Close to the Sun to Arrive Exclusively on the Epic Games Store
Wired Productions are today delighted to announce the highly anticipated indie darling Close to the Sun, will come exclusively to the Epic Games Store on PC. Available now for pre-purchase worldwide, prospective adventurers can discover Close to the Sun at EpicGames.com, for $29.99 in North America and €29.99 in most European countries*.
Close to the Sun is an atmospheric horror adventure game developed by leading independent Italian studio Storm in a Teacup. Its launch on the Epic store is a success story for Epic and its support of the game creation ecosystem.
Storm in a Teacup switched from using Unity as a development engine to Unreal Engine 4 with Close to the Sun, embracing leading edge technology. The change in engine led to huge increases in fidelity and quality within the game, delivering a breath-taking experience for players. Storm in a Teacup’s early success secured the studio a coveted Unreal Dev Grant before signing with independent publisher Wired Productions.
“It’s great news for independent developers and publishers that Epic has opened up these incredible opportunities for its partners,” said Leo Zullo, Managing Director, Wired Productions. “Success in this industry is hard to come by and the industry relies on each other to drive progress. Great games need great developers, who need great tech, who need great publishers, who need great distribution opportunities."
Carlo Ivo Alimo Bianchi, CEO & Founder, Storm in a Teacup, said: “Our relationship with Epic and the decision to use Unreal Engine have provided fantastic opportunities for our studio, enabling a greater creative freedom and the ability to double-down on quality for our games. To launch on the Epic Games store feels like the perfect next step and we are delighted that our partnerships with both Wired Productions and Epic Games will help propel Close to the Sun to achieve our ambitions.”