A downloadable game for Windows

Follow Shiro on his journey toward achieving death in this lost world, in which he can neither die, nor truly live.

A 2D puzzle platformer made for the Home of Nerds Game Jam with the theme "dying is good". The base game was created within three days, development started on 10.02.2017 and concluded on 12.02.2017.


Made by WhaleBread, consisting of TodesBrot and Walictor.

Made using Mekanik and Mekanik.Windows, which also uses Meka and Zero


13.02.2017: fixed several bugs and improved performance

More information

Published73 days ago
AuthorsTodesBrot, Walictor
TagsAtmospheric, Pixel Art, Puzzle-Platformer
Average sessionAbout a half-hour
InputsKeyboard, Mouse, Gamepad (any)

Install instructions

Download Purifire.zip, unzip it and run Purifire.exe.

Requires Windows 7+ and .Net Framework 4.


Source Code.zip (34 kB)
Purifire.zip (22 MB)


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the visuals and ambient sounds in this game are really soothing and pretty, and the concept is interesting.

I'm a bit stuck atm though, without having got very far. I can't figure out how to get my spirit-character past the first spirit-blocking pillar! I can see a lever nearby but it's not accessible either directly or by shooting at it, because it's trapped under the hill. I also can't figure out how to un-spirit the character, does that only work over a fire?

You can manifest yourself again by pressing J when you're not inside any obstacles. And as a spirit, you can go through most obstacles. Including hills. Try moving around as a spirit at different heights.

thanks got it...for some reason it didn't occur to me spirits could move about at different heights, seems obvious now!

Couldn't open the game. extracted it then kept clicking on the application and it never did anything.

What operating system are you on? It only works on Windows 7+ right now.

OH. windows 10

Try downloading and running it again, I've updated it. The current build fixes a bug on some hardware so it might work for you, and now it should also always show an error message in case it crashes.

It works now...but I'm stuck. it's the level that he says "I kill myself, yet I never die"

Some levers can be activated twice.

I can't get to any levers in that level.

Have you tried killing yourself with J and floating to the island on the right?

yea....then what? I can't shoot the lever. the rock is in the way

You can jump up the floating island and shoot the lever from the top left of the island.