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September 20, 2023

Andreas Betsche

The Scourge | Tai Ương: Vietnamese Horror in the Heart of Saigon

September 20, 2023 | Andreas Betsche

The Scourge | Tai Ương, a spine-chilling Vietnamese horror adventure, has lurked in the shadows since its initial reveal. However, we’re excited to bring fresh updates about this ambitious game. While the full game’s release is still on the horizon, eager players can now delve into the eerie world of The Scourge | Tai Ương with a demo version available on Steam.

The image shows a screenshot from the Vietnamese horror game The Scourge.

Unveiling Vietnamese Horror: The Scourge | Tai Ương

Set amidst the backdrop of a time-worn Saigon apartment, The Scourge | Tai Ương beckons players to step into the shoes of Nhật Huy. As Nhật Huy succumbs to the enchanting voices emanating from mysterious objects, he is inexorably drawn back to his ancestral family home, where events turn sinister. Players will navigate through a meticulously crafted world, engaging with various interactive elements, evading menacing adversaries, deciphering intricate puzzles, and gradually unravelling the enigmatic narrative that shrouds the game.

Another scene from the Vietnamese horror game The Scourge, showing the protagonists hand holding a candle.

Key memories from Nhật Huy’s tumultuous life, intricately entwined with the secrets of his family’s past, materialise as perplexing puzzles. To solve them, players must painstakingly collect fragmented items, witnessing in awe as these fragments coalesce into vital artefacts essential for their progression.

In this enigmatic odyssey, Nhật Huy is tasked with piecing together these fragmented memories and exposing the hidden truth. The ultimate objective? To fulfil his self-imposed quests or to bask in the revelation of redemption.

The Scourge | Tai Ương Demo Version Available on Steam

Anticipated for a full release in 2023 or early 2024, The Scourge | Tai Ương promises an immersive Vietnamese horror experience. In the meantime, satisfy your curiosity by embarking on a spine-tingling journey into the heart of Saigon with the demo version, now available on Steam.


Andreas Betsche

Andreas Betsche founded Virtual SEA in early 2016 after researching Cambodian mobile games for his Master’s thesis. He has a background in Southeast Asia studies and has worked and lived in Cambodia, Malaysia, and Indonesia. Since he has been actively playing games since the early 90s, combing both worlds in Virtual SEA brought together both of his passions.

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