The Bonfire: Forsaken Lands video game, developed by Xigma Games, was recently released for iOS, Android, PC and Mac. The game represents an interesting version of the strategy genre, with a completely new approach to the concept, as well as a cryptic atmosphere and very little explanation given to the player, which contributes to its appeal. Now, at first glance, the game does not seem like much, but like the Bonfire that attracts tramps, this title could attract a meeting.
Development and reception
This title is developed and published  by Xigma Games . They are an award-winning study that supports titles like Rubek and Super Nano Jumpers. They have launched The Bonfire: Forsaken Lands for a variety of platforms mentioned above and the interesting thing is that the basic mechanics of the game is such that very little adaptation is needed, at least from the player's point of view. On Google Play, the game earned 4.1 stars while on Steam it received mixed reviews. However, the game is only free until "Day 7" on Android, which is a period too short to see all the splendor of the game. However, it was enough to experience your basic addictive game and we liked it.
The plot and gameplay of this game are not separated at all. The player is represented by a single entity in a game, a human, who lights a bonfire in the middle of nowhere. As the weather continues to work against you, fire attracts the lost souls & # 39; as the cryptic introductory message of the game calls them, and says:
“When the great star falls, the sea will rise
God asleep will wake up
Only the ancient titan can defeat him
and send him back to the depths where it came from
Find a land and light the Bonfire
Because it will attract lost souls  Seek the wisdom of the ancients
And you will gain the strength of the Titans ”
It is enough to say that this game really creates a strangely addictive experience. As you light your fire and start building your settlement, you will get drifting from everyone who will join you. Then configure them with different roles and tasks, such as collecting firewood or guarding the guard. By the way, protecting your settlement is very important since wolves and other beasts will attack at night, when their workers sleep. The player-controlled character is the only one who never sleeps, oddly enough. However, if the cryptic prophecy is true, it aspires to become the Titan.
As his settlement grows, his methods evolve, he builds iron weapons, employs more and more people and strengthens. In this way, this game becomes a kind of emulation of Civ, in real time with a strange game. Talking about other stages of the game would ruin your experience, but let's say it's worth the time.
Graphics and appearance
The Bonfire: Forsaken Lands uses a basic 2D environment, with minimalist models and animations. The game resembles ancient Japanese minimalist art, or a moving comic. The character models and everything you see looks like a cardboard cutout that moves, but you will quickly appreciate this simplistic design when your city expands and the game gains momentum. There is an "Pause" button also added for those later stages of the game, when you have too many tasks at hand to support at one time.
The Bonfire: Forsaken Lands will surprise you. His game is addictive since its action revolves in a minimalist environment, but with maximum performance. In fact, for a game that seems so simple, you will be surprised how immersive and rewarding the experience can be. And, when combined with the fact that there is also an underlying motive of a prophecy that you follow and a story that takes place behind the scenes, everything is a time well spent on a video game. We recommend that you try at least the first 7 days for free on Android, while on Steam costs about $ 10 .