Highwater Is Set In A World Reshaped By Climate Change

Featuring rather soothing music for a game set in the apocalypse, Highwater is an adventure strategy game.


Demagog Studio and Rogue Game's Highwater, an indie game set in a waterlogged apocalyptic future, was announced at Summer Fest Game Fest Live. It's an adventure strategy game that explores a world "ravaged by extreme climate change." Highwater will feature isometric turn-based combat and is set to release in December 2022, according to Highwater's Steam page.

A narrator in the trailer introduces the game's setting with a calm statement, "The world ended on a sunny day."

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The devs also explained the game's setting on Highwater's Steam page. The flooded region, which we saw a lot of in the trailer, is a safe zone between two dry regions: the barren War Zone and Alphaville--the place where rich people live in relative luxury.

You play as Nikos and his friends who are trying to figure out to survive in the new world--first traveling to Hightower and then finagling a way into the seemingly impenetrable Alphaville. Along the way, you'll be accompanied by the Highwater Pirate Radio Station, a feature that apparently will be "vocal commentary on your ticket to survival."

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