Red Candle Games, the builders of the good indie horror sport, Detention, have revealed their subsequent challenge.
Titled Devotion, this challenge is each fortunately harking back to Detention and a surprisingly bold departure from what got here earlier than. Batting for the acquainted is the sport’s use of an East Asian settting and foklore. This explicit title takes place in Taiwan someday in the course of the ’80s and tells the story of a deeply spiritual household that was burdened – even perhaps cursed – by their beliefs. You play a member of the family who should discover the household apartemnt and uncover somedark truths.
The massive change this time round is that Devotion performs out from a first-person perspective whereas Detention was a largely 2D minimalistic title. While the change in perspective could also be attributed to a rise in assets and expertise, you get the sensation that the builders are going for extra of an overtly horrifying Gone Home type of vibe with this title. The debut trailer alone exhibits some fairly disturbing photographs made all of the extra unnerving by the actual fact you need to face them head-on.
It actually does appear to be Red Candle Games is leaning heavier on the thought of visible scares with this title. Detention wasn’t necessairly missing in that division, however that sport’s horror was rooted extra in psycology. Some individuals have even gone as far as to say it was extra of a tradgedy than a bonafide horror sport. It seems like Devotion will envoke those self same themes of tradgedy, however there actually appears to be extra of an emphasis this time round on outright scaring the participant.
Of course, a few of that is speculative provided that we actually do not have a lot concrete info on this sport at the moment. We’re going to imagine that this title will not function the type of motion seen in first-person horror titles like Resident Evil 7 and can as a substitute be extra about fixing mysteries (puzzles) and advancing the story. That being stated, Detention threw some gameplay curveballs on the participant, so you possibly can’t actually rule something out.
Devotion is actually coming at a welcome time. Not solely is its February 19th launch date on PC far faraway from the October time interval that often presents us all of the horror video games we will get in a yr, however Red Candle Games is without doubt one of the few horror studios on the market who embody the ideas that the best horror sport designers of all-time have relied on.
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