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Developer: Spotlightor Interactive
Content Rating: Everyone
Candleman is a distinctive action adventure story entwined with low-light gameplay. Acting as a little candle who can burn for only 10 seconds, venture through an unsettling darkness with challenging levels and a smooth difficulty curve. Struggle to overcome obstacles based on the mechanics of light and shadow, explore a wide range of enchanted environments, and unveil hidden treasure as you seek the distant light.
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An ambitious little platformer that seemingly came out of nowhere and ended up as an unforgettable, brilliant and gorgeous light in the gaming landscape, not unlike its protagonist. It’s a wondrous tale fit for the whole family, be it adults looking for some classic gameplay with a modern twist or kids who want a cute story with an adorable protagonist and some dazzling visuals.
Its obvious hook is in its unique mechanic, but that's not enough to carry it to the conclusion. Then, there's a Rudy-like emotional investment that takes over when everything stops revolving around gameplay. Fittingly, Candleman burns out prematurely. But, that doesn't mean that it stops shining.
Candleman won’t set the world alight but it is a pleasingly unique and imaginative game at a very reasonable price. That’s exactly what we like to see from a good indie game and why we’re getting increasingly frustrated that so many of these titles are being released in virtual secrecy. But we’re glad we could shine a light on Candleman at least, and look forward to whatever the same developer comes up with next.