‘The Bonfire: Forsaken Lands’ was probably one of my top favorite mobile game title last year. The game was released by Xigma Games in March and it offers so many fun hours for the $4 (Rs 275) price tag it is branded with.

A fun game from developer Xigma Games

An Original Spin On the Building Genre

To imagine the game, I would say that it is a combination of ‘A Dark Room’ and ‘Kingdom New Lands’. You begin as a humble settler tasked with the mission of building up a settlement from scratch. But the road to being a small clump of houses to a huge community is wrought with no small amount of hardships. You will be attacked by the dark forces of monstrosities out for blood and the harsh weathers are constant threats to your and your town’s survival. For this, you can hire workers to not only help with building the town, but they are also your best bet at protecting your community from blinking out of existence before it got the chance to prosper.

Build a settlement from scratch in ‘The Bonfire: Forsaken Lands’

But what sets it apart are probably the secrets and little details that the developers grafted into the storyline. Little bits of them would be revealed the deeper you immerse yourself into the game’s world and its vibrant story. The great attention to details is mostly the reason why it is nominated for quite a lot of awards and why it’s got such staying power in gamers.

Android Open Beta Access For Free

Up until now, the game was only available on iOS. But recently, the developers have launched an open beta version on Google Play Store, allowing Android users to get in to the fun, as well. The full game is expected to be launched sometime this July.

Bonfire Forsaken Land
An open beta version is now available on Google Play

For the Android version, unlike the iOS’ version which requires users to pay $4 up-front to get the game. You can download the game for free to get access to some levels as a demo before you can unlock the full game with a one time in-app purchase. If you’re interested, there’s nothing stopping you from trying out the game and if you happen to fall in love with it, $4 isn’t really that much to be hesitant over.