My Little Inferno Allegory on Gaming

Posted: December 31, 2013 by Noccie in Noccie, Video Games
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My Little Inferno is brought to you by the people that designed World of Goo. So you know you are in for a few things, aazing music; interesting game mechanics and lots of unlockables. I played the whole game in about 6 hours. Once I started playing, I just couldn’t stop. What is My Little Inferno?

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Tomorrow Coporation has unveiled it’s new toy, the My Little Inferno fire place. You buy stuff from their cataloges and burn it in the fire. Different items change the fire. Some things make it colorful, some have special effects. Either way you find yourself transfixed.

The game is a bit tongue in cheek.  You throw everything in the fire from bugs, credit cards, buses full of kids, robots, planets and anything you can imagine. As you play through the game you unlock the various catalogues of iteams. By combining different items you unlock combinations. Inbetween unlocking things you get letters. Some of the letters come from your neighbor, Sugar Plumps and others come from the head of Tomorrow Corporation, Miss Nancy. This is how the game takes on a narritive. You also receive weather forcasts from the weather man in the weather balloon. They use the Weatherman as a way of giving you information about the world above the smoke stack.

The game is a clever way to discuss people that get lost in their games. They loose site of what really matters, people and enjoying life. Instead you sit transfixed burning money. Why? Sugar Plumps does this and eventually her house catches fire. Did that teach you not to blow up the sun? NO! I, spend a good 6 hours playing this game in one day. I did the very thing the character in the game was doing. I spent a day burning things.

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Anyone who knows better, wants you to leave your house and see the sun. The Weather Man, Sugar Plumps and even Miss Nancy are all planning on going to the beach. What were they really trying to say about the people that bought the game?

Either way, I enjoyed the game and the story. I wanted to find out what happened at the end. They have 99 known combos and a few others. The combos range from obvious to making no sense. The one I thought was dumbest was the Yellow Brick Road combo. I would play it again and I would buy other games from this company. I loved World of Goo afterall.

Right now, the game is on sale with Steam. Take my MONEY! Oh wait, you did. Now all I can see is my house burning down around me as I sit infront of the false glow of an inferno of my own making! Maybe the game was a statement about the season Steam sales?

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