LKA.it, an independent developer based in Florence, Italy, is announcing today that their first game, The Town of Light, will be released on Xbox One, the all in one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, during calendar year 2016.

The Town of Light is a first-person psychological thriller set in the Volterra Psychiatric Asylum. The asylum was shut down in the late 1970’s by a law from the Italian government which instructed all asylums to close completely and give back patients their civil rights.

The game, based on extensive research and real facts, will be played through the fictional eyes of Renée, an imaginary 16-year-old girl that suffers from the symptoms of mental illness.

She is looking to find back what’s happened to her and the player is the only one that can help (you can check Renee’s personal diary here).

“We are really excited to start working with Microsoft in bringing Renee’s story to the Xbox audience. Thanks to the amazing support [email protected] is giving to us since we enrolled in the program we already working to deliver the best possible experience” said Luca Dalco, creative director of LKA.

“The Town of Light impressed us with the incredible research made to create such a realistic experience and strong narrative. We are really looking forward to bring the game on our platform and extend the offer [email protected] have available this year” added Agostino Simonetta, [email protected] regional lead – EMEA.