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22K reviews
Content rating
Mature 17+
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About this game

[ About Detention ]
Detention is an unique atmospheric horror game heavily influenced by Taiwanese/East Asian culture (Taoism and Buddhism references) based on the 1960s Taiwan under martial law.

With simple point and click mechanism, the player control characters who venture into the school beset by hostile supernatural events to uncover stories behind the haunted place.

Incorporated religious elements based in Taiwanese/Chinese culture and mythology, the game provided players with unique graphics and gaming experience.

* Detention is the IndieCade 2017 award-winning title developed by Red Candle Games.

[ Features ]
- Story-driven atmospheric horror game.
- Unique Taiwanese/East Asian cultural references.
- Original soundtrack fusing Electronic, Lo-Fi, and Rock with traditional Asian instruments.
- Appealing graphics and sound inspired by Taiwanese literature, film and music in the 1960s-70s.
- Single player 2D side-scroller with point and click mechanism.
- Multiple language support. (including English, Chinese, Japanese and Korean)

[ Press Review ]
"A heavy dollop of Silent Hill, it’s a horror game unlike anything else I’ve played."
- Adam Smith, Rock, Paper, Shotgun

"Every facet of Detention moves in one harmonious lockstep towards an unavoidable tragedy, drowning out the world around you."
- Destiny Maddox, Rely On Horror

"The art direction, atmosphere, and audio design are all very well done. It has a polish you don’t often see in adventures by small teams."
- Andy Kelly, PC Gamer

[ More about the Developer ]
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Updated on
Mar 30, 2022

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Ratings and reviews

20.9K reviews
Andrew Ryan
July 8, 2021
Originally played this on Steam. I was a bit curious to see how the game holds up on mobile and it fares well. The controls aren't confusing and it runs great. No hiccups. I fell in love with the story/lore and the time period and setting of the game is.. Something (don't want to give anything away). It's a definite must-play for folks who enjoy mystic horror and Silent Hill-esque puzzle solving. The full game is extremely affordable ($4.99). Play the game before watching the Netflix adaptation.
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Alexander P
August 4, 2020
It starts off good. Scary, and decent albeit easy puzzles. My other gripes in the beginning are it's easy to avoid enemies, there aren't enough of them, and the lack of enemy variety. After a certain point, the game just becomes an interactive movie with a few mostly weak puzzles thrown in. If you aren't into the story at this point, it's tedious. The story is, however, creatively and artistically expressed in many details. It's a good game if you enjoy stories over gameplay.
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September 19, 2022
What can I say? Amazing game! I don't usually play these style games, since I find games with puzzles to be monotonous, but this was a genuinely enjoyable experience. The puzzles were tough but fair, and didn't feel too repetitive. The story line is amazing. I can't say much about it without giving spoilers, but progressing through the game and unfolding the story was fun. I loved the art, and the whole creepy atmosphere of the school was well executed! If you can, I recommend buying!
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