Developer Storm In a Teacup and publisher Wired Productions have revealed the release date for the very shiny but equally bloody Close To The Sun, which looks heavily inspired by the early moments of the original Bioshock and the work of Nikola Tesla.
Close To The Sun will launch exclusively on the Epic Games Store on May 2nd for PC at a cost of $29.99/£24.99. PS4 and Xbox One releases are set for some time later in 2019. No news on it coming to Steam whatsoever, though, but it is only a timed exclusive judging by this line in its description on YouTube: “Close to the Sun will launch exclusively first to the Epic Games Store on PC.”
Here’s the release date trailer.
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!
We actually played Close To The Sun at EGX Rezzed 2019 and were suitably spooked by it. Is it something you’re interested in?