Gorgeous! This reminded me how I used to make fires as a kid, and made me also develop my own fire game. It's called Digital Firewood. I added a link to Pixel Fireplace on my page. :)
A downloadable game for Windows and macOS
Pixel Fireplace is a cozy, type-controlled simulation. Throw fresh logs onto the fire and watch them burn down to ash in real time (about 15 min each). Discover more interactive commands like marshmallow, smore, hotdog, firecracker, newspaper, red, purple, or just sit back and enjoy.
P.S. if you have photos of Pixel Fireplace, send them to me on Twitter or email!
Pixel Fireplace Credits
Pre-v1.0 original Fireplace by Ted Martens © 2010-2011
v1.0-1.2 by Hex-Ray Studios - Ken Kopecky & Ted Martens © 2012-2015
*VAT will be added to the price below
In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $2.99 USD. You will get access to the following files:
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Hello, Ted! I have not seen any updates for a long time, are you planning to add anything to the Pixel Fireplace? Are there any ideas for the development of this wonderful game?
Hey Vsevolod, thanks! Glad you like it :) Pixel Fireplace is pretty finished. I may add to it someday if I think of some good things to add, but I don't have any plans right now.
I bought this several years ago (I think before it was on itch?) and I absolutely loved it but now I can't find the code. I think I used to be able to get it from the site somehow but correct me if I'm wrong. Is there any way to recover it? I would email you but I can't find where it is. :\
Hey, go ahead and email me at tedmartens [at] gmail [dot] com and I'll look up your old purchase and activation code!
Hey, does this thing also work on linux? Can I buy it once and use on many computers? Like also on a raspberry? And can you tell how you made this, like which programming language and which library and stuff is behind this?
Really nice work!
Hi, glad you like it! :) There's no Linux version unfortunately, sorry :\ You can use your activation key to install it on as many of your own computers as you want. A few years ago we tried to get it running on raspberry pi (since you could do lots of cool installation things with it), but we kept having graphics bugs and couldn't make a solid version for release :( which was a shame. I made the original version with Game Maker, and my friend Ken Kopecky helped me remake this current version; he used C++ and OpenGL.
Hey Mr. Martens i download ths to my desktop during the free november month and i didnt think about updates how to I get it over to the itch launcher for updates?
Can I get a free code when I have itch.io press account?
I have that setting turned on, so you should be able to. If it isn't working you can email me at tedmartens [at] gmail [dot] com
That is working but, in the game, it is asking for activation code, and I do not know where to get it.
I somehow missed activating this after downloading it during the free weekend back in November, nooo! Guess I'll get it for real money soon, since it's not even listed in my purchases (O__O''' ) Thanks for this relaxing game btw!
hey, yeah sorry. I wasn't able to make the game claim-able during that free weekend. Go ahead and send me an email at tedmartens [at] gmail [dot] com
I love this game, it's absurdly relaxing and fun to explore. It's pretty much a fireplace. Well worth the money. What engine did you make this in?
Thank you! :D I made the original prototype in Game Maker, but this current version was programmed in C++ by my friend Ken Kopecky. Right now, I'm rebuilding it in Game Maker Studio myself so I can add more to it.
I really like this but I think I somewhat preferred the April Fool's Hexel Fireplace version you did in 2013. There's no sign of it anywhere on the net and that makes me kinda sad since it would be great to use once again. Are there any plans to redistribute it? I'd really hate for it to go lost!
Hey, cool that you remember that verison :) Since it was an April Fool's joke it's very rough around the edges, but I should be able to find it. Email me at tedmartens [at] gmail [dot] com
How about that being a command to turn on the hexel fire?
Would be cool but too tough, I think. That version was a one-off hard-coded thing for April Fool's Day, but a lot of commands and things didn't work well with the hexel grid, so it probably won't make it in this full version. I'll write it in my notes though to consider.
pixel fire ftw
love it and have bought it! :)
I missed to activate it on the free weekend, but I always want to support people who do great work! soo.. I just bought it with a little extra on top. You're cool man, keep it up!
Hey Tocirah. Thanks a ton and for the kind words, too! I appreciate it, and it's motivating to make more things.
I got this over the weekend as well and either missed or didn't get my key! It's a lovely game, btw. Love how it works
I can't seem to get to the downloads page. I got the game over the free weekend, and it's absolutely phenomenal! I just wish I could get the full experience. If I could have some way of contacting you so I could get it sorted out, that'd be amazing. Love the game!
Whoops, forgot to get my key. Oh well, it's worth paying for. Love this, Ted
I've already emailed Ted to get my key. C:
Hi Tievela96, just checking to make sure I sent you your key? Did you get an email from me?
I have the fireplace but it is asking for key what to do?
You need to e-mail the Dev because Itch.io isn't automatically giving out keys. There are instructions on the download page.
Hi Tamal, I emailed you with your key.
a lovely little game for passing the time. this game caught me by surprise. i thought it'd be a little gimmick and i'd get bored with it in 5 minutes, i was wrong. it helped me relax through from the night to the morning, making my normally constantly high bpm go down to a soothing low. for a person with autism i find this game less of a game, and more of a tool to calm me down. it's helped me deal with stress and anxiety, get stuff done and make me really chilled out. considering it's free i'd recommend this to anyone with a mental disorder similar to mine, or if you're just wanting to feel relaxed.
Do you know how to activate it?
Yep! You need to email the dev. His email and instructions are on the download page.
Thanks for your comment, JackB. It's nice to hear it was pleasant for you and helped. If you think of any new interactive commands to add let me know. If they are a good fit, they might get added in an update.