Explore lost ruins, decipher ancient inscriptions, and create your own story in this massively-branching archaeological science-fiction adventure game from the creators of 80 Days.
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Very Positive (19) - 94% of the 19 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (279) - 94% of the 279 user reviews for this game are positive.
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Apr 16, 2019
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July 16

10/10 from Le Monde!

This staggering review was published in Le Monde today, and we just had to share it.

Here's a snippet, appropriately enough, translated by a machine a person who read this. Thank you!

Delicate, grandiose, and organic, this archaeological adventure on the borders of a fictional galaxy places the video game on par with science fiction masters...

...During fifteen hours of play, we leave our earthly body and soul, swept up in the dreamlike music of Laurence Chapman and the breathtaking puzzle that articulates and unfolds as we progress and discover, manifesting a model of coherent narrative that is rarely achieved.
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June 18

Update: ... secrets ... words ... for translation ... pauper!

When we released Heaven's Vault we thought people might play through the game once, maybe twice to see how the story changes itself around what you do.

... But players are dedicated. Really dedicated. And many are on their sixth or seventh play-through - and our language system is giving them translations to crack that are seriously long.

So today we've released an update specifically to make long translations more fun to play. That means two small changes with big impacts:

  • You can now exit an incomplete translation at any time (no more fussing with little words)
  • Aliya no longer removes guesses from long, unfinished translations before using them in the story

... together, this means even when you're translating something much longer than you can crack, it should feed back into the story in more interesting ways.

We've also expanded the dictionary. ("Increased the level cap".)

Also new in this version:
  • confirmation before leaving a moon by walking back to the ship (no more falling off Elboreth by accident)
  • a significant find for plot-minded people
  • ... and we've taught a Certain Royal Person a lot more mean words. Enjoy, wretch.
(There's the useful round of typos and fixes; thanks to everyone who reported them.)

The distant past awaits!

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Reviews

“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

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.

"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

Sail an open-world of fast flowing space-rivers, discover lost ruins, explore ancient sites, find artefacts and translate their strange hieroglyphics. Piece together the history of the world and an entire ancient language.

From the creators of massively-branching interactive adventure 80 Days, 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?

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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