Wired Productions and Storm in a Teacup have announced that the Nikola Tesla-inspired first-person horror game, Close to the Sun, is available now on the Epic Games Store. The game is currently priced at £24.99 in the UK, €29.99 in most European countries and $29.99 in North America.
Grounded in an alternative 19th Century where famed inventor and futurist Nikola Tesla was able to fulfil his potential and change the world forever, Close to the Sun sees players step onto the Helios, a colossal vessel for scientific research, steeped in horror and mystery. As the heroine, Rose, players find themselves walking the massive area looking for their lost sister on the majestic yet mysterious ship created by Tesla.
Furthering the game’s experience is an exclusive single from pioneering Australian folktronica act, Porcelain Pill, that players can listen to right now on YouTube or Spotify. Composed by Porcelain Pill founder Adam Scott-McGuinness, the Close to the Sun single was created for the atmospheric horror game of the same name, exploring the title’s dark themes and warnings through stunning vocals and mesmerising instrumentals.
Leo Zullo, Managing Director at Wired Productions, said:
“We couldn’t be more thrilled to have Close to the Sun out on the Epic Games store for fans to experience. From the beginning, this was a true passion project for all involved, which grew into an amazing journey that is ending in a stellar and memorable release which we can not wait for players to get their hands on.”
Carlo Ivo Alimo Bianchi, CEO & Founder, Storm in a Teacup, added:
“Nikola Tesla once said “Our virtues and our failings are inseparable.” Everything we have learnt so far has carried us here, we have poured all of our knowledge and passion into Close to the Sun and are truly excited to see players finally experience the incredible world our team has created.”