Honey, We Adopted a Frog
Astronaut Curve’s Space Frog Intern will take you for a ride—a spaceship ride. It starts out similarly to how Studio Ghibli’s Castle in the Sky begins. Picture Sheeta, a young girl, floating down from the sky with a magical necklace glowing in the night. Paku, a boy who works in the small-town mines, catches Sheeta and they proceed to go on an epic adventure filled with pirates, treasure and robots. However, instead of Sheeta, it is a frog that falls from the sky and a ship full of aliens takes the place of Paku. Adventure ensues, this one filled with spaceships, aliens and blasters.
If you’ve played Galaga before, Space Frog Intern will make you feel right at home. This two-button arcade-style title is filled with pixilated animation and simple controls that will take you back to your childhood (or your parents’ childhood). Your mission is to defend the mothership against invading enemies by destroying them before they reach the deck.
For those of you who need music to get pumped up for alien battle, this game promises “slammin’ beats.” Although I was doubtful that an arcade game centered on frogs and aliens would have such music, the trailer proved me wrong. In fact, I found myself bopping my head along to the beat. This was a pleasing surprise. I quite enjoyed the intense nature of a frog shooting franticly into open space.
Filled with pixel art and simple controls, Space Frog Intern has the potential to be a blast (get it). Astronaut Curves’ Space Frog Intern seems to be the product of a one-person team. Since solo devs often produce singularly original titles, we are stoked to give it a try. If you want to check out Space Frog Intern, you can download it for free from Google Play Store.