More a Journey in your Inner Self than a game, "Heaven Island" is an experience in which you'll explore wonderful places. The inspiration for the environments comes from the Renzo Piano designs and from the book "Origins of Architectural Pleasure" in which the welfare is of primary importance.
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Mixed (376 reviews) - 56% of the 376 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Dec 1, 2015

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About This Game

Heaven Island is an experiential game in which you'll explore wonderful environments and places.

On this Island, time and space are frozen and you'll be able to visit it and at the same time explore the inner of your soul.
All problems and worries of life will be left far behind so that you'll be able to rest your soul and mind during this experience.


The inspiration for the environments comes from the Renzo Piano designs and from the book "Origins of Architectural Pleasure" in which the player's welfare is of primary importance.

This game is a Massive Multiplayer Online experience in the sense that you'll be able to connect with all other gamers and will be able to view their essence in order to be able to create a "Connection".

All the details you see on the Island are made by hand, every rock you see is put there with a purpose.

We really hope you'll enjoy this wonderful experience.


Designed to be played with or without the Oculus VR, Gear VR and (soon) the Steam Vive VR




Warning: on some Apple Macbooks, the game crashes at start. We'll fix the problem as fast as we can!

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows Vista
    • Processor: Intel Dual-Core 2.4 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GTX 570
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 700 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Available with or without the Oculus Rift DK1 and DK2
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 8.1
    • Processor: Quad-Core i5 or AMD equivalent
    • Memory: 6 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GTX 670
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Storage: 700 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Available with or without the Oculus Rift DK1 and DK2
    Minimum:
    • OS: OS X Mountain Lion
    • Processor: Intel 2.7 GHz Dual-core Core i5
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M
    • Storage: 700 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Available with or without the Oculus Rift DK1 and DK2
    Recommended:
    • Storage: 700 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Available with or without the Oculus Rift DK1 and DK2
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04
    • Processor: Intel Dual-Core 2.4 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GTX 570
    • Storage: 700 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Available with or without the Oculus Rift DK1 and DK2
    Recommended:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04
    • Processor: Quad-Core i5 or AMD equivalent
    • Memory: 6 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GTX 670
    • Storage: 700 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Available with or without the Oculus Rift DK1 and DK2
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mothcub
1.5 hrs
Posted: September 17
Product received for free
[non-VR review]

So there's not much going on in this game. It's a walking sim and you can collect apples and shells - super simple. The environment does feel really explorable and I've played a few different times now and have found new little places each time. It generally has a nice and peaceful atmosphere, but I did personally find that sometimes when the music kicks in it makes the whole thing feel quite eerie and spooky. There's also a cicada noise that appears, which I associate with Neon Genesis Evangelion and how they used relentless cicada noises in that damn show to foster a sense of unease (so, yeah, cicada noises make me feel ineasy). I'd actually really like to see Heaven Island re-imagined as a horror game.

I think the game environment has a lot of intrigue to it, and I find myself wondering what this place is and why our player character might be there. Not something I usually wonder when playing walking sims. I also enjoy the apple and shell collecting achievements because whilst you are just doing the same simple action repeatedly, it gives you an objective and provides at least some actual gameplay, which I really appreciate in a walking sim. Just a little something to do.

I also wandered out to sea and managed to fall underneath the game, but in a game like this that just made it more fun.

pros:
  • environment feels nice and reasonably big
  • environment feels characterful
  • collecting apples and shells provides a simple, yet much needed game mechanic beyond just wandering

cons:
  • can be kinda spooky, which is interesting but intrudes on the 'relaxation' vibe that the game is going for
  • seems to boot up a bit slow and weird for me (I'm on Windows 10, some other people seem to have worse problems with this)
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Ribbon:Heart::Flat:
0.7 hrs
Posted: September 16
I really really enjoy this game especially when RPing with my soulfur BF
see u in game ;3 rawr XD
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S A N D E R S
1.7 hrs
Posted: September 15
This game is F***. By that I mean this game is Fun!! (gotcha)
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Tre
0.1 hrs
Posted: September 13
horrible
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Alpha Gamer
5.6 hrs
Posted: September 8
Product received for free
At least have trading cards, so get them all.
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I'm Alex
0.1 hrs
Posted: September 7
This game is bad af.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
5.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 29
Although I'm seeing lots of negative feedbacks/reviews, yet mine is way different because:

Gameplay: 10/10 Easy, Nothing really to o but walk around and collect apples & seachells
Graphics: 7/10 Aren't bad at all
Achievements: 10/10 Easy & as mentioned, collect apples & seachells & you'll get them all achieved in no time.
The game has awesome trading cards drops.

Overall : 9/10
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10 of 17 people (59%) found this review helpful
10 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 4
🍩 I Dont Know What To Put Here..
So I put a recipe for Pancakes :D

Ingredients:

100g plain flour
2 large egg
300ml milk
1 tbsp sunflower or vegetable oil, plus a little extra for frying
lemon
wedges, to serve (optional)
caster sugar, to serve (optional)

Method:

Put the flour, eggs, milk and a pinch of salt into a bowl or large jug, then whisk to a smooth batter. Set aside for 30 mins to rest if you have time, or start cooking straight away.

Set a medium frying pan or crêpe pan over a medium heat and carefully wipe it with some oiled kitchen paper. When hot, cook your pancakes for 1 min on each side until golden, keeping them warm in a low oven as you go.

Serve with lemon wedges and sugar, or your favourite filling. Once cold, you can layer the pancakes between baking parchment, then wrap in cling film and freeze for up to 2 months.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 5
It's a simple, relaxing game that I recommend to people with a VR headset. It's a great way to get away from the stresses of life. I highly recommend anyone who doesn't have a VR headset to buy one and play this game. It's a very relaxing experience. :)
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
6.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 17
This game is not much. I say that because I am trying to be positive lol. (It is instead of it's not.) Ok, let me explain by telling you what it is not. Remember "Playstation Home?" It's not that. Or, Second Life? It's not that either. Paradise Island has taken one tiny element of those games and brought it into the VR age; exploration of a virtual "unreal" estate. It works from a technical standpoint, despite the few errors I see in technical glitches.

Remember those shoebox theatres we made as kids, (if you were born in another milenia) where you made a long scrolled storyboard filmstrip of crayon art on butcher paper and inserted it into the shoebox on dowels like a tv? Then you could wind the bottom dowel, scrolling the scene past the hole in the box so you were watching your own moving pictures. Then you could wind the top dowel to rewind the movie. Paradise Island is like that. The gamer, and I use that word loosely here, does not seem to actually interact with the environment. The scenes seem to scroll past you while you are standing still, rather. The only exception to this is that you see apples laying along the ground with these strange green auras, and seashells along the beach with the same auras. When you see those, click the "E" key and there you have a game. You, my friend, are collecting objects. And, if you collect 70 of each you will have a 100% game. That may be the only sane reason to spend more than 10 minutes in this game.

Now, Let me tell you what I would like this game to be. It would be more engaging if you interacted with the scenes, without walking through objects. It would be even better if the people there were visible, instead of auras. And, what's with the aura thing? Why does everything have to have an aura? I thought someone was following me, because everytime I turned around an aura was in my face. Soon, I realized the aura was my own. Yes, I have an aura as well, and it moves more slowly than I do, so I see it when I circle around quickly. So, you get the idea of how inane this game really is. Also, it would be great if you could talk, or chat with people you meet there... like a VR chat room. An MMO experience means interaction among gamers.

The only engaging thing I found was under the sea. There were a few fish and turtles. (It didn't seem to matter that I was underwater, since I apparantly didn't need to breathe.) Then, I walked around the island, and suddenly a cabin appeared before me, and then suddenly a pagoda. I walked through a fence. I closed the game, and realized I had a couple of achievements for picking up the apples. That's when I understood the whole point of the game. So, now when you see me playing this game again, you will know... Eden wants to 100% that game... all 70 seashells... all 70 apples. Poor Eden.

Am I being harsh? Remember Second Life? I loved that. I should go play that again soon and may. Remember Playstation Home? I played that too much, and sadly spent too much money on virtual property on that game. I don't recommend you play that either, as it can be addictive and expensive. Now, if Paradise Island were either of those games, I'd probably have found another guilty pleasure. Lucky for me, this is not that.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 11
Awesome game and it have trading cards.So cheap i love it :)
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
5.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 27
Product received for free
Pretty colors 10/10
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4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
5.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 4
Better than No Man's Sky !!
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
12.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 26
Product received for free
This is the best VR MMO I've ever played /s

And by "best" I mean "worst"

And by "MMO" I mean "single player offline game"

And by "played" and "game" I mean "caused the application to execute instructions on my CPU"

This is an absolute piece of refuse. All you do is walk around and look at welfare-grade graphics that would have been considered rudimentary in 2003.

There are no menus, no control rebinding, no INVERT Y on the mouse look, no instruction text, no story, no tutorial, no objectives, no anything.

I walked around looking for something to do until I realized there is NOTHING to do. Finally I pointed myself out to sea, jammed a pen cap into the walk-forward button on my keyboard and went to do laundry. 10 minutes later I found myself 20 feet deep in water, totally alive and not drowned as I had hoped.

The most pleasurable thing I did while this application's .EXE caused instructions to execute on my CPU was to strike my keyboard's ESC key, which abruptly closed it.

On the plus side, you can farm the Steam Cards by opening the game-configuration window that appears before the "game" launches and just leaving it open, while you go do meaningful things like running a virus scan while you paint your back fence.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
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1,427 of 1,701 people (84%) found this review helpful
430 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
7.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 29, 2015
Game Developer Just Tried To Bribe Me To Change My Reveiw!
Here's My New Reveiw
http://i.imgur.com/P9v0X0K.png
told them i changed it and got this.....
http://i.imgur.com/CgqSzl7.png

3rd edit now that its been reported and not taken down, i can change it.
i played ths game for a little over 4 minutes
got stuck on a rock and had to restart
found the detail unappealing
could not play with my xbox controller because it still uses the mouse, if its not centered the screen would spin.
the water detail was the most disappointing
i found a fish.....just one fish, thats it
I feel like ive spent more time creating mod's for games, than the dev's time spent on this

I shut down the steam gifts discussion because it would show me every hateful comment toward the dev or me. Some people had helpful and valid points, but most of them were just ranting about stuff without reading the entire thing.

To MalboM
here’s a bit of advice
people pay for ♥♥♥♥
other people would never pay for ♥♥♥♥
if your gong to give ♥♥♥♥ away for free, chances are people who don’t like ♥♥♥♥ and would never pay for ♥♥♥♥ are going to get some. They may not use it for its intended purpose or waste it, but if you pay for something it means something to you. you could have the best god damn garden in the world. Rant that slowly trails off.....
point is, people pay for things they want! people take things for free that they may want! If your going to give away tons of copy’s to random people, that’s just suicide on the reviews. I thought the game looked interesting so I got a free copy
and posting the same comment over and over like steam support doesn’t help anybody....
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