Publisher Assemble Entertainment and developer Solar Powered Games announced the launch of survival-crafting RPG Highrisers on Steam. In Highrisers, players find themselves in an apocalyptic city-scape where the streets are filled with swarms of “Dreamers,” humans afflicted with a mysterious prion disease that has left them trapped in an eternal dream.
What remains of humanity has staked out the top floors of these towering structures as their last stand against the hordes of hungry sleepwalkers, but must take regular trips to the dangerous bottom floors to hunt for supplies and scrounge for crucial crafting materials — including spare parts for a helicopter that might just be their last chance at finally escaping the terror.
Players will hop into the boots of four survivors, each with their own unique abilities. Whether the plucky young Jes with her affinity for tech, or the mechanic Ike and his handy ability to repair machines, each character offers a different personality, a deep skill tree, and an individual approach to survival. They’ll need every bit of skill and grit when they descend to the treacherous lower floors to scavenge for supplies.
Food, spare parts, tools, and weapon materials are all ripe for the taking — if our bold wasteland warriors can avoid the roaming gangs of dreamers the lurk below the sun line. Of course, merely surviving the night is only the first step, and in order to truly escape this city of sleepers players will need to repair the HC-27 helicopter to escape, transport more goods, and fly to safer shores — or rooftops.
Highrisersis now available on Windows PC via Steam for £10.99 / €13.99. A special “Save the World” Edition is also available for £20.99 / €23.99, with 10% of the proceeds for every copy sold donated to the International Rescue Committee (IRC) for humanitarian aid in Yemen. Learn more and meet the cast of survivors at http://highrisers.de/.