It’s getting cold outside, and the weather man reports that it’s going to get worse. Good thing you have a little something to keep you warm: your brand new Little Inferno Entertainment Fireplace.

The Little Inferno Entertainment Fireplace is at the very hearth, I mean, heart of the recently released iPad game called Little Inferno.

In Little Inferno, you have to burn different things using the aforementioned fireplace. Yes, it’s dangerous to play with fire in real life. But the amount of fun you can have with Little Inferno depends on your proclivity for experimenting with flames.

You can burn a variety of things in your Little Inferno Entertainment Fireplace. Just make your selections in the in-game catalog and wait for them to be delivered to your virtual mailbox.

Once they’re ready, just drag them onto the fireplace. Then, press and hold your finger around them to set them on fire. As they get consumed by the flames, you get rewarded with coins and stamps. You also receive stamps every time you burn combos.

Coins can be used to buy more items to burn, while stamps can be used to speed up the delivery of items.

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Sure, the game’s idea of buying stuff and burning them in short order seems to be a satirical comment on consumerism in general and casual gaming in particular. But satire or no satire, Little Inferno is one captivating game.

For starters, the game’s graphics and sounds are just fantastic. Which should come as no surprise if you knew that Little Inferno was designed by the same folks behind World of Goo and Henry Hatsworth in the Puzzling Adventure.

Compatible with iPad running iOS 5.0 or later, Little Inferno is available now in the App Store for $4.99.

Note that, even as it involves coins and buying stuff with them, Little Inferno includes no in-app purchases whatsoever. So, sorry to disappoint if you thought you’d be able to burn real money, so to speak, in the game.

If it’s any consolation, though, you can burn credit cards and even a bank building in Little Inferno.