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  HEVN delayed as devs take time to improve game
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[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]

17 JULY 2017 -- Developers Miga have announced that their upcoming immersive sim / survival game, HEVN, will be delayed until later in the year as they seek to respond to feedback from players and the press.

A playable demo released last month was largely well-received, with positive hands-on previews from the likes of PC Gamer and God Is A Geek - but the developers have decided to address feedback and improve the game, ensuring the final release is as good as it possibly can be.

Feedback on the game's pacing, level design and user interface has been especially useful, they said.

"For a small team like ours, spending heavily on QA teams is unfortunately out of our budget, which is one of the reasons why getting a demo in front of players was so important to us," said HEVN co-creator Mat Mathews.

"The Steam community has been exceptional in helping us to track bugs, and both players and the media have helped us to think more about the way we're pacing and structuring the game, and how players interact with it."

Co-creator Larry Johnson added: "We're planning to iterate on the demo over the coming weeks and months, to keep a public log of what we're working on. It's never good to delay games but we want to share improvements with our players as we go.

"While this was a difficult decision to make, we're confident it's for the best, and that HEVN will be even better because of it."

The game was initially slated for release this week, on 19 July, and will now ship later in the year.

About HEVN

In 2128, the world’s population is struggling for a better future. The Earth is hot, overcrowded, and divided by technology. With no options left, Sebastian Mar decides to join a dangerous celestial mining mission light years away.

HEVN is a single-player first-person sci-fi adventure, set on an isolated planetoid orbiting a distant star. As an employee of Nomoni Incorporated, you'll navigate the physical and political dangers of a controversial mining mission, uncovering deeper secrets best left buried light-years from Earth.

?Although assisted by robots and a central AI system, you’ll still have to use your ingenuity to survive. Watch your health, fatigue and mental state to make it by on this faraway rock. But as you find yourself caught up in a twisting story of interstellar intrigue, you might find yourself with more than your own survival on your mind...

HEVN is an adventure game that invites you to investigate a series of rich environments and uncover a complex and human story.?

Key Features:

  • A richly interactive environment. Read magazines, wear different clothes, use devices and machinery, talk with robots, and much more!
  • A simulated world, including a day/night cycle and random events
  • A deep and involved central story to uncover
  • Use your in-game tablet to communicate with family and friends back home, as well as managing your current situation
  • Explore the world on foot, or use the hovering Cargo Transport to traverse the terrain with ease
  • Eat, drink, sleep, or take medications to help you survive. Hunt alien life forms and harvest plants for food. But be wary, as no resource is infinite...
  • Learn about the world by reading datagraphs for hundreds of objects. The more you read, the more expansive the story becomes
  • Use in-game currency to purchase upgrades, food, medication, and more - or send money back to your family
  • Use tools and weapons to survive - fending off critters and solving puzzles
  • Support for many languages including French, Spanish, Italian, German, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, and more