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The Town of Light Trailers, Screens, Info

The Town of Light Trailers, Screens, Info

The Town of Light Trailers, Screens, Info

The shadows of the past, drenched with fear, distress and tears, are waiting for you in this psychological horror adventure from indie developer


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The Town of Light is an upcoming first-person psychological experience from indie studio Its locations and characters are inspired by real events.

The goal of the game is to recreate the experiences, anguish and human drama of patients living in mental institutions up to the end of the last century: both the pain of mental disease and the horrors patients underwent within the walls of the institutions where they were being “treated.”

The story of The Town of Light takes place in one of the biggest asylums that ever existed in Italy, located in the city of Volterra. The asylum once counted more than 5,000 internees. It’s an asylum with a controversial but little-known history.

Developer is faithfully recreating a notorious area of this asylum — which includes two pavilions called Charcot and Ferri — by carrying out “authorized” inspections of the abandoned site and by gathering the testimony of former patients, doctors and nurses.

The horror component is strong in The Town of Light, but there will be no zombies, Nazi conspiracies or suddenly-appearing monsters. Instead, the horror will come from the mingling of the pure and harsh reality of the history of mental suffering and mental distress. The game’s real monster is mental illness. has been working on the game for almost a year. The plan is to release a first demo for Windows, Mac and Linux, compatible with Oculus Rift, before the end of the year.

An Indiegogo campaign is in progress until May 12, 2014. If The Town of Light appeals to you, please consider supporting it.

Karla Munger

Karla Munger

I've been with JA in one capacity or other since 2003. I'm currently website administrator. I'm also a digital artist (my avatar is one of my creations). I write reviews and articles, create graphics and basically help tend the site. It's work I enjoy very much. I love playing games of all kinds, but adventure and RPGs are my favorites (particularly scary/dark/unsettling ones). At the top of my list are The Cat Lady, The Longest Journey, Dreamfall, Still Life (first one only), Scratches and Culpa Innata. I'm a dyed-in-the-wool recluse and prefer the company of animals, hardware and ghosts to human beings (no offense). And no bio would be complete without my saying that I do NOT care for phones of ANY sort. Further, I think Dell computers are garbage and that Microsoft has become megalomaniacal. "I put my heart and soul into my work, and have lost my mind in the process." - Vincent Van Gogh "I need solitude for my writing; not like a hermit - that wouldn't be enough - but like a dead man." - Franz Kafka "I've been to hell and back, my boy." - Susan Ashworth, The Cat Lady

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