab your trusty spear and give ‘em what for! It's basically just a sharp stick but I'm sure if you practiced, you could pull off some pretty sick moves with it.

Features

  • Explore a variety of areas, from the dingy sewers, to the bright lights of the city, to the treacherous wilds of Florida!
  • Talk to all kinds of fun characters! Help them out with stuff if you want!
  • Collect a whole bunch of frogs, as well a host of other collectibles and secrets!
  • Take your frogs on your journey and get to know them! Each frog has their own story and related gameplay effect!
  • Discover and learn new movement abilities, as well as a variety of combo moves!
  • Fight a bunch of different cool enemies with them!
  • This of course includes a whole bunch of neato boss fights!
  • Giggle at the adorable hand-animated art!
  • Buy valuable merchandise at shops!
  • Struggle with currency exchange rates!
  • Cook delicious steak!
  • Find out why these people want your frogs so badly!

As you hunt down the thieves who snatched your precious amphibians, you’ll end up making your way into all sorts of weird places:

Gross, why are you here? It’s full of garbage and weird moss and dead fish. And so wet. Oh that is slime. Oh it is moving it is alive no thank you.

This place has quite the night life. Careful though, I hear there’s still kind of an active mob presence. Should be fine if you stick to the tourist traps.

Speaking of tourist traps, there's really no better description for this place. Wow that’s an alligator! Ohhh boy they’re everywhere. Aaand that man has a gun.

Characters

As you journey through these places you’ll run into some..interesting people. They’ve all got their own issues to sort out, but you can help them out if you feel like it.

Lola wants nothing more than to be the most feared and hated villain in the world, but she’s just...so bad at it. Her attempt to poison the water supply ended up vaccinating everyone in town against malaria, tuberculosis, and hepatitis A.

Sigfried owns a respectable club in the city, and is often seen mingling with guests out in front. But if you ask anyone, they'll never use the word "front", since that might imply that the club is a front for something, and then Sigfried would have to break their kneecaps, which nobody wants.

Randall’s got nothin wrong, my home slice. He is #blessed feelin that Lit Sunshine on his young@heart body. His home life is just fine thank you his kids have a great deal of respect for him why do you even ask.

Oh right, what can you actually do in the game? While you may begin as just some ignorant dullard with a stick, your journey to liberate your semi-aquatic companions will learn you a whole bag of tricks. Tricks like these:

Pole Vault

Huh, I guess that makes sense as a thing to do with your spear. Probably could use that to get into all sorts of weird places.

Hover

I mean...sure, I guess you can do that too. Like it seems pretty useful for gliding that kinda distance. What are your bones made of that let you twirl it that fast?

Anyway, what about using that big pointy stick for its violent intended purpose? You'll pick up plenty of sick fighting moves too, like:

Charge

When you're on one side of an enemy, but you'd rather be on the other side! Pull off this move and dash straight through your foes!

Uppercut

This one’s great for if something gets too close. Smack 'em upside the head and send them flying!

Each of these moves has their own unique uses, and with good timing, you can chain them together into awesome combos!

For those of you who hadn't noticed yet, this game has a bunch of frogs. But they ain't just for lookin - every frog is special. And damp. But yeah, each frog has their own unique story, personality, and related gameplay effect, which can be yours for the low low price of being their friend and taking them out on your adventures. These are a few of our favorites:

Remy has always wanted to be a chef, but was constantly ridiculed for his dream by his froggy friends. He sneaks into kitchens when no one is around in an attempt to hone his craft. He’s actually pretty good at it now. His dream is to someday open his own restaurant.

Remy is dedicated to keeping you well fed. If you bring him along, your maximum health will be increased, but you’ll move slower.

Lance is terrible at jousting. Don't get it twisted, he’s a real knight, but he has never won a single joust. He has competed at every level and still loses to toddlers. Lance never gives up though, he is as determined as ever to win a joust. Keep it up Lance, you useless butterfingers.

Anyway, having Lance’s jousting “talents” at your service will increase the range of your attacks!

So this one time, Ellie was on a date at a pizza parlor when all of a sudden, nature called. She frantically gave a bad reason for leaving and hurried off, still clutching her greasy slice of pizza. Barely making it to a toilet, she realized how badly she messed up her date and took a large bite of the pizza.

Ellie’s since learned not to care as much what people think, so she lets you resist a little bit of damage.

We currently have around 30 of these little guys in the game, but we're shooting for a whole lot more in the final game!

Too Tired Studios began working on game projects together a little over a year ago. Since then, we've made some pretty cool games, and we've even gotten some awards for them at local game conventions! We've also learned that we have similar senses of humor, and work super well together.

Robbie Wakefield: Team Lead/Programmer

 

Robbie Wakefield has been leading this team for two years somehow. He’s officially a programmer, but he somehow keeps getting put into producer-type roles, which he’s pretty okay with by now.

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Lillian Vinson: Artist

 

Lillian draws all the frogs. Lillian also draws everything that is not the frogs, but the frogs are her favorites, obviously.

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Robby Mitchell (Rob v2): Systems Designer / Programmer

 

Rob Mitchell is a technical systems designer, which means he’s technically a designer, but actually just does the programming. He came up with the idea “raise and cherish really cute frogs” that set this game off in the first place.

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Luke Charland: Level Designer / UI Designer

 

Luke makes sure the blocks in the game are fun to jump on. He once found a tiny little frog in his room and captured it. He named the frog Fendy. After a heartfelt night together, Luke came to the realization that he had to free Fendy. This is where Frog Snatchers truly began.

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Amos Byrne: Level / Narrative / Sound Designer

 

Amos Byrne is the best team member despite not writing these bios. Sometimes he steals Luke’s blocks, sometimes he comes up with characters and reasons for things to happen, and then sometimes he just sits in dark rooms and makes weird sounds.

Leo Robles Gonzalez: Music Composer

 

This boy is responsible for the sick beats of Frog Snatchers. Delicious, delicious beats.

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Since we are such a small team, we all do a wide variety of tasks in our day to day. This gives the team complete control over how the game looks, feels, and sounds.

FROG APPRECIATOR - Get your name on our website and a thank you email! - $5

If you pledge just five smackaroos we will feature YOUR name on our website, thanking you for your help on Frog Snatchers! In addition, you'll receive a special thank you email from Too Tired Studios!

FROG OWNER - Get a digital download key for Frog Snatchers! - $10

Frog Snatchers for just $10? What a great deal for a game that will be sold for $15 after this Kickstarter campaign is finished! This download key will be redeemable on Steam when the game is released. We plan on releasing for Windows, Mac, and Linux.

FROG CONNOISSEUR - Get a digital artbook download! - $15

This art book is gonna have so many goddamn frogs in it. It will have all concept art and all iterations of art in the game, offering a complete look into the development and progression Frog Snatchers goes through!

This tier also includes a digital download of Frog Snatchers.

FROG COLLECTOR - Get a Frog Snatchers sticker sheet and pin! - $25

Start collecting frogs early by getting a collection of stickers featuring The Collector and a bunch of their lovable froggy friends! Also a cool little enamel pin for a more permanent display of your frog affection!

This tier also includes a digital download of Frog Snatchers, and the digital artbook!

It also includes your name in the credits with your level of contribution!

FROG ACTIVIST - Get a beta invite to Frog Snatchers! - $40

Get a Steam key for the beta after we have a little more development time as well as join the exclusive Frog Snatchers Beta Discord server! There you will be able to give us feedback on the beta and talk about the game!

This tier also includes your name in the credits, a digital download of Frog Snatchers, the digital artbook, the sticker sheet and pin!

FROG PROMOTER - Get a Kickstarter exclusive Frog Snatchers poster! - $60

Show your love of cute, 2D frog rescuing with this stylized 11-inch by 18-inch poster!

This tier also includes your name in the credits, a digital download of Frog Snatchers, the digital artbook, a sticker sheet, and a beta invite!

FROG FANATIC - Get a Kickstarter exclusive Frog Snatchers tee-shirt! - $80

This tee-shirt, featuring The Collector and one of the lovable frogs in the game, will be a Kickstarter exclusive! It will never be available again after the campaign ends, and you have the opportunity to get one!

This tier also includes your name in the credits, a digital download of Frog Snatchers, the digital artbook, a sticker sheet, a beta invite, and a poster!

FROG PATRON - Your name will appear in Frog Snatchers! (+ 2 extra download codes) - $100

Been dreaming of a character, frog, or sign post with YOUR name on it in Frog Snatchers? Well we are serving up dreams at Too Tired Studios! AND get 2 extra download keys of the game to share with your friends!

This tier also includes your name in the credits, a digital download of Frog Snatchers, the digital artbook, a sticker sheet, a beta invite, a poster, and a t-shirt!

FROG AMBASSADOR - Design a character for Frog Snatchers! - $150

Make a character sheet with name, personality, and physical description! We’ll take that concept and put them in the game!

This tier also includes your name in the credits, a digital download of Frog Snatchers, the digital artbook, a sticker sheet, a beta invite, a poster, a t-shirt, and your name appears in the game!

FROG DESIGNER - Design a frog for Frog Snatchers! - $300

Make a character sheet with name, personality, ability, and physical description! We’ll take that concept and put them in the game!

This tier also includes your name in the credits, a digital download of Frog Snatchers, the digital artbook, a sticker sheet, a beta invite, a poster, a t-shirt, and your name in the game!

Design an enemy for Frog Snatchers! - $600

Come up with an enemy concept and work with the team to make it a reality in the game!

This tier also includes your name in the credits, a digital download of Frog Snatchers, the digital artbook, a sticker sheet, a beta invite, a poster, a t-shirt, and your name in the game!

FROG PRESIDENT - Design a BOSS for Frog Snatchers! - $1000

Holy crap! You get to make a boss! Come up with a concept and work with the team to make it a reality in the game!

This tier also includes your name in the credits, a digital download of Frog Snatchers, the digital artbook, a sticker sheet, a beta invite, a poster, a t-shirt, and your name in the game!

So far, we’ve just been having fun making Frog Snatchers on our own time. We’ve been dreaming of the chance bring it to life with a full time schedule, since working around five people’s jobs and schedules has been kind of a challenge. We’re all committed to getting this project done no matter what, but we’d love to just dig in and devote all the time we possibly can to bringing you as much frog as you can realistically handle.

Unfortunately for everybody, existing costs money, and we’re going to need a little help from all of you if we want to continue both existing AND working on Frog Snatchers as much as we’d like. We hope you’re as excited as we are, and we’d love for you to join us in getting this game completed in all its amphibious glory. We think you’ll have at least as much fun playing it as we did making it.

Risks and challenges

Making games is hard. Not just getting it working, but making sure everything’s polished, balanced, and doesn’t break all the time. Frog Snatchers in particular is a game with all kinds of little moving parts, and reigning them all in will be no small feat. We've been grinding at this for a little while, and we're confident that we know how to get Frog Snatchers done with minimal roadblocks. We've established a pretty good workflow with each other, and with our studio space.

Frog Snatchers in its current state has been received well where we’ve shown it, so we’ve got a solid working version of the game to build on. That said, there are still any number of unforeseen obstacles that could pop up down the line. Right now we have a good game, but it takes a heck of a lot of tweaking, tuning and balancing to turn a good game into a great game. We’ll be making sure to keep you informed and up to date about how things are going. Check here (and on our website) for weekly production updates, as well as previews of new powers, areas, enemies, and frogs!

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    An invite to the Frog Snatchers beta!

    FROG ACTIVIST - Get a Steam key for the beta after we have a little more development time as well as join the exclusive Frog Snatchers Beta Discord server! There will be bi-weekly builds for you, our loyal beta testers to try out and give us feedback on!

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    An exclusive Frog Snatchers tee-shirt!

    FROG FANATIC - This tee-shirt, featuring The Collector and one of the lovable frogs in the game, will be a Kickstarter exclusive! It will never be available again after the campaign ends, and you have the opportunity to get one!

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    Your name in appears in Frog Snatchers!

    FROG PATRON - Been dreaming of a character, frog, or sign post with YOUR name on it in Frog Snatchers? Well we are serving up dreams at Too Tired Studios! AND get 2 extra download keys of the game to share with your friends!

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    Design an NPC in the game!

    FROG AMBASSADOR - You'll draw up a sheet with your character's name, personality, and physical description (or even a sketch if you're more artistically inclined)! We’ll take that concept and work with you to put the character in the game!

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    Design a frog in the game!

    FROG DESIGNER - Make a character sheet with your frog's name, personality, and physical description (and/or sketch), and how that all ties into their ability! We’ll take that concept and work with you to get your very own frog in Frog Snatchers!

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    FROG PRESIDENT - You get to make one of the coolest parts of any game: A BOSS! Come up with a boss concept and work with the team to make it happen!

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    Design a boss in the game, round 2!

    FROG PRIME MINISTER - Since the first one filled up so quickly, we figured we'd add a second option for any of you that may want to design a boss! You'll come up with a concept for a boss, and then work with the team to make it a reality! (Like a reality in the game, not actual reality, that'd probably be bad. And difficult.)

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