You played it as a kid; if you have kids yourself they play it now. Heck, have enough fun on a Saturday night and you might still play it. “The floor is lava and you can’t step on it or you die” is pretty much a staple of childhood imaginations everywhere, a simple game of leaping from couch to table to whatever-is-on-the-floor, all in the name of avoiding the lava that will kill you.
And now that game of pretend it is going to be a very real video game.
Hot Lava from Klei Entertainment, a game we first learned about at Gizmodo, will be coming to Steam (at a yet-to-be-announced date), and in it players will need to avoid the lava from different “worlds,” like your living room and house, the nearby school and its gymnasium, and even a world that reminds us of Mustafar from Revenge of the Sith.
They say it is “a game of dexterity and ingenuity,” one where “you will have to use all your skills to complete the treacherous obstacles that await.” We’ll eagerly be keeping an eye out for the release date, but in the meantime you can sign up to try and be a Beta user here.
This is good, because while some might be inclined to go all “Get-Off-My-Lawn” about this, yelling about the loss of imagination and the ingenuity of children, most of us can’t play “The Floor is Lava” in the real world anymore.
Our coffee tables can no longer support our weight.
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Images: Klei Entertainment