Common Sense Media says

Players burn possessions in dark, anti-consumerism puzzler.

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Teen, 13 years old Written byArcancielle October 15, 2013

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

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!
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Too much violence
Teen, 15 years old Written bySalsander December 26, 2013

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
Adult Written byimcvicker22 October 9, 2014

Great

This game is not at all bad. No violence or gore. For kids 10 and up.
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Easy to play/use
Adult Written byloremi January 5, 2016
Little Inferno is an addicting game that is geared towards older kids. It has great physics and is fun to play with, and it's fairly addicting. It can be mildly disturbing, and it has a couple things related to drugs and alcohol such as "Mommy Meds" and midlife crisis wine, but they're in there for humor. They're by no means advocating anything. It does have some environmental and anti-consumerism themes, but overall, the main message is, "Don't waste your life and time. Get out, meet people, explore. Use the time you have wisely. Make your life worthwhile." As for age, I'd recommend it for ages 12-13 and up. In short, it is an excellent indie game with a deep meaning, and is, in my opinion, worth every penny.
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Great messages
Easy to play/use
Too much violence
Teen, 15 years old Written byknifeandfork December 11, 2015

Mild imitable behaviour, bad language, drug reference

IMITABLE BEHAVIOUR: As this game is all about burning things, it may be something younger kids may want to imitate in real life. Many of the objects you burn are just toys, but one of the objects is fireworks. However, the game's cartoony style means it looks nothing like real life. DRUGS: One of the items you can burn are magic mushrooms. LANGUAGE: There are two uses of 'cr*ppy'. Additionally, younger kids won't appreciate the game's sometimes dark sense of humour.
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Easy to play/use