Ludum Dare 36 — August 26th-29th, 2016 — Theme: Ancient Technology

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Circle of Fire

by TheSyntheticBrain - Competition Entry

Beware, actually a fancy fire simulator :P. You have invented the (now) achient technology FIRE! Congratulations. If only you knew how to control it ey? Maybe not letting it burn down your small island and your village should be your next priority? Well, what are you waiting for?! Your gods will not save you now!

- WASD or Arrow keys to move
- E to pickup the regenerating water buckets, E again to use.

Handy to know's:
- Fire spreads fast, so keep the floor cool with water.
- The redder the floor, the hotter it is.
- Losing one of your houses will lose you the game.
- Water kills the fire.
- The center fire can't be put out.
- Water buckets regenerate at the docks.
- The timer in the top right corner is the time left until you win the game.
- Have fun!
- Very fancy screensaver if you let the main screen run for a while, if you don't like the gameplay :P.

Thanks for playing and feedback is highly sought after! So thanks in advance!

Downloads and Links


ryte2byte says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 7:58pm

I played with fire and didn't get burned. Shows what you know, Ma!

I loved it! Are there only 4 levels or did I glitch it? (Had something on my system pop-up while playing and might have fizzled the web-player)

publicidadeba says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 6:56pm

The visual are really cool and the gameplay is solid and simple. Rock on!

Flatgub says ...
Sep 4, 2016 @ 1:35am

I loved the visuals and it felt great saving houses at the last moment! Damn the last level was difficult >O>
Wish there were SFX though >_>

ohsqueezy says ...
Sep 8, 2016 @ 3:16am

I would like if it required more strategy! Maybe there could be aqueducts and you have to choose how to pour water!

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