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(Pocket-lint) - Little Inferno, the game by Tomorrow Corporation - developer of World of Goo and Henry Hatsworth in the Puzzling Adventure - has been one of the most talked-about downloadable titles on Wii U since the console's launch. Now it's coming to iPad this week - and we simply can't wait.

The puzzle/adventure game gives you a fireplace to work within and is a sort-of Tamagotchi for arsonists. The idea is to burn increasingly expensive in-game collectibles in order to afford even more ludicrously lavish gifts. Then you  burn them, too.

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Of course, there's more to it than that. For a start, it has a plot - of sorts - so there's a point to the constant destruction of childhood toys. And the puzzle element comes from unlocking new items to burn through finding hidden combos and the like - meeting set tasks by burning several items at once to interesting new effects.

Currently available on PC and Wii U (through Nintendo's eShop), Little Inferno will hit Apple's App Store on Thursday 31 January for iPad 2 and up. Not sure what price it will be yet, but Tomorrow Corporation promises that there will be no in-app purchases, just a one-off payment.

Let's just hope that Sparky the Fire Dog doesn't manage to get it pulled from the eShop and subsequently the App Store after release.

Writing by Rik Henderson. Originally published on 16 April 2013.