Taiwan in the ’80s, here we come!
For those unaware, Detention was the first release from Taiwan-based developer Red Candle Games. It was a terrifying and extremely atmospheric point and click adventure set in 1960s Taiwan, during a time period known as the “White Terror.”
Now, for the newly announced Devotion, it would seem Red Candle Games is sticking to what they know best; their own native country, psychological horror, and atmospheric storytelling. Once again returning to the setting of Taiwan, Devotion will have you puzzle solving and immersing yourself in an ’80s Taiwanese lifestyle, all presented from a first-person perspective and in a realistic 3D art style.
“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.”
As of this writing, no platforms or release date have been announced. Personally, despite the teaser trailer not showing much, I’m very interested in how the studio approaches this game. Specifically in how they might adapt what they’ve already done with Detention, but now in a first-person 3D space, enhancing the new art direction.