Ready to burn things to the ground? You can now download the demo of Play with Fire from Manifesto Games here!
You can turn the demo into the full game by buying an unlock code - and please do! If you want to see more original, unusual and inventive games, you need to support the indie developers who are the only people in a position to make these sorts of games (see the Indie Games Bazaar in the sidebar).
Most mainstream developers are now locked into a vortex of spiraling development costs where risk-averse publisher buying strategies dictate making more of the same but with fancier graphics and licensed IP. A few new things manage to survive the system, but they tend to get rarer each year. Let's try something different for a change!
Oh, and just so you know, we made Play with Fire for less than 1% of the budget of a typical game. For every humdrum videogame film tie-in you see, publishers could have funded a hundred games like this.
Also, if you blog, please help pimp Play with Fire for us. You can get screenshots from the Manifesto site. We need your help!
A few minor issues... the Manifesto page doesn't currently show the Fantasy Labs logo - they are the developer of this game, International Hobo are just the design team. Will get this fixed as soon as I can. Also, a couple of versions of Windows XP shipped by Microsoft are inexplicably missing a key dll for directX 9.0c. If this affects you, the missing file (d3dx9_30.dll) can be downloaded from here.
I hope you enjoy the game, and if you do - tell your friends!
Regular blogging will resume on Tuesday - see you then!