No one lives in heaven proves that first looks can be deceiving, because this isn’t yet another retro indie love letter to a bygone 16-bit era, at least not in storytelling terms. The idea is similar to the Disney movie Wreckin’ Ralph, with NPCs or computer characters being treated as real people and what happens to them after one completed the game. Who didn’t wonder what it would be like to return to an RPG and meet the characters in person?
One meets these NPCs as a character oneself, only this time one might change the course of their lives and the RPG’s story itself, although one should be careful not to get lost or rather imprisoned by the game itself. Despite the original idea, gameplay still relies on the formula of engaging in turn-based combat, leveling up, in addition to completing main and side quests. With over 100 different endings, there are certainly enough reasons to play through the game once again, although with 40 hours, it’s not the shortest journey to take.
No one lives in heaven was originally released in June 2020 and is now available DRM-free on GOG with a 50% launch discount that lasts until August 23, 2021, at 1 PM UTC. There’s also a deluxe edition which includes the original soundtrack, 5 additional skills, 5 additional armors, the Encyclopaedia Comédica, and a strategy guide.