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This page will serve as a basic how to play guide for Detention. While there is very little information available at this time, we urge you to check back often, as new information is being added all the time! Feel free to edit this guide with any tips, tricks, and suggestions.

Basic gameplay[]

Detention is a side-scrolling point-and-click horror game with a mixture of ambient fear and jumpscares. You play by moving using the left mouse button to direct your character around the screen, observing and interacting with objects. Progression is done through a series of puzzles and story-focused cutscenes. Occasionally you will encounter enemies that will need to be passed, usually involving holding your breath with the right mouse button.


Key Effect
Left mouse button Move/Interact/Advanced cutscene
Right mouse button Toggle hold breath
Esc Menu (does not pause)

Tips and tricks[]

  • You can hold your breath for 15 seconds, after which your character will be forced to start breathing again. Time the start of your hold wisely.
  • Keep an eye out for question marks in the environment, as these usually represent items that are necessary for progression.

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