FIRE is an exploration-adventure with intuitive puzzle design. Without losing many words it tells a savagely hilarious story. Journey into the Stone Age and face the most challenging task of this era: The search for fire!
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Very Positive (206 reviews) - 87% of the 206 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Apr 9, 2015

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“An incredibly charming title capable of baffling even the most experienced gamers at times.”
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“Intuitive and innovative, cunning puzzles, fantastic Soundtrack!”
9/10 – Gamereactor

“[…] anyone who dismisses Fire would be foolish to do so.”

About This Game

FIRE is a puzzleventure with intuitive puzzle design. Without losing many words it tells a savagely hilarious story. Journey into the Stone Age and face the most challenging task of this era: The search for fire!

This story's hero is the lovably chaotic Neanderthal Ungh who dozes off during his very first night watch. The next morning, the catastrophe ensues: the fire's gone out and Ungh is banished from his village. Now you have to help Ungh finding a new flame, searching every corner of the Stone Age world. No matter if he has to search the insides of a dinosaur, smoldering volcanoes or even through time itself, there is no place Ungh wouldn't look for new fire.

One click or swipe and your environment comes to life. A small dash of logic and you'll be able to solve any puzzle and there will be no limit to your exploratory spirit while interacting with the game's world: fire coconuts from a mammoth's trunk, turn into an animal or save the fair maiden from the Octo-Boss' grasp.

  • No text or dialogue at all
  • Coherent and intuitive controls
  • Explore a lovable, vividly animated Stone Age world
  • 10 beautifully hand-drawn sceneries
  • Atmospheric soundtrack by the composer of "The Night of the Rabbit" included with every purchase
„It’s [...] an intriguing evolution of the genre”
„After the presentation I would have loved to start right away.“

System Requirements

Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • OS: Windows Vista/7
    • Processor: 2,7 GHz Dual Core
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: nVidia GeForce 9600, Radeon HD 6570
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 5500 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c Compatible Sound Card with Latest Drivers
    • Additional Notes: Using the Minimum Configuration, we strongly recommend to use minimal settings in order to not experience low frame rates.
    • OS: 10.7
    • Processor: 3.06 GHz Intel "Core i3" I3-540 (Clarkdale)
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: ATI Radeon HD 4670
    • Storage: 5500 MB available space
    • Sound Card: 16Bit
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 and 14.04
    • Processor: 2,7 GHz Dual Core
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: nVidia GeForce 9600, Radeon HD 6570
    • Storage: 5500 MB available space
    • Sound Card: 16Bit
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40 of 43 people (93%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
4.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 11, 2015
I am writing this short overview to make it a bit more clear on how short the game really is. Most of the reviewers here tell that the game is short and one mentions that it is around 6 hours short... I understand that every player's time may vary, but this number seems too overexaggerated.

It took me personally 2 hours exactly to complete the game without using any hints. I didn't go out of my way to find all the collectibles (coins), but I managed to find 17 out of 30 in those 2 hours I spend with that game. 100% completion would be possible in 3 hours most.

Otherwise, I loved the game a lot. Reminded me of Gobliiins. Except that the latter was much more difficult and required much more time to complete...

NB! My in-game time record is way off because I left the game running for some time without actually playing it.
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32 of 39 people (82%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
5.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 11, 2015
For a Daedelic game I was quite dissapointed.

The artwork is really fun, and the soundtrack is good, but some of the puzzles are quite abstract, I would often look at an object and not know what it is, leading to random clicking to find out where to go or what to do. It felt as if they tried to save time developing multiple language packs so they just invented stuff. The videos make it look better than it is.

As others have mentioned the game is also really short (I would recommend getting it on sale).
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29 of 35 people (83%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
9.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 9, 2015
This game is pretty fun so far, even for a puzzle-challenged person like myself. I like the quirky graphics, vibrant colors and even the nature of the puzzles. I play as a caveman who is on a quest for fire, and each puzzle unlocks the next zone. The puzzles are amusing, which is good because it keeps me entertained and my frustration level low while I attempt to solve them.

What's especially helpful is that the spacebar and mouse highlight key pieces for me to interact with, so I have something to focus on and have some clue of what to do. You are also limited to two "scenes" as it were to solve a puzzle, so you're not wandering too far and given too many options - this is also a nice feature for a puzzle rookie.

A video is uploaded on YouTube:

I only played through the first few levels, but if nothing else, it'll give you an idea of the entertaining nature of this game.
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16 of 17 people (94%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
6.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 14, 2015
Such a different game from Daedalic usual long point n click games and I actually loved this and had more fun playing this than some of their other games which is the usual type of game I play, so for fun factor alone was worth $5 I paid. It's the type of game you play between those long adventure games, when you just want fun and to relax and not work too hard!

I only recommend it if you can get it in a sale and at 50%+ off as yes it is short but if you like to get 100% complete on games as I do, working out how to get those last 5 or so coins, is and of itself a puzzle and actually took me as long finding them all as I did on playing the main game! As always if you look to w/t for any help or not look for ALL coins it will be a lot quicker. I've paid the same for long games and didn't enjoy them half as much as this so it's not all about the length.

The game comprises of 10 different levels and at most has 3 different screens. So it's not what you expect an adventure game to be and in fact I'd class this more of a puzzle/interactive game. So you can't get lost and maybe that coupled with the graphics and some easy parts to levels some think it is just a kid's game but it's not as I had a lot of fun with it. If you want it longer do what I did and don't hit the spacebar which shows you hotspots.

You play as a caveman and your aim in each level is to release/catch the firefly and there is no dialogue (apart from some cavemen speak) It's funny, witty, clever and I would love to see more levels via DLC.

Puzzles are mixture of logic, clicking quickly, trial and error and arcade type. I am bad at arcade but that side was very easy. If you normally are not good at puzzles I think this is a good game to start on, as they aren't hard. Warning to the hard of hearing there is a level that is mostly music related, you could figure it out by trial and error (or look at a w/t).

Do not leave the level to check on coins, map or anything as you will have to replay it from the beginning, as I frequently found out as I was trying to find the manual save button in level which there isn't any. But once you figure out your level it is very quick to replay.

Re achievements it's mostly, or if not all auto gameplay related apart from the 30 coins I do advise you checking after each level that you got 3 coins so you know where you missed them, I was stupid and didn't so hadn't a clue where I missed them it's not just clicking on them when you see them but some you have to do things and then they are auto given on completion. I also would recommed you playing with at least audio on so you can hear if you got them or not.

I wish this game was longer purely as I had a blast playing it, I play enough head scratching games so love these more relaxing games for a change, so if it's on a super sale (IMO under $5) grab it and just have fun for a couple/few hours.
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21 of 30 people (70%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
6.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 11
A cute game, with lovely music and adorable graphics.

Unfortunately, its presentation is very misleading: this is not an easy, casual point-and-click. As others have commented, some puzzles are quite difficult, and not in a satisfying way: there is no "a ha" moment in which you realize the meaning of a clever clue. The puzzles are just obtuse.

I can't see a child playing this on their own and "getting" it. Even playing with an adult will result in the unpleasant realization that their adult is stupid. It might even be worse if they see the adult rage quit. :(

I'm also very annoyed with a bug that won't let me get the final achievement. I worked hard to get all the coins, but the last one is just impossible to get. I followed the video walkthroughs, but cannot replicate them.

And, it's short. The game would have been much more fun with more content and more straightforward puzzles.

But I'd like to thank the developers for supporting Linux!
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19 of 27 people (70%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 12, 2015
You fell asleep while guarding your tribe's fire and have thus been kicked from the village, to avoid being exiled forever you embark on a journey across time and space itself to recover a new fire source.
Fire is a charming, silly and quite simple game that mixes point-and-click elements with pure puzzles: the result is a pretty good game sporting cute, colourful visuals paired with straightforward and generally easy gameplay.


-great art style, there's a slightly cartoonish and "cutesy" vibe to everything you see on the screen and it truly fits the silly atmosphere the game creates

-music and sound effects are pretty simple but, once again, fit well with the game's vibe

-most puzzles are pretty straightforward and logical, they're not too challenging so they'd be good for both young and adult gamers

-you'll meet some funny situations and the protagonist also has some silly reactions to things he meet or does, it's generally enough to elicit a chuckle

-good variety in level art and puzzles


-there's not much story apart from the intro

-a couple puzzles are a bit hard to get and are paired with obscure clues, this can lead to some annoying trial and error

-some interactive elements felt a bit too easy to miss in the background

-pretty short

Fire does a good job overall in providing a simple puzzler backed up by truly enjoyable art and a colorful world where each level is very different from the others: its general challenge level is pretty low as most puzzles are quite simple and easily solved with some reasoning. This makes it a good game for a younger audience or just for people wanting a more laid back puzzler to relax a bit, of course hardcore adventure gamers will instead find little to no challenge though.

It's a bit of a shame that a couple of puzzles comes out as a bit obtuse and can make your progress grind to an halt: it happened only twice to me, plus one more time where an objects was somewhat hidden by tall grass, so it's not too bad but it can still become annoying.

All things considered Fire'd be a decent purchase if you fit the target audience: you might want to wait for at least a small sale to offset its short length though.
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11 of 14 people (79%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 18
This game was really fun, creative and I liked it a lot. So why the negative review? Because I wasn't able to finish it thanks to all the bugs! When a level bugged (one item simply disappeared) I was mad, but I was determined enough to start the game anew, hoping that next time I'll be more lucky. And I was - I finished level four without any problems. But when the game bugged AGAIN in level five making it impossible to finish it (hotspots stopped being interactive for some reason), I lost my patience. I uninstalled the game and I have no intention of coming back to it again. Do yourself a favour and don't play it. It's not worth all the nerves.
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14 of 20 people (70%) found this review helpful
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 11, 2015
This game is not for adults. If you're an adult, there is barely 2 hours worth of content.

It is a well made game however. It's for the most part clear what you're supposed to do, even without any intelligible dialogues.

I'd recommend it for your kids.
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18 of 28 people (64%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 9, 2015
Overpriced for something you can finish in less then an hour.
I lol'd.

The artwork is phenomenal, gameplay not so much.
The puzzles aren't really challenging, but some stuff is really, really hard to figure out.

I noticed some people are having problems on certain levels, so I made us a little walkthrough.

Replay value - LOW
Graphics - Hand drawn High quality
Sound - Unique
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11 of 15 people (73%) found this review helpful
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 9, 2015
Fire is an interesting presented puzzle game that won't be for everyone, but it's good for a laid back and not stressful experience. The Puzzles aren't that hard and are more about trying combinations until you find the right one at times, but it does a good job in presentation and has a unique atmosphere around it. It does lack a knockout blow in terms of the experience, but it's decent never the less. Not for everyone.

-Visuals work, especially when portraying emotion.
-Good use of sound here and there and in various moments.
-Good for those who don't want stress in a puzzle game.
-See a game that would be good for problem solving for younger children.

-Too little in terms of “failure”. No addition objects that don't really do anything to confuse the player, which means the solution will be straight forward.
-Not hard. Puzzles are straight forward most of the time. Just takes time to find.

For same gameplay and more first Impressions:
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§ | DareDevil7 Ψ
8.9 hrs
Posted: October 11
Не рекомендую к приобретению. Игра скучная, однообразная и не стоит таких денег. Поначалу было забавно, однако к третьему акту превратилась в рутину. Не смотрите на проведенные мною часы в игре, почти все время провел за монитором маленький сынок.
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2.0 hrs
Posted: October 7
At first I thought WTF is this?
Then the puzzles got harder and it became fun.

Kind of short for people who like puzzles. People who don't wouldn't bother.
I'd recommend this to 9 or 10 year old for introduction to point & click adventure.
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3.0 hrs
Posted: September 12
I love the colourful and polished artwork on this game, however it did create the expectation that this was going to be a very childish game which would be far too easy. In actual fact the game does strike a very good level of difficulty, the puzzles are pretty casual but satisfying. The game has discrete levels so you don’t have too much back tracking and clicking everything at random when you get stuck. The soundtrack is not too bad either. The game is fairly short but it is about the length I would expect from a relatively cheap point and click game. The only thing I didn’t like was the music puzzle in level 4. I’ve ranted about music puzzles before so I won’t repeat myself but they are pretty much incomprehensible to me. Fortunately this one can be solved pretty quickly by just cycling through all the combinations. So overall a pretty solid game.
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19.6 hrs
Posted: September 11
It's not the best daedalic game, but it is still one of the better adventures out there. The gameplay itself is very simple, although some puzzles can be harder than you'd expect from a game which is mainly adressed at children.

Contrary to many reviews, I believe that the simplicity of the game is what makes it stand out the most: It doesn't matter what language you're speaking or country you're from, every human being can enjoy this game as long as they are able to see and operate a mouse or similar device.

The only entry (which I know if) better in this unique sort of ' universally comprehensible genre' woulde be Machinarium.
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Morgan Le Fay
3.6 hrs
Posted: August 10
I love Daedalic games. I own basically all of them. I really enjoyed Fire. The graphics are really cute. They remind me of Edna and Harvey.

I found the puzzles to be fun and interesting. Honestly, I'm surprised at the people who complained about the puzzles being harder than other Daedalic games. To be honest, I usually have to pull up a walkthrough to get through Daedalic's puzzles but this one was a walk in the park. I really enjoyed the different worlds that Ungh explores and you don't revisit the same type of puzzles until the last world. I also like the addition of the coins because that makes the game more difficult.

I would probably wait until the game was on sale to purchase it because it is relatively short for $9.99. I found it on Indie Gala for $2.49 which was totally worth it.

Overall, it's a fun, cute, and somewhat challenging game.
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4.8 hrs
Posted: July 12
This game was very good. I don't care that it was short, because some games are long and tedious, but this game was sweet and short. I enjoyed every minute of the two hours or so that I played. My recorded time is not how long I played, as I let a riend try it out, and let it sit open for a bit.

Good music
Good puzzles (Note: Some solutions were illogical, technically, but yet I still solved them, which indicates that they put a great deal of thought into what creative solutions a player may come up with.)
Stylized, creative art. This was literally fantastic... as in whimsical fantasy.
Well-paced, in my case.
Wonderful, unspoken references to things such as Coka Cola, and The Time Machine
Cute storyline
Varied, interesting locations

Unlike other recent reviews, I encountered no bugs, especially no game-breaking bugs.

I do recommend that players have a creative mind, as puzzles and their solutions are rather imaginative.
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0.2 hrs
Posted: June 30
I bought this game to my 8 years old but she didn't liked it. I also gyve it a try (i love point and click games, i'm currently playing "Day of the Tentacle") and loved the idea of no text, but i didn't like the game either. I guess it's a matter of taste, but i found it too slow and unappealing (and not funny). I will gyve it another a try in 2/3 months and update the review if i change my mind.
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Star Fall: The Battered Hero
3.9 hrs
Posted: June 24
You might think that this game is a point and click adventure designed for children but you would be wrong. This game is nothing but a shameless sexual fantasy in which the designers have showcased their most perverted fetishes.

Game includes - Anal play, Inflation, Vore, Gore, BDSM, Humiliation, and puckered ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥s... many, many puckered ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥s.

10/10 would make my kid play this game.
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2.9 hrs
Posted: June 24
Nice but only 2 hours of gameplay :(
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