The Town of Light, a psychological thriller, is hitting Steam later this month, but will also be headed to Xbox One later this year, confirmed by ID@Xbox. The indie horror title deals with themes of mental illness while maintaining some horror gameplay tropes.
“The Town of Light impressed us with the incredible research made to create such a realistic experience and strong narrative,” said Agostino Simonetta, of European ID@Xbox. A new trailer shows off the game on Xbox One.
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 the Italian government which instructed all asylums to close completely and give back patients their civil rights.
The game, based on extensive research and 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 back what’s happened to her and the player is the only one that can help.
The Town of Light hits Steam on February 26, 2016.