Getting tired of city-building games with gimmicky settings like Frostpunk or Aven Colony and wanted to go back to something simple along the lines of SimCity or Cities: Skylines? Well, publisher Deck13 Spotlight and developer Fourexo Entertainment (via Gematsu) have good news for you, as they have just announced Highrise City! It will release for PC via Steam and GOG in 2022.
Fourexo Entertainment described its game as the “next evolution of city simulations.” Combining classic city-building gameplay and traditional economy and resource management simulations, it promises to deliver you all the tools necessary to create a living and breathing city. Building a bustling metropolis from scratch isn’t the hard part; handling the economical supply and efficient routes to make sure your economy is well balanced that results in steady growth are. From the sound of it, maybe it could end up being a love child of SimCity and the Anno series. The announcement trailer hasn’t shown any gameplay, mostly just the visual and idea presentation, but you can check it out below.
Once you made your dream urban jungle, there is always time to sit back and enjoy the view though. Invoke digital sonder by watching the tiny digital people filling the streets and digital car lights passing through your beautiful metropolis. Plus, you will be able to easily implement your own buildings and tweak the game’s balance since the game is 100% mod-friendly. On the store page, it’s said that Highrise City will feature:
- Five different population classes.
- 50 different resources to balance along with a resource trading system.
- Your cities can expand to 194 km² or 75 mi² in size.
- Up to one million inhabitants with up to 30,000 buildings per city.
- Densely packed screen, with up to 5,000 vehicles and 20,000 per scene.
- Laws and technology researches system.
- Full mod support and Steam Workshop integration.
Sounds interesting and promising? Here’s hoping Deck13 Spotlight and Fourexo won’t drop the ball when Highrise City launches sometime next year. Drop by in the comments and tell us what you think of it.