Explore a barbaric Italian psychiatric asylum in The Town of Light, a psychological horror game without the supernatural. Now available on consoles and PC.
The Town of Light has been released on Xbox One and PS4, and the enhancements in the console versions of the game have been carried over to the PC version as a free update. The game is available both digitally and at retail, the latter made possible by THQ Nordic. The release is accompanied by a new launch trailer, featuring both live action footage and actual gameplay.
While psychiatric asylums have been a mainstay of horror tales across media, The Town of Light takes a look at a real place, and is supposedly based on a true story. The place in question, Volterra Psychiatric Asylum was shut down in 1978 for ‘cruel practices’, which included gratuitous use of electroshock therapy and chaining patients to their beds in straitjackets. The game itself explores the experiences of one Renée, a 16 year old girl put in the asylum in 1938. Your choices in the story will affect which story path you go down.
Developer LKA has detailed the enhancements for the PC version of the game, which will be available for free to those who already own the game. Among the enhancements are reworked graphics, new content, controller vibration, new UI, Nvidia Ansel support and lots more stuff, including fixed.
Publisher Wired Productions has also revealed a Collector’s Edition of the game, which you can buy from the shop here. The Collector’s Edition is available for all three platforms, and is priced at $33 / £25 / €30.