Inkle and Scarecrow Studios have recently announced that their games, Heaven’s Vault and 3 Minutes to Midnight will be playable at EGX 2018 – Below you can find some information on both of their titles; why not check them out if you’re attending?
Heaven’s Vault is the first graphic 3D adventure from inkle, the UK-based indie studio known for their award-winning titles Steve Jackson’s Sorcery! and 80 Days. Join archaeologist Aliya Elasra and her robot sidekick Six to investigate the Nebula, an ancient network of scattered moons. Discover lost sites, freely explore ancient ruins, and translate the inscriptions you find to unlock the secrets of the Nebula’s forgotten past.
Heaven’s Vault is a non-linear game that allows you to approach the story in any order, with every choice you make and every path you follow (or don’t follow) feeding into what happens next. Along the way you’ll decipher an entire hieroglyphic language to solve a massive interlocking puzzle with a unique narrative twist: the translations you choose feed back into story, changing Aliya’s ideas about what she’s uncovered. But be warned — you’ll never know for sure if your guesses are correct.
Heaven’s Vault will release in early 2019 for Windows, Mac, and PS4. Trailer
3 Minutes to Midnight
Developed by Scarecrow Studio, 3 Minutes to Midnight is a comedy adventure game with a striking cartoon art style, a huge cast of oddball characters, a weird mystery to unravel, and plenty of puzzles.
Somewhere in New Mexico, an explosion shatters the night. Plucky teenager Betty Anderson wakes with a jolt. Where is she? Who is she? Whatever blew up in the desert seems to have wiped her memory clean, but as she’ll soon learn, Betty has a lot more to worry about than amnesia. Like, say, a town full of people who aren’t what they seem, a corrupt mayor, a secret military base, the mafia, and a potbelly pig with a vendetta. Then there’s this little problem of a doomsday plot counting down to the extinction of the human race… and time’s running out.
3 Minutes to Midnight is under development for Win/Mac/Linux, consoles, and mobile, with an anticipated 2019 release.