Throughout the game you will see examples of incredible wildfire images. Click this icon to see the full background image, along with the photo credit. If you have an awesome wildfire image, send it to us and we might include it in a future release!
Look at the smoke:
The fire will spread more quickly in the direction of the wind. And the harder the wind is blowing, the faster the fire will spread.
Watch for burning embers:
Sometimes you will see burning embers jumping from the fire. These can sometimes jump across fire lines and other barriers (such as creeks).
Find your units:
Find your units and check for a water bomber counter. The mix of units will help determine your strategy.
Check for civilians and buildings:
Losing even one civilian will cause you to fail the level, but you don't need to pick civilains up unless they are threatened by the fire. A good time to move civilians is after the helicopter drops water and is headed back for more. You can lose buildings, but doing so reduces your score.
Watch out for explosives:
If one your ground units gets caught in an explosion, you will fail the level, so you need to decide when to defend an explosive and when to retreat.
Examine the terrain:
The terrain is your best friend and worst enemy. Look for features such as creeks and roads that can act as fire breaks. Look for water sources for Hose Teams. Consider that fire will spread more rapidly over grass land (light green) than dense forest (dark green).
To acknowledge the incredible service of the people who confront wildfires in the real world, Redblox Games donates 5% of all sales from Fire Jumpers to Firefighters1st. Firefighters1st is a non-profit organization dedicated to the safety and the sustainability of North America’s volunteer fire service. Firefighters1st was formed to contribute to the sustainability of the volunteer fire service in North America. By acting as a highly effective target for corporations and citizens to donate to, Firefighters1st provides tools, training and education to keep firefighters and the public they serve safe.
About the Developer:
Redblox Games Inc. is a Canadian indie game company devoted to developing innovative, engaging games both in-house and for our clients.