Close to the Sun launches tomorrow on Steam and GOG

Award-winning global publisher, Wired Productions and leading Italian game studio, Storm in a Teacup, today announced that first-person horror adventure, Close to the Sun, will be available to purchase and play on two of the world’s most popular PC digital distribution platforms, May 5th 2020.

Close to the Sun will be available on the Steam store from £11.99 / €14.90 / $14.90, with 25% savings for the first week of sale. Post launch, the price will be £15.99 / €19.99 / $19.99.  Players can also get hold of the game at the GOG store for the same discounted price, as well being able to pick up a copy of the game from all good Etailers.

For those looking for little more bang for the buck, a new Digital Deluxe version, which launches alongside the standard digital edition, and comes with $10-worth of additional content (soundtrack and digital art book), can be purchased for £19.99 / €24.99 and $24.99 respectively.

“We’re excited to finally bring Storm in a Teacup’s shocking first-person adventure to Steam and GOG,” said Leo Zullo, Managing Director at Wired Productions. “Close to the Sun contains all the ingredients that aficionados of horror games crave: an original setting with beautifully-rendered environments, atmosphere by the bucket-load, a strong narrative and moments that will make you jump out of your skin.”

Carlo Ivo Alimo Bianchi, CEO & Founder, Storm in a Teacup, added: “Close to the Sun is a special game for Storm in a Teacup; the Helios and its secrets have already captivated the interest of many players around the world, yet so many were waiting for it to get on Steam and GOG. Well, here it is! Everybody get on board, help Rose to find her sister, unveil the truth and survive the horrors that are hidden in the belly of the gigantic ship built by Nikola Tesla. We truly hope you’re going to like the trip!”

Grounded in an alternative 19th Century where famed inventor and futurist Nikola Tesla was able to fulfil his shocking potential, Close to the Sun – which uses the raw power of the Unreal® Engine 4 – sees players step onto the Helios – a colossal vessel built 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. Where is Ada and what happened? Grand halls stand empty. The stench of rotting flesh lingers in the air. Silence. A single word is painted across the entrance… QUARANTINE!

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!

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