Candlelight is an upcoming platform-adventure video game. After a series of catastrophic events extinguish all candles in the land, a lone surviving candle sets out on a most important adventure to bring light back to the land. The lone candle's journey will not be easy as it must battle through rain, wind, water, lava, TNT and more. Will the candle's life be extinguished before the journey is complete? Only you can help determine this lands fate!
It's been awhile since I last updated you guys with some news but it's with good reason. I have been working nonstop making Candlelight better. New features along with some pretty serious quality improvements is what the latest update is all about.
Go checkout the demo with all the latest changes to the game. Play the game firsthand!
Once all the gameplay feature were implemented, it was time to create a story behind Candlelight. I have never been big on long lengthy stories in games so I kept this short and sweet. At it's most simple level, I believe background stories should give the player a reason they keep pressing the buttons.
You can also view the story via video on YouTube if you can't play the demo.
Along the way the candlelight will be granted the ability to throw fireballs. This ability is crucial in rescuing the lost candle. Be careful though, throwing these comes at a cost.
In each level there is a locked steel gate. Something special and of great value can be found beyond a normal candle's reach. Gaining passage past the gate is a mystery within itself. Even if the candle does gain entry, retrieving the treasure that lies at the end will not be easy.
Scattered about each level are ten idols. Collected all ten will require a keen eye and an explorer's spirit. What is their purpose in the game though?
Lives, Health, and Stars
After getting tons of feedback the decision was made to change the way lives and the candle's health work. There are no longer lives in the game. You can dies as often as you like but the game's score at the end will decrease with every life lost.
The candle no longer melts down as time passes. This eliminated the exploration aspect of the game
which was something I felt needed to be in the game. Now the candle actions melt the candle. Choosing if and when to burn and shoot are now a major part of gameplay.
At the end level screen, you are given 1-3 stars based on how well you completing the level. Factors are candles used, idols found, health remaining, and whether or not the treasure in the challenge area was found.
The game now tracks your highest score for each level.
There are many more changes made to Candlelight such as new obstacles, menus, lava effects, candlelight lowlife effects, temples, etc. The list is quite long and everything that has changed I hope you'll like.
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New Candlelight original music. A simple piece focusing on the loneliness of the candle. T.co
May 15 2013, 9:11am
Working on some many things right now. Finishing the menus, world map, and gearing up for Kickstarter. Please tell your friends!
May 6 2013, 10:15pm
I finally get the new site running again after having to migrate every over to a new server & now its down again. GoDaddy = disappointment.
Apr 17 2013, 2:09pm
Candlelight Demo and more... T.co
Apr 17 2013, 3:06am
Website down. Godaddy server was slow which I had to figure out and inform them. Will be changing host b/c of this. Site down indefinitely.
Apr 5 2013, 11:18am
Redesigned the look for the area where the special abilities are found like throwing fireballs. T.co
Mar 26 2013, 1:10am
Candlelight now has highscore for each level and stars to grade your progress. T.co
Mar 26 2013, 1:09am
Got the score increasing Mario style on the level complete screen. Stuff like this drives me nuts sometimes. Learning everyday though!
Mar 21 2013, 12:57am