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Project Haven tactically infiltrates Steam Next Fest with a huge demo

Experience classic turn-based tactics reimagined in 3 story missions and infinite skirmish maps on June 16th

Lisbon, Portugal, June 15, 2021 – Independent studio Code Three Fifty One invites you to the last city on earth. In Project Haven, players lead the Steel Dragons, an ambitious mercenary unit, settling scores and making money on the mean streets of Haven City. Available on June 16th, the Project Haven demo will introduce players to this gritty world of turn-based tactical combat through a tutorial, several solo story missions and an endlessly replayable 1-4 player Skirmish mode.

 

Featured in the Steam Next Fest strategy showcase and recently winning multiple Best Game awards at the WN Development ContestProject Haven is one to watch. Inspired by genre classics like the Jagged Alliance series, the game features a gridless action point-based movement system, ballistically modelled manual aiming, locational damage and an advanced stance and posture system allowing you to put your squad behind the best possible cover.

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Available tomorrow on Steam, the Project Haven demo teaches players the ropes through an interactive tutorial and three challenging contracts picked from the full game’s 40+ campaign missions. For players after a less scripted challenge, there’s also Skirmish mode. Playable solo vs AI or online in PvP & co-op, this mode features procedurally generated maps for infinite replayability, although just a taste of the variety of mercenaries, environment types and enemy factions players will encounter in the full game.

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The Project Haven demo is available from June 16th on Steam. The full game launches next year, and players can keep up with development on the game’s official Discord channel, or via Code Three Fifty One’s development blog on Steam. Wishlist the game now for updates on development as they happen.

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Features

  • A free-aiming system that allows you to take control of your mercs directly and manually shoot from an over-the-shoulder perspective, then pop behind cover to protect yourself from counterattacks.
  • Locational damage, letting you wing your enemies with a shot to the arm to reduce accuracy, slow their movement with a hit to the legs, or boost damage with a precise headshot.
  • An advanced cover system lets you adjust the stance of each merc with just two clicks. Peeking over cover or leaning round a wall exposes yourself, but provides vital lines of sight.
  • Mature storytelling: Learn the harsh realities of a seething megacity full of desperation and dark secrets. Witness the gritty lives of mercs and NPCs, and experience a story-driven campaign with fully voiced and motion-captured characters and cinematics.
  • Rpg character building: Command a group of mercenaries, each with their own unique personality and attitude towards other characters. Improve their attributes and unlock new skills as they gain experience and level up.
  • Advanced weapon mechanics: Magazine management, chambered bullets, and different types of ammo for different situations. Calibers and ammunition types affect how far and how well projectiles penetrate and damage their target.
  • Skirmish, co-op & PvP: Play through the campaign mode with 1-4 players, or skirmish in randomly generated maps, fighting against friends or AI, alone or in co-op.

Vic
Editor / Writer / Producer For Drop the Spotlight