Winners & nominees 16th IMGA

Taravana

Studio/Developer
Heatherglade
Country
Cyprus
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About Taravana

Taravana is a multiplayer rogue-lite game set in a dystopian underwater world where land is no longer inhabited due to a Cataclysm of extraterrestrial origin. Whether it was a collapsed spaceship or a giant asteroid — no one really knows nor cares. All possible disasters happened at once: the most powerful tectonic shifts, volcanic eruptions, the complete destruction of the ozone layer, and the most severe radiation burst on the surface. Heaven knows if land exists at all...

You start out on the Base — a massive orbital space station that has found its new home in the waters of the dark ocean. Even though it remained partly intact after de-orbiting and crashing into the ocean, it lost the ability to move and became a new home for the survivors of the Cataclysm. Your character is one of the divers who is forced to scavenge the dismal waterworld to keep the Base operational.

Your life depends on your “ichtis”, a polymeric diving suit that is designed to sustain the dangers of the undersea. Сraft items and equipment to gain a tactical advantage, survive the deadly hazards and savage enemies while searching for valuable technology and resources in hundreds of unique locations.

Learn the secrets of this treacherous world and find its lost treasures to acquire improved “ichtis” suits powered by robotic exoskeletons, and turn yourself into an indestructible fighting machine. Maybe one day you will be the one to lead mankind to its rise — or perish trying.
Taravana is a multiplayer rogue-lite game carried out in a murky, dystopian world. You start out on a massive, semi-deserted orbital space station that has found its final destination in the waters of the dark ocean many years ago.

Your life depends on your gear and scarce resources you will be lucky to scavenge. Explore the remnants of a long-gone civilization, develop your character, craft equipment and try to stay alive in this cold and unfriendly environment.

What makes my game unique?

Our game has lore that we publish on our social media once in a while (example: http://bit.ly/TaravanaLore16).
Also, it has been inspired by old MUD games, so you can expect to actually read stuff while playing if you feel like.
To survive in Taravana you need to think, but hey -- no one dies here! we've got our 3D bioprinter up and running 24/7!

Did we mention you can have your own pet altered by the DNA you discover while playing?
You will be able to discover lots of bizarre creatures that changed a lot after the world ended.
Encounter them, study them, feel your bestiary and use this information for your own benefit ;)

Why could my game win an award?

This game puts you in an unfamiliar but yet appealing environment of the ocean depths in a way that most games don't.
Think of it as a complex game for PC that was developed for mobile from day 1 instead.
It is challenging but not in a punishing way. It's like Pokemons but under the water... and better :D