This horror game was taking off. Then gamers saw hidden Xi insults
In the horror game Devotion, a Taiwanese cult follower kills his daughter with venomous snakes. In real life, the game’s developers seem to have killed their instant hit in China with Winnie the Pooh. Released February 19 on PC games distribution platform Steam, Devotion received a positive rating from 95% of the more than 4,000 gamers who posted reviews in the first four days. At one point the indie title, from Taiwan-based studio Red Candle, was the most popular game on Chinese streaming network Bilibili, generating millions of views from live-streaming hosts walking through the game for audiences. Tick tock. #Devotion還願 will be released on February 19, at 5:00 Pacific time for US$16.99. O