It seems like indie video games are more popular today than ever before. Nintendo certainly likes to prop the titles up in its dedicated Indie World Showcase, and some games go on to huge critical acclaim. Hopefully, this will continue to be the case with Mexican indie developer Dracma Studios’ upcoming title. Named Candle Knight, this 2.5D action-adventure platformer has a new trailer from Tokyo Game Show and a PC release date of January 20, 2023. It has a playable demo on Steam right now.
Check out the trailer below:
There’s great style, environments, and unique perspectives shown throughout. Combat and platforming look enjoyable, as well. Here’s a brief synopsis of Candle Knight:
Wield your flame to overcome menacing creatures lurking in the shadows of a ruined castle, use the dynamic difficulty system to your advantage, traverse challenging platforming sections and solve cryptic puzzles inside surreal paintings in this 2.5D action adventure platformer.
In addition to this news, Candle Knight won a qualifier spot at the prestigious Nordic Game Discovery Contest. André Torres, special effects director at Dracma Studios, said, “When I heard that Candle Knight won the Contest, I was blown away. I couldn’t stop thinking about all the effort our team had put into the project and the road it had traveled. This moment marks a huge milestone for our game and supports all the love and hard work that we hope all the players can feel.“
This looks like a fun game. It’s no Metroid Dread, for sure, but it is an intriguing concept from the land of my family. I have to give it some recognition for that!