Deputy premier backs Taiwan-made video games

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2019/02/24
By: Sophia Yeh and Elizabeth Hsu

Screenshot of the video game Devotion (還願)

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]

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