Storm in a Teacup (company)

Storm in a Teacup is an Italian video game developer founded in 2013, based in Rome. The company was founded by Carlo Ivo Alimo Bianchi, an industry veteran.[citation needed]

Storm in a Teacup
TypePrivately held company
Founded2013 in Rome, Italy
FounderCarlo Ivo Alimo Bianchi
HeadquartersRome, Italy
Key people
Carlo Ivo Alimo Bianchi, CEO

Sonia Tatti, CFO

Roberto Semprebene, Studio Manager
ProductsN.E.R.O.: Nothing Ever Remains Obscure, Enki, Lantern, Close to the Sun


N.E.R.O .: Nothing Ever Remains Obscure was the first project of the company, presented as a Microsoft Xbox One exclusive at E3 2014[1] Developed with Unity, the game was released in May 2015 on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 and Steam in 2016. N.E.R.O. has been awarded 2 Drago D’Oro Italian Video Game Awards for the Best Italian Game 2016 and the Best Artistic Direction 2016[2] and it won the Best Video Game Trailer Award at the Trailers FilmFest 2014.[3]

In 2015 Storm in a Teacup developed ENKI, a first-person horror adventure, featuring multiple endings that provides gamers with a replayable gaming experience. The game was developed with Unreal Engine and published on Steam.[4]

Lantern is the third product of Storm in a Teacup, it aimed virtual reality market thanks to the technology of Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, maintaining a PC gaming experience without virtual reality.[clarification needed] It was published by 1C Company on Steam in November 2016.[5]

In 2019 Storm in a Teacup released Close to the Sun, a first person horror adventure set in an alternative late 19th century and involving Nikola Tesla. The game was published by Wired Productions[6] and released as an exclusive on Epic Games Store on May 2, 2019.[7] Console versions followed on October 29, 2019.[8]

Games developedEdit

  • N.E.R.O .: Nothing Ever Remains Obscure (2015)
  • ENKI (2015)
  • Lantern (2016)
  • Close to the Sun (2019)


  1. ^ .Heywood, Matt. "Nero E3 2014 Preview and Impressions". Entertainment Buddha. Retrieved 2019-10-31.
  2. ^ "I vincitori del premio Drago d'Oro 2016". IGN Italia (in Italian). 2016-03-10. Retrieved 2019-10-31.
  3. ^ "VINCITORI VIDEOGAME TRAILER PASSATE EDIZIONI". Trailers FilmFest (in Italian). Retrieved 2019-10-31.
  4. ^ "ENKI". HRK Game. Retrieved 2019-10-31.
  5. ^ Groenewald, Arline (2016-11-10). "Lantern VR is Here to Spread Some Bright Virtual Reality Joy". VR The Gamers. Retrieved 2019-10-31.
  6. ^ Malgieri, Fabrizia. "Wired Productions to publish Close to the Sun". Gamereactor UK. Retrieved 2019-10-31.
  7. ^ Stevenson, Leo (2019-04-11). "Close to the Sun is the latest PC title exclusive to the Epic Games Store; releasing in May". PowerUp!. Retrieved 2019-10-31.
  8. ^ Close to the Sun - Console Launch Trailer - IGN, retrieved 2019-10-31

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