The history of frogs in video games is pretty brief. Frogger and, er, that’s it. At least as far as memorable games go.
Mobile developer NimbleBit is aiming to make a splash with its new Pocket Frogs game, which just came out as a universal app for iPhone and iPad. There isn’t a car in sight though: this game is more about collecting and breeding frogs, then trading them with friends.
All this takes place in a pond, where you can make your frogs beefier by getting them to eat flies, while looking for new varieties to cross-breed them with. There are rewards and in-game items, and the whole thing is free – although you can buy ‘Potion Packs’ and ‘Stamp Packs’ to speed your progress.
It’s certainly fun, although possibly aimed at a slightly younger audience. And frog-lovers, of course.