Highlands is a turn-based strategy RPG game from Burrito Studio. It was funded through a Kickstarter campaign that completed successfully on 29 October 2014 with $23,059 CAD raised from 770 backers.
Background[edit | edit source]
The world of Highlands is populated by thousands of small floating islands that started drifting slowly away and floating higher and higher since the dawn of time. These Highlands have always been coveted by men. Some were low enough just to brush the earth and gave definite advantages to populations settling on them. Rope systems and wooden elevators were used to exploit them and reach still higher grounds.
Each of these Highlands ultimately became home to a different powerful House and they together reign the skies and everything below through a mutual alliance: the League of Dominions. Although long-standing and prestigious, the League hides many conflicts and some alliances remain thin and frail. Our story begins in the Highland of House Arislaan, home to a peaceful and prosperous city where people lived happily for decades until ...
Gameplay[edit | edit source]
The story begins in the Highland House of Arislaan, where you and your people lived peacefully for decades until it was sneakily attacked by a mysterious army of bots and mercenaries. You play the game as the heirs of a powerful family that have been forced to exile. Enemies are hot on your heels so you need to rally the population and exploit every opportunity to reclaim your land. You must make wise decisions and carefully coordinate your actions - which sector to reclaim or abandon, who to recruit, when to attack, what to fortify - all the while managing resources, feeding the people, healing the wounded, crafting weapons and leveling up your heroes' skills.