Little Inferno [$4.99] is one part puzzle game, one part social commentary, and one part fireplace simulator. Ok, that's not exactly right, but it sort of is. Originally released to critical praise on desktops last November, Little Inferno surprised everybody by launching on the iPad with practically no warning back in January. As we elaborated in our 5 star review, Little Inferno shined even more brightly on the touchscreen iPad, and for this weekend only you can check it out for yourself for just 99¢, down from its original price of $4.99.

So what exactly do you do in Little Inferno? Well, you buy things, and then you burn those things in a fireplace. The burnt items inexplicably give you more money, which in turn you can use to buy better, more elaborate items. And then burn them. Seriously, that's basically the entire game, though there is a sweet combo system to discove, and the game itself is a visual and aural treat. Also it's just plain fun to burn stuff.

Little Inferno is one of those strange experiences, where there's not a ton about it in which you technically "play", but it's somehow still compelling and satisfying in a way that's hard to describe. I definitely recommend reading our aforementioned review, or checking out our forums for more impressions to see if it seems like your cup o' tea. But if you like quirky, entertaining experiences and had been on the fence about Little Inferno previously, this 99¢ sale is a great reason to finally take the plunge.

  • http://profiles.google.com/fleshman1992 Laszlo Tuss

    Is this World of Goo on drugs?

    Because the visuals are the same kind

    • Mountain872

      It was made by the same people, that's why.

    • VeganTnT

      Made by the same developer. There's also world of goo references in little inferno

  • garret44

    If only it was on iPhone too :(

    • garret44

      Please

  • mrTofu

    How can you not buy this at 99c. Do it now!

    • one.sixty.four

      Because its not compatible with the iPad 1 and there in no iPhone version. That's why. LOL

      • http://twitter.com/doho123 scott slomiany

        I was told that there was no fragmentation in the iOS ecosystem!

      • scykei

        That's not fragmentation. The devices aren't powerful enough to run this kind if games do the developers chose not to support it. It's a choice from the developers.

        What I consider fragmentation is when you have a brand new device fully capable of running it but you can't. Some platforms have so many devices using it, with so many different screen sizes and other hardware and the developers must get once of each major branch to test everything properly. It causes a lot of problems when an app runs correctly on one device but doesn't on another device.

      • scykei

        I made some bad typos. 'Of', 'if' and stuff. I guess I'm relying too much on autocorrect and I didn't bother to double check what I typed. Sorry.

      • scykei

        I would buy it still. Maybe I might get a new iOS device in the future? :P

    • daniel5457

      I was about to buy this for the full price. Great bargain!

  • one.sixty.four

    Argh! iPad 2+. It's a shame that this awesome-looking game won't work on the iPad 1. When I try to buy it from my iPad (1), its says "this app is incompatible with this iPad, it requires a front-facing camera" why? To spy on the customers? I don't know.....

    • MidianGTX

      It doesn't require a camera, that's just to ensure iPad 1 owners won't buy it and complain the performance is terrible or it crashes.

      • one.sixty.four

        Oh, I guess that makes sense, although I would prefer them simply saying that the app isn't compatible. Not making up the whole camera thing.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Paul-Hopper/1238691947 Paul Hopper

        The description specifically mentions iPad 2+ and the reason its not specifically detailed in the sidebar when in the app store is because apple dosent let developers do that.

  • http://www.youtube.com/MetalJesusRocks Metal Jesus Rocks

    I finished this last week...and loved it. Super interesting...and surprisingly addictive. The ending...was a trip too.

  • http://www.facebook.com/david.sobiegraj David Sobiegraj

    Watched a complete playthrough on YouTube or I'd buy this. Definitely would recommend this at $1.

  • Andrew1234_

    The children screaming as you light the bus on fire. Woooooow.

  • http://www.facebook.com/rameken Jan Rameken

    Amazing game, didnt know it was by the World of Goo guys. the "story" is strangely involving, dark, and enlightening. And watching shit burn.. man, its fun. For a buck, its a no-brainer.

  • http://www.facebook.com/happytodd Todd Drexel

    I got this game just last week, I've finished it twice to get all the achievements. I still cannot put the game down, it has wonderful visuals and you can play it anytime you want!

    The story line is also quite moving, especially towards the end!

  • http://twitter.com/AndrewGeczy Andrew Geczy

    I don't get it. So in this world things like to get set on fire?

    • daniel5457

      In this world YOU like to set things on fire. :D