Amazing Frog? is a Hardcore Parkour openworld buffet of bonkers physics sandbox gameplay.Welcome to the town of Swindon, SwindonShire. Home to flatulant super hero, Amazing Frog? a 20Km Landscape A whole bunch of vehicles 4 player split screen Vist the Moon.
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Why Early Access?

“This is the all new Amazing Frog? universe. It is growing, the capabilities, the vehicles, the modes. The story of how a Frog can rise to become Swindon's Flatulent Super Hero will unfold as we add content and features to the game. We love sandbox physics gameplay and how you make your own challenges. Ultimately we want you, the player to have more control over what goes on in Swindon.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We are aiming to take it out of Early Access next year, there are currently so many ways to play Amazing Frog? But we want more Swindon, more vehicles, more challenges, more physics chaos. It will be hard to know when to stop and move to full release and even then we will not stop having plans for expanding the Amazing Frog Universe!”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“Our vision is to make a frog based, online, GTA style, rag doll sandbox game, based in our home town of Swindon. The full version should offer a more well rounded game environment. Each building is being demolished and reconstructed by the Swindon Town Council. Amazing Frog? will always be driven by sandbox gameplay and general messing about, but we are integrating progression systems seamlessly integrated to more worlds, challenges and battles.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“In Amazing Frog? 1 to 4 players can enjoy the town environment of Swindon, where you can catapult yourself into sky, over the building on trampolines and explosives for mad ups and to get to hard to reach places. Or you can take it easy and go to the Park, enjoy a game of chess, interact with NPC frogs and play football and basket ball.

If you are feeling more adventurous you can search for the hidden trophies, cookies and guns. If you want to get around quicker you can drive cars, buses and trucks, pull stunts or race each other. Or mix all of the above.
From Swindon you can visit Fart Gyms, just chill in your Hideout or search for the Sewer and the underground LAB. There are also Zombies (..naturally).

If you manage to escape over "The Wall" there is 20km of Landscape to explore that we are constantly adding features to.

If you are stuck for what to do you can set yourself challenges, "can I get to the blimp" , "can i land a car on that building", "what's that on that mountain" , "where are the other trophies"

Also for the Early Access version, we have created a set of small test worlds with simple sandbox gameplay. These small worlds we intend to grow into what will eventually be called "Party Mode"

Throughout the game there is a simple "Jump to Join" mechanic. Hit jump on one of the controllers or the keyboard and a player can join the game. Each world supports up to 4 players in split screen.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“The plan is for the Early Access version to be cheaper. As we progress towards the full release of Amazing Frog? the game will get bigger and bigger so get involved early.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“So much of the fun in building Amazing Frog? is in watching people play it. We want to see what people challenge themselves to do. Many modes have been and will be inspired by how people get their frog on, either on their own or with friends. We love physics sandbox games and are still amazed at how gameplay can unfold differently each time you play. We want to see what you do! Everyone plays differently. Use the steam community features. come at us on twitter and Facebook. The game development process will be effected by your feedback.”
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July 23

Amazing Frog? Devblog 026



It's been a while since Amazing Frog? devblog 025. There is a lot going on in development and it gets difficult to explain. I am sorry and I should update you all more frequently.  Amidst all the tasks we have been working on, it really doesn’t feel to us that much time has passed since the last devblog. Every day is Amazing Frog? for us.



My brain feels a little fried from working on 3 versions of the Amazing Frog? simultaneously, the sheer variety of types of tasks can leave you feeling all muddled up. It's important to leave a trail of breadcrumbs to find your way back to what it was you were trying to solve a day, a week, a month ago. Sometimes you just want to open your laptop and make weird stuff happen in-game and have a laugh, but in-between all that fun is a lot of technical problems that demand resolution. It's so important to think into the future when developing Amazing Frog?, especially V3. Our plans are big and I know I said it before but without the right infrastructure, we won't be able to realize those plans. In the past we have often sidelined some of the core system issues to fast-track new content. Often, when things were not quite right in V2 we would say, "well that will get fixed in V3". But as I mentioned before V3 broke everything and we started fresh. ............ somewhat as V3 being fully network-based and having completely new graphics has brought its own problems, so for many V2 issues we now thing resolve it in V2 so when it goes into V3 the transition will be smoother.

So whats been going on? Well, there are 3 major channels of development for Amazing Frog? and from week to week we switch back and forth between which one of these we concentrate on, or indeed sometimes Hal focuses on one and me on another.

These Development Channels are:
  • V3 : The completely rebuilt and online version
  • V2 : The Definitive Version (an updated, enhanced and extended V2)
  • V2 Pocket: our first attempt to package up Amazing Frog? and put it out somewhere else.
V2 Pocket Mode



I think I’ll start with Pocket mode (The working title for the iOS version). If I was in your position, in our beloved Steam Community, I’d probably be thinking, "why are those two dum-asses working on an iOS version when they need to get us the V3 Multiplayer version out which has dragged on long enough already?" It's a question that comes up virtually every day between us,  should we drop it and move on? or keep moving forward slowly? We have a very clear purpose. A long-term purpose. A Plan. I may not always be able to explain what the plan is, but it always seems to make sense to me. I’ll try and explain why I feel we HAVE to do pocket mode and indeed more V2.

First off, Striking back and protecting our game. It drives me nuts seeing all the fake versions of Amazing Frog? on iOS and Android. It also bothers seeing all the fake versions of a lot of cool Steam Early Access games. I know people do worse things in the world, but it just grinds my gears when I think of people getting ripped off thinking they are getting Amazing Frog? when they're just paying for a fake app that shows you an add and crashes :( The two ways to solve this would be to chase each app legally or just release the real Amazing Frog? to this environment. We chose the latter.



Next, The Tech Clock is ticking.  Tech is changing every day, the big changes in Unity really threw us last year invalidating most of AF? development. Being so deep into V3 with all this crazy new tech (I’ll touch on in a bit), the temptation was to abandon V2 altogether and just move on, which is what happened to V1 (the OUYA version)… we abandoned V1 so we could progress in Steam Early Access. we want V2 to reach its potential, after all, we will be working on V3 for some time and the more success we can generate from V2 the more it will help the development of V3. This would also be helped by a more definitive and polished version of the V2 system.



For Pocket Mode we created a new landscape, simpler but more refined. Naturally, this will be available on Steam as Pocket Mode (and most likely on Steam first). Having a smaller less demanding island for Pocket Mode in V2 not only helps it run better on mobile devices and less capable computers but also allows us to create a slightly alternative experience, ie giving you more things to do in V2.

V2 The Definitive Version



V2 Definitive and Pocket Mode are linked in development. Since Pocket Mode is generated from V2, but quite separate tasks. Overall with the V2 system, there were so many fundamental issues and things we needed to resolve. As I said earlier anything we skipped in favour of more content. The Z Fighting on posters the way the sea looks crappy from distances among other things required deep fundamental changes in how we do everything. Our first thought was: let's stick the V3 blimp in and fix those bugs once and for all. In the end that kind of felt like a good plan for pocket mode, but for V2 on Steam, we wanted something a little more special in this next version before V3 takes over. We just felt that apart from fixing it and making it look better V2 needed some fresh secrets, more experimental features and the ability to unlock some of the things you may have already seen but not yet been able to use. It's a big Update, with a lot of enhancements.



‘scuse the balloons, they really are the best way to get around when you need to take screenshots :)





We can talk about V2 when its ready….
V3 The Newer Version



Oh boy, I wish we could develop this faster. The more complex or detailed a thing the more time it takes I guess. It's funny, thinking back to the games Hal and I used to knock out in a matter of weeks to where we are now. I love it, I love building something that that is ours, that has so much scope. As a developer working for someone else you don’t always get the chance to feel that sense of joy from your efforts. Having said that, the newer versions of Unity have been really inconsistent environments over the past year, which has made things difficult and disheartening at times. We have often been finding ourselves progressing in one area to then find that another area has become invalidated. Thankfully everything seems more stable now. I guess Unity had to figure some things out.



There are so many topics on V3. SwindonShire alone is one of the biggest tasks we have ever committed ourselves too.  Building a sustainable, detailed and exciting world. We put a lot of thought into the SwindonShire. I’ve touched on various plans for the world over the course of these devblogs, and our plans can be fluid, but ultimately they hang around a core set of ideas. This image should give you a bit of an insight, it’s a map of SwindonShire that we use to discuss development in areas for V3 (a “redacted” version, don’t want to give too much away)



Although the landscape is essentially the same, Hal has been refining his process for the terrain. Now with a much higher resolution, it makes it much easier for Hal to sculpt detail, we’re so excited about it. I took these shots from a build I generated today. Currently, we have the terrain covered in a grid to help us understand things like scale not just in terms of size, but also in terms of movement so we can limit the physics etc. My version will probably be a grid for a bit, while Hal works on implementing all the details he has been working with. Like most of the development of the game, it's important to get a solid foundation that can support future iterations.



It took quite a long time for us to gain some control over the lighting. We almost abandoned a Day/night cycle altogether. Weird inconsistencies with multiple scenes, global GI not doing what we expected, I could go on. For V3 Day and Night was something that was really important to us. A lot of our plans for gameplay revolve around it. We needed to make sure that we were in control and we were not just getting "cool effects" that look great on one building but don’t translate to the area next to it.



Also, playability at nighttime is important, you have to be able to see what you're are doing...



Time like just about everything else in V3 needs to be defined and controlled by the host. Unlike V2, V3 is completely networked as a game. We have explored and implemented so many ways of doing networking over the past year. If I am honest with you, I couldn’t say that I am sure that the route we chose is the best one. It's probably more difficult, but It is most certainly the route we are the most comfortable with now. We tried third-party network solutions, we tried Unity's solution and they were all great, but we wanted more control over what was sent and to who. Things are a bit barren this week in V3 screenshots because I am implementing the host signing the objects to the scene. Everything dynamic or controllable needs to be allocated by the host. eg there is a box on the floor because the host says there is. It moves and the host has to be aware of that.



The great thing about that is that the host is always taking snapshots of data of the world, which makes it really easy to save data - just about everything in the game. ie it would be possible to play one day and come back to the same stuff the next day rather than a full reset like in V2.



I hope that's a good explanation of whats going on with development. Here’s a rundown of what my next few sets of immediate tasks are after posting this. in V3 Implement a moonlight (it's too dark at night), elbows ..there is something wrong with how I redraw the elbow and knee positions over the network looks kinda funky, touch controls sticking on IOS fix and test in another build.

So I'm going to jump to it.



Thanks for reading, updates coming real soon.
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May 18

Amazing Frog? Devblog 025



Hi, It’s been just over a month since I last updated you all on whats going on with development for Amazing Frog?. To be honest I don’t even know where to begin this devblog as we have been doing so many different things. Our core mission is the same and V3 as a whole is still moving forward. The V3 online Test world draws closer and a big definitive V2 update will come alongside it, After that, an iOS version and a run of V3 test updates will follow, all the while in the backdrop the main V3 Amazing Frog? continues to grow. So to follow on from the last devblog (024)- I still have not started Mario Odyssey and Hal is no closer to facing Ganon, but we have done a load of Amazing Frog? development. :)

V3 Testworlds



The multiplayer code for V3 is coming along pretty nicely. Don’t get me wrong, it has been super complicated and I do have a tendency to over-complicate things for myself. Now I feel it coming together. I have restructured the whole process several times, as it has to form the underlying architecture of pretty much all aspects of V3 Swindon. There are many challenges involved, but one existing challenge is the logistics of testing.. there is only so much I can test on my own set of machines, so we are going to need some help with that very soon. There are still a few crazy things happening that I need to resolve first, but my confidence in the integrity of the system is growing. *farts..

SwindonShire

Often when I look over at Hal’s screen I see crazy substance setups for all sorts of different surfaces and plant things. I Just think they look interesting so I got him to screen grab a couple for the blog.



We never really got to make the “SwindonShire” that we wanted to make before. We had always been too busy with other aspects of gameplay or world creation. But we are making "The world" a priority in V3. Hal has got a serious new machine for some intense world building and development shenanigans. We are very serious about it… but it is going to take time to create the "new world” in v3, but we think it will be worth it.

V3 Anatomy

We first put a skeleton in a game in Goldilocks and the 3000 bears and laughed our heads off about it for ages. Goldilocks was a kind of ragdoll shooting game that we made a demo of a few years back before Ouya, and hope to return to one day. As V3 is so much more detailed it needed an update to frog anatomy. Heres an example of the new skeleton… but Hal didn't stop at just bones….There are going to be some squidgy surprises too.



So A Definitive V2 Update ?

I guess in general the right game dev advice would be to move on from V2 completely and just go into V3. V2 its old tech, Unity don’t really support it anymore, but still we haven’t moved on from V2 and you may be wondering why.

It's not just about fixing problems in V2 like the Z-fighting on the sea and posters, or the lack of atmosphere and depth, there is actually a lot we are doing in V2 that we can move straight to V3. Also because V3 is moving so far ahead of V2 we just couldn’t leave it behind without tidying some things up. It's good that I got a new laptop at the beginning of 2018. I can comfortably have both V3 and V2 open simultaneously. Unity used to fatal when I was working on them both and I used to think that I was running out of memory. Turns out that it was just Unity crashing…. Thankfully things seem a lot more stable on that front recently. I did yet again have to completely rebuild the v3 project base from the ground up but things have been working well. Basically, there are so many game systems that I can prototype and build in V2 for V3.

Beyond that, we really wanted to make a definitive version of Amazing Frog? V2  One that could stand on it own as V3 continues to grow. Many graphical glitches have been solved, but at the expense of a bit of a restructure, especially to do with player assignment and cameras. This work has allowed us to implement v3 camera and player assignment systems and design a more stable structure on how to do that. Successfully prototyping the way forward in V3 gameplay.



I'm pretty sure I haven't covered everything today. Like the way the frog can hold a pose in ragdoll form in V3 when you jump and hold jump, I had been meaning to make some screenshots to show that.  Or that after a chat with Zeron last week I decided to push day-night cycles into the test worlds. Or that we tested a few good builds on iOS and its looking good, but it needs more work and the next Steam update will certainly come before that. Or that the new blimp controls are much more stable, but I still have a bit of work to do to ensure objects can be transported inside. I guess more next time. Thanks for playing Amazing Frog?
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Online Multiplayer is coming soon, we are still in Early Access.

I'm going to replace this old description v soon.

Amazing Frog? is a Hardcore Parkour openworld buffet of bonkers physics sandbox gameplay.
Welcome to the town of Swindon, UK. Home to flatulant super hero, Amazing Frog?

The Hideout

Start in hideout, play on your own or split screen with your friends

Swindon

Enter Swindon where you can drive cars, buses and mobility scooters, jump on trampolines, fire yourself out of cannons, into explosions, search for trophies and Tvs and reach the heights and a whole lot more. Its your Swindon do as you please.


Swindon Local Attractions

Take a quiet trip to the Swindon fArt Gallery if it pleases you…. Feeling aggressive ? find a crossbow, machine gun or laser and shoot the hell out of each other. Visit the Fart Gyms for a workout or discover the Zombie filled underground Sewers.

SwindonShire

Plan your escape of Swindon to explore Greater SwindonShire (a 20KM island) where you can go offloading, ride pigs, discover secrets, go for a swim or drive boat in the surrounding Ocean and Lakes


SHARKS

... but watch our for the relentless sharks… cos they huuuuungry.

The Swindon Town Planning Office

Remember to always The Swindon Town Planning Office after an Update. This is where Gaz and Hal from Fayju will notify you in game of updates and additions.

Test Rooms

There is also a bunch of test Rooms to play around in. For testing out vehicles, trampolines , weapon testing facilities, playing with sharks… basically seeing what your frog can do. Many mechanics are built in these test rooms.

Amazing Frog? Key features:

  • a 20Km Landscape
  • A whole bunch of vehicles
  • 4 player split screen
  • Pigging backs… and pigs
  • ridiculous ragdolls, trampolines, cannons and explosions
  • Weapons like crossbows lasers and machine-guns
  • Vicious Sharks
  • Swimmming ish and Boats in the ocean
  • Fully fitted Fart Gym
  • Underground Zombie Frogs in the Sewers
  • A Giant chessboard
  • A bunch of test rooms
  • and a whole lot of mystery...

play together.

System Requirements

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Mac OS X
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    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: 2.5 GHZ Dual Core
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 2GB
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 8+
    • Processor: 2.5GHZ Quad core
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 2GB
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: 10.8
    • Processor: 2.0 GHZ dual core
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 2GB
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: 10.8
    • Processor: 2.5GHZ Quad core
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 2GB
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • Processor: i5 2 GHZ quad Core
    • Memory: 2 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 2GB
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • Processor: i7 quad Core
    • Memory: 4 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 2GB
    • Storage: 1 GB available space

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