Watford, UK – April 30, 2019 –– Award-winning global publisher, Wired Productions, leading Italian game studio, Storm in a Teacup and pioneering Australian folktronica act Porcelain Pill, are today proud to announce that the titular single for the highly anticipated video game Close to the Sun is now available to purchase and stream ahead of the game’s May 2nd release.
Composed by Porcelain Pill founder Adam Scott-McGuinness, Close to the Sun 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.
Stream Close to the Sun now on Spotify or Listen for free on YouTube.
“When the opportunity arose to work with Storm in a Teacup and create a single to accompany Close to the Sun, I was really excited. The imagery, story and reference to mythology resonated with everything I am as a songwriter. The game has become the catalyst for the best music I have created to date.” – Porcelain Pill.
About the game: 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 aboard the Helios, a colossal vessel for scientific research, steeped in horror and mystery. Grand halls stand empty. The stench of rotting flesh lingers in the air. Silence. A single word is painted across the entrance… QUARANTINE! Close to the Sun, is available now at EpicGames.com, for $29.99 in North America and €29.99 in most European countries*.
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.
*Regional pricing may vary.
ABOUT CLOSE TO THE SUN
Developed by independent Italian Studio Storm in a Teacup, Close to the Sun is instantly recognisable for its breathtaking art deco aesthetic. Built in Unreal Engine 4 and painting a unique and alternative vision of history, Close to the Sun sees prospective players guide Rose as she sets foot aboard the Helios – a colossal and mysterious ship created by Nikola Tesla – in search of her sister Ada. 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.
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:
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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.
ABOUT PORCELAIN PILL
Porcelain Pill is the folktronica project of Adam Scott-McGuinness, a musician/producer and multi-instrumentalist based in Tasmania, Australia. Starting as a duo with Madeleine Becker in late 2012 the group released two EP’s and played a plethora of live shows across Australia showcasing a unique combination of synthesisers, drum machines, looping technology, cello, guitars and ukulele.
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