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Death in Candlewood
Platforms: PC
Languages: English, Spanish
Players: Single-player
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Kickstarter campaign enters its final week!
Release date: Spring 2015
Edgar Allan Poe's horror resurrects with Death In Candlewood, an open-world psychological FPS set in ghoulish 1940s America, from a new studio made up of award-winning industry veterans and artists who worked on Silent Hill: Origins, F.E.A.R. Extraction Point, The Witcher and more, plus consultation from BioShock designer.


The game spans a single night in the life of Ray Dune, a doctor whose relationship with reclusive psychiatrist Lester Caravan has reached a deadly crisis point. When his vulnerable adopted son Rizzo mysteriously disappears, Dune is forced to act. Navigating the dark paths of Candlewood Mountains and a terrifying onslaught of inhuman assailants, Dune sets out on a desperate bid to save himself and his son from the bloody machinations of a madman.


Though Death In Candlewood is played mostly from a first person perspective it is not a traditional FPS. The game world is expansive - including over 1,000 navigable buildings in Candlewood and 6km² of surrounding mountain ranges - and you can move around this vast landscape any way you choose . In Death In Candlewood you’ll drive cars and motorbikes, swim through deep waters, use uncommon weapons and face uncommon enemies as you unravel a dark and twisted romance.


• Top-notch visuals and performance immersing the player in a psychological horror FPS influenced by Edgar Allan Poe and classic horror films
• 20+ melee and ranged weaponry from bare fists to Maschinengewehr 42s and tranquilizer pistols
• Lush environments and unique settings, from 6km² of shadowy mountain ranges to 4km² and over 1,000 buildings in the town of Candlewood, which can be walked, stalked, driven or swum through
• Innovative genre with mainly FPS mechanics plus role playing customisation, stealth elements and third person POV for driving a range of vehicles
• Buy and upgrade your ammunition, health, equipment and weapons
• Citizens of Candlewood and characters you encounter throughout the game each have branching, reactive dialogue and randomised events
• Range of animal, human and monstrous enemies, each wielding unique weapons
• Reactive and intelligent AI so foes and NPCs respond realistically to any situation
• Combat system incorporating line-of-sight and noise sensor mechanics
• Slow-motion cinematic dodge manoeuvres for close range melee combat


The game will definitely be coming out on PC, and Rosebud Games also intend to publish it on Mac and Linux shortly afterwards pending a successful Kickstarter campaign. If it goes exceedingly well, you might just be able to experience the eerie, terrifying atmosphere of Death In Candlewood first-hand through Oculus Rift too, and beyond…
Popular Discussions View All (6)
Aug 19 @ 1:50am
The Scout Among Us
Aug 24 @ 9:13pm
Kind Doctor Goebbels
May 5 @ 10:23am
Parece un buen juego
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Der Metzgermeister Sep 3 @ 9:05pm 
Rosebud Games:
My money take it now.
sushichris Sep 2 @ 7:52pm 
PUH-LEEZE!!! Make this game coop with rift support!!! :D Thanks looks great!
★ ןєภค Ψ Sep 2 @ 2:46pm 
Add italian language or subs !!!
Arthur Bazacas [BR] Aug 25 @ 11:42am 
Like it.
GODFATHER Aug 22 @ 6:50pm 
Guys. How can I vote this? I don't have a rate button! Please tell me the name of the song in the "Making Of Candlewood".
Rosebud Games  [author] Aug 22 @ 1:51am 
Hi all! Many thanks for your nice comments, and those with critics are also appreciated, we are taking notes about all your comments. We would like to point out that is not just a zombie game, at least from our point of view as we are more focused on its psychology.

Anyway, the game is still alive and kicking, but as we really need the proper budget to complete it the way we want, we decided to work the last months in a new first-person exploration game based on the Death in Candlewood universe, hopefully to be finished at the end of this year 2014.

If the new game sells reasonably well, we hope to continue working full steam on Death in Candlewood and complete it in 2015. We will have more info about it soon!
Syven Aug 20 @ 2:20pm 
The atmosphere and art are pretty cool, but the combat is just... Boring.
I mean, how can someone be afraid of fatties walking towards a guy armed to the teeth?

I hope they improve some things, because I see a lot of potential in this game.
ps58 Aug 20 @ 10:24am 
2 года создавлось, удачи ребят, будем ждать весны
rob.baldi Aug 10 @ 11:59pm 
Very fashinating atmosphere, it seems to be a gorgeous survival horror