Today’s Niche Spotlight is HighFleet, an airship-based action-strategy game set in a dieselpunk dystopia by Konstantin Koshutin and MicroProse Software.
Lead the airships of Sayadi Task Force on a mission to reclaim the rebellious Kingdom of Gerat. Explore unknown skies with your persistent and highly customizable fleet of heavily armed and armored airships.
Manage your resources, ships, and crew, negotiate with the various factions in Gerat, and engage in tactical fleet battles where you will need to maneuver your hulking battlecruisers into strategic positions to target your enemy’s weak spots.
You can find the launch trailer below.
HighFleet is available on Windows PC via Steam for $29.99 USD.
You can find the rundown (via Steam) below:
In a world with no memory of its past. The House of Sayadi sends its thousand-ton military ships to the skies. Stirring the peace of nations inhabiting the earth they strive to bring back what they have lost.
As a commander of the Sayadi Task Force you’ve been sent to regain control of the rebellious Kingdom of Gerat by whatever means necessary. To succeed will require careful exploration, clever resource management, cautious diplomacy and building a fleet capable of ruling the skies unchallenged.
But maybe a much greater destiny awaits you in this journey. As this forsaken land still hides the mysterious prophecies of a long forgotten past.
At the heart of HighFleet is a unique form of combat in which giant ships bristling with weaponry duel above the desert. This is no mindless button mashing, however. Far from it. Battles are won by skilfully moving into positions that allow you to exploit your enemies’ weak spots.
Mastering HighFleet requires much more than winning battles. You must explore the mysterious lands of Gerat. You must manage your ships, men, fuel and other resources. You must engage in diplomacy with the various factions. And then there’s the prophecy to be unravelled…
Freedom to fly
Thanks to HighFleet’s in-game ship editor, you can build the perfect fleet to suit your style of fighting. The many distinctive ship options and upgrade paths ensure the game will provide plenty of replay value.
The “dieselpunk” visual aesthetic, immersive music and sounds, and underlying mystery of HighFleet combine to create a truly unique and unforgettable atmosphere. This is a world you won’t want to leave until you’ve uncovered every secret and followed your destiny to the very end.
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