View Full Version : Candle: Hand-painted graphic adventure on Kickstarter

08-01-2013, 07:38 AM
Fans of the Banner Saga know how much beautiful artwork can help immerse us in a story. There's a recently launched Kickstarter adventure game called Candle whose animation and images are all hand-painted using watercolor and ink.

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Teku Studios, a new developer based in Spain, has drawn upon Mayan and Aztec influences as well as African folk art to create the look of the game. It strikes me as a more vibrant and organic Machinarium.

The main character in Candle is Teku, a little masked doll with candles for hands. Much of the gameplay and puzzle-solving involves the interplay of darkness and light.

There's still a few early backer slots left, which means you can back the project and get a copy of the game for just $10!


08-01-2013, 08:41 AM
WOW! impressive and thanks for the awareness :D

08-05-2013, 03:08 PM
I just discovered this kickstarter myself, and was about to post a thread here. Thanks for beating me to it :-)

08-06-2013, 10:28 AM
For more screenshots and a discussion of the art style in Candle, check out the article on Fund This Game.

@anevilyak -- No worries. It was nice for me to be first for once!

08-11-2013, 08:14 PM
Whoa. Candle got a huge jump in pledges this weekend! They're within $3k of reaching their goal, with three days left. A few extra backers could help this game get funded.


08-12-2013, 01:45 AM
Heeey, you're DThrasher from the Double Fine forums, aren't you?

Whoa. Candle got a huge jump in pledges this weekend!

Am I interpreting the Kickstarter page's comments right, that it was actually all one single very generous $10,000 donor? :D

BTW, Candle is currently on Kickstater's Popular This Week for game projects. Good job.

08-12-2013, 08:50 AM
Judging by Kicktraq, most of the weekend jump was definitely due to one generous donor. But setting aside the massive $10k pledge, it was still third best day ever on the Candle campaign. I think once folks saw that the goal was easily reachable, a lot of people that had been sitting on the fence jumped in.

The number of new backers was also respectable -- especially for a weekend. Here's the breakdown, if you're interested: http://www.kicktraq.com/projects/spaniardmike/candle-a-dynamic-graphic-adventure/#chart-daily

I'm just happy that the Candle team is going to make it now. We might even reach a stretch goal or two.

08-15-2013, 04:37 PM
Candle met its funding goals! They've already crossed off two stretch goals and are trying to reach the third. Today is the last day of the Kickstarter campaign:


08-15-2013, 06:33 PM
Good to hear they made it. It isn't really my type of game, but it surely is a cute one, with a very interesting art concept. It kinda reminds me of machinarium :rolleyes:

Also, I'm happy to see developers from Eurozone PIGS countries coming "in the game".