Fireside Games
Based in Vancouver, B.C.

Release date:
17 April, 2017

Google Play Store


Regular Price:

All Currencies:Free (with in-app purchases)


Vancouver, BC – April 17, 2017 – Fireside Games, an indie game studio, launches its first app Rise 'n' Shine. This children’s game personifies hot air balloons as charming animal characters; and takes the player on an endless runner styled adventure through the clouds. The gameplay introduces a challenging balance of collecting stars and powerups while optimizing fuel and dodging obstacles. Gameplay switches between calm and stormy skies to add even more variety, and as you fly higher, storms become more frequent and longer, while powerups and fuel become more rare. Stars can be collected throughout the game and used to unlock new balloon characters from a wide selection of cute designs, each with their own personalities. The game is rendered beautifully in a Disney inspired art style, full of rich colors and effects that pop. The animation and physics are fluid and really give the impression of soaring through the clouds. Although the game caters to kids, the game design and visuals may resonate with mature audiences and allure older age brackets.


Rise 'n' Shine began as a side project by three senior game developers in the spring of 2015. Back then, there was no sense of Fireside as a studio; just a few friends trying to launch a game on their own. What started as a small side project evolved into something larger over the next few years, eventually becoming a robust intellectual property.


  • Addicting, easy to play endless runner style gameplay.
  • Charming, Disney inspired art style.
  • Tons of unique balloon animal characters to unlock.
  • Compete against friends with achievements and highscore leaderboards.
  • Fun for all ages!


Rise n Shine Trailer YouTube


download all screenshots & photos as .zip (6MB)


Selected Articles

  • "The art is fun and inviting, and makes you want to unlock those other characters!"
    - ZiTheKitten, Google Play Review
  • "Rise n' Shine is a game that will make you smile...unless you're a grumpy old man or something."
    - Giovanni Sasso, Google Play Review
  • "Simple addicting gameplay! Beautiful graphics and pleasant audio! Overall an genuinely enjoyable experience you can pick and play when you have 10-20 minutes."
    - Akio Kimoto, Google Play Review

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About Fireside Games

Fireside Games is a tiny indie studio working out of Vancouver Canada, creating experiences to be enjoyed by everyone. Among them collectively, they have a long history of working within the AAA PC and console space. Now, Fireside are taking all of that experience and building fun, beautifully crafted and imaginative games for mobile.

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Rise 'n' Shine Credits

Bartek Nowakowski
Artist, Designer

Stephen Williams
Programmer, Designer

Ronel Mendoza

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