In partnership with developer LKA.it, independent games publisher Wired Productions has confirmed that the chilling, first-person psychological adventure game The Town of Light will release on June 6, 2017, in physical and digital formats. Featuring numerous improvements and new supporting content for its console debut, The Town of Light is headed to the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Distribution of the physical edition will be delivered in partnership with THQNordic.
A live action trailer, featuring the heart-rending track ‘I Will Find You’ from Icelandic singer-songwriter Sóley, has been released alongside the announcement to highlight the story-driven game’s reality-grounded premise, lending further insight into the fictional story of Renée. Set in the Volterra Psychiatric Asylum, a former mental treatment facility based in Tuscany, Italy, The Town of Light is based on extensive research and inspired by first-hand accounts of the asylum’s patients. The asylum was shut down in the late 1970s due to an Italian law that instructed all asylums to close completely and give patients back their civil rights.
Played through the fictional eyes of Renée, a 16-year-old girl who suffers from the symptoms of mental illness, players must search for answers to the many questions from her past while exploring and uncovering the place where she spent most of her youth. What happens next is a dark and emotional journey where the lines of interactive entertainment, storytelling, and reality frequently blur.
An enhanced edition of the original, this new release of The Town of Light will offer a host of new puzzles, new story-supporting content, reworked voiceover dialogue, additional interactive elements and a huge graphical overhaul. There will also be a UI overhaul that aims to deliver a more polished and immersive experience for the game’s console debut and an enhanced Windows PC release.
The Town of Light won the indieDB Editor’s Choice 2015 award for “Best Visuals” and Game Connection Paris 2014 award for “Best Narrative.”
Author: Graham Day
Graham is an Irish journalist and he loves video games. He remembers his first gaming experience at the tender age of seven where he played a horribly pixelated football game. Now he lives in the age of the blockbuster AAA titles and he’s loving every minute of it.