Extreme Version of "The Floor Is Lava" Is Now a Video Game and It Looks Great

"Don't touch the floor."


A new gameplay trailer for Shank and Don't Starve developer Klei Entertainment's new game Hot Lava has been released, giving us a look at the most extreme version of "the floor is lava" we've ever seen.

Hot Lava, which is Klei's first 3D game, is the team's take on the classic children's game where the only rule is you can't touch the floor. In the game, however, there is lava everywhere. As you can see in the gameplay trailer below, you start off inside a house flooded by lava and eventually make your way outside to larger locations that present new challenges and opportunities with ropes and wall-running (via Kotaku).

There is no word yet on when Hot Lava will come out, but you can sign up for a beta at the game's website.

"Hot Lava transports you back to your childhood imagination," reads a line from the game's Steam page. "Relive those moments of excitement, joy, and chaos. Traverse distinct worlds, from school hallways to the memories of your darkest fears. This is a game of dexterity and ingenuity, you will have to use all your skills to complete the treacherous obstacles that await. But whatever you do…don't touch the floor."

As mentioned, Hot Lava is Klei's first 3D game after releasing 2D titles like Shank, Mark of the Ninja, Don't Starve, and Invisible Inc, among others.

Founded in 2005, Klei is an independent studio based in Vancouver, Canada.

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