The Game Bakers had first announced their new title Haven earlier this year in February. It promised to be a romantic, every-day love and life RPG. A sharp turn from their previous 2016 hack-and-slash title, Furi. There wasn’t much else besides a small teaser trailer and some screen caps. And that a group known as Danger would be creating the entire soundtrack. But just recently, The Game Bakers had revealed a little more about Haven in their new trailer:
In Haven players take control of one, or both, of the couple Yu and Kay. It is possible for this game to be played solo as well as local co-op with “someone special”. While there isn’t much information on what the entire game is about, the Steam page does state that the two lovers escaped to live together on a lost world. And that they need to stay together. Besides that, the gameplay seems to be very relaxed.
In a recent blog post that revealed more about the game, a lot has come forward about the possible story and what the gameplay will be. The trailer shows most of the latter, gliding through the grass while holding hands and sourcing materials to keep their small house working. Or to source for food that the players will help them cook with. The game is being solicited as “a break” from Furi, focusing solely on relaxing mechanics and a “camping-style simulator”.
However, there is still a combat system within the game, showing that it’s a turn-based style fighting where players control both characters (unless in co-op). Certain moves and attacks are highlighted in the video as well, and possibly combo moves where the two lovers work together.
Aside from the slower-paced lifestyle and the turn-based combat, Haven has a deep story. Going into the game, not much is known about why or how these two characters escaped, but in a screencap in the game, as well as a quick moment in the video, it implies that there are people after them because they are together:
So it’s possible that it’s because of their standing, their appearances, or something similar to a Romeo and Juliet affect where it’s two colliding sides. Either way, The Game Bakers stated that depending on the options you choose in the story for dialogue will reveal more about their past and possible future, or have severe consequences later down the line.
Haven currently only has a 2020 release time frame and plan to come out on PC, PS4, and Nintendo Switch.