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    Candle: Hand-painted graphic adventure on Kickstarter

    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.



    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!

    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/...phic-adventure

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    WOW! impressive and thanks for the awareness

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

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    For more screenshots and a discussion of the art style in Candle, check out the article on Fund This Game.
    https://fundthisgame.com/candle-the-b...-in-your-life/

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

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    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.

    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/...phic-adventure

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    Heeey, you're DThrasher from the Double Fine forums, aren't you?

    Quote Originally Posted by DThrasher View Post
    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?

    BTW, Candle is currently on Kickstater's Popular This Week for game projects. Good job.
    Last edited by Puddingpie; 08-12-2013 at 02:07 AM.

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    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: https://www.kicktraq.com/projects/spa...e/#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.

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    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:

    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/...phic-adventure

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    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

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

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