The Town of Light's Latest Video Recounts The Protagonist's Backstory

By Mike Sousa on April 4, 2017, 9:27AM EDT

To set the tone for the upcoming console debut of The Town of Light this spring, developer and publisher Wired Productions have shared an insider look at the protagonist of the chilling, historically-inspired and story-driven thriller The Town of Light. In the video titled 'Renée Unmasked', Studio Head at Luca Dalco recounts the backstory of Renee, a 16-year-old girl condemned to a life of suffering, as he touches on the character's creation, the game's themes of mental illness, and the studio's desire to bring a sensitive subject and a dark chapter of history to light using a medium in which these topics are rarely explored.

Set in the Volterra Psychiatric Asylum – a former mental treatment facility based in Tuscany, Italy – The Town of Light is based on extensive research and inspired by first-hand accounts of the asylum’s patients. Played through the fictional eyes of Renée, a 16-year-old girl who suffers from the symptoms of mental illness, players must search for answers to the many questions from Renée’s past while exploring and uncovering the place where she spent most of her youth. What happens next is a dark and emotional journey where the lines of interactive entertainment, storytelling, and reality frequently tend to blur.

Originally released for PC in early 2016, this new release of The Town of Light is an enhanced edition of the original. The enchanced version of Town of Light offers new puzzles, additional story elements, reworked voiceover dialogue, more interactive elements and a huge graphical and UI overhaul that aims to deliver a more polished and immersive experience.

The Town of Light releases on PS4, Xbox One and PC this Spring.

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