Indie developer inkle today released Heaven’s Vault, an open-world narrative game centered around discovering an ancient language long lost to the sands of time. It will also feature a massive branching storyline and a complex linguistic puzzle.
Join archaeologist Aliya Elasra and her robot sidekick Six as they investigate The Nebula, an ancient network of scattered moons.
Discover lost sites, freely explore ancient ruins and translate inscriptions to reveal the secrets of the Nebula’s past.
Decipher an entire hieroglyphic language in a puzzle mechanic with a unique narrative twist: every inscription you find has a meaning, and the translations you choose feed back into story, changing Aliya’s ideas about what she’s found. But be warned – you won’t ever be sure if your translations are correct.
The story of the game will be non-linear, allowing you to explore the story in any order thanks to inkle’s ink engine. There are also different options for interacting with characters and an artstyle that blends 3D environments and 2D art.
Heaven’s Vault is available now on PlayStation 4 and PC via Steam for $24.99 with a temporary 20% discount for PS Plus members and 15% off on PC. For more information, visit the official website.