Detention


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 an unique and terrifying story.

In this 2D atmospheric 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.

  • 2D atmospheric horror with spine-chilling atmosphere.
  • Immersive gameplay and puzzle solving experience
  • Unique Taiwanese/Eastern cultural references.
  • Original sound tracks, fusing Electronic, Lo-Fi, and Rock with traditional Asian instruments.
  • Unique and appealing graphics.
  • Multiple language support. (Including English, Chinese and Japanese)
  • Mac, Windows and Linux support
Minimum Requirements
OS: Windows 7/8/10
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo 2.4, AMD Athlon(TM) X2 2.8 Ghz
Memory: 4 GB RAM
Graphics: Geforce 9600 GS, Radeon HD4000
DirectX: Version 9.0c
Storage: 3 GB available space
Sound Card: DirectX compatible
Recommended Specifications
OS: Windows 7/8/10
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad 2.7 Ghz, AMD Phenom(TM)II X4 3 Ghz
Memory: 8 GB RAM
Graphics: GeForce GTX 260, Radeon HD 5770
DirectX: Version 9.0c
Storage: 3 GB available space
Sound Card: DirectX compatible
Minimum Requirements
OS: OS X 10.9 (64-bit)
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo 2.4, AMD Athlon(TM) X2 2.8 Ghz
Memory: 4 GB RAM
Graphics: Geforce 9600 GS, Radeon HD4000
Storage: 3 GB available space
Sound Card: Integrated
Recommended Specifications
OS: OS X 10.10 (64-bit)
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad 2.7 Ghz, AMD Phenom(TM)II X4 3 Ghz
Memory: 8 GB RAM
Graphics: GeForce GTX 260, Radeon HD 5770
Storage: 3 GB available space
Sound Card: Integrated
Minimum Requirements
OS: Ubuntu 12.04
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo 2.4, AMD Athlon(TM) X2 2.8 Ghz
Memory: 4 GB RAM
Graphics: Geforce 9600 GS, Radeon HD4000
Storage: 3 GB available space
Recommended Specifications
OS: Ubuntu 14.04
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad 2.7 Ghz, AMD Phenom(TM)II X4 3 Ghz
Memory: 8 GB RAM
Graphics: GeForce GTX 260, Radeon HD 5770
Storage: 3 GB available space
  • Detention is more Silent Hill than the many Silent Hill clones on the market.

  • This game is a true little gem from Taiwan. Its unobtrusive horror atmosphere and unique storytelling will make you remember this game forever.

  • Detention is a marvel of sight, sound, gameplay and storytelling; a highly atmospheric horror adventure that manages to accomplish more in its short playtime than some games twice its length.

  • Detention is an astonishingly well-put together game that understands how brooding horror is more effective than mere jump-scares.

  • Detention isn't for everyone. It's not an easy snack to gobble up. It will haunt you for some time and creep into your dreams. I recommend the game for those who enjoy deep and troubled stories and want to experience them in some other manner than just keep walking and pressing X when prompted. I can't stress enough how mature the story and its dramaturgy is, considering these guys have never done any published games or storytelling before. Detention meets all the unwritten laws of Asian tragedies and I could easily picture it as a movie by the likes of Ang Lee, the world renowned Taiwanese director. That's the highest compliment I can imagine giving to this game.

  • Quotation forthcoming.

  • This Taiwanese indie title is so much more than just another horror game. It takes on ambitious themes in a rich point and click adventure.The creepy artwork and soundtrack will feel divine and beautiful once you reach the end of the game.

  • Detention is a great horror game, with a mature story and some interesting gameplay mechanics. It's a shame the experience loses some of its impact during the final part, but it is indeed a game we recommend to those looking for a survival horror.

  • Detention 返校 is a gorgeous representation of human nature. It has both horrors of mankind and the paranormal worlds. It grasps you by your ultimate weakness, your mind, and lets you escape this nightmare through the controlled character, Fang.

  • A psychological horror game with a great atmosphere, an impressive story and clever puzzle. Is a great adventure that especially enjoy it if you love oriental terror.

  • Detention preserves the historical memory of Taiwan, showing the bloody roots of a country oppressed by the martial law for over 38 years. It is a unique and precious survival horror that knows how to tell an important, crucial and painful story that belongs to us all.

  • Despite a disappointing final act, this chilling horror story set in 1960s Taiwan burrows its way into your skull and, brilliantly, makes you anticipate the worst around every corner.

  • Red Candle Games delivers horror as poignant as it is piercing, showcasing for the international game community the horrors of authoritarian communism. Although Detention has several points which can be improved, the whole is greater than the sum of its parts; players will walk away – or run, screaming – with a fresh, thoughtful gaming experience.

  • CD-Action

    I’m almost completely immune to horror games – they just don’t scare me. From time to time an exception from this rule happens and Detention is one of those exceptions. First half of the game expertly blends heavy, unsettling atmosphere with occasional jump scares and it’s a shame that the second half can’t keep up. If you enjoy being scared and don’t mind an excessively convoluted story with a moderately satisfying ending, give Detention a try. [03/2017, p.53]

  • A game unlike any horror film you've seen before.

  • An intelligent, thought-provoking, and extremely creepy adventure, that proves that survival horror can be more than just shooting zombies.

  • Detention is an especially engaging and well-made thriller, one that builds the sense of isolation and fear through its sombre design and oppressive themes it explores rather than relying on cheap scares.

  • Detention has something important to say, but using a game as a medium seems inappropriate in this instance. While the subject matter is definitely worth discussing and I'd personally love to see more of this in games moving forward, the way in which it's been executed here left me groaning by the end of the three hours. Predictable in terms of story and unimaginative in terms of game design, Detention doesn't work as a game.

Detention
$11.99 $5.11
Title: Detention
Genre: Adventure, Indie
Released: 12 January 2017
Developer: RedCandleGames
Publisher: RedCandleGames
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Simplified Chinese
Japanese
Korean
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