The Town Of Light Developer Discusses The Symbolism Behind Charlotte

By Mike Sousa on July 10, 2017, 11:16AM EDT

LKA, the developer behind the award-winning psychological adventure The Town of Light, has released a video where studio head and screenwriter Luca Dalcò at developer LKA discusses the symbolism behind Charlotte, one of the most intriguing characters in The Town of Light. Far from the traditional horror cliché that it appears, behind this weathered porcelain face lies not only deep significance for the game’s protagonist but a reflection of humanity itself.

The Town of Light is a first-person, story-driven adventure game set in the Volterra Psychiatric Asylum. The asylum was shut down in the late 1970s due to an Italian law that instructed all asylums to close completely and give back patients their civil rights.

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 her 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.

The Town of Light is available for PS4, Xbox One and PC. You can check out our review to find out more about the game.

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