What a grand day it is when previous me provides current me the reward of getting put us on the mailing record for a swell little indie sport. As previous me is aware of, I do actually take pleasure in a cute however difficult puzzler, which is simply what Wildfire Swap looks to be. Only you possibly can cease these wildfires by swapping tiles on the board to include them with out letting homes catch hearth. This puzzler is out now, so you possibly can go scratch your head over these grim however cute conundrums your self.
Wildfire Swap takes a easy motion—swapping tiles—and complicates it with a little bit of technique. “Every time you make a transfer to include the hearth, it spreads extra out of management,” developer Ryan Kubik explains. “Through well-planned and calculated actions you possibly can stop the flames from burning down properties. Each stage challenges you to know extra deeply how fires unfold to be able to adapt your hearth prevention methods.”
Different tiles equivalent to homes and moutains and timber all seem to have their very own properties so that you can take into account when deciding how you can finest include the blaze. Oh and look, there are dastardly followers in there to point the presence of wind in some ranges. The creators say that Wildfire Swap comes with over 120 totally different ranges to work by way of, together with “B-side worlds” with harder challenges and new mechanics.
It’s a grim topic, to make certain. Wildfires aren’t what I’d name a enjoyable puzzle to unravel. Beneath its cute facade although, Wildfire Swap is making an attempt to impart the lesson that wildfires can’t be put out, solely contained. “I hope that as they overcome the puzzles on this sport, they get some sense of the monumental quantity of planning and exhausting work hearth preventing groups put in to include these fires,” Kubik says.
You can discover Wildfire Swap over on Steam the place it is discounted by 10% till April seventh.