From the designers of World of Goo and Henry Hatsworth. Throw your toys into your fire, and play with them as they burn. Stay warm in there. It's getting cold outside!
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Release Date: Nov 19, 2012

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"A beautiful masterpiece that everyone should try ... it might be the most compelling and beautiful indie game I’ve played all year."

- Alex Faciane, Gamezone
"The creepy atmosphere, the single-minded focus on extremely minimal actions, and the mocking self-awareness all contribute to a deft statement on games and how we play them."

- Garrett Martin, Joystiq
"Should you play this game? YES. [...] The confused people wonder if Little Inferno is even a game. The impressed people write about how, as they finished the game, they got choked up."

- Stephen Totilo, Kotaku

About This Game

Congratulations on your new Little Inferno Entertainment Fireplace! Throw your toys into your fire, and play with them as they burn. Stay warm in there. It's getting cold outside!
Burn flaming logs, screaming robots, credit cards, batteries, exploding fish, unstable nuclear devices, and tiny galaxies. An adventure that takes place almost entirely in front of a fireplace - about looking up up up out of the chimney, and the cold world just on the other side of the wall.

Key Features:

  • Nominated for three awards at the Independent Games Festival including the Seumas McNally grand prize, Technical Excellence Award, and Nuovo Award, with Honorable Mentions in Design and Audio.
  • From the creators of World of Goo and Henry Hatsworth in the Puzzling Adventure
  • 100% indie - made by 3 guys, no office, no publishers, no funding
  • IAP Free - no spam, upselling, ads, of any sort. Just the game.
  • Zero Waste - short, polished, perfeccct as possible

System Requirements

Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • OS: Win 7, Vista and XP
    • Processor:1.5 Ghz
    • RAM: 1GB
    • Hard Drive: 200 MB
    • Video Card: You will need a graphics card that supports Shader Model 2.0 or greater and DirectX 9.0c.
    • OS: OSX 10.6 or later
    • Processor:1.5 Ghz
    • RAM: 1GB
    • Hard Drive: 200 MB
    • Video Card: You will need a graphics card that supports OpenGL 2.1 or greater.
    • Processor: 1.5Ghz CPU
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Hard Disk Space: 200 MB
    • Video Card: graphics card that supports OpenGL 2.1
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 25
Awesome game with awesome visuals, some combo's are a bit thougher then others but once you figure them out you'll understand why the items were used in the como's. The storyline is fun and dragged me in to it, I'm not going to spoil anything but at one point I was feeling a bit down about a certain event that happened in it but it eventually turned out ok.Definetly recommend this game!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 21
This is a nice little time waster that openly hates you for playing it.
It's fun in the same way that clicker games are fun. It's amusing until you figure out how much time you spent doing nothing - and the game goes out of it's way to point out how foolish you are for it.
Also, a fair warning: this game is ridiculously pretentious.

Warning: Kind of spoilers - kind of.

If you want to understand this game, replace:
Little Inferno with Computer
The Cold with The perceived emotional distancing of society
The setting, or rising sun with the eradication of humanity due to our own hubris, or not...
The overwhelming subtext of the fear of futurism with ... no that's it.

The game is amusing and sort of fun, but it hates you... with a passion.
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398 of 470 people (85%) found this review helpful
19 people found this review funny
9.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 17, 2013
This game is excellent for burning pictures of your ex! ♥

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126 of 133 people (95%) found this review helpful
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 1, 2014
Little Inferno is one strange beast of a game. Upon startup, the game immediately presents nothing but a fireplace, and tasks players with simply burning the few letters they have with them. Immediately afterward, a catalog is sent, and the rest of the game is spent purchasing items and setting them aflame, watching the strange animations each item has. My first reaction, upon realizing what the game had in store for me, was "They made a whole game out of this?"

The humorous thing about this game, though, is that it WANTS you to feel that way. In fact, it encourages it by making you wait long, painful periods of time - upwards of a couple minutes - for your new kindling to arrive. And yet, for whatever reason, I found myself enjoying the experience. It was strangely appealing, setting things ablaze, and I wanted to see what would come of my neighbor, who continuously sent me letters. So I kept playing for 3 hours straight.

In the end, the game throws a massive twist on you. I don't want to spoil too much, but let's just say that I was completely thrown for a loop and felt like quite a fool for having spent such a long time playing the game. This isn't a criticism to Little Inferno; rather, this is the highest praise the game could achieve, because it is exactly what the developers sought to accomplish.

A couple of days after playing Little Inferno, I can't help but reflect on it fondly and reminisce. A remarkable work of satire, I truly believe this game will be remembered for all time as one of the most humorously self-aware experiences this medium has ever created. Well done, Tomorrow Corp.
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86 of 91 people (95%) found this review helpful
31 people found this review funny
5.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 16, 2014
Overall, love the game. 9/10 based on how bloody addictive it is. You seriously start and find yourself wondering where the hour went.

The pros:
  • Really adorable game
  • Love the animation
  • Story is really cute
  • Holy crap is this addictive
  • Amazing stress relief after an exam, take a picture of the test and BURN IT!!! OVER AND OVER!!!

The cons
  • Not a whole lot of replay value unless you really like burning things
  • Sometimes waiting for more coins takes a bit. I want to burn faster.
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82 of 86 people (95%) found this review helpful
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 4, 2014
I beat this game in 3 hours. It's an amazing game. When I bought it with the Humble Bundle, I expected it to be this lame indie game about burning stuff. Imagine my surprise when I realized that I beat the game in one session 3 hours later. The visuals are amazing. The cracking sound of burning embers is so relaxing. It was so relaxing just watching the fire and hearing the flames spread.

Furthermore, the story is captivating. I excitedly opened each envelope and laughed and cried along with the characters. The ending was amazing. I really felt the characters.

My only complaint is that it gets a bit repetitive towards the end. By then, I caught myself buying random stuff and burning them immediately, haha. However, the combos prevented this, and it was extremely fun trying out different things.

Visuals: 10/10 - Amazing dynamic flames
Sound: 9/10 - Amazing sound of burning embers
Story: 10/10 - Captivating story
Gameplay: 8/10 - Fun, but a bit repetitive. I'm not sure if the replay value is good.
Overall: 9/10

I heartily and warmly recommend this game.
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71 of 75 people (95%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 30, 2014
It's very polished, the music is incredible, and it looks lovely. The item descriptions are full of snide and sometimes sinister remarks. The general atmosphere of the game is a blend of frenetic happiness with dark undertones, and it conveys that really well.

Otherwise... I mean I get that it's satirising consumer culture, mobile games with micro-transactions, and entertainment addiction... But in the end all you're doing is burning things, collecting coins, and burning more things. You're doing the things you're supposed to be laughing at.

As for the story being told, it never really resolves into anything that makes much sense; instead it's happy to drop hints here and there and pull at your heartstrings without substance.

What little gameplay is there is pretty refined - the burning effects and physics are fun to toy with.
I think "toy" is more fitting for this than "game."

Overall, I still recommend it because it's so well put together. And really, I want that soundtrack.
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71 of 83 people (86%) found this review helpful
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 18, 2013
Picked this up with the Humble Bundle and I never thought it'd be so fun to just burn things! There's so many interesting effects and outcomes. It's actually really fun!
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105 of 135 people (78%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
6.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 23, 2014
I basically can't stop burning things in real life now. This game is truly inspiring! 9/10
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80 of 99 people (81%) found this review helpful
16 people found this review funny
12.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 7, 2015
Fireplace simulator 2013 is more than just a sandbox game. The base storyline is in a world full of what seem to be orphans, the planet is getting colder, and to keep warm the “Tomorrow Corporation” (Also the name of the developers) make an entertainment fireplace for all the boys and girls. The story continues as you play more into the game.

The base gameplay is clicking to create fire, and buying this from a catalogue to burn them. Unfortunately, you have to wait real time in order for the toys or electronics or whatever to arrive. This mechanic in the game is a massive downside, because some items in the later catalogues take a full 2 minutes. I see that the Dev’s wanted to make the game last longer but it's an annoying amount of time. Not long enough to alt tab and do something else, but long enough for the player to be annoyed. This time can be finished but using stamps, which can be collected by burning certain combos of objects. The list and what items required are online so this can be figured out easily. The gold coins you use to buy the objects to burn, are earned by, you guessed it, burning things. Its almost impossible to go broke in this game, with profiting from burning most things, and random spiders coming down and providing $ from their burnt corpses.

Burning combos, at first, seem to be the only objective. After a little bit of time someone in the next room sends you a letter, befriending you. Her and “The weatherman” start to produce a legitimate storyline, making the game more appealing, drawing the player to play more. After grinding out the combos the player is handed a combo that is very easy to do, implying said player has a good memory. After that combo is completed a whole new world and story is added to the mix. The story is added in gradually but soon becomes the full focus. Its not only a well told story, but it's also a grasping one.

The graphics of the game fit the game alright, but the music in-game make the world around you feel so much darker and lonely, suiting the game perfectly.

Little inferno does some things right.

The sound and music is amazing

The story is one of the best i have ever seen out of an indie game

The combos, are witty and require some thinking, making it more immersive

The fireplace looks good, and get to annoying to look at

The objects you burn are rather comical

The ability to toss burning objects around your fireplace is good fun.

Little inferno does some things wrong too.

The lack of achievements and playing cards make the game a time killer, lowering their audience

The story although great, is slow to get started.

The repetitive nature could leave some players bored after an hour or two

The combos are both hard and easy at the same time, depending on the player’s skill

The combos are really easy to look up shortening the game time and lowering the fun

Little inferno, although a compelling story and a good time killer, isn't really worth the $10.99(CAD). With the lack of achievements and playing cards, it seems almost like a narrative interactive book, then a game. The price aside, i think people who love a great story, or even just wanting a few hours to go buy, should pick up this game. If it's ever on sale, get it. This is the weatherman, signing off. We’re all going to be okay.
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2.9 hrs
Posted: October 19
Product received for free
I am not sure what to say about this game. I got it from a friend as something to do while I was bored. And yet, it turned into so much more then that, something almost compelling. I can't say why this game is awesome, but, simply that you should play it.
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humble asshole
4.0 hrs
Posted: October 19
Can't burn ♥♥♥♥ in real life because society says it's wrong? Not cool? Dangerous?? Play Little Inferno to satisfy your inner pyromaniac.
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3.8 hrs
Posted: October 18
This is one of my all time favorite games. It has a very unique style that I love and the soundtrack is so enjoyable. The sound design is really well done as well. I love all of the effort that went into making this amazing game.
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7.6 hrs
Posted: October 17
Fire. That's it. I have no joke or anything. You just play with fire and it's fun.

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4.9 hrs
Posted: October 17
This game is very good for relaxing. Watching the fire burn away the objects is very cathartic. I'm not a pyromaniac shut up
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7.1 hrs
Posted: October 16
Simple but fun and calming. It gripped me more than I'd expected it to.
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3.0 hrs
Posted: October 16
Quite a good game but i dont like this f**king sugar plumps
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Sneaky Gnome
42.6 hrs
Posted: October 15
Fun game, good art style and music. Worth buying
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GameTeacher| I want to die
5.3 hrs
Posted: October 14
burned everything
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5.3 hrs
Posted: October 14
Every time I think of this game I am filled with that warm fuzzy feeling of having played a wonderful game. I highly recommend this game! It's cute, funny, entertaining, and is sprinkled with a little bit of story. I played this game years ago and it is still vivid in my mind! Can't say enough good things about it!

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