You are a fox that is spontaneously combusting. Try to find some water to alleviate the pains of this life. A platformer with some timing elements. 

 Go into the water pit to put out your fire. The timer will stop as well.


  • [Arrow Keys] to Move
    • Full screen so arrow keys don't scroll down, but WASD/SPACE or Xbox controller works too.
  • (Debug) [Q] to Return To Title
  • (Debug) [R] to Start From Last Checkpoint
  • (Debug) [ [ ] ] to Skip
PlatformsWindows, HTML5
Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars
(26 total ratings)
Made withOpenFL
TagsCute, fire, fox, Ludum Dare 40, Pixel Art
LinksLudum Dare


foxflares_by_aeveis_flash_compo 8 MB
Download 9 MB
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foxflares_by_aeveis_flash_1.01.swf 2 MB

Install instructions

For Windows neko build, please double click LD40.exe after unzipping.

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This is a cute game with a really neat concept. Very enjoyable :)

poor fox

This should be made into a linux app and mobile app (in my opinion) it litterly would be so easy using the html version to do this too (im not joking just make a browser app (with python and webkit prity easy if you also use pygtk).

I LOVE THIS GAME! can i please buy it?


The controlling of the fox is way too slow, otherwise really cute and fun to play


A cute game. I love it ! Maybe a little short but really fun :)

Thanks !

its hard on higher path but still its really fun for hardcore player

Short, but fun, Fox Flares is an amusing little platformer with an interesting mechanic. Trying to avoid being on fire while also having to use that fire to progress created a good challenge that could easily become a longer game. While the bouncy tiles felt a bit unwieldy most of the time, I still had fun figuring out how to get through the different rooms. Plus, foxes are cool.

Good job on this, dev.

thanks for the let's play!

And thank you for making a fun game!

First of all, let me congratulate you on the 32nd place in the Ludum Dare 40 - it's well deserved! Your cute puzzle platformer game made me smile, thinking and wondering, which is admirable. Some of the passages were pretty challenging, but I never had the feeling that something would be unsolvable; there was always some hope that the poor fox won't need to explode. And the ending sequence is sooo sweet! <3 Thanks for this experience! That's why I wrote an article about your game as well as created a little playthrough video of it. :) Looking forward to your next games!

Best wishes,

Checkpoint 6 is too difficult!! Dx
The game is fun and cute nonetheless. :3

Not sure why I only just played this - suchhh a nice combination of mechanics with the grass and the platforms


Very clever approach to the theme, however the I'd the controls to be tighter.

jajaja me encanta este juego :D