There are a few games which ask what can be achieved in 10 seconds, but in Candleman, you’ll only have that amount of time before everything goes dark.
Coming to Xbox One in early 2017 (so, by that reckoning, we’ll be seeing it pretty soonish), Candleman challenges players to guide a vulnerable candle on a perilous adventure through dark and shadowy environments. You must help Candleman find his way through enchanted worlds on a tightrope between light and dark with only one luxury – 10 seconds of candlelight, to be used sparingly in each in-game level.
Originating from a game jam competition with the theme ’10 seconds of light’, Candleman will look to take you on an intriguing adventure as it focuses on that main mechanic. Starting each in-game level, players will have 10 brief seconds of candlelight to use to illuminate their path. From there on out, you’ll need to avoid treacherous chasms while guiding your way through haunted hallways, enchanted forests and moonlit ponds in search of the distant light. As players use their precious light, their candle protagonist will melt – losing wax but gaining a stronger ability to jump.
“From its original conception to its near-final release, Candleman has captivated players at all stages of development with a simple core concept and tight platforming gameplay amid the darkness,” remarked Gao Ming, creator of Candleman. “Developing Candleman into an fully-fledged fairytale has been a great journey with the team at Spotlightor.”
Grab a watch of Candleman in the latest trailer below and as soon as we know a cemented release date, we’ll let you know!