Pre-order Project Highrise: Architect’s Edition on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch!

by matt v, October 2nd, 2018

Break out the big scissors. It’s time to cut the ribbon for Project Highrise: Architect’s Edition on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch!


Pre-order now to get the Modern Design pack with these chic chairs and other exclusive decos!

Construction on all three consoles commences October 26 in Europe and November 13 in North America. Project Highrise: Architect’s Edition will include all previously released expansion and content packs, including Las Vegas, Miami Malls, Tokyo Towers, London Life along with the recently released Brilliant Berlin content pack.

If you’re in Europe, you can pre-order on all three platforms right now and get the Modern Design deco pack featuring some chic seating, decorations and marble wallpaper.

PlayStation 4
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Nintendo Switch

For our players in North America awaiting November 13, you can pre-order now on Switch and Xbox One with those links and on PlayStation 4 soon.


Brilliant Berlin now available with Japanese and Traditional Chinese translations

by matt v, July 19th, 2018

Willkommen in Berlin!

The latest content pack for Project Highrise – Brilliant Berlin – is now available! You’ll be challenged to adapt and keep up with the diverse needs of this thriving global city. To succeed in Berlin, you will need to build towers brimming with art, amenities, and elegance to lure in discerning tenants.

Some features of Brilliant Berlin:

  • New offices and apartments you’ll create office space to accommodate a wide spectrum of Berlin’s diverse and expanding economy and apartments specially designed for families and children.
  • New consultant offices that expand the impact of your influence and consultants with new art museums, political offices, union halls and tourist centers.
  • New restaurants and lobbies New German restaurants coupled with sleek art-deco lobbies and artworks will firmly establish your building’s Berlin bona fides.
  • In addition, we’ve added new rooftop decorations that are available to everyone!
  • … and lots more new features to bolster your newly Brilliant Berlin skyscrapers.

 

こんにちは!/ 你好!
We’ve added full Japanese and Traditional Chinese language support for the desktop version of Project Highrise. We can’t wait to see what our new  players will create as they build skyward!

Full release notes for version 1.6.0 including the new content pack can be viewed here:
https://highrise-static.storage.googleapis.com/release-notes.txt


Project Highrise is coming to PlayStation, XBox and Switch

by matt v, June 25th, 2018

We’ve been working with our friends at Kalypso Media to bring the game to console players. We’re thrilled that we can finally announce that Project Highrise Architect’s Edition will release this fall 2018 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch!

The Architect’s Edition will contain all the content from the original Project Highrise. In addition, the Architect’s Edition packs in everything since launch including the Las Vegas expansion as well as the content packs Miami Malls, Tokyo Towers, London Life and the brand new Brilliant Berlin. (We’ll have more to say about Berlin shortly. Stay tuned.)

Our friends Kalypso Media made an awesome new trailer to celebrate the console edition. Make sure you watch to the end.

We’ll have an exact release date for Project Highrise Architect’s Edition on consoles later this summer.

Until then, here are a few screenshots from the console version of the game.


Project Highrise – Tablet Edition

by matt v, April 10th, 2018

We’re putting skyscraper construction at your fingertips – Project Highrise is now available for iPad and Android tablets!

We’ve spent a lot of time rethinking the game for a touch-enabled, tablet experience rather than the (very heavily) mouse-based PC interface that we originally developed for the game. Though this version shares the artwork and core gameplay of the PC game, it is in many ways a brand-new game featuring an all-new campaign with scenarios that were created especially for tablets.

The tablet game is designed to be a faster game with shorter, more intense play sessions, but we have left the core simulation just as it was in the original PC release. We’re really pleased with the results and hope you will be, too!

The base game is available for $3.99/£3,99/€4,49. With offices and apartments available, you’ll be able to play a open sandbox game or engage in any of the eight challenging scenarios included. It’s hours of challenging skyscraper simulation that you can bring along anywhere that your iPad or Android tablet can go.

Then, once you master the initial scenarios and sandbox, new expansion packs will allow you to expand your skyscraper empire with elite office buildings, posh apartment towers or swanky hotel highrises. Each of these expansions will add extra scenarios along with new tenants, tools and building options to your construction palette.

Happy (mobile) construction!


London Life Content Pack

by matt v, February 28th, 2018

Welcome to England – the new London Life content pack launched on February 28!

You are arriving in London, the focus of the world’s high finance and reigning monarch of modern mass communication. Skyscrapers are springing up everywhere as the world clamors for office space here among the history and pageantry of England’s capital. In London Life, you will be challenged to create gleaming office towers for titans of trade, elite global stock exchanges and moguls of media. Your towers will be crowned with soaring antennae and space-facing satellite dishes to access the global information network.

Visit the Steam store page for more info about the new features available in the London Life content pack!


Tech notes: unity game modding via C# scripts

by robert, December 27th, 2017

In this post we’ll be talking about some experiments we’ve been working with, to add mod scripting support for our future games. This is still in experimental stages, and we’re concentrating specifically on Unity, but we’re curious to see how it pans out. We’re also curious to hear if this kind of approach has been useful for others.

Fair warning: lots of geeky C# coding talk ahead. 🙂

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A Festive Update – Chinese, Polish and holiday decos!

by matt v, December 20th, 2017

Happy Holidays!

We’ve got a few exciting presents all wrapped up into this one festive announcement!

Let’s start with new holiday decorations!
If you’ve been wanting to make your skyscraper lobbies and entryways more festive with hanging decos, giant two-story Christmas trees and outdoor trees with blinking lights, then you’re in luck today! We’ve added six new holiday decos – check them out in the Seasonal section in decorations.

大家好!
The game is now fully localized into Simplified Chinese! Thank you for your patience as we worked out some technical issues that had prevented us from sharing the game with Chinese-speaking players. But it’s now done and ready for tower construction!

Czołem!
We’ve also been working on a Polish translation of the game. It’s now done and available for skyscraper building.

We’re going to have even more news about Project Highrise to share in 2018, so stay tuned here and if you’re not on our mailing list, you can subscribe here to get our latest news right away.

And from everyone at SomaSim and Kasedo Games, we wish you – the best sim players out there – a very happy holiday season and a wonderful new year!


Tokyo Towers Content Pack

by matt v, September 8th, 2017

The new Tokyo Towers content pack released on Steam and GOG on September 8!

With 10 new apartments, you’ll have many new choices as you seek to master the complicated, crowded (and expensive) world of Tokyo’s vibrant residential market. Ranging from smartly designed micro apartments to palatial penthouses, you’ll be able to design a quintessentially Tokyo residential block complete with matching exteriors and cityscapes inspired by Japan’s unique urban landscape.

Visit the Steam store page for more information about what else is available in the Tokyo Towers content pack!


Announcing the Miami Malls content pack

by matt v, June 20th, 2017

Welcome to Miami!

The Miami Malls content pack introduces 15 additional stores and restaurants. With this new content, you’ll be able to create shopping centers that no longer need offices, apartments or hotels to draw in visitors. From sunglass stations and toy stores to salons and video game arcades, a wide variety of new retail and dining options await you.

Visit the Steam store page for more information about what else is coming in the Miami Malls content pack!


Welcome to Las Vegas – Expansion Pack is Released!

by matt v, April 13th, 2017

Project Highrise: Las Vegas is now available!

You need to push your management skills to the limit as you try and build the city’s next big resort. Transform the once desolate desert of Las Vegas into a swanky hotel, vast casinos and millions of tourists dreaming of making it big.

Here’s a quick recap of some of the main features of the Las Vegas expansion pack:

  • Casinos – Entice people to come and part with their hard-earned money in style, with all new casinos.
  • Hotels – Why do your visitors need to leave at all? Keep the business travellers and high-rollers rolling through, with rooms of all sizes that fit every need – but be sure to keep them happy as your ratings depend on it!
  • Events & Shows – Bring in the best show in town, and attract crowds of happy visitors… and their wallets. Have them come in for the show, but stay for the food and the games.
  • VIPs – Invite rock stars, comedians, or business gurus to come and perform at your venue – but just don’t expect them to come for free! The bigger the celebrity, the bigger the demands.
  • Evolved Gameplay – Experience how the new location challenges your building skills, from new type of Air Conditioning utility, to special service elevators, NPCs, random events and more.

In addition to the new content available for the Las Vegas quite a bit of new content has been added to the base game. Here are some highlights:

  • Mover’s office – Move things around your tower once you’ve built a mover’s office to coordinate and manage the process.
  • New tenants – New retail and restaurant tenants are now available.
  • New contracts – Take on new contracts from the city to earn extra resources to help build even more prestigious towers!

If you’re looking for a complete rundown of additions and changes for version 1.5, we’ve got complete release notes here.


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