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* DownerEnding: The story ends with a doctor narrating that the long term recovery for Renée post-surgery is unclear but it doesn't look good.

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* DownerEnding: The story ends with a doctor narrating that the long term long-term recovery for Renée post-surgery is unclear but it doesn't look good.


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* ElectroconvulsiveTherapyIsTorture: A flashback shows Renée undergo electroshock therapy. The scene plays out like a NightmareSequence and [[FadeToWhite fades to white]] when the procedure begins.

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* ShearMenace: In a cut scene, you stab yourself with a pair of scissors in the stomach. You do the same to your doll if you fetch it from the cemetery.


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* AbandonedPlayground: One can be found right at the start of the game if you walk off to your immediate left.

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* AbandonedPlayground: One can be found right at the start of the game if you walk off to your immediate left. You can even try out the [[https://youtu.be/42ryII_Nouw?t=6016 merry-go-around]].


''The Town of Light'' is an EnvironmentalNarrativeGame with elements of PsychologicalHorror, developed by LKA and released in 2016 for[[UsefulNotes/IBMPersonalComputer PC]], with UsefulNotes/Playstation4 and UsefulNotes/XboxOne versions following in 2017.

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''The Town of Light'' is an EnvironmentalNarrativeGame with elements of PsychologicalHorror, developed by LKA and released in 2016 for[[UsefulNotes/IBMPersonalComputer for [[UsefulNotes/IBMPersonalComputer PC]], with UsefulNotes/Playstation4 and UsefulNotes/XboxOne versions following in 2017.


''The Town of Light'' is a 2016 EnvironmentalNarrativeGame with elements of PsychologicalHorror developed by LKA.

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''The Town of Light'' is a 2016 an EnvironmentalNarrativeGame with elements of PsychologicalHorror PsychologicalHorror, developed by LKA.LKA and released in 2016 for[[UsefulNotes/IBMPersonalComputer PC]], with UsefulNotes/Playstation4 and UsefulNotes/XboxOne versions following in 2017.



The story is VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory, set at the Volterra Psychiatric Hospital, a former psychiatric hospital in Tuscany, Italy, that was once home to more than 6,000 mental patients. It was shut down in 1978 after its practices were deemed cruel.

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The story It is VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory, set at the Volterra Psychiatric Hospital, a former psychiatric hospital in Tuscany, Italy, that was once home to more than 6,000 mental patients. It was shut down in 1978 after its practices were deemed cruel.

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* AbandonedHospital: We enter the hospital in 2016, almost forty years after it was closed down. [[SceneryGorn The decay is beautifully captured]]. There's also an AbandonedPlayground to be found right at the start of the game if you walk off to your immediate left.

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* AbandonedHospital: We enter the hospital in 2016, almost forty years after it was closed down. [[SceneryGorn The decay is beautifully captured]]. There's also an AbandonedPlayground to
* AbandonedPlayground: One can
be found right at the start of the game if you walk off to your immediate left.


* AbandonedHospital: We enter the hospital in 2016, almost forty years after it was closed down. [[SceneryGorn The decay is beautifully captured]].

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* AbandonedHospital: We enter the hospital in 2016, almost forty years after it was closed down. [[SceneryGorn The decay is beautifully captured]]. There's also an AbandonedPlayground to be found right at the start of the game if you walk off to your immediate left.



* HowWeGotHere: The game opens with a scene right before the [[spoiler:lobotomy surgery]] but then we cut to the present day and explore Renée's time leading up to that scene.

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* HowWeGotHere: The game opens with a scene Renée waking up at the asylum in 1942, right before the [[spoiler:lobotomy surgery]] but was to take place. But then we cut to the present day and explore Renée's time leading up to that scene.


* AmbiguouslyAbsentParent: Renée's father is never mentioned in her recollections.



* DisappearedDad: Renée's father is never mentioned in her recollections.

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* SentimentalMusicCue: The song "The Town of Light" playing over the closing scene of Renée sitting on a bench in front of the hospital.


* StoryBranching: On the basis of your choices, the story will develop in different ways.

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* StoryBranching: On the basis of your DialogueTree choices, the story will develop in different ways.


* PromiscuityAfterRape: We learn that Renée developed an unhealthy sexual behavior in her youth which may be related to experiences she had with her CreepyUncle and a PedophilePriest.

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* PromiscuityAfterRape: We learn that Renée developed an unhealthy sexual behavior in her youth which may be related to experiences she had with her CreepyUncle and a PedophilePriest.



* RapeLeadsToInsanity: One explanation for Renée's mental instability may be unresolved trauma from sexual abuse in her childhood.

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* RapeLeadsToInsanity: One explanation for Renée's mental instability may be is that she had unresolved trauma from sexual abuse in her childhood.

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* RapeLeadsToInsanity: One explanation for Renée's mental instability may be unresolved trauma from sexual abuse in her childhood.


* HystericalWoman: Renée's story is one where her womanhood was pathologized. It makes you realize how long of a way we have come in understanding how the human mind works and how mental illnesses can be treated effectively. It doesn't help that Renée was molested as a child by different men.

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* HystericalWoman: Renée's story is one where her womanhood was pathologized. It makes you realize how long of a way we have come in understanding how the human mind works and how mental illnesses can be treated effectively. It doesn't help that Renée [[RapeAsBackstory was molested as a child by different men.men]].



* RapeAndSwitch: Renée was molested as a child and is then shown to have a homosexual relationship at the asylum (imagined or not).

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* RapeAndSwitch: Downplayed. Renée was molested as a child and is then shown to which may have let to her pursing a homosexual relationship at the asylum (imagined or not). not) at the asylum.

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* RapeAndSwitch: Renée was molested as a child and is then shown to have a homosexual relationship at the asylum (imagined or not).

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* PromiscuityAfterRape: We learn that Renée developed an unhealthy sexual behavior in her youth which may be related to experiences she had with her CreepyUncle and a PedophilePriest.

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