• Register

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?

  • View media
  • View media
  • View media
  • View media
  • View media
  • View media
Post article RSS Articles

Image 6


The winners for the 22nd annual Independent Games Festival (IGF) Awards have been revealed, with A Short Hike by Adam Robinson-Yu winning the Seumas McNally Grand Prize for Best Independent Game. Held as a virtual live-stream event following the postponement of the Game Developers Conference, the awards recognize the most innovative and best independent games from the past year.

The categories range from excellence in visual art, audio, design, narrative, best student game, The Nuovo Award which honours the title which makes the jurors 'think differently about games as a medium', and the community decided audience award, which also went to the grand prize winner A Short Hike.

Check out all the winners below, which include unique indie titles such as the colorful co-op adventure game Knights And Bikes, the "mutant soap opera" adventure game Mutazione and the archaeological science-fiction narrative driven game Heaven's Vault.

The winners of the 22nd annual IGF Awards are:

Excellence in Visual Art ($2,000)

Knights And Bikes by Foam Sword

Excellence in Audio ($2,000)

Mutazione by Die Gute Fabrik

Excellence in Design ($2,000)

Patrick's Parabox by Patrick Traynor

Excellence in Narrative ($2,000)

Heaven's Vault by inkle Studios

Nuovo Award ($2,000)

The Space Between by Christoph Frey

Best Student Game ($2,000)

Bore Dome by Goblin Rage

Audience Award ($2,000)

A Short Hike by Adam Robinson-Yu

Seumas McNally Grand Prize ($10,000)

A Short Hike by Adam Robinson-Yu

Image 4

The winners of the the 20th annual Game Developers Choice Awards have also been announced as part of the same live-stream as the IGF awards, with several indie games taking out awards next to huge Triple-A titles.

The internet phenomenon Untitled Goose Game by House House took out Game of the Year, while developer Hempuli won Best Design and the Innovative Award for their puzzle game Baba Is You, and the mind-bending detective adventure game Disco Elysium was awarded Best Narrative and Best Debut game.

The Game Developers Choice Awards winners are:

Best Audio

Control by Remedy Entertainment/505 Games

Best Debut

Disco Elysium by ZA/UM

Best Design

Baba is You by Hempuli

Best Mobile Game

WHAT THE GOLF? by Triband

Innovation Award

Baba is You by Hempuli

Best Narrative

Disco Elysium by ZA/UM

Best Technology

Control by Remedy Entertainment/505 Games

Best Visual Art

Control by Remedy Entertainment/505 Games

Best VR/AR Game

Vader Immortal by ILMxLAB & Oculus Studios/Disney

Audience Award

Sky: Children of the Light by thatgamecompany

Game of the Year

Untitled Goose Game by Househouse / Panic

Pioneer Award

Roberta Williams

Ambassador Award

Kate Edwards


This year's IGF and GDC awards were livestreamed on the official Twitch channel for the Game Developers Conference at Twitch.tv/GDC and are archived both on Twitch and on the official GDC YouTube channel.

You can watch the full show in the video below and enjoy the unique angle the awards were presented in this year!


Congratulations to all the winners for the IGF and GDC awards and the many incredible games nominated too. Despite GDC not being able to go ahead for the time being, it is wonderful to see the game development community to soldier on and to still host these great long running awards in a new format.

The DBolical team wishes everyone safe health during these difficult times <3

Image 7


Post a comment
Sign in or join with:

Only registered members can share their thoughts. So come on! Join the community today (totally free - or sign in with your social account on the right) and join in the conversation.

Twitter

Latest tweets from @heavensvault

RT @RealStrictlyLTD: Using the latest version of the narrative scripting language ink, developed by @inkleStudios , the characters from… T.co

Jun 12 2022

RT @RealStrictlyLTD: The SECOND PRE-ORDER WAVE for the narrative storytelling game @HeavensVault is rolling in! Explore ruined palaces,… T.co

Jun 12 2022

RT @inkleStudios: The news is here! @heavensvault is getting a limited edition physical release with - bundled books! - full colour… T.co

Jun 9 2022

RT @GlitchKraft: Ahhhh continuing @HeavensVault today! God this game is one of a kind. Great story, lots of humor, and super fun lan… T.co

Jun 3 2022

RT @spaceforvg: Been absorbed in @inkleStudios excellent archaeological adventure game @HeavensVault over the weekend, if you haven… T.co

Apr 11 2022

RT @AndreaMcKid: Illustration for a fanfiction by my wonderful partner @laughingpinny about the groundbreaking @HeavensVaultT.co

Feb 25 2022

RT @photomodepurist: Here is the second part of my game of the year list, covering games that were new to me in 2021! Some absolute bang… T.co

Jan 5 2022

RT @AYearInTri: During the pandemic I seriously got into narrative computer games. @HeavensVault is a gem of a story that left me i… T.co

Jan 3 2022

RT @photomodepurist: After gushing about it so much last night I had to put together a Heaven's Vault set today! Such a breath of fresh… T.co

Dec 21 2021

RT @DaddyCheese: Picked up this interesting wooden vase thing at a Christmas Fayre bric-a-brac stall on Fri. Walking back to the car… T.co

Dec 12 2021