Delisted horror recreation Devotion on sale direct by Pink Candle Video games

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Developer has launched on-line e-shop after retailers refused to promote title that included in-game artwork mocking president of China

Devotion is again on sale, two years after it was first faraway from Steam.

Taiwanese developer Pink Candle Video games introduced by way of Twitter it has opened an eshop by way of its personal web site and can promote copies of Devotion on to gamers.

The studio may also immediately promote earlier launch Detention and all future titles. These, and Devotion, will probably be free from DRM.

Horror title Devotion was faraway from Steam in 2019 after the sport got here underneath fireplace for mocking Xi Jinping, president of China.

An in-game poster reportedly included textual content that interprets to “Xi Jinping Winnie the Pooh moron” — a reference to using the kids’s character as a method of ridiculing the president. China banned Winnie The Pooh in 2017.

Following Devotion’s elimination from Steam, China reportedly revoked the enterprise licence for the sport’s writer Indievent — one thing a Chinese language journalist confirmed to GamesIndustry.biz was “positively, 100% due to Devotion.”

Final yr, Pink Candle introduced the title could be launched on GOG however the retailer later refused to listing it “after receiving many messages from avid gamers.”

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