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Hot Lava

A simple action-adventure game with action presented from a third-person perspective. The game adapts the popular children's play. During the game, the players are tasked with traveling through locations filled with hot lava.

Arcade | FPP | multiplayer | indie games | co-op | action adventure

Hot Lava cover

developer: Klei Entertainment

publisher: Klei Entertainment

Official website

Game mode: single / multiplayer

Multiplayer mode: Internet, players: 1-8

game release date:



Hot Lava is an action-adventure game that takes the player into the world of childish imagination. The title was developed by Canadian studio Klei Entertainment Ė the creators of titles like Donít Starve, Mark of the Ninja, Invisible Inc., and the Shank series.


The gameplay mechanics in Hot Lava were inspired by the popular child play known as ďthe floor is lavaĒ. The participants are imagining that the floor is covered by hot, volcanic lava and they are avoiding touching it at all cost. The same rule applies to the game developed by Klei Entertainment. The players are tasked with getting through a series of locations in such way that they donít touch or fall into the lava.

While playing the game, the players will visit corridors and rooms of a school, rooms of a house, and locations from the nightmares of a child. The action is presented from a third-person perspective and in each of the mentioned places the players must use their acrobatic abilities to climb or jump over various items, avoid traps, dangers, and the lava. The locations are filled with various items that can be used during the journey.

Technical aspects

Although Hot Lava is a low-budget game, it features simple and nice-looking graphics.

Age Rating

age requirements: everyone

System requirements

PC / Windows

PC / Windows

Recommended: Quad Core, 8 GB RAM, graphic card 2 GB GeForce GTX 660 or better, 15 GB HDD, Windows 10 64-bit
Minimum: Dual Core, 4 GB RAM, graphic card 1 GB GeForce GTX 460 or better, 10 GB HDD, Windows 7 64-bit

Hot Lava blends Mirrorís Edge with children's imagination
Hot Lava blends Mirrorís Edge with children's imagination

news 30 August 2016 12:36

An upcoming indie title from Donít Starve developers, Hot Lava, combines first-person parkour mechanics with childrenís imagination, creating a bright donít-touch-the-floor survival.

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