The Thing - Flame Thrower (2002 Game)
The Thing: Flame Thrower
Developer(s): Metaio GmbH
Publisher(s): NBCUniversal Media, LLC
Platform(s): Android, iOS
Release date(s): October 13, 2011
Genre(s): First-person shooter
Mode(s): Single player
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The Thing: Flame Thrower is a first-person shooter game developed by Metaio and published by Universal Studios as a free app for the Android, iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch platforms. A virtual and Augmented Reality mobile app designed to promote the 2011 prequel film, it was released on October 13, 2011.


In the game, players assume the role of one of the surviving Antarctic scientists, trapped in a dimly-lit virtual laboratory just like the one in the film. Players must move their mobile devices 360° to defend themselves from the attacking alien creatures lurking in the shadows by incinerating them with the flamethrower. Featured creatures include the Juliette-Thing and the Edvard-Thing. The game also features an "Infect Yourself" mode, where players can use their devices' front camera to snap their photo and transform it into the Griggs-Thing.