Close to the Sun is a new game inspired by Bioshock, new beautiful screenshots released

Wired Productions has released some new screenshots for its upcoming indie title, Close to the Sun, showcasing its Unreal Engine 4-powered visuals. Close to the Sun is another game that will be releasing exclusively on the Epic Games Store and targets a 2019 release.

Close to the Sun is described as an atmospheric horror adventure game developed by leading independent Italian studio Storm in a Teacup. Storm in a Teacup switched from using Unity as a development engine to Unreal Engine 4 with Close to the Sun. According to the team, the change in-engine led to huge increases in fidelity and quality within the game, delivering a breath-taking experience for players.

Leo Zullo, Managing Director at Wired Productions, said about the game releasing exclusively on the Epic Games Store:

“It’s great news for independent developers and publishers that Epic has opened up these incredible opportunities for its partners. Success in this industry is hard to come by and the industry relies on each other to drive progress. Great games need great developers, who need great tech, who need great publishers, who need great distribution opportunities.”

Carlo Ivo Alimo Bianchi, CEO & Founder, Storm in a Teacup, added:

“Our relationship with Epic and the decision to use Unreal Engine have provided fantastic opportunities for our studio, enabling a greater creative freedom and the ability to double-down on quality for our games. To launch on the Epic Games store feels like the perfect next step and we are delighted that our partnerships with both Wired Productions and Epic Games will help propel Close to the Sun to achieve our ambitions.”


Close to the Sun Trailer | Coming Soon