An Environmental Puzzle Game About Family, Grit, and Survival. Grays roam the land, largely in the absence of human interference. These aren't your typical Zed -- theirs is a very different sort of apocalypse. Animals spontaneously transform into twisted, violent beings. The earth decays, collapsing into a network of abysses.
User reviews: Mostly Negative (33 reviews)
Release Date: Mar 18, 2013
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July 11

Shattered Haven 1.500 "Linux Support!" Released!

This one brings official linux support to the game for the first time, as well as a 64bit build for OSX. There are also a couple of other minor tweaks in here for your enjoyment.

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About This Game

An Environmental Puzzle Game About Family, Grit, and Survival.

Grays roam the land, largely in the absence of human interference. These aren't your typical Zed -- theirs is a very different sort of apocalypse. Animals spontaneously transform into twisted, violent beings. The earth decays, collapsing into a network of abysses. The wilderness thickens.

It has been nine years since That Day when it all started. Pockets of humanity still exist, but are ignorant of one another. Within these isolated havens people try to live as best they can -- for even in a world so broken and dark, daily life must go on.

Darrell and Mary Williams were able to build such a life inside a five-acre fenced yard out in the country. They were even secure enough in their isolated compound that they had a daughter five years after the zombie-like grays appeared.

Life carried on as normally as it could, until another refugee on the run is killed during a nearby attack. Her son is saved and taken in by the Williamses -- who do not realize that this kind action will destroy their home and threaten their entire family. They find themselves caught in the midst of a struggle between two eldritch horrors, and the path to survival is anything but clear.

Key Features

  • Solve environmental puzzles under pressure. Figure out how to use the tools, traps, and weapons in each level to clear all the Grays.
  • Nearly 100 hand-crafted levels with multiple difficulty levels ranging between casual and hardcore, developed end to end by two experienced adventure level designers.
  • Complete bonus objectives for higher scores and gold markers.
  • Follow the story of Darrell and Mary as they try to save their family from a new and unexpected threat through in-game storytelling and painted-style cutscenes.
  • Guide different members of the Williams family through branching story paths that result in one of several endings. Depending on your actions, the story may end very poorly, happily, or anywhere in between.
  • Music and sound by composer Pablo Vega provides a chilling atmosphere for players to experience.
  • Included level editor: The same editor used to make the main adventure will let you make your own levels, cutscenes, or even entire adventures.
  • Local 2-player co-op. Using two gamepads, two players on the keyboard, or any combination of the above.

System Requirements

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    Minimum:
    • OS:Windows XP SP2 or later
    • Processor:1.6Ghz CPU
    • Memory:1 GB RAM
    • Graphics:Graphics card must support 1024x1024 textures (most 32MB and up graphics cards do), 1024x768 or greater (32 bit color recommended)
    • Hard Drive:500 MB HD space
    Minimum:
    • OS:Mac OSX Intel CPU and "Leopard" 10.5.8 or later
    • Processor:1.6Ghz Intel CPU
    • Memory:1 GB RAM
    • Graphics:Graphics card must support 1024x1024 textures (most 32MB and up graphics cards do), 1024x768 or greater (32 bit color recommended)
    • Hard Drive:500 MB HD space
    Minimum:
    • OS:Ubuntu 10.10 or later, although other unsupported distros may very well work
    • Processor:1.6Ghz Intel CPU
    • Memory:1 GB RAM
    • Graphics:Graphics card must support 1024x1024 textures (most 32MB and up graphics cards do), 1024x768 or greater (32 bit color recommended)
    • Hard Drive:500 MB HD space
Helpful customer reviews
23 of 38 people (61%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
0/10
Badly written, characters not worth caring about, awful control setup, just bad in every way.
Posted: June 18
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Allright i got this game with the pc gaming magazine as a freebie so i didnt to of a high in hope for this and i shoudent have
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WHY BECAUSE:

.IT LAGS FOR NO RESON

.THE SOUND TRACK IS ANNOYING

.THE CONTROLLS SUCK

.AND ITS WORTH £6.99
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in my honsty buy another game like rainbow six or goat and surgon sim becuse u at lest get fun from them

RATING

3/10
SUCKS
Posted: August 22
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12 of 26 people (46%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
Lack of tutorial and a queer story line lead to an forgettable experiance unfortionatly. Maybe if i spent some time reading how to play properly i could like this game but as of now it just doesn't feel like it is worth my time.
Posted: May 26
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4 of 13 people (31%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
When you want to waste your time then it´s perfect for you.
this is a 2D "cloud view" game with some pointless story.
The thing is that you are in a umm..... let´s just say zombie apocalypse and you have to find your family and so on.
the best graphics are on cutcenes that are just a picture with some text scrolling and a guy narrating it.
this is just pointless.
those few hundred megabytes does not make it to be good on old computers.
on some older cards (I mean GPU cards) the game will screw up your gamma and you need to restart your computer to fix it.
this whole thing is just a waste of time.
Posted: June 6
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1 of 7 people (14%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
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Posted: September 20
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40 of 47 people (85%) found this review helpful
16.0 hrs on record
Shattered Haven feels like the dev(s) were conflicted during development. There are underpinnings of a really great game here but it's execution feels schizophrenic at times. I have to wonder if there were multiple developers involved that weren't on the same page. The overall mechanics aren't bad on their own but at times give off a rushed feeling. It doesn't mesh together as well as it should. The difficulty can spike between easy and insane in an instant which creates an aggravating experience.

The graphics are ok for a 2D game, the music is pretty good but can be jarring at times when it switches style all of the sudden. Some tracks were apparently not done by Pablo, their regular soundtrack composer, and it what they put in there is generic, not good for a game like this one. Additionally, the control scheme isn't the best either. It doesn't execute intuitively which is bad for a survival game like this one. It's hard to describe why it doesn't, but I think I'd point the blame at the inventory management and incredibly wonky combat this game features. Having to get close to the monsters in this game (that can hurt you) as well as avoid the multitude of traps and pitfalls only makes the experience more aggravating.

It's such an odd, clearly experimental game that I'm not sure which way I should recommend/not recommend it to others. It's good...it's bad...it's good but it's bad....gahhh, I just don't know. I definitely think more months of polish and merging of the ideas presented in Shattered Haven would have gone a long way to making this game better. I'm only going to recommend it if you're looking for an experimental 2D RPGish puzzle survival game. But be aware that there is a certain quirky/wonkyness to this game that may turn you off from playing it through.
Posted: December 21, 2013
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