How has floor-is-lava 'em up Hot Lava not been made already?


Burn, my children! Burn!

I am utterly shocked Hot Lava hasn’t happened already.

You know when you were a kid, and you’d jump all over the furniture, shouting “the floor is lava!” and pissing off your parents? It’s that but as a video game. It’s an idea so painfully obvious, it only just being adapted now is a major “well duh, of course that should be a thing” moment.

Hot Lava, developed and published by Klei (of Don’t Starve and Mark of the Ninja fame), is a platforming game set in common kids’ environments such as schools, bedrooms, and living rooms. Except the floor is a boiling, steaming pool of lava that you have to try and not fall in to, lest your flesh burn and your eyeballs evapourate out of your sockets, the heat slowly liquefying your brain until all that you ever were is no more. Neat!

There’s currently no release date announced, and all we really know about the game are these cool screenshots you can see in the gallery below. We also know it’s set to include multiplayer, so you and a chum and clamber and swing around together.

This is Toy Story 2 for the PS1 meets Dark Souls’ Lost Izalith, and I am so, so up for that.