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One of the new games announced at the Summer Game Fest is Highwater, from developer Demagog Studios and publisher Rogue Games. An isometric survival game set in a post-apocalyptic world, the game will come out sometime later this year.

Highwater’s setting seems to take inspiration from Water World, in that it’s set in a world post-climate collapse where the planet has been turned into an endless ocean. Players have to survive in the new, extra-moist world.

According to Rogue, the game will feature boat-based exploration and turn-based combat, which will be revealed at some point in the future. The game is also set in the same universe as Demagog’s other games, Golf Club: Wasteland and The Cub.

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