Yesterday when talking about the new tribe in The Battle of Polytopia, I mentioned that two of my least favorite things are bugs and mushrooms. While this falls under the “bugs" category, topping any and all lists of things I hate is without a doubt spiders. I’ve gotten better over the years and can at least “deal with" a spider situation when it arises, but just the sight of a spider gives me major anxiety. Prior to enlisting routine pest control around my house, there was the Great Black Widow Infestation of 2018 that still gives me panic nightmares to this day. Seriously. So yeah, I don’t like spiders. I’d like to think that the creator of a game called Kill It With Fire, Casey Donnellan, feels pretty much the same. It’s a game entirely about killing spiders through any means necessary. Any. Means. Necessary. That includes guns, grenades, ninja stars, a weed whacker, and yes even fire. Heck there’s a part in the following trailer where you just blow up a whole gas station just to kill the spiders. I approve. Today publisher TinyBuild has announced that Kill It With Fire will be arriving on iOS, Android, Switch, and other consoles on March 4th.
Yay, I guess? I mean I love the premise behind this game, don’t get me wrong, but yes even video game spiders give me the heebie-jeebies. Do I really want to have a bunch of yucky virtual spiders crawling around on my iPhone? Surprisingly, yes I do. Because I get to kill them using a variety of cool weaponry. And maybe this whole thing will actually be therapeutic towards my phobia, who knows. I’m willing to give it a shot. Also, Kill It With Fire has been very well-received since launching on PC this past August, so as much as I hate spiders I also love good video games and this appears to be a very good video game. You can currently pre-order for mobile on the iOS App Store here, or the Google Play Store here for Android, and those versions will be free with paid unlocks. Over on the Switch the game will be $14.99 but if you pre-order it ahead of release you can get it at a discounted price of $11.99. I really can’t wait to give all these jerk spiders what they deserve when Kill It With Fire launches a couple of weeks from now.