Update 12/16/20 at 10:24 a.m.: GOG has published a tweet reversing its decision to list Devotion. It said, “Earlier today, it was announced that the game Devotion is coming to GOG. After receiving many messages from gamers, we have decided not to list the game in our store.”
Original 12/16/20 at 8:08 a.m.: First-person psychological horror game Devotion, which first launched for PC via Steam in February 2019, but was removed that same month due to a controversial reference to Chinese president Xi Jinping, will return via GOG on December 18 for $16.99 / €13.99, developer Red Candle Games announced. The content and the price of the re-release remains the same.
Here is an overview of the game, via Red Candle Games:
Devotion is a first-person atmospheric horror game set in 1980s Taiwan.
“Be careful what you pray for…”
The story centers around a seemingly ordinary family of three that lived in an old apartment complex. Explore the nostalgic house in the 80s where religion plays a significant role in their daily life. When one day the same house that once filled with joy and love had turned into a hell-like nightmare, and by venturing in the haunted and confined space, each puzzle leads you closer to the mysteries nested deep inside.
Devotion is Red Candle Games’ second title since the release of Detention. While team members each has their own creative perspectives, they all share the same emotions and feelings towards the land they called home. By utilizing the medium of gaming, they hope to tell a story that happens around the place we are all familiar with—home.
- First person 3D psychological horror game.
- Puzzle-solving adventurer with immersive playing experience.
- Realistic artstyle reconstructing the 1980s Taiwanese lifestyle.
- Atmospheric sound design inspired by Taiwanese folk culture (Taoist mantra / ritual music).
Watch a trailer below.