Gothenburg, Sweden – December 1st, 2021.
The Sweden-based indie games publisher Thunderful Publishing and the Japan-based indie games developer Dejima, today announced with great delight and excitement that they have just released some new info and a brand-new developer commentary video for their upcoming retro-like firefighting game “Firegirl: Hack ‘n Splash Rescue” (which is coming to PC via Steam on December 14th, the console release has been postponed to 2022).
In order to ensure that the game meets Thunderful and Dejima’s quality standards, the console version of Firegirl: Hack ‘n Splash Rescue has been delayed, releasing for Xbox, PlayStation and Nintendo Switch platforms in 2022. Firegirl will launch as planned on PC this December 14th, delivering stunning 2.5D meets pixel art visuals, thrilling fire rescues, and an engaging roguelite structure that will keep you hacking and splashing for hours.
Firegirl: Hack ’n Splash Rescue is a roguelite platformer where you take on the role of a young female fire rescue officer breathing new life into her rundown local fire station. Armed with your trusty axe and high-pressure fire hose that also doubles as a jetpack, respond to emergency calls that bring you to dangerous procedurally generated blazes across the city.
When Firegirl arrives on the scene, she has 3 minutes to save all the civilians caught in the blaze! Extinguish fire monsters to buy more time in these tricky missions where you will feel the heat as you battle to get the job done.
Uncover the truth of why these fires have engulfed the city, in a mystery that goes all the way to the top!
Between high-octane missions where you will be boosting your jumps with your hose, extinguishing dastardly pyro-monsters, and rescuing trapped civilians (and cats!), you can hang out at the Firehouse. Here, you can upgrade your equipment and hire new staff to make you more effective in tackling the challenging blazes to come. You’ll need all the help you can get to survive in this fun, thrilling and tricky roguelite!
“We’re of course disappointed that we have to delay Firegirl: Hack ‘n Splash Rescue’s release on consoles, but it’s important to us to deliver a quality title to console players and delaying those versions until 2022 is what we had to do to achieve that,” said Julien Ribassin, founder of Dejima.
“We’re really excited to be releasing the game on PC on December 14th and hope players will enjoy checking out our latest developer commentary for a sneak peak at what’s coming, look forward to another video soon!”
About Thunderful Publishing
Thunderful Publishing is a games publishing company, founded in Gothenburg, Sweden in 2017. Part of the Thunderful Group, which also includes development studios Zoink Games and Image & Form, and publisher Rising Star Games, Thunderful Publishing focuses on premium PC and console games for a worldwide audience and is the publisher behind award-winning games such as Steamworld Quest: Hand of Gilgamesh, Lonely Mountains: Downhill and Curious Expedition 2.
Dejima was founded in 2016 in the snow-covered city of Sapporo by Julien Ribassin. The same year he released his first commercial game, illumine. This unconventional roguelike received high praise from websites and magazines such as Famitsu and was showcased in several game shows, including Bitsummit, BIC, IndieCade Europe and Game Happens.
Seoul based artist Gabe Miller is mostly known for his work on games like Strike Vector, Remilore and the upcoming bloodthirsty helicopter aztec goddess simulator Megacopter. Gabe and Julien started exchanging ideas in 2017. Firegirl is the first game coming out of their unexpected collaboration.
Jonas “O.J” Ek
The Gaming Ground
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