Sadly, an obscure company on the Isle of Man owns a word-only trademark for the name Fireball, and so we have to give it another name. Although it's not yet been confirmed with both of our publishing partners, the new working title is Play With Fire.
Speaking of our publishing partners, the PC release of the game is now less than two months away. Although no firm release date has been set, the latest playable builds are now substantially complete. There's some dotting of i's and crossing of t's to carry out, but I expect we will see the game available for download from Manifesto Games either when they launch or shortly thereafter.
We would like to hear from anyone in the gaming media who would be interested in previewing the game. There has been no coverage in any magazine or website thus far, so there is a world exclusive up for grabs. Anyone interested, please contact us . Also, if any friends of the project would like to pull on their media links, it would be gratefully appreciated.
This has been a strange and wonderful project to work on; it's also the first game I have not only been lead designer, but director too. The existential vertigo is starting to get to me. I hope that this game's quirky identity and original gameplay will find an audience out there in the deep and echoing vastness of the internet. Please treat us kindly, as the Japanese say.
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