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Games part of the Magic Candle series

The Magic Candle series is a trilogy of role-playing video games developed by Mindcraft Software. The games were released in the late 1980s and early 1990s, and they are known for their immersive gameplay, strategic depth, and intricate world-building.

The first game in the series, "The Magic Candle", was released in 1989. Players assume the role of a group of adventurers who are tasked with saving the world from the impending return of the evil demon Dreax. The game offers an open-ended gameplay experience with a large world to explore, numerous quests to undertake, and a focus on character development and party management.

The Magic Candle introduced several innovative features for its time. One of the notable aspects was the passage of in-game time, which affected various elements of gameplay, such as character fatigue, town events, and the progression of the main quest. The game also incorporated a detailed skill and spell system, allowing players to customize their characters' abilities.
The success of the first game led to the release of two sequels: "The Magic Candle II: The Four and Forty" (1991) and "The Magic Candle III" (1992).

The series received positive reviews for its rich storytelling, complex gameplay mechanics, and immersive world. The games offered a high level of freedom and non-linearity, allowing players to tackle quests and explore the world at their own pace. The Magic Candle trilogy is often regarded as a challenging and rewarding experience for fans of classic RPGs.