I'm not sure what exactly I'm doing wrong, and I really have enjoyed the parts of this game I've seen thus far, but for some reason I can't figure out how to get to the candle area of the first room; whenever I go to talk to Carl I'm never switched to that part of the room. Is there a command I don't know of? Or should I just be patient and keep starting conversation w/him until it lets me be by the candle-altar-thing?
You can hold left-click and drag to move the camera to look around, if we're understanding your troubles correctly. That should help you get to the candles. This control wasn't explained well, only mentioned in the "Tutorial" archive entry. We apologize for that. Hope this helps you out.