Flame Over is a fire fighting action game with randomly generated levels, blending Twin Stick Shooter and Roguelike design principles.
Twin stick ‘squirt-em up’ where fire is the enemy
Roguelike features, including randomly generated levels and permadeath
Put out all fires against the clock to advance to the next level
Complete missions to unlock persistent upgrades between game sessions
Super high-detail top-down 3D game environment
4 game zones: Office/Executive/Laboratory/Factory made from over 1300 hand built rooms
16 randomly generated levels per game session
Online Leaderboards track ‘best score’ and ‘best time’ worldwide
Created in Unity
Awesome fire system spreads and attacks dynamically
Use your fire hose, extinguisher and water bombs to extinguish fires
Use your trusty axe to smash down doors
Avoid deadly walls of fire, backdrafts, fireballs, fire trails, gas leaks, explosions and other hazards
Earn money for every fire extinguished and use to buy upgrades
Rescue workers and cats to earn extra time and health
Avoid Grim Reaper once time runs out. If he touches you, YOU DIE!!
Retrieve last game’s cash and powerups, IF you can reach the level you last died.
Highly replayable in terms of speed runs / high scores. Every game feels different!
‘Office’ zone hazards –Walls of Fire, Backdrafts, Triple Fireballs, Splash-damage fireballs
‘Executive’ zone features – As above, plus Carpet Fires, hose-blocking pillars
‘Laboratory’ zone features – As above plus Gas Leaks, Flaming Grilles and Acid Spills
‘Factory’ zone features – As above, plus Proximity Explosives and Bouncing Fireballs
The concept for Flame Over was borne during a fire training seminar about the chemistry of fire. We figured it would be really exciting to create a dynamic fire system that could
spread around randomly generated levels, with you being the only thing stopping the fire from destroying everything around you.
We took inspiration from the office environment around us, British public information advertising of the 1970s and from fire fighting games of yore.
Our two-year mission was to make a fun, fast-paced and highly replayable game that captures the essence of fighting back against an all-consuming inferno.
Flame Over isn’t just one of my favorite PS Vita games of the year but one of my favorite games full stop. I seriously cannot stop playing it. - 10/10 PS Nation
...packs a ferocious difficulty level and a protagonist that makes Fireman Sam look like a weakling... Not only is it one of the best games of 2015 (so far), it’s one of the best games on Playstation Vita. Period. Critical Indie Gamer
Flame Over is a surprisingly deep and interesting game... easily one of the funnest Rogue Like titles in recent memory. - 94% GameOn Network
Flame Over is a great game that is sure to get Vita owners hooked with its simple to pick up, difficult to master style of play that will have you wanting to better your previous run every time you pick it up. - 4.5/5 The Vita Lounge
Flame Over burns about as bright as a Bunsen burner with the air holes open and some magnesium tape held in the flame. It is a rock of a challenge that only Herculean gamers will complete... If you're up for the challenge, jump right in... - 9/10 PS Vita Roundup
If you put enough time into Flame Over, you and your Vita will get on like a house on fire. It’s a tough but hugely rewarding experience that amounts to one of the best Vita releases around. Feel the burn! - 9/10 Punk and Lizard
...one of the Playstation Vita’s absolute must-buys. Featuring tight controls, whimsical audio-visuals that belie a ruthless-but-fair set of game systems and a minute cost of entry, there remains little to say but get it while it’s hot. - 9/10 Coffee Break Gaming
I’m currently having a blast playing this game... For ten dollars, I would absolutely recommend picking this game up. - 9/10 Leviathyn
Flame Over is a notoriously hard game, and will have you taking a few hours to fully understand how to work as efficiently as possible and even beat the first level - but that’s the fun of it also. - 9/10 ATG Reviews
It has easily become a game that goes on my regular rotation on the Vita... It can sit proudly with some of the best Roguelike games... - 9/10 Gamestyle
Overall, I heartily recommend it, because it’s just so much fun to play. Over and over. - 9/10 Onelargeprawn
If you love a game that challenges you and rewards you for persevering, then you should definitely give Flame Over a chance. Do not be fooled by the cute exterior, there is a devilishly good game hidden beneath the surface. - 90% JoyPad.dk
Flame Over is a fresh and quirky experience that I would recommend to anyone that is a fan of the roguelike genre. I've never played anything like it and am already thinking about how I can improve my game. - 8.5/10 GBAtemp.net
If you have been wanting to attempt a roguelike game, you consider yourself a veteran or you just want to put out some fires and save some cats, then Flame Over is well worth picking up. - 8.2/10 PushStartPlay
Impressive... worth your time and cash. - 8/10 Destructoid
Flame Over seems too hot to handle at first, but it's worth every hour you invest into it - 8/10 Pocket Gamer
...a gem of a title which will provide hours of fun and a hell of a lot of re-playability. - 8/10 Otaku Gamers UK
...quickly becomes one of the most addictive experiences out there. It never ceases to be unforgivably tough, but it does so in an exciting way that provides hours of fun. - 8/10 passthemsticks
Flame Over gives you the true feeling of what it's like to be a firefighter. It's scary, clostrophobic, and it sure as hell isn't easy, but it's gives you the rush, and it's an experience you'll be eager to repeat once you get the taste for it. PsVitaLife
Flame Over is tough. Brutally tough... it’ll keep you wanting to come back for more punishment. Siliconera
The graphics are great, bright cheerful, detailed and the music is very well done, suited to the piece itself. It all ties up into a nice little package... - 8/10 Brash Games
The upgrades, power-ups, and randomized levels are fantastic for replay value and the game just makes you feel awesome as you douse the flames with your hose and/or extinguisher. - 4/5 truetrophies.com
...those looking for a fresh take on the ever-growing roguelike and twin-stick shooter genres should definitely give Flame Over a chance. - 4/5 Game Rant
...definitely something which should be picked up by Vita owners itching for a challenge. - 7/10 GamersFTW
Flame Over is refreshing. It has a clever twist on the roguelike by introducing the fire as the primary enemy... it’s well worth the adventure. - 3.5/5 Digitally Downloaded
...once you get to grips with the game, it'll grow on you like an out-of-control inferno. - 7/10 Push Square
"Flame Over is what Spelunky would be if you played as a firefighter. It could be one of the Vita's secret hits next year."
Keza MacDonald - Kotaku
"…instantly reminded me of Spelunky when we went hands-on at this year's EGX London"
Matthew Reynolds - Digital Spy
"I, for one, will certainly be playing it when it's out later this year."
Mark Brown - Pocket Gamer
About Laughing Jackal
Laughing Jackal was set up in 2005 and cut its teeth creating small scale games on Nintendo DS and Wii.
We made the jump to the Sony platforms in 2009, publishing 10 awesome games under the Minis program, including critically acclaimed titles like OMG-Z (Eurogamer – 9/10) and Hungry Giraffe (OPM UK – 10/10).
We've also created Cubixx HD for PS3 (Eurogamer – 8/10) as well as Hungry Giraffe and OMG HD Zombies for PlayStation Vita.
As well as creating our own games we also port games for external clients and for our sister company Ghostlight Ltd, who publish a variety of JRPGs (including the much-loved Agarest series) on the Steam PC platform.
Over the last ten years we've shown our passion for creating fun, original experiences. Flame Over is by FAR our biggest, most exciting project to date and you'll be able to experience it for yourselves very soon!