Uncover the Secrets of the Volterra Psychiatric Asylum in the Enhanced Edition of this Solemn yet Striking Story of Mental Illness, Now Available on PlayStation®4, Xbox One and Windows PC
Watford, U.K. — June 6, 2017 — In partnership with developer LKA.it, independent games publisher Wired Productions is delighted to announce today that the chilling, first-person psychological adventure game The Town of Light is now available in physical and digital formats. Featuring countless enhancements along with new story-supporting content for its console debut, The Town of Light has arrived on the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, and Windows PC. Distribution of the physical edition will be delivered in partnership with THQNordic.
A brand new launch trailer highlighting the game’s solemn, yet mysterious narrative was released alongside today’s announcement, which can be viewed at: [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wg3ji0yw6hM]
Fans of the game can grab the exclusive The Town of Light Collector’s Edition, which includes never-before-seen behind the scenes footage in addition to a stunning 100-page artbook, from the Wired Productions Store.
“The aim of the project was to talk about mental illness,” said Luca Dalcò, Studio Head and Founder of LKA.it. “This is one of the single biggest issues affecting the day to day lives of people throughout Europe and the world. In telling these stories and today bringing the game to console, we do our part to help de-stigmatise mental illness and raise awareness for the struggle of those who suffer with it.”
“We’re incredibly excited to bring The Town of Light to consoles today,” said Leo Zullo, Managing Director at Wired Productions. “In addition to creating a flawless recreation of a real-world location, the game tells a mesmerizing story of the struggles of real people. The game’s grounding in reality is hugely immersive and the quality of the narrative is a testament to the incredible team at LKA.it.”
An enhanced edition of the original, this new release of The Town of Light offers a host of new puzzles, new story-supporting content, reworked voiceover dialogue, additional interactive elements and a huge graphical and UI overhaul that aims to deliver a more polished and immersive experience for its console debut and enhanced Windows PC release. The game also now features the heart-rending track ‘I Will Find You’ from Icelandic singer-songwriter Sóley.
Winner of the indieDB Editor’s Choice 2015 award for “Best Visuals” and Game Connection Paris 2014 award for “Best Narrative,” The Town of Light is a first-person, story-driven adventure game set in the Volterra Psychiatric Asylum. The asylum was shut down in the late 1970s due to an Italian law that instructed all asylums to close completely and give back patients 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 tend to blur.
Developed by LKA.it and co-published with Wired Productions, The Town of Light is now available worldwide in both digital and physical formats the PlayStation®4 system, Xbox One and Windows PC for SRP $19.99/€19.99/£15.99. Existing owners of the digital Windows PC version will receive an update and acquire this enhanced release free of charge. The Town of Light has been rated “M for Mature” by the ESRB.
For more information on The Town of Light, visit:
LKA.it is an independent game development studio based in Florence, Italy. LKA.it was founded in 2014 by the veteran artist Luca Dalcò, with a clear objective, to create strong story driven gaming experiences. The Town of Light was first launched on PC in early 2016 and was critically acclaimed and loved by a dedicated community of gamers, and fills the gap between gaming and reality, creating a compelling narrative experience based on real facts and events.
For more information visit http://www.lka.it.
About Wired Productions Ltd
Wired Productions is an established independent computer games publisher based in Watford, Hertfordshire, UK. Founded in 2008, Wired have produced over 40 titles for many global publishers and are part of the team responsible for the 1.5 million unit selling We Sing franchise. In 2013, Wired moved into console publishing on all major platforms. Notable launches to date include Let’s Fish! Hooked On, Tiny Troopers Joint Ops, Last Inua and Super Dungeon Bros. Victor Vran and The Town of Light are the latest titles to be signed for 2017.
Wired Productions are also a founding member of We Sing Productions, which is a collaboration between THQ Nordic, Wired Productions and Le Cortex, with the sole mission to establish a new range of We Sing products for all formats.
About THQ Nordic
Founded in 2011, THQ Nordic is a global video game publisher and developer. Based in Vienna, Austria and Karlstad, Sweden with subsidiaries in Germany and the USA, THQ Nordic brands include Darksiders, MX vs. ATV, Red Faction, Titan Quest and many more. THQ Nordic is meant to represent a core approach of doing much more than “owning” a highly competitive portfolio of IPs. It revolves around cherishing them, and aligning them with the very best development resources to expand upon them with the level of experience that communities and established fan bases expect and deserve.
The company’s internal development studios are Grimlore Games based in Munich, Germany; Rainbow Studios based in Phoenix, Arizona; Mirage Game Studios AB based in Karlstad, Sweden and Foxglove Studios AB based in Stockholm, Sweden.