French indie studio The Game Bakers have announced Haven, a brand-new co-op RPG that’s set to come to PC sometime in 2020. It what may be the shortest press release we’ve ever received, Haven sets things up with the statement “They escaped to a lost planet to be together”.
It is, perhaps, better to show than to tell. Have a gander at the game’s teaser trailer to get a feel for what’s going on:
From what we can see, the game’s two protagonists breathe life into a desolate world simply by moving around. The music is certainly lovely and is sure to be a highlight of Haven when it comes out in 2020. Surprisingly, their next game isn’t going to be a sequel to 2015’s Furi.
Teaser aside, we do know that there is some kind of RPG combat system in the game. Both characters have four abilities: Pacify, Impact, Blast, and Shield. The sole combat image shows them battling some kind of gigantic creature who has apparently skipped leg day.
Haven makes a point of emphasizing that the two characters are intended to stay together. Indeed, there will be some sort of cooperative play system built into the game; the developers mention that this would be an ideal game to share with a “special someone”. There will also be the option for solo play if you tend to be a bit more of a loner.
That’s about all we know about The Game Baker’s newest title for now. You can see a bunch of screenshots over at the game’s Steam Store page. Be sure to add them to your wishlist if this looks like the kind of thing you’d enjoy. Haven is expected to release for PC sometime in 2020.
What do you think of Haven? What do you think the game is all about? Does the idea of a co-op RPG to play with your spouse appeal to you? Let us know in the comments below!