Indie game publishers Wired Productions are pleased to announce that they’ve recently signed a worldwide publishing agreement with Italian developers LKA*it to bring a console-playable version of their award winning psychological adventure The Town of Light. The release is expected to arrive early-to-mid 2017 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, alongside an improved PC version, for both physical purchase and digital download.
The console re-release of The Town of Light will offer players a plethora of enhanced features and new contents, including new puzzles, additional story elements, reworked voice-over dialogue, more interactive elements, and, of course, a massive graphical and UI overhaul that will aim to deliver a polished and immersive experience.
“We followed the progress of The Town of Light since its first showcase in 2014, and we are really excited to work with Luca and his team to bring this very special experience to console,” says Leo Zullo, Managing Director at Wired Productions. “The merging of real events and places with a powerful and an often uncomfortable storyline makes for a compelling combination.”
The Town of Light, for those who’ve not heard of the game, is a 2014 award winning first-person, psychological story-driven game set in the Volterra Psychiatric Asylum – a former mental institution based in Tuscany, Italy. The asylum was was closed down towards the late 1970’s due to a de-institution law passed in Italy, which instructed all mental asylums to close immediately and give patients back their civil rights.
The creators of The Town of Light have explained that the game is based on extensive research and inspire by real events from that time. Players experience the story of fictional character 16-year-old Renée, a young girl who suffers from an unknown mental illness. Throughout, Renée searches for answers pertaining to her past, and explores the place where she spent most of her youth. What comes of this is a dark and emotional narrative, where the lines of interactive gaming, storytelling, and reality are frequently blurred. It is noted early that this game is not suitable for children and its intended audience are adults, something I can truly appreciate.
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