An archaeologist uncovers a lost history in an ancient space Nebula. Award-winning narrative adventure game with hieroglyphic language puzzles, from the creators of 80 DAYS.
Recent Reviews:
Very Positive (47) - 87% of the 47 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
All Reviews:
Very Positive (778) - 93% of the 778 user reviews for this game are positive.
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Apr 16, 2019
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“Heaven's Vault is a piece of interactive storytelling that drops you into a dense mesh of narrative choices. The whole thing's as intricate and inter-connected, perhaps, as one of the tiled abstract patterns that decorate the walls and doorways of the game's Middle-Eastern and North-African-inspired environments... This thing is a wonder.”
Recommended – Eurogamer

“This science fiction adventure is a very exciting thing indeed. It’s a game about exploring the past, in the future, through archaeology and translation, and it has a remarkable sense of wonder... What Inkle have achieved in Heaven’s Vault is tremendous. I don’t know what to compare it to, because there isn’t anything.”
Rock, Paper, Shotgun

“Exquisite... Heaven's Vault does a beautiful job of letting you unlock a language, and thus a dialogue of sorts, with the past, via a wonderfully engaging protagonist.”
88 – PC Gamer

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About This Game

From the creators of massively-branching interactive adventure 80 Days.

Winner - IGF Excellence in Narrative award 2019
Nomination -BAFTA for Best British Game 2020

Story

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.

Gameplay

Heaven's Vault is not your usual linear adventure game. Progress through the game in any order you choose - the game's fully adaptive narrative remembers every choice you make, every discovery and every action you take, influencing what happens next. Meet a diverse cast of characters who remember everything you say, and who's attitude to you will change with how you act. Some are friendly, some are cautious, and some are out to trick you.

Who will you trust? What will you find? What will you learn? What will you risk? What will you lose?

  • Explore ancient sites, discover lost ruins
  • Find artefacts and translate their strange hieroglyphics
  • Sail an open-world of fast flowing space-rivers
  • Piece together the history of the world and an entire ancient language
  • Diverse cast of characters that remember everything you say

Translate Ancient Hieroglyphs

An entire ancient hieroglyphic language awaits to be deciphered. A puzzle mechanic with a twist: solutions are narratively significant and further the story - but the wrong translation might send you down the wrong track!

Critically Acclaimed


"One of the most well-realized video game worlds ever, with your curiosity and personality molding your story through the Nebula" - USGamer

"Heaven’s Vault is both ambitious and beautiful. It conjures a world rich with life... I don’t hesitate to recommend Heaven’s Vault." - Game Informer

"Heaven's Vault is one of the most enthralling narrative-driven adventure games I've played" - Wired

Industry leading narrative engine

Powered by the ink engine, the narrative technology behind 80 Days, Sorcery!, NeoCab, Sable, Where the Water Tastes Like Wine and many more, Heaven's Vault is a dynamically constructed adventure game that responds to every move you make.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7 or later
    • Processor: SSE2 instruction set support
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia Geforce GTX 660 / AMD Radeon HD 7850, 2+ Gb of vram
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Storage: 5 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Not recommended for Intel HD GPUs

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