Wiesbaden, Germany 8th April, 2021.
The Germany-based indie games publisher Assemble Entertainment and indie games developer Solar Powered Games, today announced with great joy and excitement that their end of the world-themed survival RPG “Highrisers” is coming to PC via Steam on May 6th, 2021.
In “Highrisers”, society has collapsed due to a mysterious affliction that causes people to become “Dreamers”, light-sensitive sombanulators. To stay safe, the remaining survivors have taken to the relatively protected rooftops of the city’s towering skyscrapers. They’ll need to find supplies, craft gear, and repair the helicopter that promises to fly them away from the danger and into a safe, new world.
In Highrisers, players take on the role of one of four survivors, eking out an existenc e on the upper floors of an expansive skyline. Down below, in the dimly lit lower floors, infected Dreamers begin to gather, increasing in numbers every night when the sun sets and their aggression amplifies. Each survivor brings different skills to the table, which they’ll need to successfully engage in missions to the dangerous lower floors in search of weapons, supplies, gear, and most importantly: parts to repair the helicopter.
Key Features of Highrisers
Takin’ it to the Top: The city’s streets and lower floors are filled with dangerous infected Dreamers, and the only safe spots left are the top floors of towering skyscrapers. It’s also, conveniently, a great place to park a helicopter…if only it worked.
Risk it for the Biscuit: In order to survive, players will need supplies, including weapons, gear, and of course, food. Head down to the lower floors and risk the dangers to get the best equipment and ingredients — just watch out for Dreamers and remember, every night they climb higher and higher..
Four Characters, Four Playstyles: Players can choose from four different survivors, Jes, Ike, Ann and Mo, each with their own unique abilities and backstory. 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!
Procedurally Generated Vertical Chaos: Randomized level layouts encourage multiple playthroughs where each run is different than the last, sometimes you get lucky, other times you get caught by the Dreamers and it’s game over!
Developed by Solar Powered Games and published by Assemble Entertainment, Highrisers will launch on Windows PC via Steam on 6th May, 2021. Add the game to your wishlist by visiting the Steam Store page and learn more at the official website.
Stay up-to-date with Highrisers by following Solar Powered Games on Facebook and Twitter and check out the official kickstarter here.
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About Assemble Entertainment
Based in Wiesbaden, Germany, Assemble Entertainment is an independent games developer and publisher, best known for Leisure Suit Larry: Wet Dreams Dry Twice, the latest installment in the humorously naughty point-and-click adventure saga, and the multi-award-winning Endzone – A World Apart, that challenges players to survive and thrive following an environmental apocalypse. Assemble Entertainment also organizes GermanDevDays, an annual conference that attracts more than 1,200 attendees from across the German-speaking video game development industry.
Jonas “O.J” Ek
The Gaming Ground
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