The ambitious indie game — which has been described as akin to an open-world System Shock 2 — has been in production at Seattle-based indie studio Miga for the past several years. To celebrate the launch, the developers have unveiled a brand new trailer, which gives players a taste of both the genre-fusing gameplay and the mysterious narrative of HEVN.
An open-world adventure game, HEVN is set on a desolate planetoid a hundred years into the future. Corporate factions are vying for control over our solar system’s resources, while others are violently advocating for humanity to retreat to a less-technological age.
Sebastian Mar sets off on a celestial mining mission, but finds his destination deserted, crumbling, and possibly sabotaged. With the help of his colleague Edna via radio broadcast, Seb must figure out a way to survive — exploring an unfamiliar world, battling its hostile elements, and fending off aggressive local life forms in order to find a way back home.
HEVN fuses exploration, action, and survival mechanics to create an immersive sci-fi sim. Navigate the surface of Naic and investigate the many sectors of the Nomoni Mining Facility. Search for answers while maintaining your physical and mental wellbeing. Traverse a rich and interactive world, as you uncover an increasingly sinister plot and do what you can to make it off this faraway rock alive.
HEVN is out now via Steam. The game is priced at $19.99, but a launch discount knocks 25% off this week.
Jonas “O.J” Ek
The Gaming Ground
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