Heaven’s Vault will let you explore ruins and decipher hieroglyphs in April

Heaven’s Vault is being developed by 80 Days developer Inkle, and it’s coming out next month on PC and PS4. Here’s a look at the sci-fi archaeology title.

Heaven’s Vault was announced a little more than 2 years ago, and after 4 years of development, it seems to be finally getting ready for release. The sci-fi narrative adventure will release on 16th April, across PC (Steam) and PS4. The game is also planned for Mac and iOS, but there’s no word on when it will release for those platforms.

Much in line with developer Inkle’s previous games, Heaven’s Vault is focused heavily on storytelling. The game takes a notable departure from Inkle’s previous games in that it is an open world, third-person-view game. However, it still uses the narrative engine found in 80 Days and Sorcery!, called “Ink”, allowing for hugely reactive and branching storytelling.

Have a look at the game’s newest trailer, which was released in January this year:

Here’s what the game’s about:

Aliya Elasra is an archaeologist, exploring a strange region of space called the Nebula with her robot sidekick Six, hoping to uncover the secrets of the long-forgotten past. When a roboticist from the University of Iox goes missing, Aliya begins a trail of discoveries that will lead to the very edge of her world – and the ancient secret of Heaven’s Vault.

If you’re in London in early April, you might even be able to play the game early at EGX Rezzed 2019. Heaven’s Vault will be at two locations there: in the main Indies Room and the AMD Ryzing Indie showcase.

Check out the game’s official website here.

It’s a good time to be a fan of narrative adventure games. Beyond a Steel Sky recently got announced, and yes, it’s a sequel to the classic adventure Beneath a Steel Sky. Maybe you’ll also like The Red Lantern, which has you surviving in Alaska with a bunch of good doggos.

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