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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Very Positive (23 reviews) - 86% of the 23 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (5,323 reviews) - 93% of the 5,323 user reviews for this game are positive.
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

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
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
59.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 31
I like to burn stuff.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
6.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 15
Great graphics, great gameplay, decent story, great game for pyromaniacs.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
6.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 29
A good little game, not worth the full price, but it will entertain you for a few hrs, granted, the end of that time period you will be spending more time waiting than actually doing anything, so get some music set up ahead of time. Once you get the last combo though, the ending is worth it, and unexpected...
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.1 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
Recommended
8.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 21
Highly addictive, bittersweet, wicked humour + genuine wisdom. And great graphics ofc.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
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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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
6.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 11
burn everthing why not 5/5
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1 of 4 people (25%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 20
This a more art than game. It's interesting to see what each item does, but besides that this experience has little meaning.
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
402 of 473 people (85%) found this review helpful
13 people found this review funny
Recommended
9.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 17, 2013
This game is excellent for burning pictures of your ex! ♥

10/10
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125 of 132 people (95%) found this review helpful
Recommended
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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Verdantil
6.6 hrs
Posted: September 27
Tags : Casual - Slow Paced Clicker

A charming game about ordering things from a catalogue and burning them alone in your living room's fireplace, corresponding with a neighbour while you are at it. You can unlock combos for achievements and to unlock some in-game dialogue but for the most part thats all there is here. I made it halfway through and at some point you need to actually seriously grind your way through to see the rest of the catalogue and the end of the storyline. I feel like there is a larger plot here, but it is only hinted at, but I like the atmosphere the game gives. The combos are way too hard to guess just by their achievement names however and using meta-sources is almost required unless you are going to be very patient about this and given the size of most steam user's libraries thats unlikely to happen.

All in all I would recommend this based on what I experienced.
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«[A]sYluM»
4.9 hrs
Posted: September 27
Beautiful game with tons of easter eggs the fire physics are ♥♥♥♥ing amazing would reccomend this to pyromaniacs we all know we have a little pyromanica inside. There somewhat of a message at the ending.

9/10
would burn photos of my ex again
would burn photos of my teachers

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NeonBlue
8.5 hrs
Posted: September 26
Much Fire! Vry Good FIre 5/5 strs from me
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funwithaportalgun™
3.2 hrs
Posted: September 25
you burn ♥♥♥♥. nuff said
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Sky Explorer
4.0 hrs
Posted: September 20
The TF2 Pyro would love this!
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Curtis
2.2 hrs
Posted: September 18
Fire
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