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Wildfire Swap (2021) is a puzzle game where you swap tiles to stop forest fires. Each level starts with a grid of trees, houses and bare land. Your job is to rearrange the tiles so the fires that start can’t spread to the houses.

You take on the role of a wildland firefighter. Your goal is to create firebreaks between out-of-control fires and people’s homes by solving tile-swapping puzzles. As with wildfires in the real world, you’re at the mercy of the flames. You cannot extinguish them — you must do your best to contain them.

It starts easy but as the 120 hand-crafted levels get harder you have to consider your moves carefully as the fire spreads fast, and an out-of-control fire is unstoppable. In this way, you work your way through five worlds.

The simple mechanics develop as you progress and evolve as the landscape and environment changes. Along with the main story, there are side-quest puzzles that take the challenge in new and unexpected directions.

“Our Inspiration for Wildfire Swap,” says the developer, “is a game about exploring the efforts to control those massive fires. It explores how a small spark can quickly turn into a raging inferno and how easily forces of nature can spiral out of our control.”

Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked Wildfire Swap 2 years ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 4 months ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is a Puzzle and Sequencing game with Brain Game and Simulation elements. This is a single-player game.

 
You can play this game in the following styles:

DurationDuration

Play Time: It takes between 1 minute and 3 minutes to play a round of this game. With over a hundred levels, the game will take many hours to complete depending on how quickly you solve each puzzle.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has not yet been rated, but we anticipate it is likely to be rated PEGI 3.

Skill Level

6+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Although very young players may need more trial and error to work out how to solve some levels, there is no barrier to this approach. Generally the game needs logical thinking and resilience to continue trying on a level that seems impossible.

CostsCosts

Wildfire Swap usually costs £7.19.
 

Wildfire Swap

Steam Store PC £7.19
Steam Store Mac £7.19
There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 31/03/2021

Out Now: Mac and PC

Expected Content Rating: PEGI 3

Skill Rating: 6+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Puzzle, Sequencing (Brain Game and Simulation)

Accessibility: 17 features

Components: 2D Overhead, Grid and Pixels

Developer: Ryry Kubes (@RyryKubes)


Taming Gaming Book Written by parents for parents, the database complements the in-depth discussion about video game addiction, violence, spending and online safety in the Taming Gaming book. We are an editorially independent, free resource without adverts that is supported by partnerships.

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