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Description

Steam Store Description (from Ad Blurbs)

From the creators of the IndieCade Journey Award winner Detention, Red Candle Games brings you a story Inspired by East Asian folk culture. Devotion is a first-person atmospheric horror game depicting the life of a family shadowed by religious belief. Explore as a 1980s Taiwan apartment-complex lost in time gradually shift into a hellish nightmare. Delve into the vows each member of the family has made, and witness their devotion.

Story

You step into your apartment, 80s music drifts through the air, an idol show plays on the television; a nostalgic setting surely, but what is this feeling of unease? You question this place you used to call “home,” noticing as it distorts with every shift of your eyes, anxious as your surroundings skirt the precipice of the extraordinary. As you push through each memory, uncovering the layers of each mystery, you may find buried in this home, the unsettling truth of those who lived here.

“Remember what you prayed for…”

Features

  • First-person atmospheric horror
  • Story-driven exploration and intrigue
  • Sound design applying the use of East Asian instruments and 80s Taiwanese music
  • Relive the 1980s Taiwanese lifestyle through visuals and setting
  • Unique Taiwanese/East Asian reference (folk culture, elements of taoism/buddhism)

Original Theme Song


Written and performed by Golden Melody Award winner “No party for Cao Dong”.

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Promo Images

Devotion Screenshot
Devotion Other Option A: NT$1200
Devotion Screenshot
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Alternate Titles

  • "還願" -- Japanese spelling
  • "還願" -- Traditional Chinese spelling
  • "还愿" -- Simplified Chinese spelling
  • "환원" -- Korean spelling

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Critic Reviews

TechRaptor Windows Mar 04, 2019 9.5 out of 10 95
GameSpot Windows Feb 28, 2019 9 out of 10 90
Edge Windows May, 2019 9 out of 10 90
Metro.co.uk Windows Feb 25, 2019 8 out of 10 80
GameMAG Windows Apr 08, 2019 8 out of 10 80
GameSpew Windows Feb 27, 2019 8 out of 10 80
NoobFeed Windows Mar 17, 2021 75 out of 100 75
Jeuxvideo.com Windows Feb 23, 2019 14 out of 20 70
3DNews (Digital Daily Digest) Windows Mar 03, 2019 7 out of 10 70
Gameplay (Benelux) Windows Mar 29, 2019 Unscored Unscored

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Trivia

Removal from sale

On February 21, 2019, an art asset was discovered which contained a reference to an internet meme comparing Chinese president Xi Jinping to Winnie-the-Pooh. This caused considerable controversy in China and led to the game being withdrawn from sale in all regions; planned console versions were also indefinitely postponed. After a Taiwanese-exclusive retail release in 2020, it finally became available to purchase worldwide again via Red Candle's own online store in early 2021.

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