Close to the Sun is first-person horror adventure game, developed by Storm in a Teacup and published by Wired Productions. It was released for Microsoft Windows on May 2, 2019, and will be released on Xbox One, Play Station 4, and Nintendo Switch on October 29, 2019.
It’s 1897. Deep in international waters, the Helios stands still. Dark clouds loom overhead as unforgiving waves crash against the hull. Colossal effigies of gold, decorated with magnificent finery, stretch as far as the eye can see.
Born of Nikola Tesla’s vision, the Helios serves as a haven for the greatest scientific minds. An unbound utopia for research, independent from state and isolated from the gaze of society. Free to push the boundaries of matter and time.
Journalist Rose Archer steps aboard the Helios in search of her sister Ada. She quickly discovers not all is as it seems. Grand halls stand empty. The stench of rotting flesh lingers in the air. Silence. A single word is painted across the entrance… QUARANTINE!
- First-person horror adventure where surviving is everything
- Problem-solving in order to progress the story: just what happened on board Tesla’s ship?
- Danger aplenty as Rose pieces together just what happened, having no real means to defend herself
- Teamwork with an ally who helps Rose navigate her way through the ship’s artistic halls
- Nerve inducing exploration — defenseless and weaponless, the keys to Rose’s survival are running, hiding, and quick thinking
Collector's Edition Edit
A limited Collector's Edition has been produced for the game's console release. Only 1,000 copies will be available and can be pre-ordered from the Wired Productions website. It includes:
- Premium presentation box
- Art Deco metal game case
- Deluxe 48-page hardcover artbook
- Numbered certificate of authenticity
- A physical copy of Close to the Sun for PlayStation 4, Xbox One or Nintendo Switch
- A bonus digital copy of the game for the Epic Games Store
- Exclusive Key-Card metal pin badge
- 7” vinyl record featuring the game's title track by Porcelain Pill
- Ada’s letter to her sister Rose, summoning her aboard the Helios