Day: March 8, 2013

Two Shattered Haven Videos (Oh And Beta Started Today)

If you missed the announcement on our main news blog, Shattered Haven has now entered beta!  I didn’t quite have any video footage ready for the launch, but now I’ve got two for you.


The voiceovers are done by Prince Taylor, who is the voice of Darrell in the 11 voiced scenes in the game (the bulk of those are part of the various endings you can get, but 4ish of them come during the game itself).

These two videos are pretty much the first public footage of the game, other than a shaky-cam sort of video from a trade show last fall.  It was hard to see much of anything on that older video, and it was a much older version of the game, too.  A lot of players have been trying to get a sense for how this game really plays, and so both of these videos include a solid segment of continuous gameplay footage.

If you like it, remember that the game is 25% off its normal price of $9.99 USD through March 18th, when it goes to 1.0.

Enjoy!

Shattered Haven Beta Begins Now!

Arcen Games is proud to announce that the Shattered Haven beta is starting today!  The beta will last from today through March 18th, when the 1.0 version will be launching.

During the beta period, you can buy the game and get full access to the latest and greatest beta version for 25% off the usual $9.99 price tag.


An Environmental Puzzle Game About Family, Grit, and Survival

Grays roam the land, largely in the absence of human interference. 
These aren’t your typical Zed — theirs is a very different sort of
apocalypse. Animals spontaneously transform into twisted, violent
beings.  The earth decays, collapsing into a network of abysses.  The
wilderness thickens.

It has been nine years since That Day when it all started.  Pockets
of humanity still exist, but are ignorant of one another.  Within these
isolated havens people try to live as best they can — for even in a
world so broken and dark, daily life must go on.

Darrell and Mary
Williams were able to build such a life inside a five-acre fenced yard
out in the country.  They were even secure enough in their isolated
compound that they had a daughter five years after the zombie-like grays
appeared.

Life carried on as normally as it could, until
another refugee on the run is killed during a nearby attack. Her son is
saved and taken in by the Williamses — who do not realize that this
kind action will destroy their home and threaten their entire family. 
They find themselves caught in the midst of a struggle between two
eldritch horrors, and the path to survival is anything but clear.

Features

  • Solve environmental puzzles under pressure.  Figure out how to use
    the tools, traps, and weapons in each level to clear all the Grays.
  • Nearly 100 hand-crafted levels with multiple difficulty levels
    ranging between casual and hardcore, developed end to end by two
    experienced adventure level designers.
  • Complete bonus objectives for higher scores and gold markers.
  • Follow the story of Darrell and Mary as they try to save their
    family from a new and unexpected threat through in-game storytelling and
    painted-style cutscenes.
  • Guide different members of the Williams family through branching
    story paths that result in one of several endings.  Depending on your
    actions, the story may end very poorly, happily, or anywhere in between.
  • Music and sound by composer Pablo Vega provides a chilling atmosphere for players to experience.
  • Included level editor:  The same editor used to make the main
    adventure will let you make your own levels, cutscenes, or even entire
    adventures.
  • Local 2-player co-op.  Using two gamepads, two players on the keyboard, or any combination of the above.

Screenshots
(More screenshots available at the link above).

Video is coming soon!