By: Sophia Yeh and Elizabeth Hsu
Taipei, Feb. 24 (CNA) Deputy Premier Chen Chi-mai (陳其邁) gave his support for made-in-Taiwan video games and creative freedom after Chinese netizens launched a boycott against a game with an embedded image they said mocked Chinese President Xi Jinping (習近平).
In a Facebook post Saturday, Chen praised the video game, Devotion (還願), as a work of a group of young Taiwanese who created a “unique Taiwan-style horror” game with Taiwanese elements combining traditional customs and aspects of daily life.
“Only in countries with democracy and freedom can creation be free from restrictions,” said Chen.
Devotion, a horror riddle-solving game created and developed by Taiwanese game developer Red Candle Games for global digital distribution platform Steam, faced a boycott by users in China just days after its release on Feb. 19. [FULL STORY]