Laughing Jackal have today revealed more details on their forthcoming Vita title, Flame Over.
The fire fighting Roguelike, which was originally announced for Vita last August, has been in development for over a year and is - according to Senior Producer Alasdair Evans - Laughing Jackal’s most ambitious title to date. Speaking on the PlayStation blog, Alasdair Evans said:
“Your objective in Flame Over is simple. Just guide your heroic fire fighter, Blaze Carruthers, up through the floors of the Infernal Industries building in London, extinguishing all fires and rescuing all the stranded workers and – naturally – their pet cats, as you go.
As you guide Blaze through this mazelike building on your quest to put out this deadly inferno and save the day, you’ll move through 4 different zones each with their own unique features and hazards.
On top of its highly original setting, Flame Over is a game of several firsts for Laughing Jackal. It’s our first game created using Unity (which really is great by the way), our first game in 3D and our first ever action game. It’s also by FAR our most ambitious project to date, having been in the works for over a year.”
Flame Over’s core gameplay involves using equipment such as your mini-map, thermometer and fire fighting gear to seek out and extinguish the fires on each floor of the Infernal Industries building, in a race to complete each level before time runs out.
You can boost your chances by buying powerups and rescuing the stranded workers and cats left behind on each floor.
All levels in Flame Over feature items that the fire is able to spread to and consume. The fire can also create backdrafts and unstoppable walls of flame, along with a host of other dangers. By mastering the fire and its hazards you may hope to defeat the inferno and get to the top of the game’s Leaderboards with a truly epic Time or Cash score that will be the envy of your fellow gamers.
Laughing Jackal are currently aiming to release Flame Over in the second half of 2014.
Established in 2005, Laughing Jackal are the developer of PlayStation minis such as Duæl Invaders, Vibes, Ace Armstrong vs. the Alien Scumbags, Stellar Attack , Cubixx, Orbit, the Fighting Fantasy series of gamebooks and the award-winning zombie chain reaction puzzler OMG-Z. Their first PlayStation®3 game, the critically acclaimed Cubixx HD, is out now on the PSN and they have recently released Hungry Giraffe and OMG HD Zombies on PlayStation Vita. Laughing Jackal’s latest project, a roguelike fire fighting game called Flame Over is currently in development for Vita.