Factsheet

Developer:
Spotlightor Interactive
Based in Beijing, China

Publisher:
E-Home Entertainment

Release date:
Feb.1, 2017

Platforms:
Xbox One

Website:
candleman.me

Regular Price:

$14.99

Description

Despite the fact that it can only burn for 10 seconds, a little candle decides to walk into the darkness, on a journey to seek the light.

A distinctive 3D platformer, Candleman’s action adventure gameplay uses the mechanics of light and shadow to tell an immersive story. Players take on the role of a lowly candle with the ability to burn for a meager 10 seconds. This power, though small, is Candleman’s only resource against the challenges and obstacles in the darkness ahead. Trapped in the darkness, Candleman must burn himself to illuminate the nearby environment and find the way out. A wide range of stunning environments provide the backdrop as players experience this unsettling yet intriguing adventure.

History

Initial conception

Candleman was created in August 2013 during the 48-hour Ludum Dare competition, a game jam themed with the topic “10 seconds.” The game's creator, Gao Ming, developed the initial prototype based on the idea of 10 seconds of light, receiving high praise and recognition in various categories at the event.

Recognition on Kongregate

Having gained widespread recognition during Ludum Dare, Gao Ming was able to apply for studio support. Following this, the prototype game was accepted to be showcased by Kongregate. After receiving high acclaim from players, the game was promoted to the Kongregate front page, gaining additional positive feedback and attention.

Latest progress

Six months later, Candleman was fortunate enough to be chosen by ID@Xbox, and afforded the opportunity to be published on Xbox One. As development continued, so did the narrative, and after several iterations, Candleman is nearing completion.

Currently the studio is finalizing a full version of the game. Launched in 2016 for Chinese players, Candleman looks forward to a worldwide release in early 2017. The game will be ported to other platforms including PC, other consoles, and handheld devices in due course.

Features

  • Unique low-light game play
  • Beautiful, dynamic lighting effects
  • Challenging levels with a smooth difficulty curve
  • Immersive fairytale that highlights everyday issues

Videos

Trailer 1 YouTube

Trailer 2 YouTube


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About Spotlightor Interactive

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Spotlightor is an indie game studio based in Beijing, dedicated to creating innovative games, which provide unique experiences and meaningful insights.

More information
More information on the developer, our logo & relevant media are available here.


Credits

Gao Ming
Programming & Game Design

Ma Xiaoyu
Art Director & UI Design

Zhang Xue
3D Artist

Liu Ye
Level Designer & Animation

Wang Hao
Narrative Design & Level Design

Hu Shijian
Concept Art


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