About Lancelot Gao (twitter: @lancelot_gao)

Tech director of Spotlightor Interactive - an interaction design & indie game studio located in Beijing, China.


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Lancelot Gao's Trophies

Best Puzzle Game - LD 37
Awarded by LDA
on January 3, 2017

Lancelot Gao's Archive

MVP done

Posted by (twitter: @lancelot_gao)
Saturday, April 22nd, 2017 8:02 am


Now the game has a begining and ending.

Dog left alone

Posted by (twitter: @lancelot_gao)
Saturday, April 22nd, 2017 5:57 am


Unity 3D Primitives Modeling

Posted by (twitter: @lancelot_gao)
Saturday, April 22nd, 2017 2:41 am


Candleman from LD#27 is available now on Xbox One!

Posted by (twitter: @lancelot_gao)
Saturday, February 4th, 2017 9:06 am


Candleman is my LD#27 compo entry based on the theme “10 seconds”.

After that, I published the polished version on Kongregate, and it was lucky enough to be selected by ID@Xbox program.

Now, I’m proud to announce that the re-designed Candleman has finally been released on Xbox One! I wish you can enjoy my latest and biggest Ludum Dare creation!





Buy on Xbox One

We are a small indie game studio based in Beijing, China. It’s extremely difficult for us to get attention in the global indie games market. So we would really appreciate if you could help us spread the word and make more players know this game!

My LD#(37-10) game is coming to Xbox One

Posted by (twitter: @lancelot_gao)
Thursday, December 15th, 2016 10:31 am

LD#37 is my 16th Ludum Dare.

When I participated in LD for the first time, I was a college student trying to learn game design by myself. Now I’m running an indie game studio and has become two children’s father.

I think this is the perfect time to announce that my LD#27 compo entry Candleman is coming to Xbox One on January 2017.

Compo entry screenshot:



Xbox One screenshot:






Teaser trailer:

If you’re interested in Candleman, please follow his twitter for updates & news: @CandleManGame

B.T.W. My LD#37 entry is here, hope you enjoy it:



Solve 16 puzzles in 1 room

Posted by (twitter: @lancelot_gao)
Wednesday, December 14th, 2016 5:08 am

1 room + 1 bomb = 16 puzzles

Room 007 is a minimalist puzzle game requires both planning & timing.

Hope you have a great time in it!



How this game fail

Posted by (twitter: @lancelot_gao)
Sunday, December 11th, 2016 4:41 pm

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1 room with 5 secrets

Posted by (twitter: @lancelot_gao)
Sunday, December 11th, 2016 2:55 pm

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Finished some art assets

Posted by (twitter: @lancelot_gao)
Sunday, December 11th, 2016 12:25 pm

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Progress update before sleep

Posted by (twitter: @lancelot_gao)
Saturday, December 10th, 2016 12:20 pm

One room, many bombs.

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Bomb is not allowed to enter this room

Posted by (twitter: @lancelot_gao)
Saturday, December 10th, 2016 4:41 am

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Prototype of concept

Posted by (twitter: @lancelot_gao)
Saturday, December 10th, 2016 3:47 am


Try to tell a story by game-play

Posted by (twitter: @lancelot_gao)
Monday, April 18th, 2016 10:20 pm




  • 3 game levels with challenging platforms & puzzles.
  • A short story about a lady’s home and how it shapeshift over time.
  • Fully support gampad.


All game mechanics dev done

Posted by (twitter: @lancelot_gao)
Sunday, April 17th, 2016 8:56 am


Feel the power of a family in argue!

2 more levels to design.

Lv.1 MVP done!

Posted by (twitter: @lancelot_gao)
Saturday, April 16th, 2016 11:02 pm

MVP contains:

  • Home & End screen
  • Game win & lose
  • Lv.1 draft gameplay & level design
  • Non-exist art

2 more levels to go!

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Progress is slow

Posted by (twitter: @lancelot_gao)
Saturday, April 16th, 2016 12:26 pm

But better than nothing.

carry fly push

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