Delisted horror game Devotion on sale direct through Red Candle GamesDeveloper has launched online e-shop after retailers refused to sell title that included in-game art mocking president of ChinaJames BatchelorEditor-in-ChiefMonday 15th March 2021Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareDevotion is back on sale, two years after it was first removed from Steam.Taiwanese developer Red Candle Games announced via Twitter it has opened an eshop via its own website and will sell copies of Devotion directly to players.The studio will also directly sell previous release Detention and all future titles. These, and Devotion, will be free from DRM.Horror title Devotion was removed from Steam in 2019 after the game came under fire for mocking Xi Jinping, president of China. Related Jobs3D Artist – Mobile Studio – Midlands UK & Europe Big PlanetProducer Indie Game Studio France UK & Europe Big PlanetSenior C++ Unreal Programmer – PC and Console Studio – Austria South East Big PlanetDiscover more jobs in games An in-game poster reportedly included text that translates to “Xi Jinping Winnie the Pooh moron” — a reference to the use of the children’s character as a way of ridiculing the president. China banned Winnie The Pooh in 2017.Following Devotion’s removal from Steam, China reportedly revoked the business licence for the game’s publisher Indievent — something a Chinese journalist confirmed to GamesIndustry.biz was “definitely, 100% because of Devotion.”Last year, Red Candle announced the title would be released on GOG but the retailer later refused to list it “after receiving many messages from gamers.”Celebrating employer excellence in the video games industry8th July 2021Submit your company Sign up for The Publishing & Retail newsletter and get the best of GamesIndustry.biz in your inbox. Enter your email addressMore storiesSpecialEffect joins Best Places To Work Awards as charity partnerUS event deadline is coming upBy Christopher Dring 21 hours agoResident Evil: Village is the third biggest PS5 launch so far | UK Boxed ChartsBut physical sales down over previous Resident Evil gamesBy Christopher Dring 23 hours agoLatest comments Sign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now.
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