What is The Commune?
We're a group of gamers, and we're always looking for new gamers to join us. Every month or so, we pick a game to play. We chat about the game together, and we record podcasts, record videos, and write essays. You can reach The Commune in the following ways: As for me, I'm Greg Livingston, but I go by Golem. I organize things around here.

The Firemen

Started on Oct 1, 2014
Ended on Oct 31, 2014
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Take on a chemical fire that spans a six-floor building in this overhead (water) shooter.

Tags: Super Nintendo shooter


Oct 28, 2014
Just when you thought the coast was clear, a new fire spawns in just the wrong place. How does enemy design in The Firemen trap you?
Nov 2, 2014
How is 2D space composed in The Firemen, from room design to player mechanics?
Nov 9, 2014
The Firemen features plenty of space to explore, but slaps players with a time limit. How do you balance between looking around and getting through quickly?

User Resources

Nov 30, 2014
From Adrian
Commune member Adrian plays through The Firemen, offering his gameplay commentary and insight as he goes.