Inkle's latest project could be its most exciting yet, following the widespread success of their past two games, Sorcery! and 80 Days. Their latest title, Heaven's Vault, which was announced at GDC this week, steps away from the gamebook genre, and instead is a mix of visual novel and open world elements.
Inkle rebuilt their iconic ink engine from the ground up to bring their latest creation to life. The game features 2D characters set against 3D backgrounds in an art-style that Inkle says is reminiscent of graphic novels.
Heaven's Vault tells the story of archaeologist Aliya Elasra who, alongside her robotic companion Six, is on a quest to unravel the complex and mysterious past of the Nebula she calls home. Players will roam the open world, weighing their actions carefully while interacting with a diverse array of characters. You'll be able to choose from a number of different roles: saviour, rogue, detective, seeker, explorer, thief, and possibly even more.
There's no release window for Heaven's Vault just yet, but you can expect to see the game on the usual platforms -- mobile and PC -- and, for the first time, consoles.
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