Developer Tomorrow Corporation has announced that it has, so far, sold around 250,000 copies of Little Inferno, which is available for purchase on iOS, PC and Wii U. Considering the peculiar nature of the game, in that players purchase items, throw them into a fireplace, and burn them, it has sold extremely well. If you’ve played Little Inferno, are you surprised that so many people purchased the game?
Tomorrow Corporation‘s Little Inferno was released on Wii U and iPad. In an interview with Game Industry, Kyle Gray of Tomorrow Corporation explained why the puzzle game launched on those particular plarforms. Gray said that he and his team first developed the idea behind the game, and then they decided which platforms it would work best on. Apparently, thanks to its 6.2-inch touchscreen controller and compatibility with Wii Remote controllers, the Wii U is a perfect fit for Little Inferno.
Why did you go for the platforms you did?
Kyle Gray: We tend to develop the game idea first and then try and figure out what platforms it works on the best. As soon as we had a working version of Little Inferno we knew it was going to be a great fit for a pointer or touch based device. When Nintendo announced the Wii U, everything just fell into place.
An iPad version also seemed like a great idea. There’s something nice about controlling fire with your fingertips – it feels like it’s tapping into some primitive caveman desire. Like shopping.
The price of Tomorrow Corporation‘s latest puzzle video game has been permanently reduced. It was initially priced at $14.99, but Little Inferno now costs $9.99 to download from the Nintendo eShop on Wii U. In Little Inferno, a player purchases a wide variety of items, throws them into a fireplace, sets them on fire, and watches them burn.
Tomorrow Corporation, the developers behind the acclaimed Little Inferno, have announced that the Wii U eShop game is coming to the iPad on Thursday. The iPad version comes in English, Spanish, French, Dutch and German with Brazilian Portuguese and Italian coming soon. The game will also feature GameCentre achievements. Tomorrow Corporation says Little Inferno on iPad is 100 percent free of in app purchases. Pricing for the game has yet to be announced.
The sale was supposed to end yesterday, but the game’s developer and publisher, Tomorrow Corporation, has extended the deal until February 1st.
If you are interested in Little Inferno and want to save some cash, purchase it in the Nintendo eShop on Wii U this month.
Games that are available at retail, including New Super Mario Bros. U, Scribblenauts Unlimited, Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two, Madden 13, FIFA 13, Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge, and Sing Party, are also downloadable from the Nintendo eShop for Wii U. Downloadable and retail titles are the same price, which means most of them are $59.99.