Little Inferno Tossed into the iPad App Store

Little Inferno #4 on iPad App Store

We tossed Little Inferno into the iPad App Store fire yesterday, hoped for the best, and subsequently watched with potpourri in our eyes as it crawled its way up to #4 in the charts as of this writing. Thanks to everyone who wrote thoughtful reviews so far, both in the app store, and especially those whose quotes we totally clipped out and stuck all over our screenshots – see all five below!

To create this version of Little Inferno for iOS, we worked with the talented Gil Carmel (and Ron’s brother), who was the same fellow responsible for the iOS version of World of Goo.

Snuggling up with Miss Nancy: We’ve seen a few articles so far describing Little Inferno as a damning criticism of social/casual games. But to be clear – although Little Inferno has a lot of fun flamboyantly using social/casual game mechanics, the game is not mean to be a mean spirited attack on other games. In fact, a couple of us here at Tomorrow Corporation actually enjoy games like Tiny Tower, and My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic! (seriously, try it). So, while the satire aspect of Little Inferno is undeniably there, I’d call it more of a friendly ribbing – and certainly not the reason for the game to exist – really just a lowly tool in service of a simpler, hopefully more heart-warming, less game-specific overall message. Hope that helps! Do you have more questions for Miss Nancy? Ask below in the comments!

Here are the five App Store screenshots – click for full resolution versions:

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48 Responses to “Little Inferno Tossed into the iPad App Store”

  1. Bryce Allen says:

    You need to publish Little Inferno for Android devices. The Nook Store NEEDS AWESOME GAMES!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • kringel says:

      @Bryce Allen: I don’t know about the minimal CPU power and memory needed for this game, but with the iPad port released (with iOS using OpenGL or OpenGL|ES) there should be *some* possibilities for a far bigger range of the mobile devices world. Screen size is maybe a problem for some devices, I think. But I’m very happy because with the game having been transferred to OpenGL we can look out for the Linux and Mac versions being just around the corner – hopefully.

      @Tomorrow Corporation: Congrats on shipping the iPad version!

  2. Sam says:

    It crashes every time I open it for iPad mini please help!!!

    • Kyle Gabler says:

      Hey Sam, iPads can run low on memory just like any other computer. Try closing all other apps by either 1. Fully reset the device OR 2. Double tap the home button, and long-press and “x” to close all the currently running apps.

  3. Jose says:

    I said before and i said again as soon as i saw this i was looking forward to it until i notice it was ipad only until i notice there was a pc on steam and just bought and i love this going to my second play, but please consider making a iphone version

  4. puggsoy says:

    Fantastic guys, congrats on once again being a huge hit! I tell you if I had an iPad I would have bought it a second time right away.

  5. Danny says:

    I really have no idea how much it costed, how long it took to download and how long I’m playing it already. This is really a great game. Love the art, music and story. Great job guys!

  6. JethroTull says:

    great little inferno for my Ipad mini! and good price!
    please, now release italian patch! thanks :)

  7. Brian says:

    I purchased for iPad Mini, played the whole game and then realized that there was a soundtrack that I never heard and when I got to the ending it stalled. So I reinstalled it, losing all my progress, and the second time I still have no music. Help?

  8. Obligatory says:

    I’ve a question for Miss Nancy: who is best pony?

  9. SugarBumpsSunglasses says:

    Amazing game, Tomorrow Corporation!

    One tiny question-I am on my 2nd play through utilizing an iPad Mini. Both times, the game has crashed upon the first use of the item “Book of Darkness”. I lose all money from the fireplace, and the combo that was achieved did not save.
    I believe it’s an ingenious, intentionally hidden glitch tied to the description of the book itself. My friend believes it’s an issue with the game that might need repair…

    And, as it’s Super Bowl Sunday-we have money riding on the answer ;-)

    Thanks again guys and keep the fires burning!

  10. iOS Monkey says:

    Requires front facing camera? Would love to see supports for older hardware.

    • Brett says:

      Yeah….a lot of folk still have original iPads….nothing I’ve heard about the game or can imagine from what I have heard suggests a camera should be mandatory…..

  11. alexzander says:

    PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE ANDROID NEXUS7!!!!!!!!!!

  12. Nate says:

    Now that it is out for iPad, will we see universal ios gameplay? I would love to play it on my 5g iPod.

  13. LittleInfernoFan says:

    Can you please make an iPhone/iPod version. I love this game but don’t have a computer or iPad, only an iPod touch. It would be great if someone replied. Thank you.

  14. Hilol says:

    I cant purchase this awesome game because i dont have a front facing camera on my 1st gen ipad? Please fix!

  15. Andy says:

    Hi guys,

    Great work with the iPad version.
    Now the game has proven itself as a big success, especially in the App Store, are we likely to see any content updates in the future at all?

  16. I just finished playing the PC version of your game and it has been an honor to have experienced it. Thank you for making actual art in game format.

  17. LB says:

    I posted this on the contact form at 2D Boy, since the contact form on this website is not available. I just want to make sure at least one of you guys sees it:

    Hello, I’m LB. I run a little blog that reviews indie books and video games called Books & Broomsticks. I just finished up my review of Little Inferno that will be posted on the 11th. I was curious if either or both of you would have the time to participate in an interview? It would simply involve ten questions I send to be answered then posted to my blog. I would be honoured to interview you and ask questions about what you do. Please let me know. :)

  18. ahenobarbus says:

    Too sad iPad version _requires_ front camera. But guyz. WHY are you leaving me without my game?! /SADFACE

  19. Cindy says:

    I LOVE this game! I played it without issue on my ipad and my ipad mini. Please keep making games! Please! If you ventured into the world of hidden object games for us middle aged chicks, I’d love you forever.

  20. Random Oil Man says:

    It’s so fantastic to see this game go from a beta with nothing behind it but a trailer with no gameplay and a few known names, into this massive cult success.

    Good job guys! Hope you’re pleased with yourselves, all your fans sure are!

  21. Sam says:

    I haven’t bought the game yet, but if seen youtube vids on it and it looks amazing.
    Once you do finish it can you make a new save file

  22. Holden says:

    This is wonderful but you guys should definitly build an android versin. Id pay for it twice if there was.

  23. Joelfc4lif3 says:

    BRING IT OUT ON IPOD!!!!!!!!!

  24. Going Crazy says:

    Can you make it so that we can turn off the music? Pleeeeeaaaase?

  25. Jalal5 says:

    Please put it on ipod touch :). I tried it on my brothers ipad mini and it was awkwardly satisfying. I will feel very honoured if i get a reply from one of the game developers :p
    If the ipad mini can handle the game, ipod touch 5g surely can

  26. Trent says:

    Can u tell me when Mac and Linux will be Released

  27. Kim says:

    GAH! Played this on a friends iPad, and loved it!! Although I don’t own and iPad… I have an iPhone imagine my dismay when I couldn’t get it for my iPhone :(((((
    PLEASE MAKE AN IPHONE VERSION!!!

  28. Sciman123 says:

    PLEASE MAKE AN IPOD TOUCH VERSION!! This is an amazing game and I would love to play it on my iPod along with (hundreds) others! PLEASE! It really is one of the best games I have seen in a LONG time! Great job Tomorrow Corp.!

  29. Jalal5 says:

    PROTEST FOR IPOD TOUCH VERSION!

  30. Harry says:

    When will it come to andoid?

  31. A Cook says:

    Please can you send me the music from the game little inferno it made me cry it was so beautiful thanks!

  32. Mason says:

    BEST GAME EVER Love It!!! And It Will Give Me Days Of Entertainment! Great Job Tomorrow Corporation! You’ve Made 1 More Fan

  33. Curt says:

    I bought little inferno for my iPhone 5 it ran for about a week but now when ever I open it it gets to the animation of the guy holding a match and then when I press the screen it crashes. I have truer many things like reinstalling the app, reabooting my phone and closing all the other apps from multi tasking but it still crashes! Please help!

  34. Curt says:

    I just tried that to see if it would work but it did not fix the problem for some reason it still crashes before it gets to the choose profile screen.

  35. JO MAMA says:

    What happens at the end coz I did the 4 thing u gave to ur neighbour but now? What does it do?

  36. Curt says:

    Please help me i am still not able to get little inferno to run on my iPhone 5. It crashes every time. I have tried Reastarting my phone, closeing all the apps in multi tasking, reainstalling the app and sinking my phone but IT STILL CRASHES. D= I don’t now why it crashes though.

  37. Pzzzee says:

    I have an Ipad 2nd gen but I get to the pick a saved game screen I choose one then the screen goes black and stays black plz fix

  38. JM says:

    Crashing on startup on my iPad 2. Tried rebooting and also reinstalling with no luck. Is there a fix for this? Game is unplayable.

    • Kyle Gabler says:

      This likely means the game is trying to load progress from iCloud and failing (usually due to a partial upload from a different iDevice). Make sure any iDevices on which you previously played Little Inferno are on and connected to the internet, so they can finish uploading their progress. Launching the game on those other devices may help nudge the iCloud system too.

      Failing that, you can either:

      Delete Little Inferno data from iCloud (Settings->Usage->iCloud Manage Storage->Little Inferno->Edit->Delete All); or
      If you don’t want to sync progress across multiple devices, disable iCloud syncing (Settings->Little Inferno->Set “Save progress on iCloud” to “OFF”.

      Hope that helps!

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