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WHAT IS HAVEN all about?

That's quite a good question, especially if you are playing it for the first time with no knowledge of it at all. The game opens up to the two young  people in a strange land where they can move (WASD) around discovering well known (to them) and exotic, previously unheard of, plants and fruits as well as other things, known and beyond their comprehension.

Two lovers, Yu & Kay, gave up everything and escaped to a lost planet to be together. Playin g one or the other, alternating as you wish, you glide them across, through, and around a mysterious landscape while exploringing a fragmented world and fight against whatever it is that's trying to tear them apart. This is a computer-style-role-playing adventure about love, rebellion, and freedom. Plus it's totally unusual, visually and in play.

HAVEN is a Game-Baker design and is a story wrapped in a game. It says itself that it isn't too difficult to play though you should use a controller if you have one that will work with STEAM Media on your computer. Mine is a dual PS and PC controller which plays many games, particularly race and fighting games, but in general it doesn't like working on Steam based games. You can play reasonably well using Mouse and Keyboard.

There is a lot of text and conversation between characters, so much so that you could be reading a book onscreen and watching the action unfold in front of you, rather than playing a video game. It has an exciting turn-based battle-system that encourages encounters and a beautiful planet that encourages investigation, all wrapped up within one heck of a charming love story.

It is cooperative in play if you want to play with another, but it is more fun to play the characters cooperating with each other in the solo game it was created to be. They both have different skills that come in useful as the story provides them with resources and opportunities to strengthen and enhance and heal.

This is a love story of Shakespearean proportions. Romeo and Juliet, Oberon and Titania, Antony and Cleopatra, none of these had it as tough as Kay and Yu, though with your assistance the 'star-crossed-lovers' of this tale should live to see the breaking of dawn (if dawn actually breaks on this incredibly awesome Planet).

Probably 3-4 sessions of 3-4 hours each will be enough for the average player to complete this adventure successfully.


Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system

OS: Windows 7, 8, 10

Processor: Intel Core i3 / AMD Phenom II X4

Memory: 4 GB RAM

Graphics: GeForce GTX 650 / AMD R7 250 (1GB VRAM min)

DirectX: Version 11

Storage: 5 GB available space

Additional Notes: Controller supported and recommended. Two controllers required to play co-op.

Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system



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