THE LAST CAMPFIRE is a magical indie video game that combines complex narrative themes and gameplay mechanics. Imagine if Terrance Malick (THE THIN RED LINE) directed a video game about life with cute DARK CRYSTAL like characters and poetic voice over narration. That’s this game.
You are an Ember. Your role is to help others see the light that has gone out by passing your hope onto them. You do this through creative gameplay that’s based on the stages of depression and grief. Some Embers will be past the point of saving, whereas others you save through puzzles. These inspiring puzzles feel like new stages from CAPTAIN TOAD: TREASURE TRACKER, but with deeper meaning.
The gameplay itself is simple to understand. The complexities come from a few mind numbing enigmas that will keep you on your toes. As you try to solve these, you may also figure out the missing puzzle pieces to life.
The game was reviewed on Nintendo Switch and is also available on Playstation, Xbox and Steam.