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A helicopter crashes on the rooftop and a team of characters with unique abilities have to race against a horde of hungry zombies "sleepwalkers" to fix their ride and get back to safety, Highrisers is taking familiar old school visuals and side scrolling bailing action and seems to really be ramping up the RPG elements of a throwback style of game that has gotten a bit of a revive of late. This one appears to be ramping down the action in favor of ramping up the risk/reward balance of exploration into the dangerous lower floors in search of the crafting materials needed to not only beef up your arsenal, but also nab necessary food and water to keep going, and hopefully kit out your helo for a lift home, or at least a hop over to the next rooftop.
Each character, like the tech expert Jes or Ike the mechanic who can repair critically placed machines, has both their own abilities and skill tree to offer different paths to survival. The game also features (from the press release):
Highrisers is now available for PC on Steam. It's even 15% off at the moment with a launch sale. There is also a “Save the World” Edition that includes a wallpaper and art book, and donates 10% of every copy to the International Rescue Committee (IRC) for humanitarian aid in Yemen. More info can be found on the official website: http://highrisers.de/.