Coming from LKA.it, an independent developer based in Florence, Italy, The Town of Light, is currently available on Steam at the promotional price of $16.90 which will also include the soundtrack, a digital artbook and the full digital diary of Renee, the game’s protagonist.
This is the developer’s first game and it’s certainly made an impression. The title was the winner of the indie DB editor’s choice 2015 for “best visual” and finalist at Game Connection Paris 2014 for best narrative.
The Town of Light is a first-person psychological thriller set in the Volterra Psychiatric Asylum. 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.
The asylum used for the game was one of the biggest asylum in Europe and over 7000 square meters of the real Volterra Asylum carefully recreated. Created with the Unity game engine, rich bibliography about the history of mental institutions based on extensive research
The game, based on extensive research and inspired to real facts, will be played through the fictional eyes of Renée, an imaginary 16-year-old girl that suffers from the symptoms of mental illness. She is looking to find what’s happened to her in the past, exploring the place where she spent most of her youth. For added atmosphere, the diary can be found online.
“We are really proud to bring The Town of Light to the public. It has been a long journey but we are really proud on what we have achieved. We are really committed to continue support the game post launch, while starting the work on the Xbox version of the game.” said Luca Dalco, creative director.
LKA.it are promising nonlinear gameplay experience will allow different evolution of the main story.