Wildfire Swap Review

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Posted: 5 weeks ago, last updated 3 weeks ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer.

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

Expected Content Rating: PEGI 3+

Release Date: 31/03/2021

Platforms: Mac and PC

Genres: Puzzle, Simulation and Turn-Based

Accessibility: 17 features

Developer: @RyryKubes

CommitmentCommitment

Duration: 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.
 
Players: This is a single player game.

CostsCosts

Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Game not yet rated, but we anticipate it is likely to be rated PEGI 3+ and ESRB EVERYONE.

AccessibilityAccessibility

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.
 
Our Wildfire Swap Accessibility Report details 17 accessibility features:

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