What is The Town of Light about?
The Town of Light is a first-person psychological thriller set in the Volterra Psychiatric Asylum, shutted down in the late 900, by a law from 1978 together with all other Italian asylums.
The game aims to explore what's really happened inside those walls in the fictional eyes of Renèe's, an imaginary 16 years old girl that suffers from mental illness.
The adventure starts at present days, near the Asylum. Renèe's voice will guides the player, which will try to find her forgotten and blurred memories through her eyes, her fearsand her personal drama whilst exploring an environment full of realistic documents and locations as they were back in time as well as they are today.
The game shows how at the mercy you can be when you get into such an institution. And how destructive it can be to be abused by brutal and sadistic personnel. The game is also difficult to bear if you know that it is not a cruel fiction, but is based on an actual event. From my point of view, no other current game can take on the emotional impact of this story of 16-year-old Renée, a fictitious character.."The Town Of Light" also shows that games have long since ceased to want to entertain, that they are looking for new forms to tell personal and profound stories.