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Platforms: PC
Languages: English
Players: Single-player
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Apr 12, 2015 @ 8:21pm
Apr 20, 2015 @ 6:07pm
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New Playable Alpha
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Description
Release date: First quarter 2016
Manipulate fire to terrify enemies and slip through their grasp in this stealth platformer where everything burns!

Wildfire is a stealth platformer where you have the ability to control fire. As this rare, latent power unexpectedly manifests within you, you'll find yourself pursued by a deadly army of swordswomen, skilled archers, and their vicious, trained animals, who fear what you are capable of. Sneak in shadows, creep through tall grass, and conceal yourself in smoke as you summon fire to terrify enemies. Use their fear against them to create opportunities to slip past, or trick them into their own demise - but be careful that the fires you start don't grow out of control and scorch everything in their path - including you!



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Be creative and burn things
The player character in Wildfire does not possess the strength or weapons to confront enemies directly. Instead, Wildfire lets you make creative use of the environment, through your character's ability to control fire, to cause panic, distract enemies, or catch them in encroaching flames.

How does summoning fire work? It's simple! First, you capture a ball of fire from an existing source of the element, which you can carry with you. Once you're holding this, you can aim and throw the fireball to ignite any flammable surface that it impacts.



Dynamic fire propagation system
Flames in Wildfire will spread across the environment. Objects caught in the blaze will catch on fire, melt, or detonate, which can create opportunities for you to exploit. But you can also lose control of the situation, and have to improvise a new way forward. Though fire can frighten enemies, it can also burn away the grass you otherwise hide in, or reveal you with its glow in darker environments.



Intelligent, challenging enemies
Enemies in Wildfire aren't throwaway obstacles; they will intelligently work together to hunt you down. Guards respond to sound disturbances by investigating areas and will talk to each other, calling nearby comrades to their aid if they catch sight of you. Though you may be outnumbered, you have superior information: you can see further than the guards, as well as how far every sound will travel, allowing you to plan ahead and play with intent. Along with your superior movement abilities, such as sliding and climbing, getting past guards requires smarts, not strength.



Change the environment around you
Wildfire's environment is built with consistent, systemic properties. Any source of fire will burn anything flammable, and any source of water will extinguish any source of fire. Weather effects such as rain and snow change the way you need to approach a level by interacting with these properties. Levels are designed to allow players to craft creative solutions to problems - but enemies will react to the changes in their environment, too.



Grow your power
As you escape your pursuers and progress through Wildfire, you will be able to upgrade your elemental powers. You'll increase the range you can throw fire; learn to hold more than one fire charge; ride smoke clouds to soften your landing after long falls; and perform a fire-boosted jump to rocket up to previously unreachable heights. Each new ability plays into the platforming and environmental puzzle solving, giving you new ways to create routes through levels and overcome new obstacles.



You will eventually learn to manipulate water, too! In combination with your ability to control fire, whole new possibilities arise when evading foes. During the night, you can use water to douse enemy torches, allowing you to slip past in the newfound darkness. Lead pursuing enemies into bodies of water, and then freeze that water solid, trapping them inside. And if you ever catch on fire yourself, you'll be able to douse your flaming body and cheat death.



In Wildfire, every danger is a creative solution waiting to be exploited!

You'll be making fire propagate across flammable surfaces to singe enemies you wouldn't normally be able to reach! You'll be holding a fireball as you tip-toe through icy caverns, being careful you don't lose it by getting wet! You'll be climbing tall wooden structures, outrunning fire as it propagates up toward you! You'll be creeping through dark caves, stealing fire from the torches of roaming enemies, and causing them to chase at shadows as you flee into the darkness!



The story of Wildfire
In the medieval world of Wildfire, magic is almost non-existent. When your ability to control fire awakens within you, it captures the attention of powerful forces who fear what it may make you capable of. An elite army is dispatched to hunt you down. As you flee through dense forests, dark caves, icy caverns and across snowy peaks, your abilities will grow more powerful.

Outwit your foes, and escape.

Turn the tides against your pursuers.

Find out who ordered them to hunt you.

Learn how your power manifested.

Shed light the fates of those cursed with your abilities in ages past.

And eventually, you may discover you're not the only one in this lifetime who can control the elements.
Popular Discussions View All (2)
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Apr 26, 2015 @ 1:40pm
Free to Play
Dejan123
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Apr 20, 2015 @ 10:29am
good effort guys
Peacekeeper [TH]
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204 Comments
Sneaky Bastards  [author] Sep 1 @ 1:14am 
Yes, we're still alive! All our updates have been delivered through the Kickstarter campaign page. You'll find a link to the latest alpha in the latest Greenlight announcement.
Sad Johnny Jul 10 @ 9:54am 
whens it coming out? and why isn't the playable alpha available
Dangerous Beans Jul 6 @ 3:12pm 
This is still alive (checked the KS), so you may want to touch the greenlight page.
Sheogaramad Aug 17, 2015 @ 12:08pm 
not bad))))
fsociety May 27, 2015 @ 9:32am 
nice
♅ ThaBadner™ ♅ May 24, 2015 @ 10:12am 
Realy nice Trailer. maybe i buy it ^^
Arch May 24, 2015 @ 9:01am 
Very Good
Psyduck May 11, 2015 @ 7:20pm 
wow. looks amazing
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mar3k May 9, 2015 @ 4:03am 
Amazing game, looking forward to it!