March 11, 2011 10:30 AM | Michael Rose
Clearly inspired by titles from Frictional Games, Candles is a creepy scarefest that uses darkness and spooky sounds to keep you constantly on edge. Nasty imp creatures have taken over your house, and you need to move careful around, lighting candles to scare them all away.
Everything feels pretty solid, especially for a game made over the course of 10 weeks, although it isn't perfect - fall off the stone bridge near the start, for example, and you'll find yourself stuck and needing a restart. It's also a little annoying that, if you touch an imp and die, there's nothing left to do besides hit Escape and start over again.
Still, very atmospheric and a nice take on the Amnesia style of play. Download Candles from Lasse Westmark Nielsen's blog.