Ever doubted that the Joker’s bizarre anarchistic ideologies could really exist? If so, try spending 10 minutes with Wildfire, the inventive reverse-city-builder from new indie development outfit, Dot Product.
In those 10 minutes, you’ll come to realise that an ‘agent of chaos’ fuelled by no motive other than simply watching the world burn isn’t actually that far fetched an idea. In fact, watching an established order smash and burn itself to the ground under your influence can be a disturbing amount of fun. Morally questionable, yet highly enjoyable fun! [Joker laugh]
Inspired by the oppression and austerity driven riots throughout the world , Wildfire, currently in alpha testing, presents you with a beautifully crafted cardboard cut-out London and gives you one simple task – inspire the paper toy society to destroy absolutely everything. To do this, you must “plop” a little activist into the world and watch him corrupt the state and spread the anarchy.
At it’s most basic level, Wildfire is set up as a simulation game. The game gives you a single “agent” to place anywhere within the city, who you can then watch attempt to turn other citizens into rioters by touching them. Much like a giant game of group tag/zombie infection, your one activist will soon become a hundred strong as each infected citizen goes on to infect a bunch of others in a Fibonacci sequence.