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Close to the Sun launches tomorrow on Steam and GOG

The press kit can be found here http://bit.ly/CTTSPress

Close to the Sun launches tomorrow on Steam and GOG

Wired Productions and Storm in a Teacup’s critically acclaimed high-seas horror adventure steams ahead on the world’s largest PC digital distribution platforms

Watford, UK – May 4th, 2020 –– 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.

Check out the launch trailer here:

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!

Published by Wired Productions and developed by Storm in a Teacup, the game is also available on PC via Epic Games Store, in addition to PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch. Close to the Sun is rated “T for Teen” by the ESRB.

To purchase the Collector’s Edition, visit http://wiredproductions.com/close-to-the-sun-collectors. For more information, visit http://www.closetothesungame.com/ or follow the game now to receive future updates on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/closetothesungame.

*Regional pricing may vary.

ABOUT WIRED PRODUCTIONS
Wired Productions is an award-winning video games publisher based in Watford, UK. Founded in 2008 and shortlisted by MCV for Indie Publisher of the Year in both 2018 and 2019, Wired has produced and published award-winning titles across all major platforms. Bringing games to market in both physical and digital media, the company has made notable launches to date including Deliver Us The Moon, Close to the Sun, GRIP: Combat Racing, Victor Vran: Overkill Edition, Max: The Curse of Brotherhood, Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn and The Town of Light. #GETWired reflects the active and ever-growing number of fans and consumers who support us.

For more information, or to join the Wired community, please visit:
wired.gg | facebook.com/WiredPro | twitter.com/Wiredp | youtube.com/wiredproductionsltd | discord.gg/wiredp | instagram.com/wired_productions_games

ABOUT STORM IN A TEACUP
Storm in a Teacup was created by industry veteran Carlo Ivo Alimo Bianchi in 2013, to develop only the finest experiences in video game industry. With a unique art style and a skilled international team, STC has published three titles in two years, available on Xbox One/PS4, PC Steam and also experimented in VR. Its mission is to tell you stories. To create experiences; to make videogames that propagates the best of “Made in Italy” across the world.

Follow us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/stcware/ Twitter https://twitter.com/stcware

Close to the Sun uses the Unreal® Engine. Unreal® is a trademark or registered trademark of Epic Games, Inc. in the United States of America and elsewhere. and “Unreal® Engine, Copyright 1998 – 2019, Epic Games, Inc. All rights reserved.

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MEDIA CONTACTS:

Publisher:     Neil Broadhead | press@wiredproductions.com

UK:     Gareth Williams – Little Big PR | wired@littlebigpr.com

Russia:     Anastasia Denisova | anastasia@wiredproductions.com

Germany:     Tom Loske – Marchsreiter | wired@marchsreiter.com

USA:     Jeane Wong – ONE PR | wired@oneprstudio.com