Posted: 2 years ago, last updated 7 days ago.
Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.
It can seem like solving these puzzles is all a bit random, but that's because the puzzles aren’t really the point of the game, and neither is solving the case. It's the interactions with the world and the people that live in it that's the real enjoyment. As you get into this strange location there's an endearing off-beat feel to the inhabitants and find that it's surprisingly moreish like the Monkey Island games.
The second game, Frog Detective 2: The Case of the Invisible Wizard, you follow up the original mystery but now have a notebook with assorted stickers. This helps you keep track of the people you've met and what they need to trade for the items you want.
As with the first game, it's the humour and character that takes centre stage here. You can note things like "This makes her much more suspicious than she realizes" and "Insists she is not suspicious."
The third game, Frog Detective 3: Corruption at Cowboy County is set in the wild west where new surprises await you as you meet new friends and uncover a spicy mystery. Again, you must talk to witnesses, collect clues and smile vacantly like a frog.
The Frog Detective are games that work for adults because of the humour, but also work for young players because of the simple mechanics and memorisation required.
Release Date: 22/11/2018, updated in 2022
Platforms: Mac, PC and Xbox One
Skill Rating: 6+ year-olds
Genres: Narrative, Puzzle (Adventure and Point-and-Click)
Components: 3D First-Person and Hand-Made
Developer: Grace Bruxner (@GraceBruxner)
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6+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Unlike other point-and-click adventures you don't have to deal with combining items or puzzling solutions. This works well with really young players because it's both low key and linear. Older players will appreciate the elegance of the story and varied characters.
Frog Detective 1: The Haunted Island
Frog Detective 2: The Case of the Invisible Wizard
Frog Detective 3: Corruption at Cowboy County
Frog Detective: The Entire Mystery
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