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Shattered Heaven

Platform(s): PC
Genre: RPG/Strategy
Publisher: Leonardo Interactive
Developer: Leonardo Production
Release Date: 2024

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'Shattered Heaven' Is A Roguelike RPG, Now Available On Steam Early Access - Trailer

by Rainier on May 31, 2023 @ 8:00 a.m. PDT

Set in a dark fantasy world, Shattered Heaven is a strategic roguelike with card game-style combat and role-playing mechanics.

Shattered Heaven is a single-player deck builder card game with RPG elements and an ambitious branching narrative. The game focuses on a card game and roguelike gameplay fueled by a great replay value, thanks to procedural dungeons, a deep crafting system.

A betrayal, a dying God
An ancient curse, a divine punishment.
A forsaken world suspended in time and buried in ashes.

In a nameless world, only a few survived the fall of God. Living in a hostile environment and feeding on what their barren land had to offer, four factions are bound to fight each other for survival. Victims of a terrible curse, these populations are condemned to sleepless nights, infertility, and doomed to die at the age of 40.

The only way to break the curse is to offer a Vestal, and a team of valiant warriors, as a sacrifice for a ritual lost in time: a bloody and harsh battle known as the War of Ascension.

Shattered Heaven is now available through Steam Early Access, and will remain so for about a year.

“We have a solid version to be released with a lot of features already implemented in the early access version. We give you a brief overview of what you are gonna find in the game:

  • 3 heroes
  • 120 skills and talents
  • 100 unique events
  • more than 110 cards to build the deck of each character
  • 4 multilayered dungeons
  • more than 80 enemies

“Shattered Heaven is constantly evolving and we do not want to stop its growth. We want that our community can have the chance to create new cards, new recipes and suggest what they expect for the future of our game. Our team thinks that with this direct interaction we can add content that is made from the players and our designers will filter and interpret what our community desires. Throughout Early Access, the Shattered Heaven development team will seek community feedback to help shape the game. Frequent updates, including new game modes, features, and regular improvement patches, are also planned throughout Early Access."

“In our plan, the release of version 1.0 is expected to be available after one year. We want to include our community and mold the game starting from the feedback of our players' base. As of right now, we project to keep working on Shattered Heaven in Early Access for a year to a year and a half. However, since we want to give as much power to our community as we can to interact with the cards and everything else that is part of Shattered Heaven's world, our schedule might change. We’d like to remain flexible and we’ll transition into a full release only once we feel the game is truly ready.”

A challenging mix of genres and gameplay styles, Shattered Heaven features a deep narrative bolstered by mature and inclusive themes set in a post-apocalyptic fantasy setting where four factions fight for survival by offering a vestal as a sacrifice to perform a bloody and cruel ritual known as the War of Ascension. Lead a team of three characters on a journey through complex, multi-level dungeons and customize their cards and abilities before facing terrifying enemy encounters.

Manage resources and character development systems to create a fully customizable party capable of overcoming foes in each procedurally generated dungeon. Master tactical RPG battles by carefully drafting skill and ability cards for each party member that create dynamic synergies. Claim powerful loot and rewards, utilize a robust crafting system to create useful items, and prepare for battles against challenging bosses deep in each dungeon. 

Uncover choice-based events that lead to branching storylines and far-reaching consequences. A single decision may shape not just the fate of the adventuring party but the entire world. Encounter different events over subsequent runs to learn more about the world’s twisted history and reveal complex lore, memorable characters, and more.

Key Features:

  • Dynamic Deckbuilding – Build your starting decks (three of them, one for each of your heroes) as you wish and customize them by drafting new ones during each run, for an ever different experience.
  • Tactical RPG Fights – Slay epic monsters in procedurally generated dungeons and loot valuable treasures! Improve your equipment and enhance your strategy thanks to a deep Skill tree system.
  • Story branching – A game with an ambitious branching narrative, where your decisions not only determine the fate of the main characters but that of the entire world.
  • Unique mechanics – Each character features completely different mechanics and ways to fight, which can be further customized through trinkets and the skill tree.
  • Innovative Crafting system – Use treasures and recipes you find inside the dungeons to create and upgrade potions, weapons, and amulets.
  • Pick your poison – Choose a difficulty and a special effect that changes every time at the start of each dungeon and earn black bones used to improve characters at the dark forge.

Shattered Heaven is coming to PC (Steam) in 2024.

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