Based in Angoulême, France
April 25th, 2019 (PC), October 24th, 2019 (PS4 and Nintendo Switch)
Developed by French studio Hibernian Workshop and published by The Arcade Crew, Dark Devotion features a rich, detailed and immersive narrative that unfolds a sombre tale of your religion’s undeniable calling where every encounter is a challenge of suffering, piety and conviction – but most importantly, it’s a fight to the death. Spanning across four unique worlds, each with their own variety of environments bursting with detail, players will choose from dozens of weapons and learn from them the secret of the Temple as they fight superbly crafted bosses with one mission: to destroy your soul and damn you forever. Dark Devotion features several distinctive gameplay mechanics for greatly expanded replayability – the prayers, blessings and curses system allows for flexibility and a variety of approaches to each foe, while its myriad of weaponry allow for combining skillsets to alter your approach with each play through.
Started in late 2015, Dark Devotion took 3 and a half year before its release. It has been made by self taught developers and became much bigger than it was expected. It succeed a steam greenlight then a kickstarter campaign before being published by The Arcade Crew.
- Dynamic and heavy combat
- Dozens of weapons, armor, and items for various fighting styles
- Intricate system of blessings, curses, and illnesses
- White-knuckle boss battles
- Rich, complex storyline
- Dark levels and brooding environments
Dark Devotion - Gameplay Overview YouTube
Dark Devotion - Boss Trailer YouTube
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Awards & Recognition
- "Nomination for Bitsummit vermilion gate award." Dark Devotion, 2018
- "Nomination for Bitsummit visual excellence award." Dark Devotion, 2018
- "Dark Devotion is an impressive indie that does an astonishingly great deal more to iterate on the Soulslike formula than its bigger budget counterparts."
- Phillip Tinner, Screen Rant
- "Dark Devotion is a great soulslike with deep, involving gameplay and beautifully constructed artwork"
- William Worrall, TechRaptor
- "Dark Devotion is a challenging but satisfying adventure into darkness"
- Rich Edmonds, Windows Central
- "“Deliciously satisfying victories”"
- Sara Boardman, entertainment-focus
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Dark Devotion - Kickstarter campaign
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About Hibernian Workshop
Hibernian Workshop is a french indie games studio that focuses on delivering high quality gameplay oriented games with beautiful pixel art.
More information on Hibernian Workshop, our logo & relevant media are available here.
Dark Devotion Credits
Design & Development
Arthur Dos Santos
Sound Design, Musics & Writing
Concept Artist, Freelancer