Press kit - Heaven's Vault

Press contact: Emily Morganti - [email protected]

official site :

platforms : Windows, Nintendo Switch™ and PlayStation 4

release date : April 16th 2019 on Windows & PS4, January 28th 2021 on Nintendo Switch™

development blog :

twitter : @heavensvault

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Uncover a forgotten past and decipher a lost language in this open-world narrative adventure game.

Join archaeologist Aliya Elasra and her robot sidekick Six as they investigate The Nebula, an ancient network of scattered moons.

Discover lost sites, freely explore ancient ruins and translate inscriptions to reveal the secrets of the Nebula’s past.

Decipher an entire hieroglyphic language in a puzzle mechanic with a unique narrative twist: every inscription you find has a meaning, and the translations you choose feed back into story, changing Aliya’s ideas about what she’s found. But be warned – you won’t ever be sure if your translations are correct.

The game has a non-linear design that allows you to approach the story in any order; backed up by inkle’s narrative engine, ink, which remembers every choice you make and every path you follow – and every path you don’t – and feeds that into what happens next.

A diverse cast of characters will react to everything you say, and change their approach depending on how you treat them. Some are kind, some are cautious, and others are out to con you – you have been warned!

  • Totally unique art style, blending beautiful 3D environments and hand-drawn 2D art.
  • Learn and translate the ancient language of the Ancients.
  • Interact with a large cast of characters who remember everything you say.
  • Journey through an open world where every action counts.
  • Sail on the rivers of the Nebula - and into its depths.
  • Be a thief, an explorer, a detective, a seeker, a saviour, a rogue...

Latest News

November 18th 2021

  • Two-book Heaven's Vault novelisation released

January 28th 2021

  • Heaven's Vault is released on Nintendo Switch

March 19th 2020

  • Heaven's Vault wins the Excellence in Narrrative award at the Independent Games Festival!

March 3rd 2020

  • Heaven's Vault is nominated for Best British Game in the BAFTA awards.

September 3rd 2019

  • Heaven's Vault is announced for Nintendo Switch.

April 16th, 2019

  • Heaven's Vault is released for PlayStation 4 and Windows.

January 22nd, 2019

Feburary 27th, 2018

  • Heaven's Vault is officially announced for PlayStation 4.

March 7th, 2017

March 2nd, 2017


Official trailer - Nintendo Switch

Official trailer


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Key art

Screenshots – Heaven's Vault

Nintendo Switch screenshots - December 2020

Release Day Screenshots - April 2019

Screenshots release - Jan 2019

Book Shots

Character art