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Action-figure parkour game Hot Lava struts its stuff in new gameplay footage

Matt Sayer 5 September 2017 NEWS


Childhood fantasies come to life in this fiery first-person platformer.

Klei Entertainment, the studio behind such wildly different games as Mark of the Ninja, Invisible Inc. and Don't Starve, has shown off new footage of its latest creative creation Hot Lava at PAX today.

A first-person parkour game based on the childhood game of "The Floor is Lava", Hot Lava has you playing as various action figures and leaping your way through re-imagined versions of school classrooms, gymnasiums and household basements.

In keeping with the childhood motif, Hot Lava emphasises playing with your friends. Each of its worlds supports large-scale multiplayer games, with the ability to race against other players or just goof about in the same parkour playground.

To distinguish yourself among your friends, you can customise your action-figure characters with a range of cosmetic items like mini keytars, toy-plane propellers and a plaque of a bass fish. Sadly, though, it's not a singing bass fish – not yet, at least.

Hot Lava is currently confirmed only for PC on Steam, with a tentative release window of Q1 2018.

In other PAX news, Randy Pitchford effectively confirmed Borderlands 3 is on its way and Microsoft confirmed mouse and keyboard support is coming to Xbox One.

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