The Town of Light

First-person adventure game in the form of a psychological thriller and the debut of an independent Italian studio Lka.it. The game's plot is set in an mental institution located in the Italian town of Volterra. Creators of The Town of Light decided to depict in their game the history of an actually existing place, focusing on dramas of its residents, treated by facility staff like animals. In the game we play the part of a 16-year-old girl named Renee who comes to the asylum in hope of recovering her lost memories. Her task is complicated by the fact that she suffers from schizophrenia, and during exploration she is constantly accompanied by her various fears and other symptoms of her condition. During the game we explore subsequent, carefully reproduced rooms of the asylum, slowly discovering all of its dark secrets. Depending on our actions, story can develop in a nonlinear way.

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PC / Windows
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The Town of Light

The Town of Light | PC

The Town of Light release date for PC:

game language:
English

26 February 2016 | Worldwide

26 February 2016 | Europe

26 February 2016 | USA

Game mode: single player
Expectations: 6.3 / 10 calculated out of 14 players' votes.  

Microsoft XBOX ONE
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The Town of Light

The Town of Light | XBOX ONE

The Town of Light release date for XBOX ONE:

game language:
English

06 June 2017 | Worldwide

06 June 2017 | Europe PAL

06 June 2017 | USA NTSC

Game mode: single player
Expectations: 10 / 10 calculated out of 1 players' votes.  

Sony PlayStation 4
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The Town of Light

The Town of Light | PS4

The Town of Light release date for PS4:

game language:
English

06 June 2017 | Worldwide

06 June 2017 | Europe PAL

06 June 2017 | USA NTSC

Game mode: single player

The Town of Light for PC / Windows is a psychological thriller implemented in the form of a first-person exploration game, in which the developers decided to tell the dark story of an actually existing place. The game is the debut work of a small, independent studio Lka.it from Italy.

Gameplay

The game begins in modern times, and the action takes place in an abandoned asylum in the Italian town of Volterra. This institution has existed since the nineteenth century and was one of the most famous of its kind in the Italian Peninsula (the number of its patients reached several thousand people), but it was closed in 1978 along with numerous other facilities in Italy, when the law changed. Creators of The Town of Light for PC / Windows decided to present the history of this place, with particular emphasis on the dramatic experiences of its residents, for years treated by facility staff like animals.

For this purpose, the developer recreated the asylum in Volterra (both its interior and exterior) with great care, and gathered a rich research material about it, including accounts of people connected with the history of the facility. Player learns about the abandoned resort and its past following the steps of 16-year-old Renee – a fictional character who comes to Volterra in search of her lost memories. The girl suffers from schizophrenia, so the adventure is interfered with symptoms resulting from her condition, as well as with her fears and other emotions. While wandering through the asylum, we are guided by the voice of the heroine; which does not mean that the game is linear – the story has an open structure and can develop in different ways.

Technology

The Town of Light for PC / Windows is powered by the Unity Engine and has a very nice artwork in which most impressive is the detailed, carefully mapped playground. It is also worth mentioning that the game was adapted to support the Oculus Rift virtual reality goggles.

System requirements

Recommended: Intel Core i5-4690 3.5 GHz, 8 GB RAM, graphic card 1 GB GeForce GTX 560/Radeon HD 7790 or better, 10 GB HDD, Windows 7/8/10 64-bit
Minimum: Intel Core i3-530 2.93 GHz, 4 GB RAM, graphic card 1 GB GeForce GTX 460/Radeon HD 6770 or better, 10 GB HDD, Windows 7/8/10 64-bit

The Town of Light trailer - Accolades

The Town of Light trailer - Accolades | 2:03

Zwiastun podsumowujący wyróżnienia zebrane przez psychologiczny horror The Town of Light. Gra wkrótce ukaże się też na PS4 i XOne.