Rescue civilians caught in epic blazes this Fall on PC and consoles
Gothenburg, Sweden – June 14th, 2021 – Thunderful Publishing & Dejima Games are thrilled to announce that Firegirl, its action rescue platformer with roguelite elements is coming this Fall to PC (Steam®), Nintendo Switch™, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation®4 and PlayStation®5.
In Firegirl you take on the role of a young fire rescue officer breathing new life into her rundown local fire station. Armed with your trusty axe and high-pressure fire hose that doubles as a jetpack, you’ll respond to emergency calls across a procedurally generated city.
When Firegirl arrives on the scene, she has 3 minutes to save all civilians caught in the blaze! Feats of bravery and other gameplay features can be leveraged to extend your rescue time, ensuring you complete your mission. Uncover the truth of why these fires have engulfed the city, in a mystery that goes all the way to the top!
Douse roaring flames, chop through obstacles, extinguish dastardly pyro-monsters, and use your hose to boost your jumps and reach high places to find all sorts of extra goodies. Hang out at the Firehouse between missions to upgrade your equipment, hire new staff, pay any bills you’ve accrued, and hear from your ever-growing fanbase after your heroic exploits. Working at a top fire rescue station isn’t a cake walk, and you’ll need all the help you can get to prepare for the next fires about to break out!
Firegirl fuses retro and modern sensibilities, mixing pixel art with 3D visuals and next-gen rendering techniques like dynamic lighting to create a wholly unique look and feel.
“Firefighting is such a thrilling setup to create our vision of an action rescue platformer,” said Dejima founder Julien Ribassin. “We wanted to capture the sense of imminent danger that comes facing this natural disaster and translate it into a whimsical arcade adventure. Although the players will come face to face roaring blazes and fire-monsters, the goal is rescuing and helping survivors. Firegirl was designed with both newcomers and veterans to the genre of action platformers in mind, and we can’t wait for people to try it out for themselves when it launches this Fall.” “We’re always on the lookout for new, exciting games at Thunderful and Firegirl is right up our alley,” said Thunderful’s Head of Publishing, Dieter Schoeller. “It takes the seemingly simple concept of fighting fires and makes it utterly captivating. It’s the perfect pick up and play title, offering a zippy arcade twist on rescuing people from an environmental disaster.”
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.
About Dejima Games
Dejima was founded in 2016 in the snow-covered city of Sapporo, Japan, by Julien Ribassin. The same year he released his first commercial game, illumine. Seoul based artist Gabriel Miller is mostly known for his work on games like Strike Vector, Remilore and the upcoming bloodthirsty helicopter aztec goddess simulator Megacopter. Gabriel and Julien started exchanging ideas in 2017. Firegirl is the first game coming out of their unexpected collaboration. Before partnering with Thunderful, Firegirl was recognised at BitSummit 2019 with the IGN Japan Media Award and has been the recipient of a 2020 Epic Megagrant.