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  Heaven's Vault archeology game launches today on GOG with 20% discount
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[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]

Become an archeologist and decipher an entire lost language in Heaven's Vault -- now on GOG! This Windows release comes exactly three months after the game's acclaimed debut on Steam and PlayStation 4.

 

To mark the occasion, Heaven's Vault is 20% off on GOG.com through July 23, which brings the price to $19.99 / £17.59 / €15.99.

 

Review copies are available: To request one, please email [email protected] and specify your preferred store (GOG, Steam, or PS4).

"Reaching GOG's audience can make a huge difference as to whether a small studio like ours can survive and keep pushing the boundaries of interactive fiction, so we were disappointed not to launch there initially," says Joseph Humfrey, inkle's Art and Code Director. "We're thrilled that the response Heaven's Vault received at launch has led GOG to reconsider it, and we're really happy that it's now joining GOG's fantastic collection of games."

"With Heaven's Vault we've changed our mind after checking the final game, how it was perceived by gamers, and receiving numerous requests from our users suggesting to release it," says Marcin Traczyk, GOG's Global Communications Manager. "We then reached out to the developers with a proposal to release their game on GOG.com simply because we believe that its high quality and unique character deserves to be recognised and shared with our audience."

Heaven's Vault is an incredibly flexible narrative game with a complex linguistic puzzle at its core. Every decision you make -- and every translation you guess -- feeds back into the story to weave a tale that's unique to every player and every playthrough.

Join Aliya Elasra and her robot sidekick Six to sail in search of lost sites, explore ancient ruins, and translate inscriptions that could unlock the secrets of the Nebula's past. But be warned: just like a real archeologist, no matter how deeply you believe in the history you piece together, you'll never know for sure if you're correct.

The version on GOG includes all of the updates that have been incorporated into Heaven's Vault since its initial launch, including:

 

  • Quick travel: pass control to Aliya's robot companion for faster sailing through the Nebula
  • Expanded dictionary: new Ancient words to translate provide up to ten playthroughs' worth of unique content to discover
  • Enhanced translation options: new techniques for breaking down Ancient words and phrases give players more agency in translation puzzles
  • More story: new dialogues and plot threads are waiting to be found -- including some that are very well hidden