The Floor is Hot Lava! Run, jump, climb, and surf across nostalgia-packed environments flooded with hot molten lava. Explore alone, or join your friends. But whatever you do, don’t touch the floor.
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December 12

Update #18 - Holiday Special

Detailed Patch Notes
  • Reset leaderboard and retired all times across all levels
  • Added 60 presents across wholesale and school that lead to a special holiday award
  • “A Sue Nami Christmas” book added to Collections
  • Temporary holiday item: “Holiday Hat”
  • New items: Cat Paw, Viking Shield, Robin Hood, Robin Hood Hat, Compass, Paper Crane, Throwing Axe, Watch
  • You can now sell duplicate stickers and followers
  • Revised surf logic:
    • Unified exit angle to allow for proper flicks
    • No longer punishes horizontal velocity when leaving a surf
    • Unified jump and flick exits from surf objects
    • Crouch or downward exits avoid jump logic
    • Energy preserving surfing
    • Minimum surf speed of 2m/s
    • Fixed audio on surf exists
  • Added seasonal set dressing to Menu
  • Holiday changes to School
  • Re-tuned blown out lighting in courtyard of School
  • Improved texture streaming, increased visual quality across different options
  • Fixed issue with camera popping on some landing
  • Slightly tweaked Grace Jump audio feedback
  • Fix pause menu course list scrolling to work with gamepad
  • Reduce amount of texture memory for UI
  • Fix course timer getting stuck at 99:99.99.99
  • Fixed object interactivity issue when dying while holding an object
  • Replays no longer explode when a cooldown death occurs
  • Pogos no longer show timer in lobby
  • Fix bug allowing throwing in third person
  • Make quit option on mod maps match action: “Quit To Menu”
  • Make bottom buttons adapt to long translated strings in main menu and course complete leaderboard
  • Disabled grab in taunts
  • Fixed gamma popping bug
  • Checkpoint effect disabled on restart
  • Improved mouse sampling precision
  • Blocked some lame shortcuts in Playground
  • Tweaked trash can to locker jump in Middle School Mischief
  • Tweaked rock to locker jump in Senior Trip
  • Tweaked school pursuit locker placement
  • Added force field to block players from entering cafeteria in Pogo #1
  • Fixed floor tagging in Mastery Gym to sound like a Hardwood Gym floor
  • Fixed wind tunnel exit logic causing sound and physics changes to stay active
  • Collision fixes in mastery gym honors course
  • Tune wholesale all course challenge time to be harder
  • General performance improvements

Hot Fix #1
  • Fixed issue where those who collected presents were unable to play the game
  • Presents now have more friction and are sticky like doggo when they land
  • POI crash issue fixed
  • Fixed z fighting with courtyard and hallway in school
  • Fixed hole in floor in Soc class
  • Fixed update timer
  • Fixed missing kill trigger on new barbed wire
  • Fixed incorrect ticket counts in wholesale
  • Fixed issue where surf behaved differently for one jump when going through a teleporter (in Mastery)
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December 7

Community Spotlight - Construction

Hot Lava has two new exciting "construction" themed maps available on the workshop!

Construction Area

RUMME returns with another awesome map- complete with overworld and multiple challenging courses. Put on a hard hate and head to the Construction Area!
Construction Site
By: Nacho Penguin

More on the zany-side of things, Construction Site features some fresh takes on gameplay and hazard. Put on some steel toed boots and head to the Construction Site!
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Beta Phase

BETA NOTE: This game is not complete and is still under development. If you are not excited to play this game in its current state, then you should wait to see how the game progresses further in development.

About This Game

The Floor is Hot Lava!

Hot Lava transports you back to your childhood imagination. Relive those moments of excitement, joy, and chaos. Run, jump, climb, and surf in first person across nostalgia-packed environments flooded with hot molten lava. Explore alone, or join your friends. This is a game of dexterity and ingenuity, you will have to use all your skills to complete the treacherous obstacles that await.

But whatever you do… Don’t Touch The Floor


Get into the action before Hot Lava enters early access. Help shape the direction of the game and be the first to play. Only a subset of the games final content is currently available and additional content will be released over time.


  • Together: Conquer challenging worlds with up to eight of your friends with drop in-drop out multiplayer.
  • Traverse: Run, jump, climb, swing, boost, and surf in first person across lava filled worlds. Mastering execution will take dedication and skill.
  • Explore: Detailed environments jam packed with childhood nostalgia.
  • Compete: To find the fastest route using shortcuts and expert execution on the friends leaderboard.
  • Avoid: lava, toxic waste, bottomless pits, and crushers. Danger is around every corner.
  • Create: Hot Lava comes with a level construction kit for Unity. Share your creations on the Steam Workshop.

System Requirements

    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 10 GB available space
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 15 GB available space

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