Fox Flares, a challenging pixel art platformer made for the Ludum Dare 40, sees you playing a fox that constantly starts to combust – filling with flames that burn everything around you.
In Fox Flares you are a fox that is slightly on fire – as the seconds go by that fire grows. This is dangerous but it can be useful when it comes to making it around the world. You are able to burn boxes and hay piles that may be in your way if you are warm enough. A bar on the bottom of the screen shows how close you are to combusting and how cool you are. You can use this to see if you’re hot enough to break boxes or if you need to find water fast. Finding water will act as a checkpoint and reset the bar.
Being fast while moving around this world is a must, you are a fox about to combust after all. It makes your movements very important, especially when you start burning boxes that you might need to get further along. Some boxes even blast you back, allowing you to fly to greater heights if you hit them at the right angle. Being a burning fox is no easy task, but with a little luck and some fast movements, you can make it all the way to the end without getting cooked!
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