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Build bridges over hot lava in Hellgineers

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Hellgineers takes the idea of Bridge Constructor and gives it a devilish spin, available now with Native Linux support. The interesting bit about this one is that it was made with the versatile PICO-8 fantasy console.

"Help the minions of the underworld across bubbling pools of lava with rickety bridges and non-regulated constructions. Will you go for the easiest route, or test your skills and aim for the coveted skulls? Return to completed challenges to perfect your builds!"

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Game Features:

  • Try your best at 40 challenges of increasing difficulty.
  • Enjoy easy to use building editor.
  • Use different materials ranging from roads to hydraulics.
  • Optimise your builds to get the highest rank on each level
  • Record and share gifs of failure and success.
  • Find your flow to chiptune soundtrack and sound effects.

Available to buy on itch.io.

The developer, Johan Peitz, has been building these smaller games for a while now including the sweet Pico Driller and the clever picoCAD for making lowpoly 3D models. They're even experimenting with a PICO-8 version of Diablo.

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6 comments

StoneColdSpider Mar 27, 2023
People are always telling me to build a bridge and get over it....... Now I finally can........
MayeulC Mar 28, 2023
I'd be interested in a serious version of this. What would it take to build a bridge on lava? Steel pillars? With heatsinks? Heatpipes? Active cooling? :P
Purple Library Guy Mar 28, 2023
Quoting: MayeulCI'd be interested in a serious version of this. What would it take to build a bridge on lava? Steel pillars? With heatsinks? Heatpipes? Active cooling? :P
Tungsten might be good?
Klaas Mar 28, 2023
Quoting: Purple Library GuyTungsten might be good?
If you do something to make it less brittle, you'd probably decrease the melting point.
Purple Library Guy Mar 28, 2023
Quoting: Klaas
Quoting: Purple Library GuyTungsten might be good?
If you do something to make it less brittle, you'd probably decrease the melting point.
You couldn't use modern steel-bridges sort of techniques, but people used to make bridges out of stone, which is pretty brittle. Just use great big chunks stacked up and base the solidity on arches and stuff, rather than tension and flexibility. It would require ludicrous, unrealistic amounts of tungsten, but we're talking about building bridges over lava here.
MayeulC Mar 29, 2023
Quoting: Purple Library Guy
Quoting: Klaas
Quoting: Purple Library GuyTungsten might be good?
If you do something to make it less brittle, you'd probably decrease the melting point.
You couldn't use modern steel-bridges sort of techniques, but people used to make bridges out of stone, which is pretty brittle. Just use great big chunks stacked up and base the solidity on arches and stuff, rather than tension and flexibility. It would require ludicrous, unrealistic amounts of tungsten, but we're talking about building bridges over lava here.

Tungsten could work, you are right. It just depends o the depth at which you place the inferno, as well as the ambient pressure.

Assuming 1atm, it wouldn't melt before the outer core, which is 3000km deep: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geothermal_gradient

Stone... obviously would get melted in lava, unless you actively cool it down, which is what I was initially thinking about :)
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