Talking Simulator is a personal project from Jordan Erica WEbber, edited by Dan Parkes, with music from Jazz Mickle and artwork from Emilie Majarian.

Heaven's Vault with Philippa Warr

Heaven's Vault with Philippa Warr

Heaven’s Vault (Inkle)

Heaven’s Vault (Inkle)

Heaven’s Vault is an “archeological science fiction adventure game” from Inkle. In the game, you – as archeologist Aliya – sail the Nebula from moon to moon, exploring ruins and meeting people and, most importantly, translating an ancient language called… Ancient. Philippa Warr wrote a glowing review of Heaven’s Vault for PC Gamer, so Jordan invited her on the podcast to explain more about why she loved it so much.

While this episode is almost entirely about the translation puzzles, no actual solutions are discussed beyond those you might discover within the first few minutes of play.

You can watch Jon Ingold’s talk “Designing a Lost Language for Heaven’s Vault” on YouTube.

E3 2019 with Laura Dale

E3 2019 with Laura Dale

Astrologaster with Katharine Neil

Astrologaster with Katharine Neil