Somehow nobody ever managed to transform the greatest of children’s games into a video game—until now.
Hot Lava is that game that is apparently universal to children somehow, at least in the U.S., in which you pretend the floor is an impossible quagmire of liquid molten rock that would murder you within an instant of touching it. The game is, you climb on all the furniture in your house to avoid the floor.
That’s what’s going on in Hot Lava, too. You spring around, trying not to catch yourself on fire, in a number of mundane but lava-flooded locations, like a living room and a classroom. It’s played from a first-person perspective for maximum giddy terror, and it sounds like you’ll have to be both skilled and clever to figure out how to get around each of the game’s locations.
Hot Lava is coming from developer Klei Entertainment, which previously turned out games like Mark of the Ninja, Invisible Inc. and Don’t Starve—all among the best indie games currently on the market. The Klei folks turn out quality titles, so it’s better than likely that Hot Lava will be something special when it hits PCs sometime in the future. In the meantime, you can check out the game’s page on the digital PC game portal, Steam.