Candleman is a charming 3D platform adventure featuring a tiny wax-based hero. To succeed, you’ll need to decide when and how to melt your little candle. Illumination can trigger vital bridges, or spook dangerous ghosts. As your hero shrinks in size, you’re also able to jump higher and flutter across gaps that would otherwise be impossible to traverse. The caveat? Candleman can only burn for 10 seconds before he disappears entirely. To survive, you’ll need to get used to the dark.
Candleman started as a game jam project in 2013 by Spotlighter, an indie outfit based in Beijing, China, but quickly gained recognition for its resource-based puzzle-platforming. An early prototype was then released through Kongregate, which attracted Microsoft and its ID@Xbox team.