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Fireproof

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rated 2.80 / 5 stars
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Genre:
Action - Platformer - Puzzle
Tags:
memories
minimalist
letters
artgame

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Uploaded
Apr 4, 2016 | 7:49 AM EDT

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Fireproof is a short platformer about memories, burning things and starting a new life.

Objective: Collect the green dot to advance to the next level. Some levels may require a bit of patience to complete. (Bul all are solvable!)

Controls: LEFT/RIGHT for movement, UP to jump (UP in midair to double jump), DOWN in midair to stomp (mostly useless)

VIDEO WALKTHROUGH available from https://goo.gl/o0iGcQ

This game is a persistent little bugger, which, if nothing else, resonates with the game's admittedly clumsy metaphor. I started making Fireproof in GameMaker in 2009, inspired in equal measure by Braid, Gregory Weir's Silent Conversation, and the realization one didn't have to be an artist to make a playable game. I abandoned the game halfway through level 5. I then returned to it in 2012, porting it to Stencyl (which I was trying to learn) and grinding out eight and a half further levels at an ever slowing pace before abandoning the game completely for the second time -- with only two levels to go. In March 2016, I accidentally discovered Fireproof on a computer I was no longer regularly using and decided to make myself finish it as part of a larger plan to make myself start finishing things. And so, there it is. Hope you enjoy it.

Reviews


TechyAngel15TechyAngel15

Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

The concept is fantastic, the music is wonderful, and the story is riveting. However, some of the levels are just too hard. I've spent a good while now trying to catch that train, and all I've accomplished is to fall short of the train if I try to collect the dot. As this is a story-based game, I would suggest making the levels slightly more forgiving in order to allow the users to complete the story.


xlomid responds:

Thank you for the feedback! I am sorry about the difficulty, I wanted to make the game challenging in addition to being artsy, missing the fact that challenging and artsy games tend to attract different kinds of player.
I am considering creating an optional easy mode, activated after a certain number of retries. For now, I have uploaded a video walkthrough of the game on YouTube, which I hope can help players get through the more challenging levels: https://goo.gl/o0iGcQ. Hope this helps.


Listen2ReasonListen2Reason

Rated 1 / 5 stars

The stairs descend into the dark, but they don't lead anywhere. The game just stops.


xlomid responds:

It does not. You have to find and pick up the green dot to proceed.


brevnobrevno

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Green dots, crazy jumping comma and frigging cars - I see you in my nightmares tonight... Love the game.



MehviMehvi

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

I really like theme here. Never played anything like this before. Great job.