Fireworks fascination - All eyes are on the sky, the music starts, the first spectacular effects explode high in the air, open mouths, loud "Ooohs" and "Aaahs" from the crowd. Anyone who's ever witnessed live fireworks knows just how spellbinding a well put-together display can be. Attention, all firework fans!
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Mixed (112 reviews) - 56% of the 112 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Nov 26, 2014

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Fireworks fascination - All eyes are on the sky, the music starts, the first spectacular effects explode high in the air, open mouths, loud "Ooohs" and "Aaahs" from the crowd. Anyone who's ever witnessed live fireworks knows just how spellbinding a well put-together display can be.

Attention, all firework fans! Devote yourself to the supreme discipline and create your own, individual fireworks display synchronized to music. Become a pro pyrotechnician!



Plan your own fireworks display, by configuring, positioning and igniting category 4 professional effects from WECO, Europe's market leader in the fireworks industry! In Fireworks Simulator, you can choose between 100 authentic WECO ground and aerial fireworks, and configure them to your liking in launch racks at famous locations and in high-quality 3D graphics.

Features:


  • Developed in cooperation with certified pyrotechnicians
  • Sandbox simulation gameplay with limitless combinations of the differ-ent effects
  • Over 100 authentic effects and 30 launch racks
  • Officially licensed by WECO
  • Position and configure your launch racks
  • Save your best firework displays locally as videos and share them with your friends!
  • Direct your fireworks display and show it from up to 6 different camera angles

About Reality Twist



The unofficial company mascot "le Huhn" really got the Reality Twist team fired up during production of Fireworks Simulator. The Reality Twist company, founded in 2008 by software engineering expert (Dipl-Inf.) Thomas Wagner and visual effects specialist Clemens Hochreiter, stands for high-quality simulators and serious games.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows Vista/7/8
    • Processor: AMD/Intel 3.0 GHz quad-core processor or higher (Intel Core i7 1st generation or AMD FX 8350 or higher are recommended)
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: ATI/NVIDIA graphics card with at least 1 GB VRAM and DirectX 9.0c and Shader Model 4 support (ATI/AMD Radeon HD7850 and NVIDIA GeForce GTX560 or higher)
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 600 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card
    • Additional Notes: Mouse and keyboard
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Mixed (112 reviews)
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Prof Snowleopard
0.3 hrs
Posted: July 21
IDK what i was expecting but this... is money chucked into the air with its backside alight.

Why/10

Worth about 50p for a minutes of "wtf is going on".

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xenajedi
0.7 hrs
Posted: July 17
Very interesting, but feels choppy. Even on a high performance system.
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ficusespus22(ita)
0.2 hrs
Posted: July 15
played for 3 minutes then i got bored
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awmperry
1.5 hrs
Posted: July 9
Worthwhile - if you know what you're letting yourself in for.

This is a sim with many problems. The graphics are about as badly optimised as most of these sims, so it can get quite chuggy even with its relatively simple graphics; saving is very wobbly indeed and has a habit of wiping one's setups; the extremely repetitive background music can't be switched off without also muting the show soundtrack; user-configured racks don't have a simultaneous ignition option, and so on.

But what works works fairly well, and there are some good ideas there. I like the fact that it shows an audio waveform to help line up the effects (though a slow option and step keys would be useful), and allows you to line up airbursts both by launch time and by detonation time. The graphics are rudimentary but look quite pretty within their limitations.

It's not perfect. In many ways it's barefly functional. It's certainly not worth full price. And the devs seem to have abandoned it, so there's a big caveat emptor hanging over it. But I've had some fun with it, and if you catch it on sale you might too.
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Flashmaster185
0.4 hrs
Posted: July 5
like wtf, why I bought it ? I dont know, dont be stupid as I was please, not worth any money.

0/10
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KaydenS
68.2 hrs
Posted: July 4
this is the best game i had playded ever
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Black_Death (Gone for school)
0.5 hrs
Posted: June 26
Do not buy this I press ignite on the fire works and they dont even do anything bad game.
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Blacky [GER]
6.8 hrs
Posted: May 30
Awsome game,

had in the first days after launch his issues but a soon fix fixed all problems and till now its a great game, playing it when im traveling offline and i still like it ^.^
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The Fabulous Magikarp
0.1 hrs
Posted: May 22
It's not as fun as it looked. I was hoping there would be challenges or things to unlock, but there isn't. The only thing you do in the game is make fireworks displays over and over, nothing else. I'm glad I bought it on sale.
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colethelion321
2.7 hrs
Posted: May 17
its ok. only one of its kind. still boring.
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
124 of 198 people (63%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 26, 2014
I really enjoyed this, i Do recommend playing this or checking it out if you really do love fireworks because i had a Blast messing around and it passes the time if you get bored or have nothing else to do, But i do feel limited and wish there could be more stuff to it instead of having a rinse and repeat feeling, But i still enjoyed it when the Fireworks go off.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zLuZ8wo99WI
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29 of 36 people (81%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
73.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 19, 2014
It took me forever to set up my show and it still wasn't synced properly but that's ok. I love, love, love fireworks and this program is great. Any fan of fireworks will love this. Once you get the hang of it, it's easy to work with.


PROS
Easy to use drag and drop feature
Graphics and water reflections
Different angle camera POVs
Custom Fireworks creating
Your own music import

CONS
Invisible fireworks
Limited type of firework colors/sets
Limited areas/scenery to create your show in
Annoying built-in music looping when creating
No option to view from a certain point in your track
No snap-to feature on the boat/docks for perfect alignment
All saves vanishing if you delete an older save and no save override
Extreme swapping lag from sequence to placement when you have a lot of fireworks on the sequence lines

Overall, I really enjoy this simulator, even with it's many flaws. I can see myself putting tons of hours into it, just for the pure enjoyment of watching the entire finished fireworks show that I've created.

As a side note, the Devs have abandoned this simulator. You will get no help from them, no updates, no bug fixes. Only the community can help you, but we are all having the same problems. Buying this game now is just paying the ones who don't care about their game or their community.
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23 of 32 people (72%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 27, 2014
Overall great game if you WANT to create your own firework simulation in sync with music.


Minor issues that could be fixed/improved:

There should be mouse wheel scrolling in sequence editor,
The firework when selected in placement should indicate which one you have selected,
When playing the simulation you should be allowed to skip to a section you want to see,
When creating a firework, it should allow you to clear the firework placed instead of clearing the whole rack,

If the above were fixed it would be even better than it already is. The above are just minor problems that I noticed while playing. Click here to see my video:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=__zZaHJ-AqY


Note: if thinking about using the ingame recorder, dont. Use Fraps instead since it doesnt cause the game to lag as much.
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27 of 40 people (68%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 26, 2014
This is a great simulator, and im not an overall fan of simulator type "games".
Anyone with even the slightest interest/buzz of fireworks or pyrotechnics shows (IE:- Rock band setups etc) will find this great, its very entertaining.

Can upload your own music tracks too to use.

For the price its ace.
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18 of 25 people (72%) found this review helpful
9 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 20, 2015
This game is 92% legit and 8% fun

What more to ask than setting up your own display of fireworks.
Perfect game for kids with OCD they can make things perfect to their standards.
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18 of 25 people (72%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 11, 2015
The dev's havn't updated, posted information and changed the gameplay in anyway since release. The base game has 2 maps, and about 35 different effects nothings been updated. Was fun for my play time but got stale afterwards.
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20 of 29 people (69%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: January 21, 2015
For some reason I rushed into buying this game simply because I've always wanted a fireworks simulator, and this looked really good from the screenshots and videos. But unfortunately it's just not as good as it makes it out to be. On the simple side, there are overused sounds, quite a limited set of fireworks and it's just simply overall quite a poor design for a simulator - it's more of a worktop or, do I call it a sandbox? On the technical side, it's even worse sadly, it takes up far much more GPU power than it needs to and the way it has been coded makes it hard to edit or even try open back something you've made without it causing errors, even for someone as tech-savy as me who understands the Windows Registry can't seem to even get it fixed. I had really high hopes for this game when I saw it released on Steam, but disappointed with the outcome even for a $10 game - overall I've spent less and received much better developed games.
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20 of 33 people (61%) found this review helpful
10 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 27, 2015
Uh... Well... It's a fireworks simulator alright...
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21 of 35 people (60%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
6.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 26, 2014
Clunky interface still makes for some fun once you get past it.

http://youtu.be/GKV482CSFSc
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18 of 32 people (56%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 27, 2014
I don't normally write reviews on Steam games, but this game, really deserves it.

Wow, what can I say? Fireworks Simulator is brand new into the market released only two days ago and come to think about it I'm sure your'e all thinking "well here's ANOTHER simulator game..."
But let me stop you there, Fireworks Simulator is unlike anything I have ever played on Steam before and in a good way.

Welcome to this crazy, psychedelic world of bright lights and explosions.
I booted this up to try it and found myself 2 hours later in awe of a pretty awesome firework show I had built from scratch to music from my computer I had previously imported.

If you buy this game be prepared to have your imagination captured, skills put to the test and most importantly have a lot of fun regardless of your age.
I can assure you this is way more than placing pretty lights and watching them go bang.
Unlike other "flop" simulator games I think this might just become a hit and the developers deserve every credit for it.

The question is, can you top the London New Year Fireworks? You can certainly try!!
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