The Town of Light

Discover the Truth

Play through the fictional eyes of Renée, a 16-year-old girl who suffers from the symptoms of mental illness. She is searching for answers to the many questions from her past, whilst exploring the place where she spent most of her youth. What happens next is a dark and emotional journey where the lines between entertainment, storytelling and reality become very blurred indeed.

The game, based on extensive research and inspired by real facts, is a first-person psychological story driven adventure game set in the Volterra Psychiatric Asylum. Based in Tuscany, Italy, the asylum was shut down in the late 1970's by a law from the Italian government which instructed all asylums to close completely and give back patients their civil rights.

Explore the asylum as it stands to this day and uncover the good and the bad that humankind has to offer.


  • Experience the world through the eyes of Renée, a 16 year old girl suffering with mental illness as she tries to reconstruct her past.

  • Explore the ruins of the Volterra Psychiatric Asylum and travel back in time to glimpse the lives of those it held, painstakingly reconstructed from historical records.

  • Forge Renée’s path, steer her emotions and rationalize the truth to reveal a unique non-linear storyline.

  • New enhanced version of The Town of Light including new music, story elements, user interface and more.

  • Uncover the pages of Renée’s Diary within the game world as you piece together her story.

  • Original soundtrack composed for The Town of Light.

  • The Town of Light is based on the horrors of the real world and the difficulties of mental illness. Rich and immersive 3D Graphics.

Press Quotes

“Sometimes the terror isn’t in the fictions our minds create, but in the cruel realities of the real world we live in.” Cinemablend

“LKA.it has crafted a modern masterpiece examining real-world horrors.“ Haogamers

“There's every chance The Town of Light could end up getting under your skin.” EDGE

“A shining example of how a psychological thriller game should be” Invision Community

“Well narrated and emotionally engaging” Game Reactor

"One of a Kind", "I want you to play it" PC Gamer

“An impactful exploration of mental health that presents a very different kind of horror.” Eurogamer Recommended


"An impactful exploration of mental health that presents a very different kind of horror" 

- Richard Cobbett, Eurogamer.net

"Joins the ranks of rarities that continue to disturb long after the end-credits roll" 

- Nick Cowen, Ars Technica

"By the time The Town of Light reached its conclusion, I was too stunned to even be in tears." 

Ted Hentschke, Dread Central

Awards & Recognition

  • "Best Artistic Achievement" Premio Dragod Oro Awards 2017
  • "Game Of The Year finalist" TIGA 2017 Awards
  • "Recommended" Eurogamer.net
  • "Finalist Gamer's Voice Award" SXSW
  • "Selection Indie Arcade 2016" Smithsonian American Art Museum
  • "Editor Choice" IndieDB
  • "Game of the week" Famitsu
  • "Excellence in Story and Storytelling" Game Connection Europe Development Awards 2014
  • "Excellence in Story and Storytelling" Game Connection - European Games Booster


 PEGI 18 rating

Languages (Text)

English | French | German | Italian | Spanish | Portuguese | Polish | Japanese

Languages (Audio)

English| German | Italian | Japanese