Relive the 1980s Taiwanese lifestyle through visuals and setting.
Devotion is an indie horror game made by RedCandleGames and published by Indievent & Winking Skywalker. 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 .
Release Date: 19 Feb, 2019
Publisher: Indievent, Winking Skywalker
Genre: Adventure, Indie, Horror
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OS: Win 7
OS: Win 10
- First-person atmospheric horror
- Relive the 1980s Taiwanese lifestyle through visuals and setting
- Story-driven exploration and intrigue
- Unique Taiwanese/East Asian reference (folk culture, elements of taoism/buddhism)
- Sound design applying the use of East Asian instruments and 80s Taiwanese music
Devotion is a first-person atmospheric horror game depicting the life of a family shadowed by religious belief. From the creators of the IndieCade Journey Award winner Detention, Red Candle Games brings you a story Inspired by East Asian folk culture. It's a very dark, serious and emotional game. It's not just a simple horror game with scares. Graphics are great, helping to create an immersive scary atmosphere. The game itself animates you to think about certain aspects of life. And it also puts the whole topic of religion into a questionable light. 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. As a horror game, it does have some cheap Jump Scare scenes during the early game, but fortunately, they put more efforts on trying to scare you with its heavy atmosphere later on. I whole heartily recommend this game for this looking for a good horror game. The only downside to the game, as like other reviews, is the length of the game. It's a short game that can be completed between 2-4 hours. But the way the game immerses you, it almost feels much longer, giving you a run for your money to all the pros to cons.