Heat Signature: Offspring Fling! Gameplay Analysis & Hands-on

By Published July 29, 2012 at 6:21 am

The much-awaited Episode 9 of Heat Signature is now here! That's right, we're resuming the series, but with a twist: Heat Signature episodes will now offer more in-depth gameplay analysis and a run-down of what game design elements are at play that make the games so entertaining. The series will continue to focus on up-and-coming games.

This episode looks at Offspring Fling! (Steam page here), a well-designed platformer game in which you catapult your offspring as far and fast as possible in an attempt to complete your mission (you know, like real life). The video pretty much sums it all up, so I'll leave you to it, with the exception of two notes:

1: The game now has a level editor, so if you're into that sort of thing, it's there for you!
2: I forgot to mention this in the video, but if you ever find yourself stuck on a level, refer to the title of the level - it almost always points you in the right direction.

Continue on for the video!



Offspring Fling! is available DRM-free if you buy it straight from the dev.

Here's the index of all previous episodes:

  • Episode 1: Cube World, the adventurous combination of Zelda and Minecraft.
  • Episode 2: ChoplifterHD, a silly and carefree arcade shooter.
  • Episode 3: Hawken, the free-to-play mech combat FPS.
  • Episode 4: Castle Story, the free-form voxel RTS.
  • Episode 5: Fray, the cyberpunk strategy game.
  • Episode 6: Chivalry - Medieval Warfare
  • Episode 7: Waveform, the crazy space wavelength game.
  • Episode 8: Deadly30, the zombie-killing sidescroller.
  • Episode 9: Offspring Fling!


- Steve

Last modified on July 29, 2012 at 6:21 am
Steve Burke

Steve started GamersNexus back when it was just a cool name, and now it's grown into an expansive website with an overwhelming amount of features. He recalls his first difficult decision with GN's direction: "I didn't know whether or not I wanted 'Gamers' to have a possessive apostrophe -- I mean, grammatically it should, but I didn't like it in the name. It was ugly. I also had people who were typing apostrophes into the address bar - sigh. It made sense to just leave it as 'Gamers.'"

First world problems, Steve. First world problems.

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