Wolfire Games initially started by developing three free PC games: GLFighters in 2001, Black Shades in 2002, and Lightning's Shadow in 2003. These games all had small cult followings, but never recieved much attention. The company started to gain a bigger audience when they released their first commercial game Lugaru in 2005. They are currently working on their upcoming action-adventure and sequel to Lugaru, Overgrowth, which is presently in its Alpha stage.
The Humble Indie Bundle Project
In May 2010, Wolfire launched a new charity project: The Humble Indie Bundle. These bundles usually have 5 indie games (although bonus games are often added after the initial launch) in them and they can be bought for whatever the customer is willing to pay.
Humble Indie Bundle #1 - World of Goo, Aquaria, Gish, Penumbra: Overture, Lugaru, Samorost 2. - Raised $1,270,000
Humble Indie Bundle #2 - Braid, Cortex Command, Machinarium, Osmos, Revenge of the Titans. - Raised $1,800,000
Humble Frozenbyte Bundle - Shadowgrounds, Shadowgrounds: Survivor, Trine, Splot, Jack Claw. - Raised $700,000
Humble Indie Bundle #3 - Crayon Physics Deluxe, VVVVVV, Hammerfight, And Yet It Moves, Cogs, Steel Storm: Retribution, Minecraft Trial, Atom Zombie Smasher. - Raised $2,169,000
Humble Frozen Synapse Bundle - Frozen Synapse, Trauma, Spacechem - $1,069,000
GLFighters is a 2D platformer made by Wolfire and was released in 2001. It is similar to Marshmallow Duel where the player uses a range of weapons and jetpacks to kill each other online. There is also a singleplayer game mode.
Black Shades (2002)
Black Shades puts you in the shoes of a bodyguard protecting a VIP from Zombies, Assassins and Snipers. Unlike their first game, Black Shades is completely 3D. The game was ported to the iPhone, but the iPhone version costs a small amount of money whereas the PC version is free.
Lightning's Shadow (2003)
Lightning's Shadow is a 2D game in the spirit of Worms. Players are pitted against each other in local and online multiplayer where monks launch lightning and fire at each other over 2D landscapes.
Lugaru is a 3D action-adventure game in which the player, a personified rabbit called Turner, goes on a revenge trip to kill the animals that killed his wife and daughter but slowly uncovers a worldwide conspiracy. Lugaru was the first retail game made by Wolfire, and is the first game to be set in the Lugaru universe.
Overgrowth is a 3D action-adventure game, and the spiritual sequel to Lugaru. Since the Alpha was released in 2008, which is available to those who pre-ordered the game, there has been weekly video updates to the game in the form of developer diaries and art asset reviews.
Created as part of a 7-Day FPS challenge, Receiver is a rogue-like shooter with a unique take on gun mechanics in a sparse, minimalist setting.