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 (4,114 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."

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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."

- 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
41 of 42 people (98%) found this review helpful
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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33 of 40 people (83%) found this review helpful
3 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 24 people (96%) 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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16 of 22 people (73%) 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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10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
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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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
5 people 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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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 27, 2014
Somewhere uncomfortably wedged in between hilarious and deeply disturbing is this game.

What will you do the first time you light a bus full of school children on fire, hearing their screams before it explodes?

Will you laugh?

Will it shock you?

Will it scare you?

Or will you glare mindlessly into the warm orange abyss, and feel nothing at all?



Is this game about the dangers of over-consumption and runaway-consumerism, leading to a post-apocalyptic society where children are asked to burn their toys in a desperate attempt to stay warm to survive?

Is this game about corporate and government wrongdoing, having milked an entire society dry of all it's resources until the CEOs and top officials flee the planet, leaving the glazed-eyed slack-jawed starving populace to their fate of an eternal nuclear winter?

Is this game a metaphor for the player's wasted life? Like your character who burns all of his toys in the fireplace, is the player burning his life away playing video games, staring into the warm glow of his computer monitor while the real world behind him goes unnoticed, unlived?

Is there any escape offered by burning down your house, the prison that keeps you inside, or is it even worse out there in the unknown?



Playing this game won't give you any answers, but it will let you ask the question.
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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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6 of 8 people (75%) 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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9 of 14 people (64%) 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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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.8 hrs on record
Posted: March 29
Little Inferno is a well-made indie game about a boy that just received his brand new Little Inferno Fireplace. The game is basically about burning stuff... Just.... burn stuff. You basically buy stuff with gold, burn it, get more gold. Even tho it gets repetitive i really enjoyed the game. Here is the pros and cons:

Pros: It is a really pretty game.
Amazing storyline, even tho its not that advanced it might force a tear out of your eye.
I really enjoyed the gameplay, just snuggle up with a cup of tea and burn stuff when its dark outside.

Cons: As i said before, the game will get repetitive after a while but its still enjoyable.
The game is a bit short, finished the story the first day i got it but it took a while to get all the combos right.

I dont have really much to say about this game except that i would say that it is one of the best indiegames i ever played, of course all wont enjoy this game but if you are a real fan of indiegames i would recommend Little Inferno to you.

MIB 2 is a pretty good movie also.... you should check it out.... Its really good

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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
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 24, 2014
a simple yet very fun game with a great soundtrack adn amazing graphics. The puzzle aspect of the game is quite fun howevre what really got me was the story which although slightly dark is a great social commentary and outlook on life.

10/10
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
11.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 9, 2014
This game feeds the pyromaniac inside of me 9/10
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 26
Good game,i like fire and firework~I love Katy Perry!~~
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
5.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 27
SPOILER ALERT BEWARE YOU YOUNG REBELS!!!



It Was AMAZING!!! I Couldn't Help But Cry When Sugar Plumps Burnt Down Her House Or At The End. It Just Touched My Heart The Most At Those Parts.



And Yes You Can Call Me A Baby For Crying At Those Parts. You Bullies.
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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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4 of 6 people (67%) 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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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
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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9 of 16 people (56%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: March 4
As a jew I find this game offensive
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