All about Highrise City: The Game + The Team + Hands On Action!

About the Team & Game

Obviously, you as a player will compare Highrise City with other games. If you are comparing the game with other city builders, keep in mind that the focus of Highrise City is the production chains - the results of these will lead to an ever-growing city. The game is not a traditional city builder but has a strong influence on economic simulations. It was developed by a small team as a passion project over the last 8 years while for 7 years the game was a one-man project.

Let's grow a city!

Highrise City offers a new spin on City Simulations & Tycoon games expanding the economy and resource management aspect. Experience a modern take on the genre enriched with a complex resource-based economy system. Highrise City combines two genres in new and interesting ways: City Builders and traditional Economy & Resource Management Simulations. Highrise City offers you challenging gameplay and gives you all the possibilities and tools you need to create a living and breathing city. Take care of your city and make it grow and flourish into a giant Metropolis!

Plan your Megacity

In Highrise City you do not only build a city, you also actively manage it by handling the economical supply for it. Organize and build supply chains in an efficient way and make sure your economy is well balanced to guarantee steady growth. By doing so you will be able to create true megacities.


  • Up to one million inhabitants per city
  • 5 different population classes
  • More than 250 base buildings
  • 50 different resources
  • Up to 30.000 buildings per city
  • Up to 5.000 cars and vehicles per scene (and 20.000 per city simulated)
  • Up to 20.000 people per scene (and 1 million per city simulated)
  • 196 sq km possible playground per map
  • Adjustable difficulty levels for beginners and advanced players
  • Improve the city with laws and technology research
  • Ressource trading to balance your economy
  • No limit on the number of buildings, cars, or citizens

Enjoy your work

Once you managed to create a prosperous and growing city, the time has come for fine-tuning and further growth. But in the meantime, you should also take a break and just enjoy what you have created. Watch the people filling the streets and minding their business. In Highrise City you can see thousands and thousands of people and cars in the same scene filling your city with life. Micro animations hidden everywhere will brighten up your day and create the feeling of a miniature world.

Mod support

Do you want to implement your own buildings? Your own skyscrapers? Change the whole balancing, include your own types of streets? That's what we are aiming for with Highrise City as well. The integrated building editor will allow you to easily develop and implement an individual look for your custom city. Chances are that the Editor however will be released a few weeks later than the game itself.

If you support indie, I must say that this is true indie. The developer kept his hope alive to release his project for nearly a decade himself and he's now sharing it with the world. I find these endeavors amazing.

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Should Chris Rock be canceled? We don't think so.

Group Nine Media's PopSugar is laying in on Chris Rock over his G.I. Jane joke in reference to Will Smith's wife because she was rocking a similar hairstyle. The tweets are giving off some serious cancel culture energy when the comedian didn't even know that Will's wife had alopecia (you heard me right, he didn't know). She's known for having shorter hairstyles.

Is it safe to assume he wouldn't have made such a joke about someone who was his friend... if he knew? It's safe to assume so, but was he even asked by certain platforms, he just attacked for making the G.I. Jane joke.

Will could've accepted his first Oscar, educated the audience on alopecia, and made a reference that he'll talk to his wife about starring in a G.I. Jane remake or something. Not for the sake of making fun of her, but Chris mentioned it... so why not piggyback on a potential opportunity to star in a remake or a sequel? Even if he simply educated the audience on alopecia, that would've made Chris Rock take a step back and likely apologize because he didn't know.

On that note, I don't think anyone should be going off the deep end on this one (so media platforms should take a step back). If you watch what led up to the joke, you'd see that Will's wife wasn't the only one who was joked on and the joke wasn't bad. I don't want to give any more attention to this than it already has, but... no to canceling Chris Rock over this. 

By the way, Will's decision to go on stage and slap Chris, completely overshadowed his first Oscar win, the film, and Will Packer's production team. That stinks.

That said, will the jokes about balding men finally stop? Will was also one of the people who took pleasure in them, but... the guy in this clip was a good sport, he didn't slap or swear at Will.

RSVP Magazine has even taken it a step further with a form of slander. 
So was Will making an alopecia joke? This is where things go too far.

Disney Pixar's Turning Red... Reviewed!

Shout out to the creator & animation team behind this Disney Pixar film, my opinions are my own. + A special shout out to 1More for supplying the Portable Wireless Speakers that powered the audio experience.

Before we jump into this, I just want to point out that this film was crafted by an all-female-led team. I point that out because I think it fits the story, but regardless of that... is this a worthwhile film to check out? Well, let's jump in and find out.

Story: This coming-of-age family fantasy comedy film (say that 3 times fast) is centered around Mei Lee, a brand new 13-year old (aka she just turned 13), and she feels like she's old enough to start making her own decisions (you know how that goes). Mei Lee is played by Rosalie Chiang.

Things begin with all Mei's ducks in a row, she's a star student, she helps her mom (and dad when he's shown) to maintain their temple/tourist shop... but you can see the cracks in her neat little life where her individuality is tucked away so her mom can't see it. So you will see her trying to enjoy time with her three friends, but she dashes off to make sure she's back in time so that she doesn't disappoint her mother or make her think something else is going on (like Mei doing something she enjoys).

Mei continues to walk that fine line throughout the film until she turns... red, and then the sassiness becomes harder and harder to contain and hide from her mother. Her turning red represents puberty to a degree but the film isn't about that time of the month. When she first changed into a red panda, Mei's mom thought it was... that time in her life (you know... that time), and I like the way they added comedic value to it but it's only a couple of scenes in the film. 

I've talked to people about the film who assume the film is about that, but it's not (at all), it's just an assumption they played on (twice from what I counted).

It would be something that completely goes over a young child's head (which is good), but this film works well for teens & adults who... get it. I would highly recommend this film to moms who want to watch a film with their teen daughters for bonding time or whatever. It's not one of those films that are exclusive to moms and teenie boppers, but they come to mind for me.

To jump into the actual review, Mei shows sass and attitude to a degree, but it's light-hearted and doesn't cross the line into anything questionable (even though she and her mom might think that it was edgy). I think that invisible line also was represented by her mother because she wanted to stay in her good graces and not cross the line (which some of us can respect).

So it opens in a very upbeat way and then introduces the tug of war in her life as she walks the fine line of trying to be independent without crossing her mother. Her mother puts her in a box which also comes with assumptions about Mei as if she can do no wrong, just like the situation regarding a store clerk. If that were real life that would've been no laughing matter and the store clerk would've been caught up for no reason because her mom is so extra and she's so concerned with not wanting to disappoint her that she would let someone catch Ming's wrath. 

I didn't like that about Mei or her mother, and it will come to a head to a degree. Ming is played by Sandra Oh.

A lot of the film covered Mei trying to cope and overcome... Turning Red. I don't want to give away too much, but her friends didn't just vanish, and neither did the life she had to live, so you will get Teen Wolf vibes to a degree as she tries to keep her cool at school without going red panda. There were other objectives in the film, but I'm not going to give them away. What I will say is... the focus wasn't mainly about keeping Mei's secret, and the majority of the viewers should easily be able to get on board with the goal Mei and her friends are aiming for. Her mom is still her mom, so that dynamic is there but... overall, I like how things played out and how it oozed anime influences throughout the film.

The cons include the situation mentioned earlier with the store clerk, but another included her dad. He was basically treated like a stepdad when it comes to their daughter. He was there, he was her dad, but he couldn't say anything that didn't align with what her mom said. Her decision was final, and if she took a step back this would've been better for Mei. He came through in due time, but he's not on the radar like Ming Lee (but... I understood to a degree, keep scrolling).

Domee Shi, the creator of the film actually spent a lot of time with her mother... which is where the motivation came from regarding her film. Her parents were overprotective and she was an only child. Even her experiences with her grandmother were a part of this film, and you can definitely see the influence from that regarding the temple and the family hustle. 

When you take a look at the film, outside of the creator's experiences, there are the experiences of other members of the team sewn in there also to bring the film to life more... but Domme's impact is felt the most just based on all the nuances she poured into Disney Pixar's Turning Red. Take a good look at Mei's reaction to her mother, someone lived that life under an overbearing mother or it wouldn't have been expressed as well as it was in the film.

Visuals: Visuals are as awesome as you'd expect from a Disney Pixar film. The characters remind me of the ones you'd see in Studio Ghibli films (i.e. My Neighbor Totoro & Ponyo), they're on the thicker side... and not exactly on the slender side like you'd see with a lot of anime characters.

The visuals were a crip 4K, the colors were vibrant, and the fur looked great when Mei turned into a red panda. Special effects were used in a way that made sense, and the way Mei used her transformation for double jumps... looked badass.

Audio: Audio in this film is damn good, powered by Dolby Atmos you get the spatial sound experience... but I also had the pleasure of listening with the 1More Portable Wireless Speakers
that delivered from start to finish. The concert experience delivered epic sound, but even throughout the film, there were a variety of sounds to enjoy... even if they were as small as Mei's bed breaking, the team represented well. I would speak on a certain scene, but I won't want to give it away.

Price: Pricewise, you won't have to pay for the film at all if you have Disney+, which... if you love movies and shows that are Disney, Pixar, Marvel, and even Star Wars related... it's worth considering a $7.99 monthly subscription.

Story 5

Visuals 5

Audio 5

Price 5

5 out of 5 Cool Points

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Top Audiences Last Week + 2022's most anticipated video games!


Top 10... let's go!




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2022’s most anticipated video games (click titles for more info)


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God of War Ragnarök



Hogwarts Legacy






LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga



Gotham Knights



Splatoon 3



Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League



Little Devil Inside






The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2






Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora



A Plague Tale: Requiem



Marvel's Midnight Suns





  • Search data revealed that the most anticipated video game for 2022 around the world is God of War Ragnarök, with 737,000 global searches each month for the game. It’s the ninth installment in the God of War series and was due to be released last year, but it’s clear that people are still very excited about the game.

  • With the official gameplay revealed last week, it likely comes as no surprise that the Harry Potter open-world game, Hogwarts Legacy, ranks second for the most anticipated video games of the year, with 541,000 monthly searches around the world. 

  • Two of the games featured in the top 10 rankings take place in the Batman universe but give users the opportunity to play as different characters other than the Dark Knight. Gotham Knights lets users play as characters such as Bat-Girl, Robin, Nightcrawler, and Red Hood, whilst Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League allows users to play as the DC villains.

- Leila J.