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  • Summary: Candle is a 2D sidescrolling adventure game that uses the powerful and indie-lover engine Unity 4. Its creators describe it as a "dynamic graphic adventure", since its gameplay combines both Platformer and Graphic Adventure genres. The player takes control of Teku, a young andCandle is a 2D sidescrolling adventure game that uses the powerful and indie-lover engine Unity 4. Its creators describe it as a "dynamic graphic adventure", since its gameplay combines both Platformer and Graphic Adventure genres. The player takes control of Teku, a young and inexperienced character in his journey to save his friends and unravel the mysteries of his world. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. Dec 5, 2016
    95
    What an astonishing debut for Teku Studios! “Candle” is a terrific, gorgeous yet challenging game, that one must be either mentally short or emotionally inadequate in order not to acknowledge its high value and love it.
  2. Jan 28, 2017
    90
    An exhilarating adventure-platform experience, Candle is an incredible start for Teku Studios. Incredible visuals, majestic world building and thoughtful puzzle design offers one of the best indie games we have seen in recent memory.
  3. Nov 11, 2016
    89
    Candle is not just a pretty face. It is difficult, uses a powerful visual narrative and is, in a few words, charming. If you are lovers of puzzles and platforms games, Candle is a must have.
  4. Nov 11, 2016
    85
    Candle is a gorgeous adventure game with a clever puzzle design and beautiful art style.
  5. Jan 19, 2017
    82
    Candle is a really sophisticated puzzle-adventure game, with lots of riddles and a stunning art design.
  6. CD-Action
    Jan 13, 2017
    80
    Candle’s got a lot going for it – beautiful visuals, varied puzzles and a decent level of difficulty. On the other hand controls can be annoying and distinct artistic style resembling living paintings sometimes makes it hard to distinguish elements on screen. [01/2017, p.61]
  7. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    Feb 6, 2017
    60
    Mix of adventure and platformer game excels especially with beautiful environment and clever puzzles. Controls and storytelling style unfortunately failed. [Issue #271]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 11
  2. Negative: 1 out of 11
  1. Nov 15, 2016
    10
    Fantastic game with excellent graphics and great gameplay. Did I mention the graphics? Haven't seen such a nicely drawn setting in years,Fantastic game with excellent graphics and great gameplay. Did I mention the graphics? Haven't seen such a nicely drawn setting in years, certainly one of the best point and click adventures in the last years! Chapeau! Expand
  2. Nov 16, 2016
    10
    Candle is a great game with lots of amazing puzzles and lovely graphics. It´s not an easy game, you´ll have to think and I´m sure you´ll beCandle is a great game with lots of amazing puzzles and lovely graphics. It´s not an easy game, you´ll have to think and I´m sure you´ll be stuck on some puzzles. But it´s really worthy, Candle is one of the best indie games that I´ve played on this year, 100 %recommended. Expand
  3. Nov 15, 2016
    10
    I can't remember when was the last time I had this much fun with a game. It has challenging puzzles, an interesting story (with an awesomeI can't remember when was the last time I had this much fun with a game. It has challenging puzzles, an interesting story (with an awesome narrator voice!), and the best 2D art I've ever seen in my entire life. I did some research and it seems that these guys made it entirely handmade, using watercolours! That is quite a feat on their side.

    Also, the music is superb and the characters are lovely. And, for an indie title, it is surprisingly long! It took me 16h to complete this game, and a bit more to get all its Achievements.

    To sum it up: get this game!!
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  4. Jan 24, 2017
    9
    el juego fue maravilloso de principio a fin una obra maestra artistica con una mecanica innovadora llevando una vela como arma principal :Del juego fue maravilloso de principio a fin una obra maestra artistica con una mecanica innovadora llevando una vela como arma principal :D

    increible 1º juego de esta compañia
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  5. Nov 21, 2016
    9
    Awesome game, a graphic adventure very well done and highly recommended. Hopefully there will be a second part.
    PROS: nice visuals + good
    Awesome game, a graphic adventure very well done and highly recommended. Hopefully there will be a second part.
    PROS: nice visuals + good music + easy controls + fun to play + varied scenarios
    CONS: some puzzles are tricky (too few clues)
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  6. May 23, 2017
    9
    Very good challenging puzzles if you into that. I did not like games like Inside or Little Nightmares as much because they were too easy toVery good challenging puzzles if you into that. I did not like games like Inside or Little Nightmares as much because they were too easy to solve. Limbo was more like this one. Haven`t finished the game yet but it looks nicely hand drawn and is done over all very well. It is not a point and click adventure as I know it but has a same feel about it. I was skeptical but when i started playing it, it really got a hold of me. Somebody gave it a 0 rating because of the main protagonist looks which makes me reconsider the rating of games here in general. I wish more people would rate decent but well that`s not gonna happen. Sometimes I also wonder how Metacritic rates games in general assuming they know the rating meant by just reading the review someone gave without an actual score given. Seems like good indie games always get less higher ratings. So that`s why I personally rate User scores higher and don`t give so much on i.e. IGN rating. They are paid somehow anyway and obviously biased. Don`t believe the hype... Expand
  7. Jan 12, 2017
    0
    Pros:
    -GRAPHICS
    -Sound/Music -Puzzles Cons: -Backgrounds and foregrounds look too similar, blending in to each other -You play as this
    Pros:
    -GRAPHICS
    -Sound/Music
    -Puzzles

    Cons:
    -Backgrounds and foregrounds look too similar, blending in to each other
    -You play as this ugly... thing, ugh.

    The cons are big ones, making this pretty much unplayable. They made everything else beautiful but not the thing you have to see most often (main character)? He's so incredibly ugly that I kept killing him, over and over again, just to see his ugly ♥♥♥ die. which was the most fun of the whole game.
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