There is an old adage that simply states that if you’re going to do something you should do it properly. This would evidently apply to killing off players. Why just make a level hard when you can also make it deliberately dark? This is the definition of doing it properly, this is Candleman: The Complete Journey which will be arriving on Steam later this month.
This is a title that has already done really quite well for itself this last year when it released as an Xbox One exclusive. So what does this fiendish little platform puzzler developed by Spotlightor Interactive entail then? Well you have to get your way through obstacle filled levels alive. This isn’t new. What is new is that you only have ten seconds of candlelight per level. When you choose to call upon Candleman’s flame is entirely up to you but you’d better be using your gray cells when you do it. Levels include creaky ships, enchanted forests and mystic caves. You’ll explore all of these locations in your quest to find the faintly glowing light guiding you from the distance.
“The positive reviews received from the press and our players overwhelmed us for the whole year after its debut on Xbox.” Says Gao Ming, creator of Candleman, “We are extremely proud to see the game we created at Ludlum Dare 27 being recognized by influential individuals like Phil Spencer.”
As mentioned, Candleman: The Complete Journey was created for the Ludlum Dare game jam competition with the theme “10 seconds of light.” The game emerged from that competition with awards in several categories so it’s definitely worth a look if you happen to be a fan of the platform-puzzle genre. The Steam release which will be available from the 31st of January will come with all the original plus DLC content included, telling the complete Candleman story. In addition to this a new Time Challange mode has been added for players who get a kick from beating their own scores.
If you’re a gaming masochist, and many of us are, you may very well want to get your mits on this interesting looking title. It certainly seems to be coming with glowing references. Sorry I’ll go away now and let you illuminate yourselves further over at the Steam page.