Thursday, September 08, 2016

Project Highrise Gameplay Review

I'm playing Project Highrise, a building management simulation by SomeSim Games and Kasedo Games.

The game features challenging (without being unfair) scenarios and a more free-form sandbox mode. The skyscraper can be designed by placing new floors, stairs, elevators, storage rooms, power and phone lines, offices, apartments, stores, and art. More sophisticated clients bring in more rent, but also require more services to be placed in the basement, using up precious space and money. Consultants can also be hired to take advantage of building prestige, influence, and buzz. Balancing the budget while steadily expanding is a demanding task that requires forethought and planning. Project Highrise is a compelling management game with thoughtful scenarios, engaging mechanics, and just enough options for expansion to keep interest levels high.