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Laughing Jackal announce Flame Over for PlayStation Vita

Hi everyone.  As you might have seen over on the PlayStation blog our latest project Flame Over has been announced.  But what is Flame Over?  Well fortunately for you our senior producer Al headed over to the PSN Blog to give more details.

“Flame Over is a fast-paced, action-packed firefighting roguelike, featuring randomly generated levels and complex fire A.I. that radiates, jumps between objects, consumes fuel and destroys the environment in real time.

The player's objective is simple. Guide a firefighter through the sixteen floors of Infernal Industries' skyscraping HQ, exploring your environment, seeking out loot, secrets and power ups and hunting down blazes against the clock.

Levels in Flame Over are fully destructible and feature four different themes, many room types, secrets items and levels, environmental hazards and tons of lovely loot and power ups. Nom nom nom!

A firefighting game needs a legendary hero, so we bring you Blaze Carruthers, London's foremost firefighting hero. The only thing bigger than Blaze's heart is his luxuriant moustache, and NO fire is gonna singe its tips!

The idea for Flame Over was born during a fire training day last year. I was watching a video about the chemistry of fire and got thinking about how you'd translate the danger of firefighting  into an action game. I spoke with a few industry peers and some of the SCEE team about it and right away knew we were on to something.

We've created a multi-layered random level generator so the player can never 'learn' the best way through each level. Like a real firefighter you'll be walking into the unknown every time! Each level has its own theme, room types, fuel objects, mini missions, secrets and victims to rescue.

Blaze will be discovering each level's layout, using his trusty hose, extinguisher and fire axe to track down blazes, hack through doors and walls and rescue imperilled workers and - of COURSE - save cutesy cats. ^_^

With no two play throughs ever the same, players can also save out their favourite levels, set Challenges and share them with their friends other players worldwide using Near. 

You will also be able to fuel the flame war using more traditional Cash Dash and Time Attack leaderboards.

Flame Over will be blazing a trail onto PlayStation Vita in Q1 of 2014.”

That’s all for now.   I’ll be back next week, but until then you can join us on our Facebook, Twitter, Youtube and Google+  pages where we will be posting all the news from Laughing Jackal.

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