Wired Productions and developer LKA.it have released a complimentary PS4/Xbox One demo for their first-person psychological adventure game, The Town of Light. In The Town of Light you play as a young woman who has come to walk through the Volterra Lunatic Asylum in Italy, and who comes across journal entries and overhears the thoughts and emotions of a former patient named Renée. I played through the entire game in the course of one evening and it is an absolutely gripping and tragically haunting story. As I said in my review of the game, "if you can get across some rather decent gameplay hurdles and actually sit down with say, 5 spare hours, to play the game, it is absolutely worth it."
Studio Head and Founder of LKA.it, Luca Dalco, said: "We've had an overwhelming response from players who've followed Renée's journey and how it made them compassionate to the psychological and physical effects people experienced whilst at the asylum prior to its closure. To reflect this, we wanted to provide more gamers the opportunity to play a portion of the game – for free – to understand more about mental health."
"Mental health is a current issue that should be raised to understand further, and we're pleased to do our part by offering a teaser of The Town of Light to raise awareness of the struggles of real people," said Leo Zullo, Managing Director of Wired Productions. "We hope gamers take the opportunity to get their hands on the demo, and then eagerly look to finish the journey that they started, in the full game."
The demo trailer is below.