Set in a fictitious world in the 1960s Taiwan under martial law, Detention, the story-driven atmospheric horror incorporated East Asian elements rarely used in games. Taoism, Buddhism, Chinese mythology, the game draws on local Taiwanese cultural references to tell a unique and terrifying story.

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Detention is a unique 2D survival horror game heavily influenced by Taiwanese/East Asian culture (Taoism and Buddhism references) based on the 1960s Taiwan under martial law, providing the original art style and a spine-chilling atmosphere.

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My name is Vincent Yang, Co-Founder of Red Candle Game, an indie game developer based in Taiwan. We have recently released a playable Demo to our latest production, Detention.

Detention is a unique 2D survival horror game heavily influenced by Taiwanese/East Asian culture (Taoism and Buddhism references) based on the 1960s Taiwan under martial law, providing the original art style and a spine-chilling atmosphere.


Greenwood high school, located in a remote mountainous area, two students found themselves trapped and vulnerable. The place they once knew has changed in unsettling ways, haunted by evil creatures. To escape, they must explore the mysterious campus filled with ominous objects and puzzles. How will they survive in this ever threatening environment? Could they return to safety in one piece?

Set in a fictitious world in the 1960s Taiwan under martial law, Detention, the story-driven atmospheric horror incorporated East Asian elements rarely used in games. Taoism, Buddhism, Chinese mythology, the game draws on local Taiwanese cultural references to tell a unique and terrifying story.


  • 2D survival-horror with spine-chilling atmosphere.
  • Immersive gameplay and puzzle solving experience.
  • Unique Taiwanese/East Asian cultural references.
  • Original sound tracks, fusing Electronic, Lo-Fi, and Rock with traditional Asian instruments.
  • Unique and appealing graphics.
  • Mac, Windows and Linux support


In this 2D survival horror side-scroller, players navigate the main characters in a classic point and click fashion to explore a high school where evil encroaches. While hiding from the rampaging monsters, you are to find items to interact with in the otherworldly rooms. And as more mysteries unveiled, the dark past of a cursed school will finally surface.


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NervousLatte
NervousLatte

Did a Let's Play of this demo and I LOVED it! The atmosphere is amazing, the sounds are horrifying, the style is unique ...can't wait for the whole game!

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