First Person Horror Close To The Sun Promises Scares At Gamescom 2018

Storm in a Teacup’s Close To The Sun has been on the watch-list of survival horror fanatics since being teased to us at a previous Gamescom, and it looks like the final version will be on the floor for the media at Gamescom 2018. 

Described as a “first-person horror adventure where survival is the order of the day,” the game promising tense problem-solving puzzles and “nerve-inducing exploration.” 

You’ll be playing as protagonist Rose as she finds herself on a mysterious ship created by Nikola Tesla, designed to bring the greatest minds of the late 1890s together and pick them off one by one. 

In the style of a true survival horror, the game’s mechanics are set to be more running and hiding than shooting and combat, and with an Art Deco art style, the game promises to deliver something a little more unique. 

Carlo Ivo Alimo Bianchi, Founder and Creative Director at Storm in a Teacup stated: “We love the horror genre, but with Close to the Sun, we wanted to do something different to your standard horror cliché of a haunted house. 

“I’ve also personally always been interested in Nikola Tesla, and while most people are aware of his scientific discoveries and work with electricity, we all thought his story would provide the perfect basis for a mind-bending mystery.  

“Scientists and intellectuals of his day were expanding the realms of human knowledge at a pace, so the idea of giving them all an environment without limits, without restraints of any kind, is an engaging one. But what happens when people out to create the perfect world discover their creation is not so perfect after all?” 

The game’s due to release on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC early 2019, though an exact date has yet to be confirmed.

Check out the trailer below!

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