Thursday June 7, 2018, Manchester, UK – Merge and Teku Studios, an indie game developer based in Spain, are pleased to announce the forthcoming release of Candle: The Power of the Flame.

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Teku is a “Light-Guide” in the service of Yaqa, the Tumaykú tribe’s shaman. However, the honour bestowed upon Teku came at a price – the removal of one of his hands and its replacement with a magical candle that would never run down. The fate of the Tumaykú tribe is now in the balance. An attack by the hated Wakcha clan has left the village in flames and, worse still, Yaqa is nowhere to be seen! Sworn to protect his master, Teku must venture forth and right the wrongs of the Wakcha, save his master and protect his candle’s flame at all costs.

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Candle: The Power of the Flame’s visuals are presented as beautiful hand-drawn watercolour images – all the layered backgrounds, characters and objects have been individually painted and scanned into the game. It feels as though you are playing a living painting. Candle: The Power of the Flame is an action adventure with an emphasis on solving puzzles and surviving a hostile environment. The combination of the remarkable graphics, simple yet testing gameplay and beautiful South American flavoured soundtrack all conspire to make Candle: The Power of the Flame and experience you won’t forget.

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Candle: The Power of the Flame is set for digital release on Nintendo Switch at the end of July 2018 – priced at (£14.99, €19.99, $19.99).

A Nintendo Switch retail version of the game will be available at the end of August (£24.99, €29.99, $29.99). A Signature Edition collector’s version will also be available (contents and price to follow).

Pre order now from Amazon to get your hands on this wonderful looking boxed copy!

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About Teku Studios

Teku Studios, based in Teruel, Spain, has been founded in 2012 by two students with a passion for video games. The indie team focuses on motives created with traditional media: all visuals are painted carefully with watercolors by hand. The goal here is to not only create an engaging game, but also an enthralling visual experience in virtual worlds. Their artistic skills and a knack for creating individual gameplay show very clearly in their first game: Candle: The Power of the Flame. More information visit www.tekustudios.com/eng/

About Merge

Merge is an independent video game publisher and distributor based in Manchester, UK. The company publishes and distributes interactive software worldwide for personal computers and video games consoles. Merge also specializes in publishing collectable games for retail and worldwide digital distribution for independent developers. More information about Merge products can be found at www.mergegames.com.