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Video GameWildfire Swap Review
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Posted: 15 months ago, last updated 10 days ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.

OverviewOverview

Wildfire Swap 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-quests 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.”

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 31/03/2021

Platforms: Mac and PC

Expected Content Rating: PEGI 3

Skill Rating: 6+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Brain Game, Puzzle and Simulation

Accessibility: 17 features

Developer: Ryry Kubes (@RyryKubes)

 

ListsLists

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.
 

Play StylePlay Style

This is a single-player game.

 
You can play this game in the following styles:

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

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

Skill Rating

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
App Store Mac £7.19
Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.

AccessibilityAccessibility

Our Wildfire Swap Accessibility Report documents 17 accessibility features:
Wildfire Swap does not have an explicit difficulty setting. It has a branching world map where players can choose which levels to play at any given time. Some of these puzzles are required in order to progress to the end of the game, but you can choose the order you play them.

Diversity and InclusionDiversity and Inclusion

We haven't documented diversity and inclusion information for this game yet.

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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