The Town of Light is a horror game about the tale of a teenage girl who is suffering from mental illness inside the walls of a mental asylum. In the Town of Light, the characters are fictional while the story is meant to be based on true events from the 1930’s and 1940’s. Renee who is the protagonist in the game has a dark backstory starting from blackouts to strange voices in her head, all stemming from the horror of sexual assault.
Control of Renee happens after the asylum has been abandoned and become a creepy relic of the past. Your time in control is spending a lot of time exploring the derelict place trying to piece together what happened to her while she was there. While the story is about the struggles of mental illness it does not really do all that a good job.
Following Renee’s story is an interesting one with the twists and turns you face recalling memories from old journal pages and medical records. Outside this bigger parts of the story are presented in beautiful hand-drawn cutscenes such as the doctors abusing her. The only problem with this is because of the face The Town of Light sometimes feels like a simulator to walk rather than a game.