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A Frog's Tale - Demo Development

A project in Minneapolis, MN by AJ Norman

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A ribbiting pixel art RPG adventure with a unique rhythm combat system! Battle to the beat of the music in this charming adventure.
Backers: 2046
Average Pledge Per Backer: $53

Funded: $108,351 of $60,000
Dates: Jun 11th -> Jul 11th (30 days)
Project By: AJ Norman
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Latest News

A Frog's Tale, turn-based RPG, on track for Switch

December 31st - via:
A Kickstarter campaign previously opened for A Frog’s Tale, a turn-based RPG. It did quite well with the project exceeding its $50,000 target. In the end the amount actually stands at over $100,000, which was more than double the goal. (Read More)

STRETCH GOAL #2 SURPASSED! THE FINAL 48 HOURS. + New enemy type reveal

July 9th - via:
OH my goodness we have surpassed the $92,000 stretch goal which means... MARTY JOINS THE QUEST! There are SO MANY new gameplay features and enhancements that come along with Marty, so the team and I are very excited to get started implementing these... (Read More)

Less than 72 hours remaining! A closer look at our Title Screen!

July 8th - via:
We're counting down the final hours of the campaign! I just wanted to say thank you SO MUCH to everybody who has contributed to the success of this Kickstarter! Together we were able to reach our funding goal and passed stretch goal #1! But we're not... (Read More)

Behind the scenes of our animated cinematic!

July 6th - via:
4 DAYS REMAINING!  Today's update brings us a look at the making of our beautiful animated cinematic cutscene. Get a look at the process involved in this short video!  Our workflow generally went like this: 1. Brainstorm ideas for shots to include... (Read More)

New video! 5 days remaining! $10k to go until our next stretch goal! Can we make it?!

July 5th - via:
I can't believe the final days of the campaign are already upon us! What an insane month it has been!  Because we are so close to the next stretch goal, I wanted to share a video showcasing some key moments featuring Marty the Turtle from our... (Read More)

Music preview! Examples of recurring motifs

June 30th - via:
Hello everyone! Today I wanted to showcase some examples of recurring melodies in our soundtrack, and how we're using musical motifs to bring cohesion to the many location themes in A Frog's Tale! Listen carefully to the three songs in the video... (Read More)

A Frog's Tale in the press! + Secret new artwork sneak peek 👀

June 29th - via:
We've had some amazing coverage in the media since launching our Kickstarter campaign, so today I wanted to highlight a few articles and flattering quotes by some of the journalists shining a light on A Frog's Tale!  Destructoid: A Frog’s Tale... (Read More)

Hoppin’ RPG With Even Hipper Tunes A FROG’S TALE Successfully Funded

June 29th - via:
From newfound developer Norman Company and Mythcarver Games, A Frog’s Tale is celebrating its successful funding on Kickstarter. Reaching more than its $60,000 goal in less than 5 days, A Frog’s Tale still has several weeks to secure funding for its campaign. (Read More)

Kickstarter Highlight: A Frog's Tale

June 27th - via:
The game is about a little frog named Norman, who comes in contact with a mysterious cardinal bird while investigating the abnormally large bugs in the forest. After the encounter, our hero sets off on a journey to rebuild an artefact that can allegedly bring the dead back to life. (Read More)


June 21st - via:
SWIMMING UNLOCKED! We've reached over $70,000 in Kickstarter pledges, which means that STRETCH GOAL #1 has been surpassed! We are so excited to be able to offer swimming on the surface of the water as a gameplay feature included in the upcoming... (Read More)

Update video! Digital soundtrack available as an Add-on! Expanded look at sidequests!

June 20th - via:
Greetings everybody!  Today I've recorded a video update with some exciting news and an expanded look at some of the sidequest footage presented in our trailers. Check it out below! Some key notes: - The digital soundtrack is now available as a... (Read More)

HAPPY FATHER'S DAY! Some thoughts about the motivations of the game

June 19th - via:
Happy Father’s Day! Today I wanted to take some time and reflect on the motivations that are driving me to work so hard on A Frog’s Tale, and hopefully give you all a deeper understanding of just why this project means so much to me. I have been... (Read More)

WE DID IT! We reached our funding goal!

June 17th - via:
WE ARE FUNDED. I can't believe it only took us 5 days to reach $60,000 in pledges. That is INCREDIBLE. Thank you so much everybody for being a part of this and making my dreams come true! The response has far exceeded my expectations and your... (Read More)

WE'RE SO CLOSE!!! 90% funded!!

June 15th - via:
CAN YOU ALL BELIEVE IT?! We're so so close to reaching our goal, things are starting to feel very real over here!! We might actually get there!!! To everybody who is contributing to the campaign or sharing the game with your friends: THANK YOU SO... (Read More)

A Frog's Tale could be the newest crowdfunded indie darling

June 15th - via:
A Frog’s Tale is a retro RPG, with pixel art inspired by SNES and GBA classics, and gameplay inspired by titles like Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga, Kingdom Hearts, and Tales of Symphonia. It features musical turn-based combat and set pieces that are synched with the game’s score, making for a truly unique experience. (Read More)

Stretch Goal Showcase: Swimming!

June 14th - via:
In today’s update we’ll be taking a closer look at our first stretch goal: swimming! This stretch goal unlocks the ability to swim on the surface of the water. Since frog’s thrive on land as well as in the water, it is important to give this... (Read More)

AMAZING start! Let's keep up this momentum!

June 12th - via:
We are OVERWHELMED by all of the love so far! Over 40% funded in the first 24 hours! Truly unbelievable. Thank you all SO MUCH for your support! Whether you are pledging, sharing the campaign, or just excited about the project, it means the world to... (Read More)

Pixel RPG 'A Frog's Tale' could hit Switch through Kickstarter success

June 11th - via:
A Frog’s Tale is a charming froggy RPG with a musical twist on classic turn-based gameplay, featuring hand-animated pixel art inspired by retro consoles like the SNES and GBA, enhanced for the modern era. A unique rhythm combat system, puzzles, and platforming challenges all synced to the beat of our amazing soundtrack provide an epic journey that may remind you of Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga, Kingdom Hearts, or Tales of Symphonia. (Read More)

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