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'''11/22/2016''' - Justin streams a pre-recorded Dark Souls video. He said "I figure I might as well stream it while I record it. it might be interesting to somebody." Then he played Regency Solitaire, apparently before Indiecade (and knew nothing of the box)and then the timeline jumped ahead, live on stream, to today. After this, the timelines jumped around several times. Twice he rambled and both were recorded along with a small segment only playing music, all linked below:
[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FolueZFrfGg&feature=youtu.be Lost America]
[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KhQYLK_pGS8 Heaven link 1]
[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-hW3IaZXN6c Heaven link2]
[https://youtu.be/vn6LP8LJ1Xc Music only]
Both rants are from [http://www.erikkennedy.com/wizardpeopledearreaders.html WIZARD PEOPLE, DEAR READERS by Brad Neely]. Some speculate these rants are from a future Justin that has gone mad from the current events.
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Frog Fractions 2
Active since 03-10-2014
The FF2 ARG began in March 2014, and its goal is the discovery of which game is secretly a sequel to Frog Fractions..
Type [[List_of_Investigations#Official|Official]]
Creator Twinbeard/Jim Crawford[1]
Discovered 03-10-2014

Main Page > List of Investigations > Frog Fractions 2

Frog Fractions 2 is a sequel to Frog Fractions, a flash game by Twinbeard Studios that developed a sizable cult following. In March 2014, a successful Kickstarter campaign launched Frog Fractions 2. This ARG seeks to find the game, keeping in mind all of the following:

  • It will not be named Frog Fractions 2 or likely resemble Frog Fractions
  • It will not be credited to Twinbeard Studios as the creators
  • Its release date is unknown so the game may or may not be available at present
  • When the "jig is up" (the game is found), Kickstarter backers/Slacker Backers will receive a copy of the game.

The launch of the ARG began with clues within the the pitch video itself, as it was quickly interrupted by a message from the year 2023 that warned the viewer "It's too late for our timeline, but it may not be for yours." Since then, there have been clues everywhere from podcasts by the developers, to an Obama Shaving Simulator, to real life events such as Indiecade and ARG-specific events around Berkley and LA.

This wiki page and ARG progess would not be possible without the wonderful work of the people in the Frog Fractions 2 unfiction thread, the neogaf thread, and the FF2 Discord.

Note: While Jim Crawford, Justin Bortnick, and Rachel Sala (the developers of Frog Fractions 2) all participate in the ARG to some capacity, they do not give clues when asked and should not be harassed.

For a quick chronological reference of everything so far, see Frog_Fractions_2/Timeline.

For a quick overview of investigations, including investigations currently in progress, see Frog_Fractions_2/Investigation_Threads



In 2012, a browser game called Frog Fractions was released by Jim Crawford/Twinbeard. This was ostensibly a simple game about 'learning fractions', but does not actually teach this, nor is any specific knowledge required to play. The game features a frog sitting on a lily pad and shooting out its tongue to catch various descending bugs, in order to protect some fruit towards the bottom of the screen. As gameplay continues, upgrades can be added and the play style varies (sometimes wildly) from that of the initial stages. The game is often considered an ironic or 'joke' game (not to diminish its impact) due to its subversion of established mechanics and surprising twists and turns.

In March 2014, after the success of the original game, a Kickstarter campaign was launched to fund the creation of the game's sequel, 'Frog Fractions 2'. Accompanying the campaign was a strange video, that appeared to be a deadpan proposal of a fun game for kids, but contained some sinister and mysterious content.

Kickstarter Video

The pitch video(720p) is first interrupted at 0:44 with a message from the year 2023. A different voice interrupts at 2:26 and 2:37 to stress the importance of "0451". This clue would not be solved until after the Berkeley Event.

At 3:20, a sepia toned broadcast addresses "people of the future". There is a great deal of writing on the blackboard:


The url at the top of the board leads to http://twinbeard.com/eolo5387.html . This address contains pictures of bread, prompting users to go to http://twinbread.com/eolo5387.html, which contains the same image but distorted. This lead to http://twinbread.com/


Brainfuck codes

In the source code of http://twinbread.com there is a brainfuck code. This translates to the following text (the top is supposed to read Twinbeard but it gets uglified in copy/paste):

__ .__ ___. .___
_/ |___ _ _|__| ____\_ |_________ ____ _____ __| _/
\ __\ \/ \/ / |/ \| __ \_ __ \_/ __ \__ \ / __ |
| | \ /| | | \ \_\ \ | \/\ ___/ / __ \_/ /_/ |
|__| \/\_/ |__|___| /___ /__| \___ >____ /\____ |
\/ \/ \/ \/ \/
>> ONYX BF 1.9.7 May 26 1997 10:46:16 $$
>> MOTD 2011-12-02 $$
The image found from the audio

For http://twinbread.com/eolo5387.html, a bunch of characters make up the source code. Removing all non brainfuck characters, it results in a text: watch?v=YzVP-gRfRTY. This text leads to a youtube video titled Kernal of Truth. The audio is a playing of a datassette signal for a 50Hz PAL computer.

The audio had to be inverted first and then converted into TAP with UberCassette and then baked into a prg with TAPClean then run 011 (0801-6F40).prg in VICE. Code reference here

egb13.ugzy is ROT-13 encoded string rot13.html

From the source of twinbread.com/rot13.html, there is a link to castlevania_passacaglia_of_disrepair.rom which is actually a GameBoy Advance rom.

When run in Visual Boy Advance it produces an all too familiar tune and the following image:


Make Bread

http://twinbread.com/makebread.html contains the following instructions:


When these instructions are entered into the console during the text adventure portion of the original Frog Fractions game, the console displays the following:

"You wake to the smell of freshly baked bread. A wispy human figure in a bathrobe and crown walks in, carrying a loaf of 
sliced bread. "It's ready!" she says. Then she gets a good look at you. "Oh dear. No time for bread; you have to do 
something about that beard before your meeting starts!" She pushes you into the bathroom.
Screencap of the Obama Shaving Simulator

The user is then taken to the site http://abeardforevervoyaging.com/leadership.html , which contains the Obama Shaving Simulator.

At the end of each Obama Shaving session, some tweets are shown. If Obama is shaved perfectly, one of the tweets will contain the following message:

Kenneth Salazar @Salza . @OBeardy. If you want to see PUBLIC_FIGURE alive again, bring the money to 37.871764,-122.265303 at 2014-04-05, 3PM local time.

These coordinates correspond to a location in Berkeley, California and the message announced the first real life event of the ARG.

Berkeley Event

On April 5, 2014, Jim Crawford arrived at the designated meetup coordinates carrying a brown paper bag. He gave out business cards, previously given out at GDC, which had the Twinbeard logo on the back along with some text "JCRNWmZiVE5DXGhfTg==". When held to the light, the card showed a URL fragment ad.com/eol, which is a reference to the brainfuck codes.

After a while, Jim led the group away from the campus. After a short walk, a man in the group, who was wearing a tall top hat, screamed "Enough!" and pulled a plastic gun on Jim. A group of time police arrived and arrested Jim, who threw the brown paper bag to the ground in the process. A pair of opposing time travelers appeared and the arresting time travelers fled in a car while the opposing travelers chased them on foot. A man on a motorcycle appeared to deliver a message to the group and then left as well. Videos of the arrest can be found here and here. Below is a transcript of the exchange:

Top Hat Guy: Alright, enough of this! James Crawford!
Jim: Not again!
Top Hat Guy: In the name of his majesty, for your time-crimes against the chrono-imperium, for your distribution and  production of bug porn, for your association with agents of Bug Mars, for your fraternizing with frogs, and for your other crimes, you must be held accountable!
Jim: Wait, what’s going on?
Top Hat Guy: Come on.
Time Traveller 1: There’s no time!
Time Traveller 2: Stay back! Do not interfere with the timeline!
Jim: Save yourselves…
Top Hat Guy: Do not interfere with the timeline!
Time Traveller 2: They’re coming! Go, go! Stay back!
Opposing Time Traveller: Wait, the disks, the disks!
Moterbike Time Traveller: You guys aren’t chasing Jim Crawford, are you? Well don’t look for him now. That’s not the real Jim Crawford, or at least not yet. I come from a dreadfully dark timeline, and we’re trying to prevent that. I’m just here to tell you that now, and I have to go myself. You guys have a wonderful day.

The brown paper bag had the following contents(photos here):

12 napkins, 4 plastic forks, 4 plastic spoons: One of the napkins has a flower sticker with a ladybug on it.
A Wooden Frog Statue: It has a bug sticker on one side of it.
Flower and Cactus Leaf: They are real plants, not plastic or anything.
Floppy Disks: 10 Unlabeled floppy disks wrapped in tinfoil. Most of them have some bug or frog stickers on the foil. Here is a summary (the numbering is arbitrary, I don't know how they were originally stacked in the bag):
1: Stamp
2: Flower and Ladybug Flower
3: Ladybug and Bubbles
4: Ladybug on Leaf, Flower, Bubbles
5: Ladybug on Flower
6: Inflated Frog with Bubbles
7: Dragonfly, Ladybug on Leaf, Lilypad
8: Frog with Tongue
9: Frog on Lilypad, Ladybug on Leaf (Also has a jumping frog on the back, not shown in the picture.)
10: Ladybug on Lilypad, Dragonfly, and Bubbles
Foil-Wrapped Rosencrantz Character Sheet: It was wrapped similarly to the 10 floppy disks, but contained only this piece of paper. The foil for this one has a ladybug sticker and a lilypad sticker. The lilypad sticker partly obscures the text "Jack HS" written in marker on the foil.
Plastic sword, dropped by the second group running up the street, probably unintentionally

Floppy Disks

Example of bug porn found on floppy disks

The 10 floppy disks wrapped in foiled were scanned and contained images of bug porn in the form of months from a calendar along with files named stinky.arj, stinky.a01, stinky.a02, stinky.a03, stinky.a04. .zip of the files are available here

The images all had strange EXIF data:

02.jpg: x"83968686858540A689A3884081409781A340968640
04.jpg: 82A4A3A385996B409694859385A340A689A388408388
06.jpg: 8585A285408195844082818396956B408881A2884082
10.jpg: 9996A695A26B40A39681A2A340A689A3884082A4A3A3
12.jpg: 85994081958440A2A381A682859999A840918194" 

When converted by psuedo base-8, it reads:


As for the "stinky" files, stinky.arj required a password. The password is "zero four five one", given from the kickstarter pitch video. The result was an MP4 that contained a live action walkthrough of Frog Fractions. It can be viewed on youtube here.

Train Hot Dog and Red Pages Podcast

"I don't understand either, rider, so we're in the same boat. It's exciting."-Jim, Train Hot Dog Episode 9 - Hot Dog Time Machine

For an in depth run-down of all Train Hot Dog episodes and what has been gained from them, see the Train Hot Dog wiki page.

Train Hot Dog(THD) is a weekly podcast where Jim Crawford talks while riding a train (allegedly). The first episode premiered on May 28, 2015. Episodes are posted to the Twinbeard youtube channel first and then later to trainhotdog.cool Listeners of the podcast are known as "riders" and questions can be submitted via "rider mail", either through a call to the rider mail numbers 469-BEARDS-4 or 469-CEASE-PI, or via comments on the youtube videos.

At the end of Train Hot Dog Episode 12: Stay On Your Toast, a voice says "Brought to you by time dash travel dot club". This lead to the discovery of time-travel.club and confirmed the involvement of THD in the ARG on July 30, 2015.

In addition to this, at the bottom of trainhotdog.cool, it says "To leave a Rider Mail, call (469) BEA-RDS4", clicking the link leads to a magic eye image. The image run through a magic eye solver results in the message DANGER SPARKLES

Beardsdangersparkles.jpg DangerSparklesdemagicked.png

Red Pages Podcast(RPP) is a video game and books themed podcast co-hosted by Frog Fractions 2 writer Justin Bortnick with his friends Gord and Paul. Podcasts are posted on their website here.

In Extrasode 3: Chatting with Jim Crawford,some noises are heard around 37:30 until about 40:00. This is morse code for RPS SSENIHSUM TNAREBUXE ERIM SSENIHSUM TNAREBUXE ERIM. In the background is speech, quoted from "I, Robot" by Isaac Asimov. The full quote is:

"You can't tell them," droned the psychologist slowly, "because that would
hurt and you mustn't hurt. But if you don't tell them, you hurt, so you must
tell them. And if you do, you will hurt and you mustn't, so you can't tell
them; but if you don't, you hurt, so you must; but if you do, you hurt, so you
mustn't; but if you don't, you hurt, so you must; but if you do, you-" 

This confirmed the beginning of the involvement of RPP in the ARG.


At first glance, this website of time-travel.club(TTC) mimics the efforts of an amateur time travel enthusiast's attempt at a website. There are three clickable links. The first floats by asking "So you want to learn about ~Time Travel~ do you?" This link leads to a page that is essentially a copy and paste of a wiki article concerning time travel in science fiction. The About Us page leads to a 404 error page with a large number of under construction gifs. Initially, the Login link led to the same page but soon changed to lead to http://time-travel.club/accesslevelalpha.php .

When logged in on the site, you find the page is titled "FUTURE RESISTANCE OPERATION GARRISON 1.50"(FROG 1.5). This is the main website for a group known as the Resistance who were later found to be cyborgs fighting an entity simply known as the Decay and shape a major part of the ARG story.


In THD 13: Butt Folk, posted on August 6, 2015, there is a username/password in the spectrogram: THD13gadsbypassword.png

When entered into the login on TTC, the following text is show:

Welcome new recruit! Congratulations on your wise decision to join the human resistance movement and help rescue all life from the enemy.
About the Resistance
Our nemesis is one you know all too well; the decay has changed the landscape of the earth and irreparably altered the  path of mankind. As we are unable to combat our foe head-on, the resistance exists to win humanity's liberation through covert operations and advanced technology of types unavailable even to our most powerful enemies. United, we stand between the decay and the sparkly annihilation of our species.
This website will serve as your home base for intelligence updates and new information vital to the survival of this organization. As you prove yourself and are promoted through the ranks, you will gain access to additional resources and information to aid you in completing the operations we assign you.
Congratulations, and good luck recruit! You will recieve orders from your commanding officer shortly.
Requisitions (LOCKED)
Operative List (LOCKED)
Current Operations (LOCKED)
Terminal (LOCKED)
%corrupt_entry%segf (LOCKED)
Party Lounge (VERY LOCKED)


http://time-travel.club/accesslevelbeta.php was found without a working password known. Justin Bortnick tweeted from his twitter account about a new Mario Maker level code 04AA-0000-00A6-45F2(the tweet appears to have been deleted.)In a level called "dispatch 2", blocks spell out "PWD:SCREAMED". The username was Herbie. This is a reference to the end of the "I, Robot" phrase in the RPP Extrasode 3. "-and Herbie screamed" being the next words in the story.


On October 11, 2015, RPP also tweeted "This arrived at the Red Pages office yesterday with a note from "Herbie" that read "You have the pieces." Spooky!" along with an image of a borgified King of spades (This also would be found to correspond with the spectrogram of THD 10)

Tweeted Borg King image

Logging in showed the following message:

Welcome Corporal! Your continued dedication to the human resistance movement authorizes you to additional resources unavailable to new recruits.
About the Resistance
Our nemesis is one you know all too well; the decay has changed the landscape of the earth and irreparably altered the path of mankind. As we are unable to combat our foe head-on, the resistance exists to win humanity's liberation through covert operations and advanced technology of types unavailable even to our most powerful enemies. United, we stand between the decay and the sparkly annihilation of our species.
This website will serve as your home base for intelligence updates and new information vital to the survival of this organization. As you prove yourself and are promoted through the ranks, you will gain access to additional resources and information to aid you in completing the operations we assign you.
Herbie's Requisitions page
Keep up the good fight corporal. Your service is integral to the cause.
Operative List (LOCKED)
Current Operations
Terminal (LOCKED)
%corrupt_entry%segf (LOCKED)
Party Lounge (VERY LOCKED)

Clicking Requisitions leads to http://time-travel.club/requisitionsnarfblat.html that lists some of the ingredients for making beer(a reference to the Ashyby Brewery Quarterly report) along with F-Rations, Anti-Sparkle Lotion, and Bread. Clicking Current Operations leads to http://time-travel.club/operationsnarfblat.html which listed the following operations:

Operation Glitterbuster
TT Operation 2014 - CRAWFORD
TT Operation 1965 - M. BRADLEY.
Operation B.R.E.A.D.

Also in the Mario Maker level, the blocks were morse code that translated to "Hello Number Six"

Eventually, on October 11, 2015, RPP's Chatting with Jim had the morse code fully transcribed. lwo osoutriv deniarpsssenihsum tnarebuxe erimssenihsum tnarebuxeerim ssenihsum tnarebuxe erimssenihsum tnarebuxe eri7senihsum tnarebuxe erim This turned out to be an anagram for "Username is the number six password is revolution". Originally, the login(number six/revolution) said:

Greetings Number Six. Your login is currently being prepped - please continue to use Corporal Herbie's login for the time being.

This has since changed.

On December 15, 2015, Polygon posted an article to summarize the ARG titled How to Shave Obama: Behind the baffling, nearly two-year-long quest to find Frog Fractions 2. In the comments section, LordHuffNPuff (Justin Bortnick's known alias) posted a message:

Tired of staying at home all winter? Looking for an exciting holiday retreat? Why not take a trip to scenic Bug Mars?  Experience the thrill of customs and immigration; dine on the finest freshly-baked bread; be titillated by the planet’s number one cultural export! When you travel with Bug Bros. Travel Agency, the red planet is just a hop, hop and a hop away. For booking information, contact us 24 hours a day! Our travel specialists are ready to take you on the trip of a lifetime. Dial (213) 631-3764 today! 

When the number is dialed, the message said "This is Resistance Agent 3764, Lt. Samuel. I'm probably out on a mission protecting the remnants of our species or maybe training new recruits, but leave a message and I'll get back to you if I'm not dead or enslaved!" A recording of the message is here.

People that left their number were called back on January 6, 2016 by the Bug Mars Travel Agency and informed the codeword for their trip was "caravanserai", the caller being very specific on the spelling of the word.

Samuel/caravanserai is a login:

Greetings Doctor, please select an option.
Operative List (Partial)
Current Scientific Projects
Terminal (LOCKED)
%corrupt_entry%segf (LOCKED)
Samuel's Requisitions Page

Clicking Requisitions leads to http://time-travel.club/requisition_scisnarfblat.html . The list adds the following items in addition to herbie's list:

Bass (fish)
Bass (dropped)
Sparkles (contained, pressurized)
M. Brain
F. Brain
G. Dad
Sunny D.

Clicking Operative List (partial) goes to http://time-travel.club/operativespartialsnarfblat.php . This list changes daily. Several attempts have been made to track those changes but they appear to have no pattern to the changes.

Clicking Current Scientific Projects leads to http://time-travel.club/sciopsnarfblat.html

The currently-active scientific projects are:
Experiment 036 - R.P.A.G.E.S. Trans-Temporal Communication Array
Experiment 037 - Cybernetic Sub-dermal Integration
Experiment 038 - Ocular Replacement and Recovery Sugery
Experiment 039 - P.O.D. Encoding and Encryption Exploration
Experiment 001 - Anti-Gravity Thrusters
Experiment 002 - Experimental Hydroelectrolysis & Subdermatoglyphic Radiation
Experiment 003 - Axis-Defeating Local Pancake
Experiment 004 - Synthesis of Beer from Sparkles

Clicking More... leads to http://time-travel.club/awibblewobblewibblewobbletoandfrobuttheonelittleduckwiththefeatheronhisbackheledtheotherswithaquackquackquack This actually is a 500 Internal Server error page but would later be a hint to a login.

Inspired by other ARGs, a mindmap was created in an attempt to organize the ARG. At some point, the mindmap was vandalized and the login vaquez/jurassic was left behind. Logging in:

Greetings Sgm. Vasquez, please select an option.
Operative List (Partial)
Current Operations
Terminal (LOCKED)
%corrupt_entry%segf (LOCKED)
Party Lounge (KINDA LOCKED)

The Operatives List is the same page as Samuel's.

Vasquez' Requisitions Page

The requisitions page is http://time-travel.club/requisitionsnarfblatsgmj.html and has the same beginning as herbie with the following additions and nothing more in common with Samuel's:

Field Repair Kit
Circuitry Diagram
Weapons-Grade Superobtaniam
Deployable Anti-Sparkle Field Shield Array 

Vasquez has the following operations:

Operation Glitterbuster
TT Operation 2016 - MU-JTECH RETRIEVAL
TT Operation 2015 - NOV. - Operation Gobbledrop
Operation M.O.N.O.P.O.L.Y.
Chrono-Imperium Draft Operation
Bring No. 3 a Sandwich (special operation)

Jim was emailed a voucher for subway in an attempt to give No. 3 a sandwich but it would appear he is not No. 3.

At GDC 2016, Justin had tweeted that he made some new business cards. A friendly dev, who had gained the card while attending the con and had heard of the ARG, provided an image of the card as no person participating in the ARG attended the event. Also at the event, Rachel distributed four cool stickers that were later posted to the Frog Fractions facebook page. The business card contained a spiral text with red letters.

Backside of Justin's business card at GDC

Typed out with [] around the red letters:

They arrived at dusk. The experimets had been wildly successfu[l], more so than we could have hoped or feared. At first, we welc[o]med them. The people of Tunisia are friendly and, [g]enerally, we expected that our vis[i]tors would treat us with the same wonder and amazement with which we regarded them. That could [n]ot have been further from the truth. They did not care about our presence, or lives, or [c]ities, or us. They went about their brutal business as if we were ants in their path: with a comp[l]ete disregard for our [e]xistence. Their capability for warfare thwarted our greatest weaponry, and their unearthly abilities countered the strategies of our greatest [m]ilitary and scientific leaders. As the d[e]cay radiated out like a cancer from the Tunisia[n] coast, those in power around the world watched in helple[s]ness, knowing that soon their nations would suffer the same fate as outs. There are at this [p]oint in history fe[w] of us remaining. Those who survived have banded [t]ogether [u]nder the guidance of we origi[n]al six, though at this point only four remain. Our numbers are smaller by the day, and our enemy has all but forgotten us. Their victory was total, an[d] out defeat pushed ou[r] species to the brink of extinction. We now resist the decay. We hide. We w[a]it. And we plan. -Excerpt from An Oral History of the Decay, Interview 8674-B 

Of note, THD 14:Discharge also mentions time travel attempts by a man named Dwayne in Tunisia with ridermail saying:

"Stardate 1982: just a little joke. Research proceedes as planned on the Chrono Temporal Flux Fusion Engine. We were encouraged when a rice cake appeared in the machine's primary servo dock informing us that several minutes later we would succeed in transporting a rice cake backwards in time. This is a step forward as we previously have only been able to transport inorganic matter. Dwayne and I celebrated with drinks and a viewing of Blade Runner. Rutger Hauer's final speech is brilliant, especially five drinks in. Tomorrow we plan to attempt to transport a living insect, our first test of a live specimen. Wish us luck!" 

The red letters on the card spell out "loginclemenspwtundra". Initially, the login returned:

Greetings Colonel Clemens. Your login is currently being prepped - we should have it up within the week. Please deliver your report to No. 4 ASAP. - No. 3 

When the login was updated later that week, his login appeared as follows:

Greetings Colonel Clemens.
Operative List (Partial)
Current Operations
Terminal (LOCKED)
%corrupt_entry%segf (LOCKED)
Party Lounge (HEMI-LOCKED) 
Clemens' Requisitions Page

The Requistions contain some shared entries with Vasquez:

Field Repair Kit
Circuitry Diagram
Weapons-Grade Superobtaniam
Deployable Anti-Sparkle Field Shield Array
Candy Floss
Candy Apples
Soft Drinks
help me im trapped in a fortune cookie factory

The Operative List is again the same as Samuel's. And his operations are

Operation Glitterbuster
TT Operation 2016 - MU-JTECH RETRIEVAL
TT Operation 2015 - NOV. - Operation Gobbledrop
Operation M.O.N.O.P.O.L.Y.
Chrono-Imperium Draft Operation
Sizing Operation

The link for the email client is http://time-travel.club/getannettefunicellohohohohoho.html but results in the same 500 server error as the More... link in Samuel's login.

In May of 2016, the login for number six changed to read (the terminal was initially locked but is not now):

Greetings Number Six. Your login is currently in process - certain features are now active, but there is much yet to be completed.
%corrupt_entry%segf (IN PROCESS)
Party Lounge

This led to finally gaining access to the party lounge at http://time-travel.club/party.html . The lounge contains a .gif of a mariachi band with the songs Las alzanas, Camino Real de Colima, and La Madrugada playing in Party.mp3. In the source code, a message can be found:

This seems like a secure place to hide information, so here goes: watch out! You may be using this Party Lounge to take your mind off of the grueling reality outside this base. You may be secure in your position as a high-ranking resistance officer. Be warned: danger lurks in even the safest of places. Do you know what relationship Numbers 1, 3, 5 and 6 have to the decay? Have you never wondered what happened to Numbers 2 and 4? Have you questioned the abductions of individuals from prior eras, or the futures you are trying to prevent? Stay alert. I'll be in touch as I am able, but do not look for me - it may be some time until my next communication is able to get through to you.

Eventually, it was pieced together from the fact that http://time-travel.club/getannettefunicellohohohohoho.html and http://time-travel.club/awibblewobblewibblewobbletoandfrobuttheonelittleduckwiththefeatheronhisbackheledtheotherswithaquackquackquack both being references to songs by notable children's folk songwriter Raffi and Justin having tweeted a reference to "Frogs Size 12" that a valid login was joshua/giraffe a popular song by Raffi that references frogs size 12 and 'So if you see them get a net... Funicello, Ho Ho Ho.'. The login appears to be sufferieng from the decay, featuring decayed letters around the top part that lists RANK and COMMANDING OFFICER as UNKOWN as well as saying ERROR ACCESS OVERIDE:

COMMANDING OFFICER:Ǔ̶̜̰̠̗̘͈̆̓̐̚N̷͖̱̗̙̼͓̐̆̉̈́́͜ͅK̴̡̢̙̖͕̯͎̑̔̽͑̎́̈́̂̑͠Ǹ̸̖̲͔̬̯̇̉̒͊͟͟O͕̮̥̖͋̏͛̿̀͠͞ͅW̸̧̰̞͎̭̞̰͎͚͋͂̀̽͑̈͜͝Ṅ̶̬̪̜̯̝̬̥̬̃̽́͂̇́

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Joshua's decayed login
The Four Hounds of Sarnath
Walking in the Wilderness
Words of the Last Dragon
A History of the Styrgin Empire
Nightmare of the Abyss
Testament of Zagmar
Overheating: The Risk of Too Much Sun
Rules of a Gunslinger
Spiral Folklore
Curses and Purification
Doomsday Reincarnation
Undeadening and Dark Matter
Vampires: A Bloody History
Wrack and Ruin: The Final Years of the Celulitte Church
Magical Excavating Machine
Magic Cards: An Introduction to Tarot
The Troll Princess
Fundaments of Remembrancy: A Primer
The Great Collapse of Ragnarok
Yggdrasill's Illusion
How To Become A Wizard

Some texts are links, which take us the an excerpt from the relevant book. They will also have a 'more'* button that doesn't work, continuing the tradition of dead links, only these links only have a page number. One link(Spiral Folklore) is also to the Wikipedia page for Uzumaki. After a couple of days, a bunch of new books showed up in the list. The books that are not clickable are from the library in the game Boktai 2: Solar Boy Django. This was confirmed via Justin streaming the game on twitch.

Here is the text from the links:

said, "Ye four shalt be my greatest, and the Empire shall quake before your might." Sarnath thus christened his knights, who would over time come to be known across nations.
Gleeok the Multifarious, the most junior of the Hounds, was deployed to Ashwall on the outskirts of the Empire's encroachment to ensure that no enemies would breach the Church's territory. Over time, the ancient structure acquired the name Dreadfort, and stories of the monster within haunted the dreams of imperial soldiers.
Ilthor the Sagely, wisest of the four, eschewed martial prowess in favor of magical knowledge. Though slight of build, his forces were amongst the strongest the Church could deploy. Through his enchantments, each man fought with the endurance and strength of three normal soldiers.
Ragnasaurth the Unbreakable, second in command, was known not only for his prodigious size but also for his greatshield, against which scores of foes dashed themselves in vain. When he finally fell on the field of battle, none were strong enough to move his corpse, for it is said his bones were denser than any known metal.
The leader of the Hounds was the (next page) 
A History of the Styrgin Empire (p23)
It was not for many years yet that those individuals who would rebel against the Church's corruption would be born, for in this period the Church remained benevolent. In 542, Pontiff Urzarath II ascended to the popehood, and began a program of wealth redistribution that was widely popular with the peasant and merchant classes. Based upon his philosophy of universal access to basic resources, heavy taxes were placed upon the nobility of all nations controlled by the Church, and though the aristocrats grumbled and when intoxicated were known to drunkenly rail against the church, it cannot be denied that at this point the lunacy of Zagmar and resulting rift between Church and Empire was unthinkable. Despite differences of opinion between the papacy and the imperial house, both maintained cordial relations. When Urzarath II died in 558, he left behind a legacy of stewardship that future Emperors took to heart, and ultimately led to the (next page) 
The Testament of Zagmar (p68)
This world is untempered steel, and we shall be the hammer that shapes it.
Our Divine Master has shown us a new path forward, forged in flame and darkness.
We shall release those suffering from their bondage, and show them the new path forward.
The whispers of our Lord shall become a mighty roar, and incarnations shall walk the earth.
It will be a joy and an honor to surrender to his touch, to give ourselves in totality.
(next page) 
Wrack and Ruin: The Final Years of the Celulitte Church (p347)
last, the Empire's armies surrounded the grand cathedral of Amour Lardo. From his chambers at the cathedral's apex, Zagmar paced and glared down at the gathered armies before his gates, gnashing his teeth in insane fury. The cathedral of the gods had never been breached, and had already survived many hails of explosives, and he was secure that the heathen forces would be driven before his faith. Church officials, realizing that the war was lost, were furtively abandoning their posts, surrendering to the Emperor himself, who stood at the head of the host. Zagmar, however, had a final trick left: a (read more) (next page)
Fundaments of Remembrancy: A Primer (p5)
course, as every schoolchild raised in the Empire knows, a position as a remembrancer is one of the most honored, most coveted, and most competitive positions one can hold - it requires extensive historical knowledge, mastery of several schools of magic and the ability to step through time itself if required to obtain critical information. It is no surprise, then, that many journeymen remembrancers fail to achieve employment in their chosen profession, and also that even professional remembrancers are often slain in the line of duty. As a result, (read more) (next page) 

A clue has yet to be discerned from the text other than flavor and connecting to other events like Zagmar's twitter invasion.

Terminal client

Study after Velázquez's Portrait of Pope Innocent X by Francis Bacon

A twitter account was noticed claiming to belong to the time travel club and represent the Resistance: https://twitter.com/RESIST_DECAY . The account shows a message contacting Coughlan Labs, an entirely separate ARG that was stumbled into and is already solved. It was not certain how official the twitter was until someone began a twitter password reset process which showed enough of the email the account belongs to confirm the email is linked to Samuel's gmail account. On August 15th, 2016, after a picture proving this was posted to the discord, the twitter account was invaded by Pontiff Zagmar.

The profile picture changed to Study after Velázquez's Portrait of Pope Innocent X by Francis Bacon and the banner changed to a picture from Dark Souls 3 of a cathedral. Notably, he tweeted "This prisoner has offered to join our cause in exchange for freedom... he claims he has been imprisoned for years." along with a photo of Jim. The Resistance soon regained control and noted "Intruders are recieving assistance from prisoner JC101-B. Contain and eliminate if necessary."

Following the raid of Pontiff Zagmar on twitter, time-travel.club/accesslevelbeta.html changed to simply say "help." After it returned, Number Six's login had gained access to the terminal at http://time-travel.club/client.html . Initially, it returned only ACCESS DENIED. This was also confirmed via Justin's twitch stream, however this was just a technical difficulty.

In an ID3 tag on RPP 77: Art Has No Meaning, there is the phrase 'The password is behind your eye'. Later, a user involved with the ARG that has backed the RPP Patreon received a letter:


The first login to the admin terminal is number six/theeyeshaveyou . The directory is listed as:

Available Commands: dir, email, exit, help [target], list [target], read [email date],

Within the login, four emails have been found. Each email corresponds with the date it was received and it is assumed the year is 5142 given the formatting Eyyyymmdd:

$ list email
E51420813, E51420815, E51420820, E51420827
$ read E51420813
 We've lost contact with Brown down in portal experimentation.  There's something going on down there.  Do you know  anything? 
$ read E51420815
 The boys downstairs have really stuck their foot in it this time.  A routine resource run went sideways and some crazy followed them back with a small army.  That's the reason for the communications outage yesterday.
 We've contained the extradimensional intruders in a lower level for now but may require military backup.  Will update you soon.  
$ read E51420820
 You're so lucky being located upstairs.  It's been a real crapshow down here over the past five days.  We managed to starve the crazies out and they retreated through the portal, but we can't seem to get the thing closed.  They took the prisoner with them.  The crazy one that appears to be their leader screamed some nonsense about returning soon with more forces, so we need to get this shut down before we have an army in our base.  We can't fight a war on two fronts and the soldiers don't need this distraction from the true enemy. 
  I think we may have bitten off more than we can chew with this stuff - again.  This time we can't let it turn out as badly because we won't get a third chance.  Any support the boys upstairs can provide would be greatly appreciated. 
$ read E51420827
No. 6, 
 Speaking in my capacity as military liason to science, I want to let you know that the latest anti-sparkle suits are a rousing success.  I'll have an official report on your
 desk by Tuesday, but yesterday's field operation allowed us to directly take full exposure for half an hour with no adverse effects.  Tell the boys in the lab great work, and look out for the report soon.  
 -Lt. Samuel

The client also contains standard easter eggs (xyzzy, plugh & aptitude moo) but they all seem to be references rather than anything important. The client uses standard linux ctrl commands and also contains the commands N,S,E,W but the user is unable to travel in any direction regardless of previous text.

The same date (August 27) as the last email, the gustav email account received the following email:

Howdy partner, 
I just let No. 6 know that the suits worked out great, and we need like 20 more fabbed asap. I put a work order in so you should see that coming through on your terminal, but thumbs-up on the new metamaterial. Works great. 
Stay frosty, 
PS: Did you hear about the crazy portal accident down in Research? Those clowns almost compromised the entire base. Nuts.
Image of skull in the client

It is believed from this email that gustav has a terminal login but one has not been found at this time.

The following day (August 28, 2016), a new email appeared in the terminal, apparently spoofing the Sombra ARG.

Translated it says:

how about a different type of fraction?

It is largely believed given the skull's message only differs from sombra's skull by 4 spaces in the output that this was a joke as the FF2 discord was actively discussing the gamedetectives at the the time the skull appeared.

Souper terminal

Following the Letter Soup part of the Eye Sigil ARG, a solution was found using Duke BG's tool.

Firewatch Soup Solution.jpg

The solution gives number one/elmourouj. This login works with time-travel.club/client.html Using the ls command lists the following:

. .. french_onion.mp4 chicken_tortilla.mp4 top_ramen.mp4 pasta_with_chicken.mp4

The only other command is cat. When used with the .mp4 file names, it provides four soup tasting videos by our own Frog Fractions creator Jim "Twinbeard" Crawford and Ben "Grue" McGraw of Breadbrothers Games. The videos are hosted on YouTube:

french_onion.mp4:Soupertasters: Wolfgang Puck Organic French Onion
chicken_tortilla.mp4: Soupertasters: New Campbell's Organic Chicken Tortilla
top_ramen.mp4: Soupertasters: Oriental Flavor Top Ramen
pasta_with_chicken.mp4: Soupertasters: Star Wars Healthy Kids Awesome Shapes Pasta with Chicken in Chicken Broth 

Nothing else appears in the login at present. Of note, El Mourouj is a city in Tunisia, linking into an ongoing theme. Also, the @Resist_Decay twitter tweeted: "ALERT: OUR HIGHEST SECURITY HAS BEEN COMPROMISED. ALL NETWORK ACTIVITY WILL BE SUSPENDED UNTIL THE INTRUDER IS EXCISED FROM THE SYSTEM."

Though currently unconfirmed to be official, Patrick Klepek, who wrote an article about the Eye Sigil-Frog Fractions 2 connection on Waypoint, received communications from someone claiming to be the Sigilmaster and appears to talk about ARG relevant things. Their communications are in this google doc. Austin Walker, also of Waypoint, had an exchange with Sigil Master Lorakis. Austin provided screenshots of the exchange that can be found in this imgur album and a later message here.

This is an open line of investigation.

Indiecade 2015

In the 15 Oct. 2015 edition of Train Hot Dog; Episode 23: Accessory Bolt Holes for Camel, the spectrogram contained dots. When stacked, with the last line shifted one to the left, those dots produced some braille:


34 1' 30.5148 N 118 23' 36.1932 W These are the coordinates for Indiecade 2015. In THD 24:Flirting in Traffic, downloading the mp3 from trainhotdog.cool has an image in the ID3 tags that reads:

Looking for Riccardo Zacconi
A tragicomedy in two acts

Jim often borrows the name of the CEO of Kings.com for badges at events such as GDC, with the badge tweeted here. At Indicade 2015, an ARGer approached Jim and Justin saying "seventeen"(suggested by RPP 62:Buff Wizard - "Red Pages Podcast reminds all Resistance members: If you don't open your communications with the #17, you may as well not open them at all"). They offered a choice of a Mario amiibo and a Luigi amiibo. The person selected the Luigi amiibo.

Eventually, on January 15, 2016 the Luigi amiibo was scanned into a Wii. The owner of the Amiibo was "pastebin" and the name of the Amiibo was "DTP61rrp", leading to http://pastebin.com/DTP61rrp


The pastebin appeared to be the header information of email address [email protected] sending a "Note to self". This was the second reference to Gustav Klimt, the first being corruption in RPP Extrasode 3 Chatting with Jim that contained the following borgified image of his work known as "Woman in Gold":

Screenshot of corrupted Woman in Gold image

The password reset question was "What is your mother's maiden name?" Finster, the maiden name of the real Gustav Klimt's mother, worked and entry was gained. Soon an email from [email protected] was received:

Hey Buddy

You should be getting notification of a delivery of goods pretty soon. Central hopes to have it out within a week. Let me know if anything goes wrong.

Stay frosty,


PS: Tell Dwayne he still owes me a rematch on the court and that this time I'm bringing a ref to make sure he doesn't commit any personal fouls.

The account received another email not long after:

Hey chum,

Here's your requisition order information. Hope you can put this to better use than the folks in the labs have been. Some weird stuff going on, but anything's worth it for the cause. We'll send you an update when the order ships out.


Arriving: Wednesday, January 20
Ship to: Amazon Locker - Cerrito, El Cerrito Plaza

Good luck out there,


Another email followed when people were eagerly planning on going as soon as they possibly could:

Dear chum,

You should have your locker code soon. Wait for the code. You have a three day window.

Stay frosty,

A user picked up the package and posted an imgur album of the contents. The package is addressed to "James A Crawford" and contains "One Pound Quartz Rock Crystal Healing", which is most likely this product on Amazon. This is considered an unsolved clue trail at this time.

Museum of Jurassic Technology Event

On 12 Jan 2016, while waiting to hear back about the Luigi amiibo, Justin tweeted that the Mario amiibo was "Free to a caring and loving home." When asked about shipping it, he said it had to be picked up in person. He also tweeted "Part of the qualifications of being "a good home" are knowing the places and times he can be obtained. Security.".

For THD 37: Top Ten Citrus Fruits, the thumbnail image when downloaded is the logo for the Museum of Jurassic Technology

ID3 thumbnail of Museum of Jurassic Technology logo

On February 6, 2016, Justin streamed on twitchwith the Mario amiibo confirming he was still looking to give it away. RPP 68: Neil Degrasse Titan which featured Jim, the following was in the ID3 tags:

Genre: A secret hidden in the ID3 tags, hello there friends
Comment: vzthe.pbz/cU1Fd6o

Running the comment through rot13, "imgur.com/pH1Sq6b" is found. This linked to a calendar that had a clock pointing to 2pm on February 18th, and a note that reads "Don't be late -No 6".


A picture was received by the gustav email from ltsamuel of a map with an arrow guiding from the entrance of the Museum of Jurassic Technology to a nearby park with a crown on it:


At this point, several references to chess had been made via Justin's twitter, along with a set of borgified images that had expanded to include a crow from Rachel Sala's tumblr (aka a Rook) and a horse image from twitter (aka Knight). In RPP 67: He is Number Zero, the podcast begins with "We move our pawn to g5". This is the opening move of the Borg Gambit, which came into play at the event.

When ARGers arrived at the event, Justin and a girl assumed to be Rachel Sala, the artist for Frog Fractions and Frog Fractions 2, had already set up a chess board with the pawn moved to g5. The Mario amiibo was the black king. When asked for the amiibo, Justin responded they had to win the chess game with Justin playing as black and the ARGers playing as white. Justin made some mistakes to allow for the ARGers to win. Then someone in a "tinfoil" hat and vest, saying something about the "time police" came and escorted them away. When asked if they needed help or should be followed, they replied "No". Accounts of the event are posted hereand here, and a brief video of Justin walking away with the chess set is available here.

The Mario amiibo is owned by "imgur" and named "a/e4RLf" leading to http://imgur.com/a/e4RLf , containing three posters presumed to be have been made by the resistance.

One of the three posters

The next day, Rachel posted the images on her tumblr. When the images on the tumblr are downloaded and opened in Notepad, there are three camelCased words:


DST appears the be the main reference, as Jim also talks about license plates with DST down the side in THD 43: Desolate Clovis and mentions it does not mean Daylight Savings Time in THD 44: GDC March Dog.

This is considered an unsolved trail of the ARG for now. All three posters can be viewed at Frog Fractions 2/Propaganda Posters, along with further details and analysis.

Indicade 2016


The box held up during the stream

On Sep 18, 2016, Justin streamed on his twitch channel and teased a box. He then emphasized going to Indiecade as he, Ryan Ike (the composer for Frog Fractions 2), Rachel Sala, and possibly Jim would be at the event. On Oct 12, 2016, he had another stream that also asked people to go to Indiecade, saying "the timeline could collapse in on itself." He also stated the box was only available at Indiecade and would be missed forever if no one obtained it and proceeded to count portraits on the game he was playing (HotS) and repeated when he got to the number 17 (which was the password for the previous Indiecade 2015 event as well).

On Oct 15, 2016, the box was obtained by a friend of an ARGer. The password was 17. They walked up to Justin, who had the box with him, said "Seventeen" and Justin gave him the box. Justin then said that the box should be kept approximately upright. Justin had tweeted the box and then tweeted "Claimed" the same day. Justin has since said (on twitch) people "got played" about the box, it doesn't sound like the box he gave out, and the person who approached him said "12 and then 17".

Of note, Ashby Brewery tweeted during Indiecade: "Ashby Brewery and Indie Game Studio is pleased to announce we are the beverage of the IndieCade Festival 2016."


Box opened

On Oct 24, 2016, the box was opened. The contents are as follows:

One plain wooden box, weighing 65.6 grams and measuring ~18cm tall
One unopened Strawberry Baby Bottle Pop
Some moss/lichen (likely fake)
Four small skulls
Some sand covering up
One day of the dead skull maze (nothing revealed open deconstruction)
Sparkle tape on the lid, holding the maze in place, and inside the lid

For all images related to the box, see Frog_Fractions_2/Indiecade2016box

UV writing

A couple weeks after Indiecade 2016, on a suggestion from a friend, the user who obtained the box subjected it to a UV light, and discovered a large amount of writing. The top contained a series of numbers, while the sides contained text in Russian Cyrillic.



The Cyrillic translates to "Yes/No" and "See", while the numbers are;


One of the skulls

On further investgation of the box's contents, the skulls were also found to each have a Cyrillic letter on them, seemingly corresponding the four points of the Russian compass;

Lower right - С - North
Lower left - В - East 
Upper left - Ю - South 
Upper right - З - West

Following Justin's Nov 7th stream where his cam appeared upside down, additional writing was discovered on the bottom of the box and inner lid.

The bottom of the box:


Appears to say

Zagmar we know what you are doing and we don't want your help - A

The inner lid of the box:


Translating to;

Ha Ha Ha! You've been tricked!
We are dying from laughter

The number almost matches the first line of numbers on the top of the box, however, contains one additional 9. This was the correction to the number on the lid, probably the number was written with an accidental (or deliberate) mistake.

After using hints from the box and passing the numbers through binary, Braille and the Playfair cipher (see Frog_Fractions_2/Indiecade2016box), the resulting message is go to Twitter at IsTheJigUpYet

IsTheJigUpYet's tweet - A return to Bug Mars

Within a day of solving the box, IsTheJigUpYet tweeted a URL (encoded in ROT9) to a channel A Flesh Virtuosi Worm (anagram of From Russia With Love), which at that moment only had Мы положим киндзу во все!!! (We put cilantro in everything!!!), a silent film style video featuring apparent Russians discussing time travel, the recent acquisition of a box, and drinking Ashby beer. The video is unlisted, but included in the playlist on that channel.

The current timeline poster from the video
The channel descriptions states "Теперь вы можете увидеть!" (Now you can see!) followed buy a large block of characters. The characters are Base64 for a PNG of a barcode, the barcode links to a pastebin of more Base64, which translates to a PNG of a QR code, with is itself Base64 for a data matrix, this time leading to a final pastebin, containing a large set of co-ordinates.

Mapping out the sets of co-ordinates on a map draws Cyrillic characters reading "Не забудьте выпить ваш Овальтине" - Loosly translated to "Don't forget to drink your Ovaltine". In case you don't know that's a meme about secret encrypted stuff being just a crummy commercial, it was used many times by people solving Eye Sigil ARG.

Returning to the video, at one point one of the characters is seen viewing another Youtube channel - The Museum of Relics of Extinct Timelines of Bug Mars. The channel's name A Fiend Bronzes Mugs is an anagram of Denizens of Bug Mars.

This channel contains next videos (first four were present when the channel was revealed):

Video link and title Published Duration Our description Timeline: DS Timeline: LaS Image source
Bug Mars 2016-11-07 01:36 A Star Wars scroll on the goings on of Bug Mars. 29 (#16) 111221 (#5) n/a
Graves of Fallen Soldiers 2016-11-11 00:05 A still image of what appears to be an display case with bugs (mirrored and colour-shifted). 38 (#19) 13211311123113112211 (#10)
Bugs Eat Bread 2016-11-11 02:39 A song about the food chain of Bug Mars. The video description comes complete with lyrics and chords. The image is a mirrored and colour-shifted image of a tree-hopper with broccoli on the head. 41 (#22) 312211 (#6) treehopper
"Night Falls on New New New Termite Town City" 2016-11-18 00:05 A still image of termite mounds (presumably mirrored and colour-shifted). 68 (#35) 31131211131221 (#9)
"Soldiers Marching in Formation" 2016-11-19 00:04 A still images of bugs moving in a circle. 59 (#30) 312211 (#6)
"Mound City" 2016-11-19 00:04 A still image of a termite mound (presumably mirrored and colour-shifted). 49 (#25) 13211311123113112211 (#10)
Dirge: Decay 2016-11-20 04:43 A time-lapse video of a bug zapper, accompanied by an ambient/electro song, lyrics in the description. The description was updated twice to also include blocks of words "click" that make the whole description look like a bug zapper. 34 (#18) 31131211131221 (#9)
"Nostalgia for Home" 2016-11-20 00:04 A still image of termite mounds (mirrored and colour-shifted). 60 (#31) 111221 (#5) termite mounds
Graves of Fallen Soldiers 2016-11-21 00:04 A still image of a bug display case (assumed mirrored and colour-shifted). 34 (#18) 312211 (#6)
Graves of the Fallen 2016-11-21 00:04 A still image of a bug display case (assumed mirrored and colour-shifted). 64 (#33) 11131221133112132113212221 (#11)

DS looks to be the sequence of numbers surviving the Decaying sieve (list), as hinted by the silent film. The positions of these numbers in the sequence are marked in the above table. In the silent film the number on the wall is #12.

LaS numbers in the descriptions of videos are from the Look-and-say sequence (list). The positions of these numbers in the sequence are marked in the above table. In the silent film the number on the wall is #3.

Typos in IsTheJigUpYet's Twitter

Twitter account @IsTheJigUpYet has been tweeting daily since 10 Oct 2015 in the following pattern: first a tweet "%something% might be Frog Fractions 2 %link to wikipedia article for it%", then a follow up tweet "No."

The first part comes up at 23:00 GMT (15:00 PST) and the "reply" at 18:00 GMT (10:00 PST) the next day.

On 3 Nov 2016, typos started to appear in the wording of the first tweet. Listing all the changed letters from them at this point: aGFja2VF aGFjQkFk a. This decodes from Base64 as hackeE hacBAd . We're probably waiting for what it will spell out in time.

Ashby Brewery and Indie Games Studio

This section provides an overview of all mentions of Ashby Brewery - For an detailed analysis of the Ashby Brewery and Indie Games Studio webiste, refer to the Decaytruth.info page.

First introduced in the Kickstarter pitch video in March of 2014, a couple, Hunter and Amy, claims to run the Ashby Brewery and Indie Game Studio and claims they released the original Frog Fractions. The same couple also made an appearance in the Kickstarter Simulator game released in April of 2014. No clues were found in this game.

It was discovered that Jim posted back in 2012 on his blog about the Ashby Brewery and Indie Game studio, with a picture of a beer with the label, claiming his roommate John had made it and that he almost wished he didn't have the Twinbeard branding: http://goombas.org/1347_ashby-brewery-indie-game-studio.html

The image Jim posted in 2012

The post features cherry wheat beer that is listed on their menu. https://twitter.com/AshbyBrewery is a twitter account, created in 2012, featuring the same picture as the profile picture.

On September 23, 2015, the Frog Fractions 2 Kickstarter posted update #11, The Ashby Brewery and Indie Game Studio Fall 2015 Quarterly Brewsletter video contained three audio glitches before certain words: 0:55 decay, 1:44 truth, 2:08 info. This would lead to http://decaytruth.info/ , the website of the Ashby brewery.

The website claims the brewery was founded in 1777 but it's clear Charles Ashby, the founder, is a time traveler given his chronologically impossible biography. The site also lists a location with hours. The address is a grocery store that does not sell beer from Ashby. http://decaytruth.info/admin.html was found. Entering the same word in the login twice returns the word with a question mark following it.

Also of note is some MD5 hashes in the source code of the website pages. This was translated using some brute force code into the user's IP address with and an additional character:

Index: MD5(IP + '1')
Hours: MD5(IP + '2')
About: MD5(IP + 'b')
Menu: MD5(IP + 'z')
Beer: MD5(IP + 'a')
Privacy: MD5(IP + 'y')
Admin: MD5(IP + 'x') 

So all the extra letters are: 12bzayx. This appears used to change some capitalization on the Beer 101 page but it's unsure why this was done.

On August 27, 2016, Justin drank a ginger beer from Ashby Brewery and Indie Games Studio on his twitch stream. He kept insisting the brewery is easy to find, mentioned a phone number, and that the beer recipe was from 1901, which has often been referenced in his twitch stream.

A user tweeted at the assumed to be defunct twitter account and the account responded then tweeted:

One of our most popular brews is our classic 1901 recipe for ginger beer! Why not stop in and try one?

Ashby's twitter was active again during Indiecade 2016, tweeting:

Ashby Brewery and Indie Game Studio is pleased to announce we are the beverage of the IndieCade Festival 2016.

As of now, no successful login has been made on the website and it is considered an open line of investigation.

Other Relevant Information

LordHuffnPuff on Twitch

LordHuffnPuff is the typical alias for Justin Bortnick, one of the Frog Fractions 2 developers. While his twitter account has provided a few clues, his twitch stream has featured several time travel shenanigans and other ARG relevant information, often at the beginning or end of the broadcast. Justin does NOT answer general ARG questions and should not be spammed with them. While he never archives his streams, here is a list of important dates on the stream:

5/16/16 - Justin Streamed "Spooky" games. Spelunky, Neverending Nightmares, Spooky's house of jumpscares (which didn't work) and finally Oxenfree. He also held up a business card from Insomniac Games held in a moo.com business card holder
. Thanks to Riking for recording this stream. It can be viewed here.

7/05/16 - Justin Streamed Boktai 2, he played the game until the library section (which held books from Joshua's login). He left the stream with his character looking at the titles: Nightmare of the Abyss and Overheating: The Risk of Too Much Sun. He ate some licorice scottie doggies. Also he held up a red card that kind of looked like the netflix logo.

7/20/16 - Justin streamed Hearthstone. He began looking through several books including Paradise Lost and Eggs, As Usual Breafast Etc. After the stream, an image of the beach was shown while music played. At one point, I've Got You Under My Skin played. The Dark Pages Podcast logo was up for a while while music from the Dark Souls games played. At the very end, Justin's camera came out to show him in a Groundskeeper Willie mask. He imitated Willie's voice and said "ack, how can I get this computer to work."

After this stream, he tweeted that he had bought all the cheap copies of Eggs, As Usual Breafast Etc. stating "We could not let these valuable artifacts fall into the wrong hands, lest the entire operation be compromised." A copy of the book can be read at this link

7/30/16 - Justin streamed Heroes of the Storm (HOTS), Rocket League, and Guild Wars 2. At one point, he held up a a magazine titled XVII featuring Jeanne D' Arc and an article in the corner titled "A sere ditched his lord for me". After the stream briefly ended, he returned in a top hat and coat speaking in an old-timey accent and holding up a newspaper from Oct 24, 1901. An article titled "Once and Then Nevermore" could be seen and Justin talked about Annie Edson Taylor going over Niagra Falls in a barrel. Following the end of the stream, he tweeted "Well that was strange" and responded "felt a bit... displaced for a few minutes" XVIIJeanneDArce.png 1901newspaper.jpg 1901girlinbarrel.png

8/02/16 - Justin streamed Heroes of the Storm. At the beginning, he did an old-timey slapstick silent movie routine.

8/14/16 - Justin streamed Heroes of the Storm. At the beginning of the stream his facecam had a sepia filter and old time music from the early 1900's was playing. The songs played were: Grand Ol Flag, Swanee River, Take Me Out To The Ballgame, Auld Lang Syne, On Moonlight Bay, and Swing Low Sweet Chariot. At the end of the stream he looked through all of the hero skins in-game, "reviewing" them. After he returned to the first skin in the sequence, he just repeated what he had previously said, going through every single skin again. This time loop continued for 4 times.

8/15/16 - Justin streams Heroes of the Storm again. Towards the end, he pretended he was going to review skins and then ends up reviewing other game elements like stimpacks, doing the math to see how many games you have to win for them to be worthwhile. He ends the stream answering a phone call.

His end of the phone call was as follows:

"hello, what's up? okay. uh, I'll call you back in like 5 minutes. no no no that's fine, I'll call you back in 5 minutes. okay. yep. yep. okay. now if I don't let them..that's bad. okay... uh huh... and how many are there? maybe I should, just tell me now. (whispers sorry, knock on door?). And how many did you lose? that's that's within acceptable tolerances. uh huh. uh huh. well it can't be real, it's gotta be some sort of trick right? uh huh. have you considered a firewall to prevent that? no, have you considered stronger passwords to prevent that? okay, I can't do anything given that, I can't get to you. you're too far away for be to be of any help. Okay, good luck, maybe next time you'll be smarter about that thing. okay, alright, good luck."

He hung up and reminded the stream "Never make your passwords easy to guess, you might get hacked, or password guessed or whatever."

Justin's terminal interactions

After the stream, he came back online only showing a blank screen. Then the Timetravel.club admin screen was shown. Justin entered "aptitude moo" and then ":(" when ACCESS DENIED appear.

8/27/2016 - Justin streams HotS and Hearthstone. At one point, he drank a ginger beer from his "friends at the Ashby Brewery and Indie Game Studio", saying the recipe is from 1901. The Ashby twitter account tweeted the following day about their ginger beer. When asked where to get it, Justin looked up the website and said he was sure someone could figure it out if they spend more than ten seconds looking at it.

9/18/16 - Justin streams HotS. He reviewed some new skins. Prior to his final match, he pulls out a plain wooden "mystery box". After the match, he teased opening and closing it. He then said he could not show the contents on stream. He hinted that there was "something next month" where one might obtain the box. When asked if it was Indiecade, Justin indicated "If I were you, I'd definitely go to Indiecade".

10/12/16- Justin streams HotS. He said "you better go to indiecade.... you don't know what might happen if you don't, the timeline could collapse in on itself. You just don't know" as well as ""I don't know anything about a bag of rocks" and "I don't know who [decorated my house for halloween], maybe it was all the victorian servants who live inside the walls". At the end, he counted hero portraits and when he reached 17 he repeated that number over and over.

11/6/16 - Justin streams HotS. He says Russian is basically pig latin and Russia doesn't exist. He received a phone call in Russian that wasn't recorded. In a post stream return, he typed some Cyrillic (Russian text). Screenshots of the Cyrillic can be viewed here. When translated, it becomes:

Security compromised... 
Backup copy protocol initialized 
Receiving files. 
Good day 
(sombra skull) 
just a joke 
Target: Bug Mars 
citizen observation currently active 
president sabotage inducing 
deleting bug porn economy 
See you soon, cutie! (repeated)

11/7/16 - Justin streams HotS. His cam video was notably being streamed upside down though claimed to not be upside down and told viewers "maybe you're upside down"(leading to discovery of the UV writing on the bottom of the box and inner lid). He continued to talk about Russia, saying things like "or as they say in the cold frozen wastes of the nation that was once Russia" and "Russian is a dead language, and I would know". He also pointed out the letters on Zarya's gun and then her 512 tattoo.

11/10/16 - Justin tweeted "Now that the jig is up I'm doing a twitch stream at 6:30 PM to answer your questions so tune in if you got em." He hosted a live stream at 6:30 PM PST that day with a markedly higher viewership. During the stream, he said that 6 people guessed the game correctly within the past week and they had sent out keys. No keys were sent out. He continued the claim that the jig was up by saying Kotaku, Polygon, and RockPaperShotgun had reported on what game was found to be Frog Fractions 2 and even linked to: http://www.polygon.com/2016/11/09/1234567/ff2-jig-finally-up . The link is broken and no new articles about Frog Fractions 2 were found. Justin refused to name the game out of wanting to let people discover it on their own. After a lot of pressure, he said the game is called "Pandaemonium - like Panda and then like demon-ium".

On the stream, he frequently denied facts of the ARG and his live streams where he drank Ashby Ginger Beer ("That's something Jim's roommate made") and made other contradictory statements. He claimed there was an unsolved YouTube puzzle. He also said the date was October 8, 2016.

Following the stream, he tweeted"Thanks for watching! I hope that everybody who came out is now feeling way more secure in their Frog Fractions 2 knowledge." He also made an appearance on the Frog Fractions 2 discord's twitch-stream chat. He posted pictures from the manga Uzumaki by Junji Ito (previously referenced in the corrupted Joshua login library under the Spiral Folklore link), posted links to several skeleton memes, and engaged in some chat. He said he hadn't streamed in a while and when asked about the earlier stream responded "no last time obs booted was Oct 8 2016" and once more claimed the box received was not the box he gave away and that the box he gave away had a Hearthstone pin in it. He posted a picture of an evil pope and then said

beware his gaze
gotta go
they're on
to me

He stopped responding after that.

11/11/16 - Justin streamed again and talked about how he's not popular to attract an impersonator. He talked a lot about business cards he gave out at Indiecade 2016, thought to be the same card as was mentioned around E3 but apparently different from the card given out at GDC that gave the Clemens login. He recommended asking Elsinoire dev Connor Fallon and then said to contact everyone that was at Indiecade 2016.

He went offline then returned streaming HotS. He ate something out of a jar and listened to audio of chapter 14 of Silas Marner by George Eliot.

11/13/2016 - Justin's stream begins with him in old-timey clothes and is titled "The Ball". He was playing Regency Solitaire and talked in an antiquated manner. He mentioned getting new cards but they were not business cards. He showed 25 stereographs and the Occular raft, new invention to view scenes as if they're really right in front of your face. The Occular Raft was a stick attached to some goggles that holds a photo. He said "[unless] you've been completely living under a rock, you know Edward was crowned king just this August!" and called for someone named Matilda and then said " Please excuse me for one minute, I must check up on the housekeeper. I think she might've gotten into the sherry again".

After the stream went down and came back, he played Regency Solitaire and then started playing Boktai 3D/ Kura 5. Justin notably worked on this game and is credited as: Voice Actor (Emil), Obtaining references, Consultant for canon. He mentioned playing it in a tweet that said "I'm streaming the @Boktai3D demo because it is a boktai game".

11/15/2016 - Justin streams HotS. The stream was titled "a confluence of universes". An Eye Sigil ARG person expressed unhappiness and he played Don't Worry Be Happy. He listened to some meme songs suggested from his Patreon Slack chat. He ended the stream saying "time to eat lunch" and the screen faded to black. The sigil flashed and the stream cut out.

11/1/2016 - Justin streams HotS. It was again titled "a confluence of universes" and he listened to a mashup playlist. He switched to Overwatch and played as Sombra and threw some ARG shade at Blizzard. He ended the stream abruptly saying "I've played enough video games for a lifetime, goodbye video games".

11/19/2016 - In a stream titled 'Ovaltine simulator', while Justin played Hearthstone, the following exchange occurred in the chat;

16:36 adminbrown1: Hennessey do you read me?
16:37 adminbrown1: We're seeing more anomalies. Can I borrow Martinez and Valsen?
16:40 adminbrown1: Shouldn't be anything major but after the pope incident we can't be too careful
16:42 adminbrown1: Hennessey?
16:46 sci_hen: Hi Boss
16:46 sci_hen: sorry
16:46 sci_hen: Yes. Affirmative.
16:47 sci_hen: I'll tell Martinez and Valsen to join you immediately.
16:47 adminbrown1: Good. Thank you.
16:49 sci_hen: Should I alert the science division yet?
16:50 adminbrown1: Not yet. It may be nothing. Wait for my statement.
16:56 adminbrown1: [GEN_ANNOUNCE] Agents of the Resistance: As you are aware, in light of portal research having been compromised by an invader several weeks ago, we have redoubled our efforts to ensure your security. I would like to report that the incursions into the future of Alternate Timeline JXL-01 have yielded roughly 40% more supplies than our projections indicated.
16:57 adminbrown1: We have found that the population of that era is nonviolent and unable to stop our supply missions from taking that which we need to continue fighting the Decay.
16:59 adminbrown1: Thus we are increasing our mission schedule by an equivalent 60% to build a war chest large enough for a serious incursion against the enemy, our first in centuries.
17:00 adminbrown1: Stay strong! Stay stalwart! You are the bastion between humanity's extinction and our freedom from the bondage of the occupying force.
17:03 adminbrown1: Believe in the resistance! Believe in me! Believe in we four who lead you!
17:04 adminbrown1: Together we will rebuild a brighter future.
17:04 adminbrown1: This is Number One. Over and out.
17:05 sci_hen: *applause*

11/22/2016 - Justin streams a pre-recorded Dark Souls video. He said "I figure I might as well stream it while I record it. it might be interesting to somebody." Then he played Regency Solitaire, apparently before Indiecade (and knew nothing of the box)and then the timeline jumped ahead, live on stream, to today. After this, the timelines jumped around several times. Twice he rambled and both were recorded along with a small segment only playing music, all linked below: Lost America Heaven link 1 Heaven link2 Music only

Both rants are from WIZARD PEOPLE, DEAR READERS by Brad Neely. Some speculate these rants are from a future Justin that has gone mad from the current events.

THD and RPP References not noted above

This is a list of things found in the podcasts but were either redundant or simply references. These are to show other types of hints that have been found.

For more information on every THD, see the Train Hot Dog page

Episode name Found information
THD - All The first three letters of the first three titles spell out DNA, it may be coincidence
THD 20 - 61 Two things with the fonts, they begin to change font types here, then in THD 34 onward the title cards switch orders of the podcast title and episode number and train hot dog, then 45 onward the titles have last letter of th first line and first of the last being the same font as the middle line (all three different fonts otherwise) The full sequence of first letters in the titles marked this way: PAHTCGUWNGNABGL. In 61 they returned to normal
THD - Selected Several THDs have a line or two of static on their title card, it was generally assumed that meant there was a clue in them but nothing is confirmed
THD 10: Steam Hot Dog Sprectrogram shows the borg king card, wasn't found until after RPP posted the card on twitter
THD 12: Stay on Your Toast Audio slowed down says "I have a message for/from Jim Crawford"
THD 14:Discharge Quotation marks in spectrogram around the ridermail about dwayne (quote included above, just not this detail)
THD 16: A Trip Through The Graphics Pipeline also has morse code for the MIRE EXUBERANT MUSHINESS hint, redundancy
THD 17: Kitten Gains Had an odd reflection in the thumbnail, is not on the youtube playlist, 17 reference for Indiecade
THD 18: Nightcore Night Court Around 23 minutes into the podcast you can hear the train conductor voice say, "Attention Passengers: Don't believe his lies. Find the truth about the decay. Thank you."
THD 21: Shark Lips Part of a speech from MYST recut: "Thank you for bringing the red page." "Thank you for breaking the scripts. You must. YOU MUST! I need/mean (help? not sure here). (something else I can't make out). STOP DECAY. DON'T WASTE TIME."
THD 22:Ashen Stools Referenced to on a plane February 3, 19- (The day the music died, 1984 – Space Shuttle program: STS-41-B is launched using Space Shuttle Challenger.1966 – The unmanned Soviet Luna 9 spacecraft makes the first controlled rocket-assisted landing on the Moon.
THD 29: Bumper Sandwich Booger Lips SSTV signal, decodes to operation gobbledop picture by using a program called MMSSTV. You just play the audio while the program is running and it automatically recognizes the format and decodes the image. Think it's just a reference to the Operations pages
THD 30: Mobius Face Meeting Itself Arcade noise in the background are this http://arcadecontrols.com/files/Audio/arcade86.mp3
THD 31: Krampusloaf id3v2 tag info for thd31.mp3:

COMM (Comments): ()[eng]: "We're in space, and space is the place," Began the Champ, pallid utterly; "The madness is running wild, and so shall you."

THD 32: Blini Jim just says Blini for 2 minutes, he also tweeted "Train Hot Dog, with its most recent episode, has achieved 32-bit fidelity. http://jewelofthehotdognet.work/" oddly, THD 33 was not uploaded to trainhotdog.cool and then 34 was also named 32 on that site, after a while it was changed back
THD 35: No Han Pics Suspiciously, Jim read from a page on the wiki that was created only days before the release of the podcast, there was only on reference found to any Bigger Luke theory before the ARG started
THD 64: The One Where Jim Doesn't Talk Justin is talking, he mentions Abraham Lincoln becoming the first cyborg in 1901. Furthers the 1901 obsession
THD 65: The Other One Where Jim Doesn't Talk This episode was done by an ARGer, there's added backwards audio that says "let's keep this time loop" and "I wonder if I can escape this time loop" as well as Morse code that says "TERKIM FETHROG IS WITH YOU. STAY SAFE. FROG GOT YOUR BACK." Terkim Fethrog is the username of the person who made the episode.
Red Pages Extrasode 3 background is mock picture of a game with "Gold: 285", nickname of the painting in the ID3 is "Woman in Gold", Klimt's woman in gold as seen above, Link to the corrupted image to download if needed here
RPP tweet "Current Statuses - Gord: mired, Justin: exuberant, Paul: mushy" MIRED EXUBERANT MUSHINESS reference
RPP 62: Buff Wizard From the ID3 tags:

Comment: [Description: ] [Lang: ] Ashby: 17 Varieties Comment: [Description: ] [Lang: XXX] Ashby: 17 Varieties UserTextFrame: [Description: BPM (beats per minute)] 17 This is an Ashby reference and also 17, used for Indiecade again

Other Jim also tweeted about a new HD called korn hotdog, http://kornstories.com/

Common Themes

The ARG has encountered several running themes throughout the two years of its existence.

Refer to the themes page for detailed information.

Here is a list of the themes:

Time Travel


There are many characters in the ARG. Refer to the characters page for detailed information on each character.

Games Confirmed to not be Frog Fractions 2

Please see the list of games confirmed not to be Frog Fractions 2.



A list of resources to aid any search:

Unfiction thread:Frog Fractions 2 Kickstarter ARG

A searchable .txt of the forum through page 55: http://norgg.org/files/ff_forum.txt

Change log for the Operatives list on time-travel.club: http://new.norgg.org/files/timeagents.txt

Chat logs of the discord channels through 8/21: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B3o3qWI_oCVPVy1mM0tRX2FvU1U?usp=sharing

Experimental Mind Map - https://www.mindmeister.com/657363408?t=T2QuVC6xXt

Media Appearances

Kickstarter buzz

10 Mar. 2014 Polygon - Frog Fractions developer launches $60K Kickstarter for sequel

16 Mar. 2014 arstechnica - Frog Fractions 2 wants to surprise players that already expect the unexpected

17 Mar. 2014 Destructoid - Is there a Frog Fractions 2 ARG already underway?

27 Mar. 2014 Polygon — Frog Fractions 2 stretch goal aims to buy Oculus back from Facebook

02 Apr. 2014 Wired - You’ll Want to Play This Game — If You Can Ever Find It

03 Apr. 2014 Eurogamer - Frog Fractions 2 dev releases Kickstarter Simulator 2015

ARG Specific Articles

15 Dec. 2015 Polygon - How to Shave Obama: Behind the baffling, nearly two-year-long quest to find Frog Fractions 2

15 Nov. 2016 Waypoint - Those Mysterious Symbols Hidden In 24 Games Have Crossed Over With 'Frog Fractions 2'

15 Nov. 2016 Kotaku - Indie Games’ Most Cryptic Mystery Apparently Just A Frog Fractions Teaser

Frog Fractions 2 general

24 Sep. 2015 Destructoid - Where in the world is Frog Fractions 2?

17 May 2016 Justin said this applied: Point&Clickbait - Wow! This Complex ARG Reveals The Crushing Emptiness At The Heart Of Everything

14 Aug. 2016 Destructoid - Is this Frog Fractions 2? Find The Gold Bars

24 Aug. 2016 Jim Crawford - The Challenge | How Was Work?

31 Oct. 2016 The Quarterly Review — The Vanishing Secrets of Video Games