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The future is yours today as Close to the Sun launches globally on the Epic Game Store

Watford, UK – May 2, 2019 –– Award-winning global publisher, Wired Productions and leading Italian game studio, Storm in a Teacup, are today proud to announce that the Nikola Tesla-inspired first-person horror game, Close to the Sun, is available now at EpicGames.com, for £24.99 in the UK, €29.99 in most European countries* and $29.99 in North America.  Players will aboard themselves onto a breath-taking and unforgettable experience.

Check out the launch trailer here:

Grounded in an alternative 19th Century where famed inventor and futurist Nikola Tesla was able to fulfil his potential and change the world forever, Close to the Sun sees players step onto the Helios, a colossal vessel 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!

Furthering the game’s experience is an exclusive single from pioneering Australian folktronica act, Porcelain Pill, that players can listen to right now on YouTube (click on the links below) or Spotify. Composed by Porcelain Pill founder Adam Scott-McGuinness, the Close to the Sun single was created for the atmospheric horror game of the same name, exploring the title’s dark themes and warnings through stunning vocals and mesmerising instrumentals.

“We couldn’t be more thrilled to have Close to the Sun out on the Epic Games store for fans to experience,” said Leo Zullo, Managing Director at Wired Productions. “From the beginning, this was a true passion project for all involved, which grew into an amazing journey that is ending in a stellar and memorable release which we can not wait for players to get their hands on.”

Carlo Ivo Alimo Bianchi, CEO & Founder, Storm in a Teacup, added: “Nikola Tesla once said “Our virtues and our failings are inseparable.” Everything we have learnt so far has carried us here, we have poured all of our knowledge and passion into Close to the Sun and are truly excited to see players finally experience the incredible world our team has created.”

Using the raw power of the Unreal® Engine 4 and embracing leading-edge technology to increase fidelity and quality within the game to deliver a breathtaking experience for players, Close to the Sun has already garnered considerable interest and praise from critics as well as fans. Close to the Sun is out now on the Epic Games Store and slated to release later in 2019 on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

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 a leading video games publisher based in Watford, UK. Founded in 2008, Wired has produced and published award-winning titles across all major platforms. Bringing games to market in both physical and digital media, notable launches to date include Close to the Sun, GRIP: Combat Racing, Victor Vran: Overkill Edition, Max: The Curse of Brotherhood and The Town of Light.

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:

UK & ROW Media
Gareth Williams | Tom Sargent
Little Big PR (for Wired Productions)
wired@littlebigpr.comDACH & PL MediaTom Loske | Natalia DabrowskaMarchsreiter Communications (for Wired Productions)

wired@marchsreiter.com

IT Media
Roberto Semprebene
Storm in a Teacup
r.semprebene@stcware.comFR MediaClément Colaneri | Elodie LamReset PR for Wired Productions

clc@resetpr.com | le@resetpr.com

Wired Productions

UK & ROW | Al Hibberd

Press@Wiredproductions.com

Russia | Anastasia Denisova

anastasia@wiredproductions.com