Heaven's Vault, the new game from the creators of 80 Days, comes out in April

Heaven's Vault, the sci-fi archaeological exploration adventure coming from 80 Days and Sorcery! studio Inkle, will be out on April 16. 

Heaven's Vault will tell an open-ended story about discovering artifacts, deciphering lost languages, and piecing together the history of a world. Players can progress through it in any order they like, while interacting with "a diverse cast of characters who remember everything you say, and who's attitude to you will change with how you act."

It looks quite a bit more elaborate than 80 Days (which, in case you'd forgotten, is fantastic), but based on a tweet from studio co-founder Jon Ingold, it's still very much in Inkle's style. 

"Heaven’s Vault is fully dynamic, fully authored, self-assembling long-form interactive narrative," he wrote. "Every choice of make, explicit or implicit, feeds the story machine. Every story has an ending; and no two stories are quite the same."

Inkle also shared one of the musical tracks for the game, composed by Laurence Chapman, who also did the soundtracks for 80 Days and Sorcery! It's pretty damn fantastic. Find out more on Steam or at inklestudios.com.

Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.