Publisher Wired Productions have unveiled their plans to bring a deluxe edition of LKA’s The Town of Light to Switch this Spring. The game will be available digitally and at retail.
The Town of Light is an evocative and historically inspired exploration of mental health and its treatment in the mid-20th century. Players go experience the fictional story of Renée, a 16-year-old girl who suffers from symptoms of mental illness. As they roam around the Volterra hospital, players must find answers to the many questions of her past where she spent most of her youth.
The Deluxe Edition will include a collection of documentary content, allowing inquisitive players to learn about the hospital at Volterra and the lives of its patients.
“We’ve been overwhelmed by the support The Town of Light has received around the world,” said Leo Zullo, Managing Director, Wired Productions, “we are delighted to continue our journey with LKA and to bring The Town of Light, a game which has provoked valuable discussion around its subject matter, to an even greater audience.”
“We created The Town of Light to talk about mental health,” said Luca Dalcò, Studio Head at LKA, “bringing the game once again to an all new format allows us to continue that mission. Our relationship with Wired continues to go from strength to strength.”
Last September, Wired Productions and LKA embarked on the ‘You Are Not Alone’ campaign, with the aim of raising awareness of mental health both inside the games industry and with its players to raise $10,000 for Take This, Inc, a non-profit charity who help to provide basic mental health care for those who can’t afford it.
I actually played through it last year and came out impressed. It was very interesting and creepy at the same time. Well worth a playthrough.