A downloadable game for Windows

Electric Highways is a game that's all about experience and exploration. Everything in this game, especially visuals and music, has been created for the purpose of giving the player a certain kind of emotion. The setting takes place in a surreal, virtual world, made out of abstract 3d graphics, where the player must explore ten levels, each with an individual theme.

Игра доступна на двух языках. The game has two language options.

The year is 2072. Virtual reality has become a worldwide phenomenon, allowing people to sink into the virtual web, while experiencing isolation in real life. A VR engineer has finished his virtual reality project, but before uploading it on the web, he decides to visit it for the last time, plunging deeper into his own surreal world.

The atmosphere of the game has been inspired by early 80's electronic music (including such examples as Gary Numan and Depeche Mode), System Shock and the 1984 version of the film Metropolis. In some ways, the game is like an interactive conceptual music album, where each level is like a short song. The project features a 100% original soundtrack inspired by classic electronic music.

Disclaimer: Only play the game if you're fine with the visuals presented in trailer and screenshots. May not be suitable for people with epilepsy. You have been warned.

Controls:

  • WASD - Move
  • Mouse - Look
  • E - Use
  • Space - Jump
  • Esc - Menu

Credits:

Zykov Eddy - Lead Developer (http://eddyprojects.blogspot.ru/)
Xitilon - Composer (http://r0.faisu.net)

Special thanks to: Nerdybat, Ivan Azarov, Micky C, Artem Nevinchanyi, Esdeer, James Stanfield (for water texture), Lezing, dv49, all 80's new wave artists


Enjoy the game!

Install instructions

Unzip and run Electric Highways.exe.

Use 7-Zip if you don't know how to unzip files.

Download

Download
Electric Highways.zip 29 MB

Comments

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I loved this title; absolutely loved it. It has atmosphere out the ass and an interesting storyline (as nascent as it was), and it inspired a whole lot of feelings out of me I’m not sure I understand a bit about, myself. It has brilliant art and that old type of charm, and it’s really one of the few environmental sims I can uncharacteristically say I enjoyed. It did give me a headache, though, which is probably because of the low resolution.

I gave you a great review on Kratzen - the highest score. I think it’s something that anyone can experience for themselves and feel something different in regards to it. I think that’s special.

Excellent stuff, very surreal. Fantastic soundtrack.

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Fantastic experience- an utterly unique combination of synths and virtual worlds to explore. Full thoughts below:

Fantastic atmosphere and music w a mixture of 3D nostalgia and anxiety.
Couldn't recommend enough!

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The Wasting Chamber has to be the best thing in the entire game. I also loved the Borders Destroyer item.

Electric Highways is supremely rad-- serene and haunting by turns; effervescing with that sweet cyberpunk magic. A priceless post-contemporary relic

Very atmospheric game. Really play with your emotion. Great Game! - Calm The Kaze