The puzzle platformer will place players in control of a little candle tasked with finding the way through each dark adventure with only 10 seconds of candlelight per level. Available exclusively on Xbox One for $14.99 USD, Candleman is an odyssey through things that go bump in the night.
Get a glimpse of Candleman’s journey in this teaser trailer
Players embark on each in-game level with a full-size Candleman equipped with the ability to produce 10 full seconds of candlelight. Beware the darkness and those dangers that inhabit it, but know that each use of candlelight results in melted candlewax, generating a lighter and more maneuverable Candleman. Take care to safeguard your remaining candlelight; should you use your 10 seconds entirely, you’ll surely perish in the darkness.
“Candleman represents a concept that anyone can understand – seeking light in darkness – and creates an intriguing platformer around that core idea,” said E-Home Entertainment’s Marketing Director, ManQiao Wang. “The simplicity of the game combined with the intrigue of Candleman’s story and the worlds he must travel through are what distinguish the experience. Working with Microsoft and Spotlightor to bring Candleman to the world is an incredibly rewarding project for our team.”
Candleman originated as an entry into the Ludum Dare game jam competition by Spotlightor co-founder and game creator Gao Ming, with the theme “10 seconds of light.” Emerging from the event as an award winner in several categories, Candleman went on to receive additional recognition on the web from Kongregate as well as within ID@XBOX, allowing Spotlightor to develop the game into a full-length adventure. After launching previously in China, the game will be available in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Chile, Colombia, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong SAR, Hungary, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Republic of Ireland, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and the United States this February.