*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 3.0.5

In this update, 3 mysterious chapters and 12 subtle stages will bring an intriguing ending to the journey of the light and shadow. Can the candle, who failed to become a lighthouse but fell into the darkness, manage to light the black night?

PS.Compatible with the new iPad Pro, iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max, iPhone Xr.

Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5
126 Ratings
126 Ratings
DevilBroadway ,

Great game but...

This is a beautiful game, the sound design and visuals are fantastic. It’s also wonderful that it supports the newer devices. But there is a major problem. Platforming is really bad in this game, especially in the later levels.

When in “gesture” mode the sensitivity is really low, and using your right hand swiping up while keeping directions with your left hand is not an intuitive design at all. Most of the time it feels inaccurate and annoying. It’ll be much better if the jump gesture can be changed to a tap.

Button mode is even worse. The tiny direction controller is fixed on the screen, unlike the ones in many other games which appear whenever you place your left thumb on the screen. Also, “Ignite” and “jump” buttons should be placed vertically instead of in a horizontal line.

mwreed ,

Was 5 stars until the ending

I adored this game until the final stage of level 9, when the game takes a sudden left turn and becomes something completely different, something that totally undercuts everything it was up until that point. A nice, contemplative, quiet and sadly whimsical game devolves into something stupid and absurd and hollow.

It was so disappointing that I didn’t even bother to try to go back and get all the candles. I only played through to make sure my review wasn’t unfair and everything did in fact end as stupidly as that level began. I didn’t realize until the finishing cutscene that it could actually end worse than I’d anticipated.

Maybe there are more levels coming. But if 1-9 are it, then this was a blown opportunity. But levels 1-8 and all but the end of 9 are delightful to play and worth the money.

Developer Response ,

Maybe you are just shocked by Chapter 9, but the rest Chapters are still worth to anticipated, be patient. The end will be very meaningful

Rodco34 ,


That really describes the visual of the game. You really have surpassed yourselves. This speaks well of the level of standard you have set. It is very high. I wonder what made you reach for this standard when so many games settle for less and are satisfied. Anyway thanks. It makes me willing to pay much more when there is obvious heart.

The controls are very good for play on iPad Pro 13”. I have no criticisms.
My one wish is that there were 1000 levels of bliss to play. ;)

Developer Response ,

^ ^ We are very glad that you are loving Candleman, the rest levels will coming this year!!! \(^o^)/


CMGE Group Limited
1.3 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, 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, 12.9-inch iPad Pro, 12.9-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular, 9.7-inch iPad Pro, 9.7-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad (5th generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (5th generation), 12.9-inch iPad Pro (2nd generation), 12.9-inch iPad Pro Wi‑Fi + Cellular (2nd generation), 10.5-inch iPad Pro, 10.5-inch iPad Pro Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (6th generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (6th generation), iPad Pro (11-inch), iPad Pro (11-inch), iPad Pro (12.9-inch) (3rd generation), iPad Pro (12.9-inch) (3rd generation), and iPod touch (6th generation).
English, Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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