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#1 Posted by jmood88 (416 posts) -

I don't remember hearing about this game on any podcast or seeing a video anywhere but Brad has it in his top 10, Justin McElroy has it in his and there was a lot of talk about it during the day 1 deliberations. Did I miss something during a bombcast or did the discussion really come out of nowhere?

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#2 Posted by linkster7 (1247 posts) -

It was on one of the "Worth Reading" things Patrick writes, that's where I found it at least.

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#3 Posted by recroulette (5447 posts) -

Today was the first I've heard of it. 

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#4 Posted by Spoonman671 (5767 posts) -

Feels somewhat zeitgeisty.

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#5 Posted by Indiana_Jenkins (423 posts) -

Patrick stole it from Idle Thumbs.

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#6 Posted by rachelepithet (1646 posts) -

Never heard anyone ever mention it before today. Whats stranger is that it ended up being so universally loved by the group, beating out many other games they raved about this year.

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#7 Posted by JoeyRavn (5219 posts) -

The game is damn good, even in a non-ironic way. It starts by subverting every preconception you may have about it, and then it starts throwing the most random, yet completely recognizable, shit at you. It completely accomplishes everything it set out to accomplish.

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#8 Posted by Kerned (1185 posts) -

@Indiana_Jenkins: Oh yeah? Did Idle Thumbs have exclusive rights to play and/or like it? Give me a fucking break.

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#9 Posted by Daneian (1308 posts) -

Idle Thumbs talked about it like a month ago.

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#10 Posted by FoolishChaos (493 posts) -

Just played through it, and I can see why they didn't really say much about it on the podcasts (did they even mention it?). Its hard to talk about it without giving away too much

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#11 Posted by MooseyMcMan (12541 posts) -

I never heard of it until today.  
 
I just played it, and... yeah. 

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#12 Posted by Kraznor (1618 posts) -

@Indiana_Jenkins said:

Patrick stole it from Idle Thumbs.

Yep.

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#13 Posted by crusader8463 (14757 posts) -

I messed around with it up to the text adventure part before closing it. Makes sad to think that beat out any real game.

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#14 Posted by WarlockEngineerMoreDakka (452 posts) -

@crusader8463 said:

I messed around with it up to the text adventure part before closing it. Makes sad to think that beat out any real game.

..... It beating out other games for OTHER PEOPLE besides you makes you sad? :(

How does that affect you? Why cry over how others 'spill' their drinks? :P

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#15 Posted by jacksukeru (6563 posts) -

I played it a few weeks ago, but I never got out of eating bugs and installing/uninstalling lockon. After Brad said what you could do on the Bombcast I went back and played through it all. Neat.

More than anything it made me want to play some decently straightforward text adventures, it's been many years since I played one of those.

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#16 Posted by MariachiMacabre (7097 posts) -
@WarlockEngineerMoreDakka

@crusader8463 said:

I messed around with it up to the text adventure part before closing it. Makes sad to think that beat out any real game.

..... It beating out other games for OTHER PEOPLE besides you makes you sad? :(

How does that affect you? Why cry over how others 'spill' their drinks? :P

And it's no less a "real" game than any other. Just because it's a simplistic flash game doesn't make it less worthy of praise.
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#17 Posted by NapTimeSleeper (352 posts) -

I saw somebody casting it on twitch a few weeks ago. It looked crazy.

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#18 Posted by Video_Game_King (36564 posts) -

I'm more confused as to why people love it as much as they do. I mean, it doesn't teach fractions so much as it references them. Is it one of those Internet things? Like "it's random, therefore I love it"?

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#19 Posted by ShaggE (8398 posts) -

@Video_Game_King said:

I'm more confused as to why people love it as much as they do. I mean, it doesn't teach fractions so much as it references them. Is it one of those Internet things? Like "it's random, therefore I love it"?

Did you grow up with the MECC-style edutainment games? That's a big part of it.

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#20 Posted by Sin4profit (3411 posts) -

i first heard about it from the Besties (Nov 16th) dismissed it at the time as i do with most of the deep indie and/or mobile games they mention. Played it today after GB's mentioning of it on the podcast so many times...was amusing, but i guess the build up around it kind of deluded it for me.

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#21 Posted by Spoonman671 (5767 posts) -

I finished it. It was stupid. Stop making it out to be something special.

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#22 Posted by TheHT (14312 posts) -

i only heard about it today too. saw it on the best moment and also time belt man's list and played through it.

it's pretty nuts but not much more than a funny little flash thing. i can see how finding all of that crazy shit out by yourself would be a lot more satisfying, but i went into it with the buzzwords "going underwater", "warp drive" and "dragon" in my head so i was fully expecting the crazy.

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#23 Posted by bacongames (3979 posts) -

It was neat as a novelty flash game but yeah I think it's only getting a mention right now because it's just caught on around the office. I have a feeling they're mentioning it now for that reason and to suggest people check it out. Context is everything with this one, especially if one looks back at the podcasts and videos themselves. I'm not a huge fan of the fact that it's being praised like it's anything other than what it is (at least that's how I've taken it) but I'll take two and pass with this one and let it slide...I guess.

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#24 Posted by crusader8463 (14757 posts) -

@MariachiMacabre said:

@WarlockEngineerMoreDakka

@crusader8463 said:

I messed around with it up to the text adventure part before closing it. Makes sad to think that beat out any real game.

..... It beating out other games for OTHER PEOPLE besides you makes you sad? :(

How does that affect you? Why cry over how others 'spill' their drinks? :P

And it's no less a "real" game than any other. Just because it's a simplistic flash game doesn't make it less worthy of praise.

No one's crying... I just think that stupid little flash games shouldn't be up for consideration against games that dozens if not hundreds of people put years of their life into working on. I really couldn't care less if they think it's better or not, but it's a different class of game that shouldn't be in there with the rest.

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#25 Posted by recroulette (5447 posts) -
@crusader8463 said:

@MariachiMacabre said:

@WarlockEngineerMoreDakka

@crusader8463 said:

I messed around with it up to the text adventure part before closing it. Makes sad to think that beat out any real game.

..... It beating out other games for OTHER PEOPLE besides you makes you sad? :(

How does that affect you? Why cry over how others 'spill' their drinks? :P

And it's no less a "real" game than any other. Just because it's a simplistic flash game doesn't make it less worthy of praise.

No one's crying... I just think that stupid little flash games shouldn't be up for consideration against games that dozens if not hundreds of people put years of their life into working on. I really couldn't care less if they think it's better or not, but it's a different class of game that shouldn't be in there with the rest.

Does that make Dust garbage because only one person worked on that?
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#26 Posted by Animasta (14903 posts) -

@RecSpec said:

@crusader8463 said:

@MariachiMacabre said:

@WarlockEngineerMoreDakka

@crusader8463 said:

I messed around with it up to the text adventure part before closing it. Makes sad to think that beat out any real game.

..... It beating out other games for OTHER PEOPLE besides you makes you sad? :(

How does that affect you? Why cry over how others 'spill' their drinks? :P

And it's no less a "real" game than any other. Just because it's a simplistic flash game doesn't make it less worthy of praise.

No one's crying... I just think that stupid little flash games shouldn't be up for consideration against games that dozens if not hundreds of people put years of their life into working on. I really couldn't care less if they think it's better or not, but it's a different class of game that shouldn't be in there with the rest.

Does that make Dust garbage because only one person worked on that?

no, he worked on it a long time.

Binding of Isaac had only like 2 dudes and was done in 3 months so that's probably crap. As is Hotline Miami.

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#27 Posted by JZ (2343 posts) -

It's bullshit

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#28 Edited by Animasta (14903 posts) -

@JZ said:

It's bullshit

I think you're just a racist, frogs are bugs too man

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#29 Posted by JZ (2343 posts) -

No, no they are not

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#30 Posted by Demoskinos (17325 posts) -

@Animasta said:

@JZ said:

It's bullshit

I think you're just a racist, frogs are bugs too man

Frog racism the real social topic of 2012

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#31 Posted by JZ (2343 posts) -

No robot racism is

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#32 Posted by VisariLoyalist (3130 posts) -

it's pretty amazing I got stuck on the text adventure part

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#33 Posted by MiniPato (2821 posts) -

I guess if I knew nothing about Frog Fractions, it might've been mindblowing. Then again, maybe not. It just seems like any other flash game I might find on like Newgrounds. Use internet more people. There are TONS of flash games with crazy weird non sequiter shit in them. Unless something reeeeaaaally crazy happens after the text adventure part.

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#34 Posted by Zuldim (301 posts) -

I don't know where it came from, but I paused the podcast to go play it, and I thought it was awesome for most of the reasons they said on the podcast. It was great.

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#35 Posted by ajamafalous (13406 posts) -

I saw John T. Drake tweet about it a month or two ago.
 
 
I still don't think it holds any merit being on a top 10 list, but whatever.

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#36 Posted by Red (6146 posts) -

I'd also nominate the Trial of Froggy for best game sequence of 2012.

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#37 Posted by Fascismo (133 posts) -

I stopped the podcast to play it before I heard too much about it, and was pleasantly surprised. Literally fell out of my chair during the parody of the West Wing title sequence.

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#38 Posted by MariachiMacabre (7097 posts) -
@Animasta

@RecSpec said:

@crusader8463 said:

@MariachiMacabre said:

@WarlockEngineerMoreDakka

@crusader8463 said:

I messed around with it up to the text adventure part before closing it. Makes sad to think that beat out any real game.

..... It beating out other games for OTHER PEOPLE besides you makes you sad? :(

How does that affect you? Why cry over how others 'spill' their drinks? :P

And it's no less a "real" game than any other. Just because it's a simplistic flash game doesn't make it less worthy of praise.

No one's crying... I just think that stupid little flash games shouldn't be up for consideration against games that dozens if not hundreds of people put years of their life into working on. I really couldn't care less if they think it's better or not, but it's a different class of game that shouldn't be in there with the rest.

Does that make Dust garbage because only one person worked on that?

no, he worked on it a long time.

Binding of Isaac had only like 2 dudes and was done in 3 months so that's probably crap. As is Hotline Miami.

Super Meat Boy was 2 dudes. 3 if you count the soundtrack. Terrible game, I guess. (Still one of the best platformers ever.)
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#39 Posted by Zuldim (301 posts) -

@MariachiMacabre said:

@Animasta

@RecSpec said:

@crusader8463 said:

@MariachiMacabre said:

@WarlockEngineerMoreDakka

@crusader8463 said:

I messed around with it up to the text adventure part before closing it. Makes sad to think that beat out any real game.

..... It beating out other games for OTHER PEOPLE besides you makes you sad? :(

How does that affect you? Why cry over how others 'spill' their drinks? :P

And it's no less a "real" game than any other. Just because it's a simplistic flash game doesn't make it less worthy of praise.

No one's crying... I just think that stupid little flash games shouldn't be up for consideration against games that dozens if not hundreds of people put years of their life into working on. I really couldn't care less if they think it's better or not, but it's a different class of game that shouldn't be in there with the rest.

Does that make Dust garbage because only one person worked on that?

no, he worked on it a long time.

Binding of Isaac had only like 2 dudes and was done in 3 months so that's probably crap. As is Hotline Miami.

Super Meat Boy was 2 dudes. 3 if you count the soundtrack. Terrible game, I guess. (Still one of the best platformers ever.)

Consequently, Duke Nukem Forever is the greatest game ever made.

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#40 Posted by Little_Socrates (5844 posts) -
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#41 Posted by Shrimpy (95 posts) -

@Spoonman671 said:

I finished it. It was stupid. Stop making it out to be something special.
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#42 Posted by Animasta (14903 posts) -

@Red said:

I'd also nominate the Trial of Froggy for best game sequence of 2012.

I'd go with boxing monologue myself.

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#43 Posted by C2C (899 posts) -

Played it after the bombsquad mentioned it; wasn't too amused. I don't know if it's because I don't have the nostalgia needed to like this game, or it is me just being numb to random flash games. Whatever it is, it's their GOTY awards so they could nominate whatever they want.

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#44 Posted by Darkstorn (481 posts) -

@Kraznor said:

@Indiana_Jenkins said:

Patrick stole it from Idle Thumbs.

Yep.

Lol totally...

The hate for Patrick is such bullcrap. He mentioned that the game was worth playing in an article, he's just trying to spread the love for a fun, quirky game.

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#45 Posted by Milkman (18913 posts) -

@Kraznor said:

@Indiana_Jenkins said:

Patrick stole it from Idle Thumbs.

Yep.

You're both idiots.

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#46 Posted by RIDEBIRD (1261 posts) -

I've never heard them talk about it before.

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#47 Posted by Sanity (2149 posts) -

I played a bit of it today and was skeptical but man it didn't disappoint in the bat shit crazy department. I like these odd additions, if they always picked the big name games it would be boring as all hell. Its not as if these lists matter anyways, there just for fun.

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#48 Posted by JasonR86 (10178 posts) -

I played it and it was a nice diversion. They were making it out to be this incredible thing that it simply isn't. But to each their own I guess.

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#49 Posted by Cold_Wolven (2484 posts) -

I have no idea why this game is suddenly getting all this recognition and appearing in top 10 lists but to each their own I guess.

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#50 Posted by mlarrabee (3849 posts) -

I just finished it.

It was like sitting next to the kid who keeps poking you in the ribs and quoting Silence of the Lambs and expecting you to laugh.

Granted, the kid's actually very intelligent, but he tries too hard. Or maybe he doesn't try enough.