Show Your "Devotion" to This Psychological Horror Game's Debut Trailer

Devotion tackles the themes of East Asian folklore and religious devoutness.

By L.B. Lubomski

Taiwanese developers Red Candle Games has just released the first official trailer for its upcoming first-person psycological horror game Devotion. This unique horror game will delve into East Asian folklore and religion while providing a genuinely terrifying experience inspired by the likes of Resident Evil 7 and Outlast. Red Candle's previous game, Detention, was a 2D minimalistic experience that dealt a bit more with loss, misfortune, and depression as opposed to the new game's obvious in-your-face scares.

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…”

History

'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.

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”.

Devotion is set for release digitally on Steam next month on February 19th. Do you have what it takes to explore the apartment complex and release your family members from the curse of their devotion?

About the Author

L.B. Lubomski

Lawrence "L.B." Lubomski is an avid horror movie fan, gamer, musician, historian, and aspiring author. Born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, L.B. was exposed to the works of local filmmaker and godfather of zombie cinema George A. Romero early on. He has since developed a particular fondness for Italian zombie/cannibal and slasher films. This passion for horror extends into other media, from survival horror video games such as Resident Evil to horror-inspired musical artists. In his spare time, L.B. pursues many interests including building his collection of vinyl records, action figures, and vintage video games as well as drumming in various local bands.

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