A world cast into darkness… but there is hope. After a mysterious entity extinguishes all the candles in the land, a lone surviving candle sets out on a most important adventure to bring light back to the land.
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Release Date: Mar 15, 2016

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“Candlelight is an absolute masterpiece on PlayStation 4, – a brilliant and fun game that you should be downloading right now.”
9/10 – PS4Blog

“Its production values are wonderful and there is a sheer joy in every aspect of the game's design which is infectious.”
4/5 – Digitally Downloaded

“Candlelight sets itself apart with its unique concept and gameplay mechanics. Packed with premium controls and fluidity, jumping into Candlelight is a welcomed experience.”
7/10 – Brash Games

About This Game

A world cast into darkness… but there is hope. After a mysterious entity extinguishes all the candles in the land, a lone surviving candle sets out on a most important adventure to bring light back to the land.



Get ready for an adventure that takes the lone candle through many unique and dangerous lands. Visit lost tropical islands, desolate deserts, lava filled volcanoes, vast oceans, dark forests, puzzling castles, and more. Jump, shoot, push, and burn your way through the quest of a lifetime.

Features

  • 15 huge levels in a world filled with action, exploration, and puzzles
  • Explore 45 hidden temples based on water, earth, and fire
  • Blast TNT with the candle's fireballs to reveal secret areas
  • Battle 3 bosses based on smoke, water and ice
  • Take the skies in a hot air balloon
  • Cross oceans in a pirate ship armed with cannons
  • Realtime lighting system that casts beautiful dynamic shadows
  • Find and collect idols throughout the world
  • Speedrun times supported out of the box

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Win 7, Win 8, Win 10
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Storage: 800 MB available space
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Apparently Kid
4.4 hrs
Posted: August 15
Its a fairly standard platformer, but rather mediocre and uninteresting. You are a candle that slowly burns out every level. You collect wax to stay alive, but if you die you just restart at a checkpoint, so thankfully it's not too annoying. The levels are poorly laid out, and you have to collect a map to see the level outlay, although it just shows points and no routes, so it's easy to get lost or have trouble finding where you want to go. Also the ending part of the level is not laid out on the map. Every level is the same, there's some wind, dynamite, candles to light for extra areas, and 3 little roosm to go in to light the 3 candles. You then go to the end and that's it. There's 3 boox fights which are rather uninteresting. The platforming mechanics work, but there's just not much fun to be had. Its repetitive, with nothing new it brings to the table. The level design and map system are bad. It's not terrible, just uninspired.

6/10.
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Salarn
0.4 hrs
Posted: July 12
https://youtu.be/lBg4MN6diyI

Evil forces of literal darkness are snuffing out all the cute little candles across the land, except for one lucky little wick that managed to avoid the shadowy fate.

Despite some cute characters and responsive controls this basic platformer has some major pacing issues that cripple this otherwise snappy game.
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Ears14U
1.0 hrs
Posted: June 19
Received this in a bundle. This is an ok title if you like platform running/jumping games. The only reason I can't recommend it is because the graphics even on 1920 X 1080 resolution look very fuzzy and not clear like you really need it to be, to make those tight strategic jumps across chasms and such. Other than that it has promising potential. Maybe I'll come back to it if the devs clear up that aspect of it.
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21 of 28 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
9.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 15
Very good game! Just played it and enjoyed 100% of the experience. Good mechanics, great artstyle and nice sound effect. Very lightweight and great game to play, with very well thought out levels. Who said you need to be AAA gamedev studio to develop great game. More games like this one please.

Highly recommended
10/10
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 10
I'm currently 10 levels in and the game is solid. It's undeniably indie, but I'm into that. You're a candle and your primary ability is to double jump. Lightning clouds are putting out your candle buddies and you have to reignite them. I don't know what the deal is with the lightning clouds yet. You have to collect wax to stay alive, but if you die you get full wax and there isn't much consequence except for not getting full stars on the level rating. The pace and gameplay variation is a little slow, but the style is great and there are no major issues to speak of. If the rest of the levels are similar, I'd give Candlelight a high rating of 7/10. If the next levels evolve nicely, that could get up to 8/10, if that means anything... It means it's a solid game. Review full circle.
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7 of 10 people (70%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
6.1 hrs on record
Posted: March 24
I have been following this game for a long time and it has come on a lot since it was first started so this was an instant buy for me.

However after playing a few levels I found myself getting a little bored as there wasn't enough variantion in the game for me so i found myself playing a level at a time and then coming back to it later to complete the game.

It's sound and visuals are nice enough but even they get a little bit tired after 6 levels I know it's supposed to be a dark game but there could of been more ineresting things that could of been done with each passing level.

That said this is an indie game and I try to support indie devs whenever I can so give it a go and you might just like it.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 25
Unique story and twist to mechanics on a throwback platformer. Clean and simple graphics with nice lighting also make the game far more enjoyable to play than terrible "retro" 8-bit games.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 21
Played this game through and through a few times with my son. REALLY cool lighting effects and intuitive gameplay. Love the dark and gloomy atmosphere, but charged by hope of lighting the world. Fun game. Recommended for all you other PC gamers!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 21
Having Candlelight on the PS4 and loving it, the first game I got when I joined Steam was Candlelight. This game is very entertaining. If I had to describe it to something I've played before I would have to say a modern day Pitfall with a candle. The graphics are well put together. Some graphics are blocky like minecraft while other graphics are wispery like the clouds. The lighting is fantastic blend to the game. I can see great effort was put into the graphics unlike most dev games you see. The play is fun, I had a great time playing the game. I then turned it up a notch and played through going as fast as I could with out dying in the level/(next land). By doing this this made the game totally different an easy level became not so easy. I also could then understand how the developer created the level and how the level flowed which gave me even more respect for the game. The game has many lands and themes to the land. I really enjoyed the Raiders of the Lost Ark theme and Alice and Wonderland theme blew me away. I definately thought I got my money's worth, I payed full price on both platforms, ps4 and steam. I highly recommend this game, and if you do buy it then for each land go for the score that matters, 9900+ means you went balls fast and didn't die! get it!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 21
Candlelight really impressed me with its unique gameplay and graphics. Story was told through the gameplay which is a nice departure from most games. Even though it is a simple game to play the level difficulty ramped up near the end. Also the end was kinda sad but makes me want to see if the candle will return. 10/10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 21
This Game is an outstanding game. The graphics are quite nice and the music is at a good volume. Its creative plot is well thought out and consistent. Candlelight is a really fun game with a cute candle as a main character. This indie platform title keeps you challenged but is not overly frustrating. The controls are picked up easily and aren't overly complicated. Some levels are very interesting and really stick out over the rest, such as the "Indiana Jones" and "Alice" inspired levels. 10/10 would play again.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 10
Candlelight is painfully boring. I forced myself to play the first couple levels. There is no unique or intresting mechanics that this platformer brings to the table. If this game came out 16 years ago it would be ok, but at its price of $9.99 there is far better and more entertaining platformers to chose from.
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 29
Don't play this game.

Rather, don't play Candlelight if you expect a game meant for anyone above the age of 10. Overall it's a cute romp, but it's a fairly introductory platformer with no depth or skill. The graphics are cute and stylized, perfect for someone on the younger side of the gamer spectrum, but still fairly unpolished.

The price of the game is fairly irrelevant. As an experienced gamer just the time spent being utterly bored by the game was bad enough, but if you want to pick it up for someone new to the platforming genre, what the devs ask would be perfect.
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