The Town of Light

Play through the eyes of Renée, a 16-year-old girl who suffers from the symptoms of mental illness, as she searches for answers to the many questions of her past, exploring the place where she spent her youth.

The Town of Light

The Town of Light

Play through the eyes of Renée, a 16-year-old girl who suffers from the symptoms of mental illness. She is searching for answers to the many questions from her past, whilst exploring the place where she spent most of her youth. Guide Renée through a dark and emotional journey where the lines between entertainment, storytelling and reality blur.

Inspired by true events

The Town of Light finds its setting at the Volterra Psychiatric Asylum, Tuscany, Italy. In operation for close to a century the asylum closed in the late 1970’s following a law passed by the Italian government, ordering closure of such facilities and returning patients their human rights. The site remains to this day, with both the building and the ordeals of the patients held there having been painstakingly reconstructed, to tell their stories.

See the world through the eyes of Renée

A 16-year old girl suffering from mental health issues. Inspired by true accounts of the Volterra asylum, discover the secrets of her past, find what was once lost and uncover the truth of the Town of Light.

Your choices will influence Renée and the story that unfolds.

You will guide Renée through her discoveries helping her to come to terms with truths and rationalizing her most confused thoughts.

The Town of Light Ratings & Reviews

  • 25%
    Critics Recommend
  • 63
    Top Critic Average
  • Weak
    OpenCritic Rating
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by Richard Cobbett
An impactful exploration of mental health issues that presents a very different kind of horror.
PC Gamer
by Edwin Evans-Thirlwell
65 / 100
Uneven, bleak and unflinching. You won't enjoy it, but it's one of a kind.
by Blake Hester
4 / 10
The Town of Light examines mental illnesses and the hospitals meant to treat them in the early 1900s, but ultimately fails to stick the landing.
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The Town of Light System Requirements



OSWindows 7
OSWindows 10
ProcessorIntel Core i3 or equivalent AMD
ProcessorIntel Core i5 or equivalent AMD
Memory4 GB RAM
Memory8 GB RAM
Storage8 GB
Storage8 GB
Direct XVersion 11
Direct XVersion 11
GraphicsNVIDIA GeForce GTX 460, AMD Radeon HD 6770 with at least 1 GB VRAM
GraphicsNVIDIA GeForce GTX 560, AMD Radeon HD 7790
OtherSupported Controllers: Xbox 360 or Xbox One compatible
Languages Supported
  • Audio: English, Italian, German, Japanese
  • Text: English, French, Italian, German, Greek, Portuguese - Brazil, Ukrainian, Spanish - Spain, Chinese - Simplified, Chinese - Traditional, Japanese
© 2021 Wired Productions. Photography credit Alexandra Furssedonn Howard. 2021 Developed by Published by Wired Productions