*The cooperation releasing game of “Fantastic Games”, the independent games supporting program of CMGE *

[Game Introduction]

Despite only being able to burn for 10 seconds, a little candle journeys into the darkness, with the purpose of seeking light.

Candleman provides an immersive adventure, with an innovative and unique game mechanism and well-balanced level design.

[Game Features]

Venture through the darkness with only 10 seconds light.

A mysterious world bathed in the radiance of lively light and vibrant colours.

Face obstacles based on the mechanics of light and shadow.

Journey out of the darkness with the little candle, looking for the light.

[Reviews & Comments]

Like a playable Pixar short that'll warm your heart. - Mirror

A beautiful, finely-tuned death trap. – Gamespot

One of the strangest, but surprisingly endearing, heroes. - Metro

It made me feel like I was a kid again. - A Flawed Orange

A refreshingly unique platforming masterpiece - Death Essence

Any younger gamers would definitely enjoy this game. - vx FluxWolf xv

A great example of just an awesome indie game – LifeSuxPlayHALO

[Contact Us]


Twitter: @CMGE_Indie

Instagram: fantasticgames_cmge

Only available on iOS 9 or above temporarily

What’s New

Version 3.0.6

Spring Festival elements are elaborately created in Chapter 12 including New Year fireworks, traditional salute and blessing lanterns. Wish everyone a happy and auspicious New Year! Welcome to have a try.

Ratings and Reviews

3.8 out of 5
27 Ratings

27 Ratings

Pekingduck ,

Sort out Chapter 6 part 2 please!

I have really enjoyed playing this game. Just the right amount of exploration and puzzle solving. But I’ve got stuck on Chapter 6 part 2. The leaves don’t stay up for long enough. I have watched solution videos but it doesn’t seem to behave in the same way on the iPad. Sort it out please as it’s getting very frustrating!

Frumpyflump ,

Light’s my fire...

...from the moment I saw this weeks ago on the App Store I pre-ordered it because it looked so beautiful. You have a simple goal, try to seek out a set number of candles to light with just a few seconds of flame that eventually burns down until your wax has melted. If you get accidentally killed you are given chances to carrying on burning, but once your wax has melted its game over and you have to start the level again, but that is okay cos you can memorise where the candles were and relight them on your retry. It’s a very calming and relaxing puzzler/platformer and the beauty of the environment will subdue any frustrations. I am autistic and this is a perfect game for me cos it’s not got loads of stuff being thrown at you and the puzzle aspect is very Zen. It’s a truly lovely game and the graphics are gorgeous.

Developer Response ,

^ ^ I am very glad that you are loving Candleman, thanks for your warm comment, it means a lot for us! we will keep doing optimizations.

Jammydc ,

Didn’t light me up

Disappointed that the gameplay consists of wondering in the dark and sparingly using the candle-light to find and light a number of candles. The first level is drab and fairly colourless, which really put me off. I took a jump in the dark and fell to my death. Just as a game should make you feel like you earn your rewards, a death should also feel earned. This didn’t, it just felt cheap. It seems that the gameplay sometimes leads you to a death so that you can learn the danger spots to avoid on replay. This is not my idea of good gameplay, even if it may look pretty in later levels judging by the game trailer.

Developer Response ,

I am sorry about your bad experience, ^ ^ It will a good way if you light the candle when you couldn't see what is in front of you.
We will keep doing optimizations.


CMGE Group Limited
1.4 GB

Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone 5S, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max, iPad Air, iPad Air Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 2 Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Air 2, iPad Air 2 Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 3 Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 4, iPad mini 4 Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9‑inch), iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (9.7‑inch), iPad Pro (9.7‑inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (5th generation), iPad (5th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (2nd generation), iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (2nd generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (10.5‑inch), iPad Pro (10.5‑inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (6th generation), iPad Wi‑Fi + Cellular (6th generation), iPad Pro (11‑inch), iPad Pro (11‑inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (3rd generation), iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (3rd generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad mini (5th generation), iPad mini (5th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Air (3rd generation), iPad Air (3rd generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (7th generation), iPad (7th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPod touch (6th generation) and iPod touch (7th generation).


English, Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese

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