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!
User reviews: Very Positive (4,042 reviews)
Release Date: Nov 19, 2012

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"Ever wanted to burn things in a fireplace? Now you can! Little Inferno has all the fun of being of Pyromaniac, without being a pyromaniac."

Reviews

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

- http://www.gamezone.com/products/little-inferno/reviews/review-little-inferno-is-a-beautiful-masterpiece-that-everyone-should-try">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."

- http://www.joystiq.com/2012/11/21/little-inferno-review/">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."

- http://kotaku.com/5963631/little-inferno-the-kotaku-review">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 designers 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

Windows
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
Helpful customer reviews
26 of 27 people (96%) found this review helpful
1 person 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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21 of 22 people (95%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
4.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 28
At first I thought this game was going to be some sort of quick five minute "oh look at how pretty we can make the fire look" experiance, but they really make it into something much more.

I loved the combo system this game has that rewards you for thinking out of the box, I was tempted to use a walkthrough to get them all, but I stuck at it and worked out the short riddles you get as clues.

Its well worth the little money that is being asked, you will get plenty of hours worth of fun, the only downside is I don't see there being any replay value once you get to the end.
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40 of 55 people (73%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 7, 2014
BURN THINGS! Angry? Burn ♥♥♥♥. Bored? Burn ♥♥♥♥. Feeling anything else? Burn ♥♥♥♥! :D
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21 of 26 people (81%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
9.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 1
burned a grandma and a cat. got achievement. 10/10
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23 of 31 people (74%) found this review helpful
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 9, 2014
From one of the makers of World of Goo comes Little Inferno, a game about setting toys on fire just to watch them burn. As a new recipient of the Little Inferno Entertainment Fireplace, along with Tomorrow Corporation’s plethora of catalogs, it’s up to you to stoke the flames. Whether it’s a pile of blocks or a gaming tablet, a fluffy bunny or a toy school bus, the final destination for all of your things is directly into the fireplace. It is there that they will burn, explode, freeze and rain. And when you’re all out of things to burn, with the fire slowly reducing your material possessions to ash, you buy some more toys to fuel the fire.

Almost the entire game is spent sitting in front of the fireplace. There are no alternate fireplaces. There are no fireplace expansions. There is no clear objective as to what burning all of your toys is meant to accomplish, aside from staying warm and passing the time. The only actions you have available to you are to upgrade the amount of things you can possess at one time, speed up the delivery of the things you order and unlock new catalogs, each featuring a new set of toys to burn. And, of course, the ability to throw these toys into the fireplace and set them on fire.

But perhaps I’m getting ahead of myself. This is merely a simple game about throwing things into a fireplace. No need to rush ahead of that. Like how Hydrophobia depicted realistic water collision, Little Inferno approaches its subject with much more consideration than you might expect. The fire, as it spreads from toy to toy, feels real. No two items necessarily burn the same. Toss bricks into the fire and they catch slowly, burn slowly. Toss some of the mail you’ve received and they’ll burn up quick, reduced to cinders in mere seconds.

This doesn’t take into account the various special items you can burn. Everything from mini-nukes to school buses to replica moons, complete with their own gravity fields, are available to you. There’s a fan that will blow out the fire. There’s a fan that will suck in the fire. Toss one on the left side of the fireplace, the other on the right side of the fireplace and you’ve got yourself a funnel of flame, coursing over everything in between. Not happy with how everything turned out? Accidentally froze your fire over? Drop in a mini-nuke and scour it clean with a single blast.

You won’t have all of these toys available to you at once. In order to access the catalogs you have to do two things. First, you must use all of the toys available to you in the current catalog. It’s a little forced, but I can see why that’s a requirement. It’s in this manner that you’ll know what happens with every toy when they burn. Secondly, you must achieve a certain amount of combos.

A combo in the case of Little Inferno is when you burn two or three like items based on a list of clues. The clues, and the solutions, are relatively simple. The only trick is digging through your growing library of toys to discover which toys are more applicable. Such as, one clue might call for a Sorority Party. Throw in the Low Self-Esteem Action Doll with the Balloons and you’re one step closer to unlocking the next catalog.

When you purchase an item from the catalog, it doesn’t immediately appear in your inventory. It takes time. The post office doesn’t react instantaneously, even in this world. Things may take anywhere from 20 seconds to several minutes to arrive at your doorstep. Don’t want to wait? Stamps are available to rush delivery, but they are not infinite. There will be times when the only way to proceed is waiting, sitting in front of the fireplace.

Somehow through all of this there is a story. There is a lengthy epilogue that provides a surprisingly satisfactory conclusion to the game. It’s the kind of ending that encourages you to look back at the few hours you spent in front of the Little Inferno Entertainment Fireplace. It’s a strange sort of irony that asks you to question the lack of meaning in something meaningless, but give it time. Think about it some more and you might see how far the metaphor stretches.

And then, when you’re all done, what’s there left to do? There’s not much of a reason to play it after you’ve beaten it. Once you’ve set fire to all of the things, all that’s left is to fill out the checklist of combos. And once that’s done, there’s just the never changing fireplace and your catalogs of toys. They may burn brightly, explode in variable screams, changing the colors of the flames into something truly radiant. Then the flames die out, and there’s nothing left to do but buy more toys and set them on fire again. And again. And again.

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11 of 14 people (79%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 22, 2014
A Game About Burning Things.
When You Start The Game It Says Don't Play With Fire.


10/10
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
10.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 8, 2014
Even though it's seen as just a simple game about burning stuff, it's much more. This game has an actual meaning at the end, and it is genuinely inspirational. It was well worth playing to the ending, the entire way.
Rating: 9/10
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 9, 2014
At first glance, Little Inferno seems like a shallow if marginally fun game, but as you progress through the story via the catalogues, the game really opens up. It doesn't have some big epic story, nor does it have one that's consistently at the forefront of the game, in truth much of game relies on abstraction, but that's where the beauty of it lies. The game thrives on abstraction.

The makes several observations that apply very much to both real life events in general, and to gamers and video games in specific. It takes the typical dysoptian/crapsack world and uses it to portray a meaningful message.

The gameplay and graphics are rather utalitarian if charming, it's the story in which the this gem of a game shines, and it's one everyone should hunker down and spend a couple hours on.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
7.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 11
Makes your pyromaniac dreams come true. Highly recommended for socially anxious low-budget pyromaniacs.
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9 of 14 people (64%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 8, 2014
Weird...very weird. But play it, it's an interesting experience.


Also I burned the hug ticket :/
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
13.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 25, 2014
A calming, zen-like experience that rivals that of listening to a wise buddhist monk...

Although buddhist monks dont burn sh t.

So this is SO much better.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
7.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 4
Neat casual game that's good to kill your time. You're given a fireplace and an eternal, somehow, lighter. Your job is to burn as many things as you can to earn coins and finding combos.

Getting combos is how you move forward, and the trickiest of them all. If you don't cheat by looking at FAQ list, this can be time consuming. To buy the next recipe list you must complete a certain number of combos - going to be irritating if you can't get that last hint and find the combo.

The artificial timer intended to stop you from doing combos too fast is also annoying. Well, it's the weakest part of the game IMHO.

Game has no storyline except some obscure dialogues between silent protagonist (you), weather news reporter.... and an annoying neighbor.

Overall not worth full price though - and this game's bundle material so you might want to wait and clear your backlog before purchasing.

6/10
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 9
Not a whole lot of hours of game play, but well worth the money.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 25
All'inizio su questo titolo èro abbastanza scettico, ma dopo averci giocato 4 ore e mezza di seguito ho cambiato idea, la sua semplicità lo rende immediato a tutti, inoltre non è solo un gioco cazzeggio, perche alla fine ti lascia un messaggio dello sviluppatore abbastanza carino. :) , sicuramente è da giocare.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
10.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 17
A nice and quirky game. Really fun to mess around with, and really nice to play when it's cold outside! I love this game to bits, and I hope there will be more interesting games from Tomorrow Corporation!

10/10, you should buy it, no doubt!
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
35.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 11, 2014
I had a fireplace that burnt at insane levels that could keep a whole Africa warm.

Yet I just burnt toy Pirates because they were cheap, and said "Yarr" a lot.

Bestest Game of the Century.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
7.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 11, 2014
The Perfect Game for Cold Winter Days.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
4.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 22
Interesting little game that can be played in one sitting. Worth persevering with for the ending.

- Skinny from the Fat B*stard (curator link)
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: February 23
YOU BOUGHT A TOY.... BURN IT UP IN UR COZY FIREPLACE....

GET COINS BUY MORE TOYS TO BURN

MOOOOOOOREEE COINS COINS COINS WEEEEE


11/10

Would burn up teddy bears again
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7 of 12 people (58%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 27, 2014
Spawned in a picture of obama and burned it while a picture of osama froze from dry ice
Yes
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