Launched in February 2019 to common reward, Taiwanese horror Devotion solely spent a matter of days on Steam earlier than it was eliminated attributable to a controversial depiction of Chinese language president Xi Jinping. Since then it is had a brilliant restricted bodily launch unavailable exterior Taiwan, and GOG nearly launched it final yr however then did not, attributable to receiving “many messages from avid gamers.”
The excellent news is that the sport is now obtainable digitally, direct from studio Crimson Candle Video games. Devotion is on the market for $17 for each Home windows and Mac, or you may add the soundtrack for a complete of $20.68. The studio’s earlier horror Detention can be obtainable on the location, and it is all DRM-free.
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The positioning presently appears a bit glitchy for these exterior of the US—I am based mostly in Australia and am getting a 404 error when clicking by way of to buy, however some customers on Resetera have been capable of buy the sport.
If you have not adopted the story, Devotion was review-bombed by Chinese language gamers shortly after launch attributable to an unfavourable reference to China’s president. Xi Jinping is commonly in contrast mockingly to Winnie the Pooh, and the sport featured a picture of that character with the phrase ‘moron’ in a fashion that many thought of a reasonably unambiguous slight. Not lengthy after the sport disappeared, Crimson Candle’s Chinese language writer had its enterprise license revoked.
It is good to see the sport obtainable: hopefully it’s going to stick round.