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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February 6

Update #20 - Big Kids Side*

Detailed Patch Notes
  • Second course called “Intermediate” added to Playground
  • “Explore mode” added to Playground
  • Added 3d-glasses and bicycle helmet cosmetic items
  • Don't allow push to talk during text chat
  • Fixed Trampoline bounce consistency. Trampolines should be more responsive when landing on them at shallow angles.
  • Tuning to surf flick exit requirements, surf flicks should now be more accurate to where you are facing after a flick.
  • Removed superfluous and annoying Boost deceleration audio feedback
  • Re-work of Player Foley sounds to be active only on Local Player
  • Optimized lighting Tutorial for better framerate
  • Optimized lighting in Mastery for better framerate
  • Updated lighting in Playground
  • Add AFK car and airplane animation sounds
  • Minor gameplay tweaks to Wholesale course #1
  • Improve Potato detection for default graphics settings
  • Unity upgraded to 2018.3, including a new version of PhysX, to improve performance
  • Upgraded to .NET 4.0 runtime to improve performance
  • Reduced memory used by dynamic lava
  • New IK system to constrain arms when reaching
  • Disabled dynamic batching
  • Optimized VFX

Hot Fix #1
  • Fixed killer meat in Wholesale
  • Fixed Wholesale railing collision
  • Fixed missing oak tree in potato mode of Intermediate course
  • New art for tube slide
  • Flipped helper arrow in Intermediate course
  • Fixed broken triggers in custom levels
  • Fixed some pink materials in custom levels
  • Removed posts in Intermediate course that were too easy of a skip
  • Added missing collision along retaining wall in Intermediate course
  • Filled in holes of jersey barrier models that allowed you to see through the world
  • Filled in hole in lava play plane kill triggers
  • Reset times on Intermediate course of Playground after removing exploits
  • Fixed missing collision on oak tree in Intermediate area
  • Upgraded fmod versions
  • Integrated a more performant Ambient Occlusion shader

Hot Fix #2
  • Fixed startup crash on system with multiple languages
  • Added new command line options to clear key bindings at startup "-restore_default_input" and "-save_default_input"
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January 11

Update #19 - Tiny Tiny

Detailed Patch Notes
  • Tiny Toy trial added to Playground
  • Three new outfits added to the reward container “Barbarian”,”Rockabilly”, and “Elf”
  • New Tiny Toy pickups added throughout worlds, pick them up to become tiny
  • Fixed cached jumping bonus from incorrectly triggering from a stand still
  • New brightness option that prevents the game from looking washed out when used
  • Added emotes sounds
  • Update surf slope detection, surf velocity when looking up slopes is now more natural allowing for a complete deceleration of your speed before sliding back down the slope
  • Update surf flick detection, surf flicks better detect when flicking away from a surf surface
  • Most rock pillars are now marked as convex to reduce issues where players lose speed on them
  • Optimized texture streaming
  • Fixed some blurry UI elements
  • Updated in-game Course Selection UI text layer sounds
  • Fixed bug where any object could trigger the Basketball Hoop confetti effect. Now triggers with basketballs only
  • Removed Bell sound from Checkpoint Trail Arrival effect. Too confusing to read what its purpose was
  • Added new Save Checkpoint sound
  • Fixed bug where players could get a big boost of speed when disconnecting from a handhold immediately after grabbing it
  • Players should no longer respawn at trials they pass without activating them when exploring the overworld
  • Prevent bad text when translation mods contain excessive poedit headers
  • Reduce glitchiness when picking up pogo
  • Fixed bushes in lava of Playground
  • Collectible cards are now easier to see in game
  • Optimized lighting in Tutorial for improved framerate
  • Optimized lighting in Mastery for improved framerate
  • Disabled some sounds on online players causing performance issues
Hot Fix #1
  • Fixed multi-part replays (e.g. Mastery and Pogo)
  • Fixed missing item strings
  • Fixed reward decal art
  • Apply tiny toy soundscape to overworld tinytoy
  • Don’t drop pogo/tinytoy when paused
  • Fix wacky arms in buddy mode animation
  • Fixed occasionally missing local player audio
Modkit Update 303963
New modkit build 303963 is live:
  • Split modkit into two packages to make importing new updates faster
  • modkit_readme.pdf updated with instructions for new import process
  • Add MustLastSecondJump/NoLastSecondJumps skill tags
  • Switch to Lava/Reality buttons put players into separate online “worlds” so players in lava world don’t see players in reality world
  • Open workshop legal agreement URL in browser if user needs to accept it
  • Prevent flood of errors after failing to connect to steam
  • Fix “Upload” button is sometimes missing in “modify mod” screen
  • Fix “Add ItemKeys” generating Grabbables that couldn’t be picked up (wrong layer)
  • Fix “Trigger Volume Fixer” applying wrong layer to volumes

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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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