Deck13 and developer FourExo Entertainment released a demo for their city building simulator Highrise City. With the demo’s release comes the second feature video for the game that discusses the needs and satisfactions of citizens. The first feature video focused on how the economy works while growing one’s city.
Billed as the next evolution of city simulators, the game is a modern take on the genre with a complex resource based economy. In effect the game combines two genres, city builders and traditional economic resource management simulators.
Cities can feature up to one million inhabitants each with five different population classes and fifty different resources. A city may also have up to 30,000 buildings and each scene can have up to 5,000 cars and 20,000 people. Covering a huge area, cities can grow as big as 194 square kilometers. Difficulty levels range from beginner to advanced. Using laws and technology cities can be improved allowing for balanced resource trading creating a stable economy.
At Gamescom 2021, Highrise City is a part of the Indie Arena Booth. The demo contains the first half hour of gameplay and is available on Steam. Players will want to download and play the demo as soon as possible since it will disappear after the event.
Highrise City is planned for a 2022 release on Windows PC through Steam and GOG. The Highrise City demo is available on Steam. Interested players can also wishlist and follow the game on Steam. For more information on Highrise City follow @HRCGame or visit highrisecitygame.com.
Deck13 Spotlight (@Deck13Spotlight Twitter) is a publishing service based in Frankfurt, Germany that helps independent developers bring their projects to wider audiences. Deck13 Interactive is one of the leading developers in Germany. The team passionately works on developing award-winning, large-scale productions for PC and consoles.
FourExo Entertainment is a small indie game development team from Eastern Germany. Currently the team is working on their debut title Highrise City.