The Haunted Island, a Frog Detective Game - help im 6
Hello Frog Friends!



I have some exciting news to share! We've just updated the game with some juicy new UI and performance improvements. I have also changed something very important... Let me know if you spot it! Something is significantly different... Hehehehehe...

Anyway, enough of that nonsense. The exciting thing I've been wanting to tell you is that we've signed with the company SUPERHOT!!! They make the game called, well, SUPERHOT! They've just started offering funding and support for tiny indies like me, and Frog Detective was the first game to be signed to their new label, how cool is that??



Tom and I have been holding onto this news for months now and we're so excited to finally share it with you. This means we have money to make more Frog Detective games and focus on them full time! The Haunted Island was made while I was juggling university and working part-time at the wonderful studio League of Geeks. In April, I left to focus on Frog Detective, and formed a studio called WORM CLUB!! That's when SUPERHOT approached us and asked if we would be interested in working with them.

So what does this mean for the games? Are there guns in Frog Detective now?!

Nope! SUPERHOT is simply giving us funding and advice and helping us with any connections we need to do exciting things with the series. They've been so generous with their time so far, and I am so, so grateful for it. The games will still be silly and weird like the first one, but since we have more time to dedicate to making them, we'll have time to make them as perfectly as we want to. We're not dealing with any publisher-imposed deadlines or creative overhauls-- we're doing exactly what we did before, but this time we can order food delivery and worry less about our bank accounts! I hope this clears up any questions you may have, but if you're confused or want to know more, please ask in the comments of this post or in the forums! Tom and I are here to answer any questions.

Lots of love,
Grace Bruxner xoxoxox
SUPERHOT - contact@rockpapershotgun.com (Dominic Tarason)

E3 is over, and we’ve got all that mega-budget fluff out of our system, so let’s get weird again. There’s a big summer sale on over on Itch, which has rapidly become my favourite games store. While the bulk of the discounts run until July 1st, there’s also the Itch.io Summer Selects Bundle available for one week only. It contains six hand-picked games for $9, which, all but one, I can vouch for the excellence of. While SUPERHOT may be the headliner, it also includes low-fi unsettler Paratopic and anti-fascist gay disaster road trip adventure EXTREME MEATPUNKS FOREVER, which has to be written in all caps. Below, some videos, thoughts and other picks.

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The Haunted Island, a Frog Detective Game

The Haunted Island: A Frog Detective Adventure was a short and adorable experience that made our list of underrated games from 2018. It was all about talking to animal people and solving simple puzzles while chilling to piano tunes and generally having a nice time. Now its creator, indie dev Grace Bruxner, has announced a sequel. Frog Detective 2: The Case of the Invisible Wizard, will be out later this year. 

The trailer makes it look like a similar balance of whimsy and gentle spookiness only this time there's a lion, a zebra, and a rhino among the animals in the mix. It seems like the gloriously pointless magnifying glass will make a comeback, and I'm holding out for a cameo from Lobster Cop, the off-camera legend from the first game.

The Haunted Island, a Frog Detective Game - contact@rockpapershotgun.com (Alice O'Connor)

Having solved the mystery of The Haunted Island, Grace Bruxner’s ace amphibious sleuth will return later this year. Bruxner has announced Frog Detective 2: The Case Of The Invisible Wizard, a spooky new case for our frogfriend to investigate in Warlock Woods. I adore her funny, friendly, and offbeat style (do check out The Fish Market and Alien Caseno for a free introduction) and am glad to see more of this frog.

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Nov 23, 2018
The Haunted Island, a Frog Detective Game - help im 6
Hi folks!!




The game has been out for over a day now and I just wanna say a huge thank you for all of the kind posts, reviews, messages and art that have come out in the last 24 hours. It's a great thing that a short and silly game like mine can safely have a home on Steam amongst larger and more complicated games.

Developing this game has been wonderful and I would like to acknowledge the hard work of Thomas Bowker who did the programming and tools development as well as the outline shader that has been super popular. Tom is an extremely good egg and deserves a bunch of credit. I would also like to thank Dan Golding for creating an iconic and catchy soundtrack. Every time I got a track from Dan I lost my dang mind!! He's a genius!!

I'm super excited to start work on the second game in the series. I hope I can get it to you very soon. :-)

Thanks again!!!!

Grace Bruxner
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