Little Inferno is a puzzle game, developed by Tomorrow Corporation, and independent developer. It never seemed particularly puzzling, you are given things to burn and a list of things that can burn together, once you’ve burned through enough things you get a bit more story.
I really didn’t expect find the game that enjoyable, I’d seen a demo of it where I was just burning items and thought it could be cathartic. It’s a very good fire simulator, things burn very realistically. What I didn’t expect when I started playing was that there is a little back and forth story between a neighbour who sends you notes and gifts, and an underlying dark storyline that progresses slowly at first.
There are also lots of cute little somewhat inside jokes.
This is a great example of making a fun mechanic in a game into a cute little story that pretty much could only be told by an indie.
Pros: Simple mechanic is easy to get into, cute story, good progression, not too long.
Cons: Sometimes you have to burn something you already burned to make enough in game money to buy something new.