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 (4,787 reviews) - 93% of the 4,787 user reviews for this game are positive.
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."


"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
Helpful customer reviews
63 of 72 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
12.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 7
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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47 of 53 people (89%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 14
Set everything on fire, got every combo, received a virtual mousepad as a gift, set it on fire.

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17 of 18 people (94%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
22.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 1
I really like this game, it's so simply yet so captivating. Game play wise all you do is burn things then buy more items with the money you got from the items you burned beforehand while getting letters from a hand full of characters that slowly unfold the story behind Little Inferno.

-Great Fire physics
-Can be funny/creepy at times (In regards with some of the items you can burn and how they react)
-Large variety of items that you can buy and set ablaze
-Very interest story
-Amazing soundtrack

-Can get boring after you beat it and unlock everything there is to achieve.

Overall I recommend this game to anyone that enjoys watching things die in a fi- I mean starting a nice warm fire to keep yourself and your loved ones warm in the cold harsh winter.
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 10
This game has literally no right to be good. But it is! It is incredible. I have now finished it about 5 times on different platforms. This playthrough I sat through and completed the entire game in one single sitting which took me about 3 and a half hours. Honestly one of my favourite games ever made.

So what is the premise of little inferno? Well you burn stuff. It's that simple. Burn everything you get given then buy more stuff to burn. So that sounds boring?! The real fun comes from making combos. Burning the right items together gives you a combo. You get a hint for each of these combos and then you have to work it out yourself.

What really builds this game though is the story. There a few different characters that build together a story throughout the game. They communicate to you only through 1 way, letters. Except somehow the developers seem to find a way to make you relate to these characters and gets them to convey a very wide range of emotion. The story is unique and really keeps you attached throughout the game.

The style of the game is incredible. What I mean by this is the graphics and the soundtrack. They both fit together perfectly. The graphics are cartoon like and everything is stylized incredibly well to fit the theme. The soundtrack is a mixture of tracks that are upbeat and slow and always convey the emotion of the scene. The main theme is great and they even have a nice little sing a long video at the start with a catchy but scary song (you'll know what I mean when you see it). It is definitely something I would be willing to listen to outside of the game.

So theres not really much more I can say about little inferno. The concept of the game is simple and sounds boring and terrible. But somehow it is incredibly fun. I would definitely recommend this game to anyone!

TheIronicGamers rating system
  • Don't ever buy this game.
  • Maybe consider it on a sale.
  • An average game.
  • A good game that should definitely be considered.
  • A must play!
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14 of 24 people (58%) found this review helpful
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 21
Well, I finished it. Clearly a riff on innumerable IOS games or games like Clicker Heroes or Adventure Capitalist here on Steam... Do I want that? Well I like AVGM (posted such a few times around the steam forums) for that very reason, and if you get past the lecture-ish nature of it, it was still kind of fun. The story wasn't as engrossing as the high praise leads you to think it would be, but I enjoyed the time, and paid pennies for the game in a bundle.

7/10 in a bundle. Would never pay full price. Recommend trying to find it for less than $2.50.
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