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Common Sense Media says

Players burn possessions in dark, anti-consumerism puzzler.

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Review this title!
Written byAnonymous January 8, 2013
AGE
13
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Rated T for Teen 13+ Only.

I Agree with CSM on this on. T for Teen. This game no one Under 12 shouldn't get there hands on.

What other families should know
Great messages
Too much violence
Too much consumerism
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Safety and privacy concerns
Teen, 13 years old Written byArcancielle October 15, 2013
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11
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Thought Provoker

This "interactive toy" is a method for the folks at Tomorrow Corporation to get their deep and thoughtful message across. This game parodies consumerism and what we call entertainment. A fun toy for little kids and a thought provoker for adults.

What other families should know
Great messages
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Safety and privacy concerns
Parent Written byrdolphin January 22, 2014
AGE
18
QUALITY
 

Not for kids!

I happened to have looked over my son's shoulder and he was burning a school bus full of kids who were screaming..... Definitely not what I want my child to be involved in!

What other families should know
Too much violence
Teen, 15 years old Written bySalsander December 26, 2013
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11
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OK for kids in middle school

Little inferno is more of an passive experience rather than a game. You spend a majority of the game burning items you buy from a company called the "Tomorrow Corporation (TC)". The TC has a dystopia nature. Everyone in you neighborhood has a fireplace and burns items from the TC and doesn't go outside in fear of freezing in the snow. There are many themes of consumerism throughout the game and it shows the pitfalls of over-consumption. The most mature part about the game perhaps is the burning, which may cause kids to have an itch to start a fire. The items you will burn range from a number of household items such as toys and kitchen utensils. For the most part, nothing you burn is alive (except for some bugs and fish); although what your protagonist burns isn't safe. You can burn the fuse of a bomb, a package of batteries, a chainsaw, and many other dangerous items without consequences. However, as the story progresses, your neighbor who constantly sends letters to you has an accident with her fire place and nearly dies. Apart from that, you can burn liquor and some pharmacy drugs, although you can never consume these yourself. There is a toy you can burn called "low self esteem action doll" who carries a bottle of wine and says "come here boys" in a drunk voice, but doesn't wear anything revealing. There is a but if crude humor here too. You can burn a toy named "kitty kitty poo poo" that shoots out black pellets when it is burned. Thats pretty much all the mature content you will find here. Make sure your child knows the consequences of burning things in real life.
(Side Note: One parent made a comment about burning children in a school bus. You can buy a small toy called "party bus" that has dolls in it. For comic effect, a sound of screaming children is triggered when the toy is burned. It's a little morbid, but nothing alive other than bugs are burned in this game)

What other families should know
Great messages
Too much violence
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking