The year is 1833. You have just been released from prison for a crime that you did not commit. Haggard and starving, you stumble home eager to see your family. The house is empty. No sign of your wife, your son, or your dog. Where are they? The ticking of the clock is the only sound you hear. Your eyelids grow heavy and you pass out exhausted as you await their return. Something awakens you from a foggy nightmare. Night has fallen and you are enveloped in heavy darkness. There is a chill in the air. You call out for your wife, but there's no reply, just a sense of doom. You can see nothing, but you can feel a presence. You feel around for the candle beside your bed. A sense of dread is chilling you to the core as you strike a match with shaking hands. The candle reveals nothing as you walk with unsteady footsteps towards the door. As you explore your home, the disappearance of your family becomes perfectly clear.



Gameplay:

The Candlemaker is not your typical horror game, where you search for items and complete objectives. It is more of a strategy based game. Your house contains four rooms, each with one or two candles. You’ve used your last match. The candle you have lit can be used to light the other candles, and illuminate your home. Occasionally, these candles will go out, as well as the candle you hold in your hand. If you fail to keep the candles lit, the darkness will attract the ominous presence you sense around you. Although lighting candles is part of the gameplay, it is mainly based on how you how you interact with objects and the environment around you. The goal of the game is to make it through the eight hours of the night, which can be tracked on the grandfather clock in the bedroom. As the clock strikes each hour, the monster will become increasingly more active. Throughout the night, you will face more and more obstacles that hinder your progression, making the game gradually more challenging. The only way to stay alive, is to survive until the morning.



Features:

•Readable journal with full, immersive backstory
•Fast-paced gameplay
•Creepy atmosphere and environment
•Complex strategy system
•Will be available for PC
•Will have Virtual Reality and Mac support if sufficient money is donated on Kickstarter


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Thanks megaeggz we really appreciate it!

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"Looks like they didn't pay the electricity bill hehehe."
Then 1:25 happened. O_O
Great work!

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