A Painter’s Tale tells the story of the tiny Italian village of Curon Venosta by mixing reality and fiction. The old Curon was flooded by the waters of Lake Reschen in 1950 due to the construction of a dam. What lies beneath the famous bell tower still emerging from the lake?
The first screens and teaser trailer of The Hand of Glory are now available; the game is being completely made in Italy, produced by Daring Touch and developed by Madit Entertainment. It’s an adventure game set between the United States and Italy, a project in which fantasy sinks its roots in the real world, between history and mystery.
Italy for Movies has just become even richer: the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism’s recently-launched national portal for locations and movie production incentives, created by Istituto Luce Cinecittà in collaboration with the Italian Film Commissions Association, now boasts a database of videogames set in Italy.
Bologna in the 13th century turns to reality thanks to the VR. TOWERandPOWER is a time machine that allows the user to walk through the streets of Bologna and to see in first person its fascinating colonnades and the towers, as they were in the Middle Ages.
In Occultus – Cabala Mediterranea, the four members of the Sicilian team Sylphe labs guide the player through Palermo in the early 1900’s, in a graphic adventure game full of esotericism, mysteries and stories which are strictly connected to the Sicilian city.
In 2014 Volterra’s ex-mental hospital becomes the source of inspiration for The Town of Light, a video game by LKA.it, an independent studio founded by Luca Dalcò.
The project derives from the study of exemplary cases such as Assassins’s Creed II, a video game released in 2009 and set during the Italian Renaissance, in cities like Venice, Florence, San Gimignano, Forlì and Monteriggioni.
According to the last statistics published by AESVI (the Italian Games Industry Association), the Italian video games market closed the year 2015 with a turnover of almost one billion euros (952,172,036 euros) and a positive trend (+6.9%), compared with 2014.