Candle is an indie puzzle game with a distinct overall style. Guide the young Teku through a series of trials in order to rescue his tribe's shaman from evil forces.
With a hand drawn watercolour aesthetic, native inspired music and themes drawn from local myths, Candle is a wonderfully engaging love letter to South American myth and folklore. The game itself is a fairly straightforward puzzle game, with jumping and exploring comprising the main part of the gameplay. This initial simplicity hides a range of puzzles which can become incredibly difficult and obscure. Items required in order to solve puzzles are often never hinted at or referenced, making a full completion nearly impossible. While this difficulty may be a positive or negative depending on the player, the overall effort and love behind the game make it a joy to explore especially for those interested in the semi-mythological setting and characters.
Candle is a special puzzle game crafted from a real appreciation for South American culture. The art, sound and characters combine to create a truly original experience which will stay with players long after it finishes. Novice puzzle gamers may face some frustration over the obscurity of some challenges, but Candle is overall a fantastic game.