Preorder window closes on 22nd of December!
Each purchase includes the following items:
- Fully assembled Nintendo Switch game with cartridge
- Interior art
- Full-colour manual
- Exclusive sticker
Heaven's Machine is a chaotic, fast-paced roguelite set on a cosmic train racing towards heaven. Jack wakes up to find themselves at the end of this metal tomb, with no other choice than to pick up a gun, pull the trigger, and run headlong towards the conductor to save their dead loved one.
As Jack, players will travel through a randomly-generated train, grabbing dozens of the 50+ unique items, blasting hundreds of enemies, and battling bizarre monsters. For an extra challenge, battle the demiurge in the unlockable Night Train mode which randomizes all train cars, enemies, bosses, and shops!
When will it ship?
Fans won't be waiting 6-12 months to play Heaven's Machine - in fact, the first batch is already in hand!
These will be distributed on a first come, first serve basis. Some have also been set aside for our triple game bundle (available now), which comes with Mundaun and our unannounced 61st Super Rare Games physical release. We can't guarantee delivery before Christmas because, y'know, Christmas.
The second batch will be shipping around February 2022.
How many copies are actually available?
We will print as many copies as there are orders! We will be placing this order after the preorder window closes on December 22nd. Copies are not individually numbered, so with the exception of getting faster delivery for preordering sooner, all orders are identical. With these unlimited unit numbers, this shouldn't be a very exciting prospect for scalpers - we want everyone who wants one to be able to get one.
Will this game be preserved?
Yes! Preservation is the backbone of what we're all about and we wouldn't want to lock this gem away from people who come across it after preorders close. All Shorts titles will be released on itch.io roughly six months later. This developer-focused PC storefront will assure the games are digitally preserved and accessible to anyone that wants to play them if they've missed the physical edition, with the assurance you can own it forever thanks to the storefront's DRM-free policies.
This can also give developers a shot at seeing if their game has a digital audience after the physical version has gained some attention. To be transparent, we don't retain IP rights over any Shorts game we fund, so developers are welcome to make sequels, spin-offs, or use identical ideas for new games with whoever they want, whenever they want. We'll also be working with our usual museum, archivist, and preservation contacts to make sure Shorts are preserved properly. Put simply - these games are not going to disappear and will be better archived than almost any modern game.
Supported Languages: English, French, German, Spanish, Dutch
Please note that all products are region free and can be played on any Nintendo Switch