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$60
pledged of $1,500pledged of $1,500 goal
2
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Oct 20 2015

About

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.

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.

  • Readable journal with full, immersive backstory 
  • Fast-paced gameplay
  • Creepy atmosphere and environment
  • Will be available for PC
  • There will be Virtual Reality and Mac support if we meet our Kickstarter goal 
 
 

Nathan Brooks : Programmer, Developer

Devin Ridgway: Designer, Artwork

We are both highschool seniors who are experienced with Unity and interested in majoring in computer science and game development. After developing games for the mobile market, we have decided that it would be a good experience to try and transition to making games for PC and other platforms.

Our goal is to make your experience of playing The Candlemaker the best it can possibly be, and to port it to as many different systems as we can. Here is a chart that shows what we would use your donations for: 

Budget Overview:

  • Steam Fees ($100) : It cost us $100 to upload our game to Steam Greenlight. 
  • Mac Support ($900-$1,100) : We would like to have our game available for Mac alongside the PC release.
  • Oculus Rift ($350) : Oculus Rift support will be our main priority after we finish coding our game for PC. 
  • Graphics($100): Your satisfaction is our priority. We will use all remaining donations to increase the quality and graphics of our game. 
  • Kickstarter Fees: Kickstarter charges 8-10% for fees.

Please vote for us if you would like to see this game on Steam. 

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Thanks

If you like our game and want to see it available in the future, please take a second to:

Thanks so much! Your support means a lot to us. We plan to release The Candlemaker in early 2016. In the future, we would like to release our game for IOS and Android, but it is currently not our main priority.

Feedback

We appreciate you taking time to check out our project! Feedback is very important to us. Any feedback can help us make The Candlemaker a more enjoyable experience for everyone who plays it. If you have any questions, you can reach us at our email:

ArcFireMail@gmail.com

Risks and challenges

As long as the project is funded, it will be released for all the other ports we listed above. If not, we still intend to release the game for PC. The only challenge we are facing at the moment is getting our game approved by Steam Greenlight. Even if it doesn't get approved, we will still send out digital copies of the game to those who donated.

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