A new point-and-click adventure game with themes of Lovecraftian horror has been announced by indie games publisher Gamera Games at the 2023 Tokyo Game Show. The game, titled Candlelight: Lament, is developed by the solo indie developer Lawsquare133, who is a fan of H.P. Lovecraft’s works and the Cthulhu Mythos. This game is a debuting title for the developer.
Candlelight: Lament is set in the 1970s in an alternate timeline, where a mysterious phenomenon has caused large-scale disappearances of people and animals. The player takes on the role of Ed, an elderly and respected professor who defies the city’s ban on going out at night to look for his lost granddaughter. Along the way, he encounters various characters and puzzles and uncovers a horrifying truth that is beyond his imagination.
The developer released a trailer for the game, showcasing the unique hand-painted black and white art style, which creates a dark and atmospheric mood that suits the genre of the title. The game also promises to have immersive sound effects, music, and intriguing puzzles and challenges that will test the player’s logic and intuition. Additionally, the game will have a system called “Awake”, which will allow the player to access some of the world’s hidden secrets and discover more about the backstory.
Candlelight: Lament is expected to be released in 2024 for PC, Mac, and Linux platforms. A free demo of the game has also been launched on Steam. Those interested can try out the game’s first chapter and get a glimpse of the Lovecraftian horror title.
Gamera Games is an indie games publisher based in China which focuses on publishing games with original and creative ideas. The publisher also released the trailer for Homicipher, another indie horror title that has yet to be released. “Homicipher is an adventure horror game where you’ll decipher a language, fall in love and escape. Players will face various horrifying men in this strange world. Your aim is to decipher their language and eventually find a way to escape”, reads the game’s description page on Steam. The title is currently in development for PC.