Ahead of its upcoming release, Storm in a Teacup’s newest endeavour, Close to the Sun, has received a brand new trailer showcased at gamescon. A story driven horror game that takes place at the turn of the 20th century, Close to the Sun casts us back to a mysterious ship complex created by Nikola Tesla. In this alternative version of history, his scientific breakthroughs have already had a major impact on the world.
You play as Rose, a young journalist looking for her sister. But as you approach this enormous and glorious complex for the first time, you quickly realize that something there has gone horribly, bloody wrong.
Carlo Ivo Alimo Bianchi, founder & Creative Director of Storm in a Teacup, said when the game was first announced: “This project is crucial for STC (…) After the first three games, we came back bigger and stronger than ever. We want to tell you stories, and this time we’re going to tell you about a man who dared to defy the Sun, between horror and survival. As always, we aim for a peculiar art style which is STC’s trademark. In building the ship, we’ve been inspired by art deco, art nouveau and steampunk, since visuals for us is as important as the experience itself. Our challenges vary throughout the game but are all built around the general themes of survival and progress towards a promised salvation. Expressed more simply, our challenges generally come down to: there are many ways to die, but only one way to escape.”
Close to The Sun will be released for PC at a date still to be confirmed, but if this trailer is anything to go by, we’ll be in for one hell of a gory voyage.
Kate has been gaming since she could control a mouse. In addition to having a penchant for indie games, Kate had a World of Warcraft account when she was far too young, and has a weakness for any game with ‘RPG’ in the description.