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Frog's Princess Review

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Posted: 6 weeks ago, last updated 4 days ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer.

OverviewOverview

Frog's Princess is a narrative game about a kingdom surrounded by evil. You play a young princess who must save her kingdom. Along the way, you encounter a frog prince on a quest to rescue his bodyguard and find your plans overturned.

When you begin, you will be asked to choose the story from the princess’s or the frog’s point of view. Play involves making choices about the appearance and identity of your character that doesn't have to conform to gender norms, is neurodiverse and can even be bald (to accommodate young players with cancer).

While the game keeps things in line with its Disney-looking story, players meet strong characters, take on ethical questions and poignant moments. What starts as a simple heroes journey soon becomes more complex and contested. This is reflected in the range of options for your dialogue choices. You choose from 10 speeches each time the prince and princess speak: traditional, idealistic, kind, charming, artistic, intellectual, protective, fun, commanding, or peaceable.

By the end of the story, you will have saved the kingdom. But you will have done it in your own way, with your own unique hero. Rather than choose your own adventure, here, you choose your own hero to finish the adventure. The focus on humour throughout ensures the game doesn't feel preachy while at the same time raising some important themes for young players.

DetailsGame Details

Content Rating: PEGI 3

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Release Date: 09/12/2020

Platforms: Android, Mac and iOS

Genres: Narrative and Point-and-Click

Accessibility: 41 features

Developer: @KathyGameDesign

CommitmentCommitment

Duration: It takes between 2 hours and 3 hours to play a round of this game. You can play the game multiple times to see different forms of the story. Each time you get to save your unique version of the story book.
 
Players: This is a single player game.

CostsCosts

Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

This game has been rated PEGI 3.
 
This game has been rated ESRB EVERYONE.


Skill Rating: This game is enjoyed by 8+ year-olds as it's a good match for their ability and maturity. Although the game looks suitable for very young players, the content and interesting themes require a bit of understanding and interpretation to really enjoy.

AccessibilityAccessibility

All dialogue is is both written and voiced.

Sound effects signpost what is happening in each scene. All sound effects have text descriptions.

There is optional action narration accompanied by text for each scene.

Low vision: Characters contrast well with the background because they are 2D vector images with smooth edges rendered in flat colours while the background was created using 3D models and has rougher, more painterly textures.

Control buttons offer many alternates. You can use the mouse or keyboard to play. When using the mouse or touchscreen, large clickable actions do not demand precision. The game does not require long presses. There are no time-out windows and you can always click back to change a choice.

Screen reader: If the player uses a screen reader, the game will open with user interface accessible to the screen reader. Alternatively, players can toggle on a screen reader while playing the game. Works for Android, iOS and PC.

Bright lights: Frog's Princess passes the Harding’s test so it should not trigger photosensitive epilepsy despite the fact that the witch uses lightning magic.

Motion sickness: When the player uses the Contents menu to move a large number of pages at once, page images can rush past, causing motion sickness. Players can grab a page and move that row of page images manually to prevent motion sickness.

How To Play instructions are in the About button of the Main Menu. When read out by a screen reader, they are different from the written instructions. Players can also visit the website for illustrated instructions at https://frogsprincess.com/how-to-play.html or for screen reader instructions at https://frogsprincess.com/visionaccessibility.html.

Reading ability: Dialogue includes old-fashioned terms and sentence structure suits Grades 3 and 4. However new readers including 5- and 6-year-old boys are particularly fascinated with the game.
 
Our Frog's Princess Accessibility Report details 41 accessibility features:


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