Welcome to Unholy Heights, a mashup of Tower Defense and Apartment Management Simulation! The Devil has converted a tenement building into monsters-only housing, and has big plans for the future. Sucker monsters into moving into your building, charge them rent and keep them happy by buying them furniture.
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Release Date: Aug 16, 2013

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“Unholy Heights is a 2D game that perfectly blends the freedom of an indie game with the notorious creativity of Japanese developers. The basic concept is simply wonderful and is backed up with fun, refreshing gameplay.”
7/10 – DarkZero

“Unholy Heights is bound to put a smile on nearly everyone’s face”
4/5 – Video Game Writers

“At the end of the day, it's a cutesy fun experience . . . and horribly murdering adventurers is really quite satisfying.”
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About This Game


Welcome to Unholy Heights, a mashup of Tower Defense and Apartment Management Simulation! The Devil has converted a tenement building into monsters-only housing, and has big plans for the future. Sucker monsters into moving into your building, charge them rent and keep them happy by buying them furniture.

Unfortunately, heroes have caught wind of the Devil's plan, and will stop at nothing to wipe him out. Knock on residents' doors to call them to battle, trap heroes in devious pincer formations, and command your troops to victory. Monsters get jobs, fall in love, have children, and even skip out on their rent. Keep them happy or you might not have anyone to fight for you when heroes come knocking. But don't be too soft: there's always prospective baddies looking to move in, so kick out the freeloaders when the time is right!

Being a landlord is a difficult job, but it can't be harder than running Hell...right?


  • Every monster is different. Some are lazy. Some are strong. Some are perverts.
  • Use an intuitive mouse-based control scheme to command your troops into battle.
  • Encounter more than 20 different monster species, and take their money.
  • Build a reputation with different monster families based on your performance and play style.
  • Take on quests at your pace to unlock new monsters and furniture.
  • Build a stronger army as residents have children far stronger than themselves.
  • Get monsters in the mood for love with inappropriately shaped erotic cakes.
  • Look on in horror as lovingly hand-drawn monsters and humans horribly slaughter each other over money.
  • Monster occupations, hobbies and desires are all procedurally generated to keep you on your toes.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP (SP3 or newer) / Vista (SP1 or newer) / 7
    • Processor: Pentium III 1.0GHz or faster
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Shader Model 2.0 or better
    • Storage: 50 MB available space
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Stack Man
( 51.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 25
Let all the children die to get powerful parents.
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dawjin
( 40.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 23
korean~~~~~
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Atisheh
( 7.9 hrs on record )
Posted: July 23
I got this game and just wanted to check it out and couldn't stop.
I still never got world domination but that may be because of me, I'm picky when it comes to my tenants.
It's worth playing!
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Dress My Horse
( 36.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 20
this one is lota fun. make another landlord simulator like it plz
in the next one u shuld be able to customise houses more. so you can see a asthetic change to the outside of buildings with each item you purchase plz. also you should make monsters inbreed with other types to make hybrids. plz consider my sugestion i will be waiting for the update shortly. thx
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[KOR]Hail
( 6.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 18
업뎃을안하지만 재밋다
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Salarn
( 2.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 18
https://youtu.be/xt-0M11vY4U

A cheerful mix of tower defense and hotel management, 'Unholy Heights' starts off on the right foot but stumbles along the way. As the Devil, there should be a focus on the details but that's ultimately the undoing of this otherwise charming game.

Quests difficulty is inflated due to the uncertainty when attacks will happen versus the times of day that your monster residents will be at home. Monsters are also unclear on what exactly they want before moving in requiring a lot of expensive guesswork on a limited budget. Thankfully there is no lose state and players can build back up after any misstep but doing so requires a lot of waiting around with nothing to do.
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tlsdn54321
( 10.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 16
if i can switch rooms it would be a lot easier and funner/
anyways its really fun and time flies.
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ektoutie
( 20.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 15
Lovely little thing, rescued from Microsoft's super interesting but ultimately ill-fated XBox Live Indie Games service. And good thing too - it's an adorable, unique little game that blends bits of Tower Defense and The Sims together. Attract monsters to live in your apartment block, keep them happy through apartment upgrades, breed them to be stronger, and defend your (and their) home against the constant stream of hero hopefuls who are after you and your treasure.

Lots of lovely detail absolutely makes this - monsters will be away from home at different times depending on their job, different types of monsters do or don't get on with each other, apartment upgrades can increase chances of a monster getting a better job (which means you can charge them more rent) or a partner (with whom they can have kids which grow up to be stronger than their parents and may flee the apartment if their parents 'engage in pillow-talk'), and lots of other little things that give the little folks lots of personality. Highly recommended especially for the low price.
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Napstablooky
( 7.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 5
-Gets really challenging
-Creepy sun and moon forever watch you
-My friends know it as "the chicken game"
-I am a chicken master

7.5/10 would cluck with the chickens again
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Wolvenna
( 10.9 hrs on record )
Posted: July 5
PSA: Fighting next to the stairs is almost always a bad idea.

RIP; Everyone who was home from work during that last adventurer raid.

But seriously, tactics are a huge part of this game. If you're dying a lot, pay attention to resistences. If the adventuers you're going up against are mostly mages, then make sure that a monster with high magic resist is leading the charge. Make use of pincher manuevers and save empty slots in your apartments for healing items so that you can get your heavy hitters back in the fight quickly.

Don't forget to adjust your rent according to how upgraded your apartments are. If your favorite monster is falling behind on his rent, set it to $0 until he manages to catch up again. Don't let him build up a huge debt or he'll just skip town without paying and then you'll lose both the money and the monster.

If you have deadbeat monsters who frequently fail to pay their rent but are essential to your defense then just resign yourself to not collecting any income from them. It's not worth the risk in the long run and your other monsters should more than make up the difference as long as you're frequently doing quests.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
36.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 20
this one is lota fun. make another landlord simulator like it plz
in the next one u shuld be able to customise houses more. so you can see a asthetic change to the outside of buildings with each item you purchase plz. also you should make monsters inbreed with other types to make hybrids. plz consider my sugestion i will be waiting for the update shortly. thx
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 26
Unholy Heights is a building management game where you own an apartment complex and choose which monsters you allow to become tenants. To progress thru the game, you initiate quests which cause heroes to invade your apartment. You then click your tenants (if they are actually at home) to make them attack. There are many room upgrades to purchase -- some grant status buffs while others are there as demands by your tenants. Overall it is kinda boring and I only recommend if on sale and if you enjoy simple, casual games.

PROS
+ Charming graphics and characters
+ Lots of upgrades for your rooms
+ Stable and functional
+ Steam Achievements

CONS
- Somewhat shallow, linear, and repetitive
- Sounds and music are forgettable
- Feels like an iPad game
- Kinda boring
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
10.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 5
PSA: Fighting next to the stairs is almost always a bad idea.

RIP; Everyone who was home from work during that last adventurer raid.

But seriously, tactics are a huge part of this game. If you're dying a lot, pay attention to resistences. If the adventuers you're going up against are mostly mages, then make sure that a monster with high magic resist is leading the charge. Make use of pincher manuevers and save empty slots in your apartments for healing items so that you can get your heavy hitters back in the fight quickly.

Don't forget to adjust your rent according to how upgraded your apartments are. If your favorite monster is falling behind on his rent, set it to $0 until he manages to catch up again. Don't let him build up a huge debt or he'll just skip town without paying and then you'll lose both the money and the monster.

If you have deadbeat monsters who frequently fail to pay their rent but are essential to your defense then just resign yourself to not collecting any income from them. It's not worth the risk in the long run and your other monsters should more than make up the difference as long as you're frequently doing quests.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
20.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 15
Lovely little thing, rescued from Microsoft's super interesting but ultimately ill-fated XBox Live Indie Games service. And good thing too - it's an adorable, unique little game that blends bits of Tower Defense and The Sims together. Attract monsters to live in your apartment block, keep them happy through apartment upgrades, breed them to be stronger, and defend your (and their) home against the constant stream of hero hopefuls who are after you and your treasure.

Lots of lovely detail absolutely makes this - monsters will be away from home at different times depending on their job, different types of monsters do or don't get on with each other, apartment upgrades can increase chances of a monster getting a better job (which means you can charge them more rent) or a partner (with whom they can have kids which grow up to be stronger than their parents and may flee the apartment if their parents 'engage in pillow-talk'), and lots of other little things that give the little folks lots of personality. Highly recommended especially for the low price.
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236 of 255 people (93%) found this review helpful
199 people found this review funny
Recommended
32.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 20, 2015
Let me tell you about Popan.

Popan was the first baby ever born in my apartments. She was a Cheepy so I didn't have high expectations. Popan was probably 3 days old when her parents died in an unfortunate ambush on my complex. I had a ton of other tenants, so I didn't see the harm in waiting for her to grow up. Somehow, she never became in debt. This ♥♥♥♥ing baby was paying the rent. She grew up to be a total badass. She would single-handedly wipe out entire waves of enemies without breaking a sweat.

Popan is obviously popular and well-known throughout the land, she easily finds herself a guy to shack up with. He's weak and dim-witted; a farmer named Peecone that watches tv 90% of the time that he's home. It doesn't slow Popan down though, she easily slays the first main quest adventurer all by herself while all the other tenants are at work. She returns immediately and has victory "pillow-talking" and immediately has the child they have been trying so hard to have. A girl named Chaan, that is impossibly strong as well. Popan and Chaan were ♥♥♥♥ing ruthless, the perfect mother-daughter duo. Then Peecone stops paying rent, or so I assume, as I thought the world of those two divas but not so highly of farmer Peecone. I keep lowering the rent hoping they'll stay, I evict Peecone hoping it will fix the problem. It helps! They are back in the green in no time and happily tending their garden and watching tv together. Then it all goes down hill again. Popan robs the cradle with her next man, the neighbor boy, Pyo, not much older than her daughter moves in. Things get tense. Chaan was the one that wanted the damn Love Balloon and yet her mother was the one to snatch up a mate. Chaan is unemployed but barely comes home. Popan and Pyo are having pillowtalk near constantly. Twice I found Chaan begrudgingly lifting weights while the two love birds pillowtalk all night, draining the life out of her having to deal with it.

Then tragedy struck. Being the only one home at the time of the ambush, Pyo the live-in boyfriend was struck down. Despite her envy, Chaan became increasingly more withdrawn, very rarely going out for fun or even job interviews. Popan also began getting increasingly more gloomy and soon they were once again behind on rent, once again because of a guy. In fear of losing my glorious lady warriors, I lowered the rent as much as I could stand but their grief had drained not only their livelihood, but also apparently their bank accounts because the two ♥♥♥♥♥es ran out on me in the middle of the night.

11/10 would collect rent from orphan babies again
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196 of 213 people (92%) found this review helpful
147 people found this review funny
Recommended
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 3, 2015
This game is too emotional for me

This game is cute and cruel at the same time. All the reviews about those cruel and ridiculous events are all true.

A tower defense game where you are a landlord, taking care of monsters... or so I thought.

You have an absolute power over the occupants. My first playthrough I read every details of the game. The jobs my occupants have. Their satisfactory meter. I always check how they feel and what they want, trying my best to fulfill all of their wishes. There is an option to evict them, but I don't intend to use it at all. Later on, my cheepy is the first one to find his lover. And the first one to have a child/chick. I am so happy for them. I max out their satisfaction. And try my best not to increase the rent too high.

To my ignorance, this is not how you play the game. This is not sims! It's a tower defense game! You need money to upgrade your 'fort'. But my progress is really slow because I care too much about them. Those cheepies are extremely poor as they have low-income works. As time goes on, I accidentally kill the cheepy's lover. I fast-foward the time but I was too careless. For that, a cheepy lost his wife... and the child/chick lost his mother. Killed by those filthy humans that try to attack the building. I feel so bad about this. The early feeling of happiness has gone in the blink of an eye. Sorrow creeps into my heart.

To make things worse, the father-cheepy and the daugter-cheepy didn't say anything. But at least, I wanted them to complain, to at least blame me for I have done. They did none of that... as though they understand what was at stake.

Perhaps, they think that I am already kind enough to give them shelters against those dangerous humans. It could have been worse. The enemies only get much stronger with each quest.

I was quite shocked by the incident so I paused the game for a while.

Something must be done in order to fight against those vicious humans.

After much deliberation, I, the kindly landlord, evicted those remaining cheepies... They both pack things and leave obediently. They are both crying, yet firm and understanding. They know I need to make rooms for the stronger monsters.

Father and daughter.... now homeless... without wife or mother... Both of them... Hobos lol

The situation alleviates for a while. Stronger monsters now occupy the tragic-filled room of those cheepies. Completely unaware of the sacrifices I have to make.

Despite all this, the lesson I have learnt is not 'sacrifice have to be made' but rather 'Guilt can comsume the sanity of a man'. Unwilling to bear the emotional pain much longer, I seek the easy way out. Knowing only cowards would choose such a path. But at the time, believe it or not, I do not care. I just want to end the pain. Therefore, I committed suicide... (Or what one might call 'uninstalling the game')

One </3 heart out of One ❤

3/5 Would get stupidly emotional again.
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82 of 87 people (94%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
6.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 6, 2014
Simple and fun; Unholy Heights puts a new twist on the Tower Defense genre. Play as an apartment manager (The Devil) and experience what's it like to manage an apartment complex full of monsters.

I had a lot of fun building up my apartment. As my tenement grew, more monsters moved in, each with different stats, jobs, likes, and dislikes. I had to keep my tenants happy by fulfilling their special needs and buying them furniture. In return, they defend the apartment from invading adventurers and heroes.

Everything in this game has character; from the funny text descriptions of monsters and furniture to the cutesy 2D art design. Tenants will go about their day, some will go to work, others will hang around in their apartment; some monsters don't get along with others. I found myself chuckling often to the various activities of my tenants. Also, the soundtrack is super catchy and light-hearted, which fits the game perfectly.

There's something satisfying about watching your tenants grow; you might feel a peculiar attachment. They can get job promotions, fall in love, and eventually make babies! There's nothing like unleashing a family of Cheepies on an unsuspecting hero.

Unholy Heights is a very casual game; fun and enjoyable, easily worth the price of purchase. It definitely merits our attention.
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74 of 78 people (95%) found this review helpful
10 people found this review funny
Recommended
37.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 4, 2014
This is not a genre I tend to enjoy... I'd say tower defence (which is not a perfect description of the game, but it is fairly close) is one of my least enjoyed genres. Unholy Heights is something special though.

Unholy Heights gets me far more invested in the morality of my actions than pretty much any other game. In a game like Fable which toutes its morality focused gameplay, I will just shrug off the ultimatums. "Will you let most of the kingdom die?!" Yeah; they were all carbon copies of each other anyway. "Will you let your beloved get killed by the evil guy?!" Yeah... her hair is kinda weird.

But this game...

I have some families that I accidently let the parents die, and now the child doesn't have enough money to pay the rent, but I feel so bad that I let her keep her room for free as a means of apologizing for her loss.
And another family which has been falling behind on rent, but I don't want to kick them out because they just had a kid.
And another family that keeps telling me to change the wallpaper back and forth and they're great at defending the place but I just can't stand their implied bickering, so I send them out as soon as there's an assault with the hopes that one of them will perish and I can finally either leave the room with smutty wall paper or plain wall paper...
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167 of 216 people (77%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
23.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 27, 2013
First game to allow you to track the masturbation schedule of sentient flowers, winner of Most Innovative Game of 2013.
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61 of 67 people (91%) found this review helpful
Recommended
16.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 10, 2014
Welcome to Unholy Heights, a cutesy 2D tower defense game with a lot of personality and charm. You are the devil that has just purchased a tenement. Just one tenement, there are no scenarios or anything, just this one tenement in the game. As time goes by, creatures will stop by to visit your apartment building, then they'll want to rent a room assuming you have free rooms. If you take them in, they'll take up residence.

This diverse array of creatures will then go about life. They'll head to work, sleep, eat, fall in love, have babies. You really have no control over what they do. The real game comes into play when at the end of the day and night cycle when a hero comes to your apartment to rob it and or kill your creatures. So what do you do to defend your building? Click on your doors to knock on them and they'll come out to fight. The only catch is will they might be at work and not in the apartment. Eventually, the creatures will come back from work and be able to fight if not start fighting when they bump into someone.

Each enemy has one of three types of attacks: melee, mid range and long range. Your foes will have the same style of attacks. Its a nice system and since each creature lives in a different room, you can wait for the enemies to get to the center of your building, then call the first and last apartment to pinch them where they can't run away. They can also do the same to you of course. If one of your creatures gets weak, simply click them again and they'll run away to their room, to your devil headquarters or away from the building.

These daily attacks are more and less a grind. They won't give you much gold. Instead your tenants will give you daily gold in rent. If you want the most gold, you'll take on quests by clicking the sign on your screen. These quests result in larger enemy amounts in usually 3 waves. These 3 waves take place in short amount of times, so make sure your creatures are healthy. Each of these quests has a star / difficulty rating and bonus gold for completing it. Some quests are mandatory in red, and others are optional, but the optional quests seem more like steps to the red quests.

If an enemy gets to the top of your building, they steal gold and try to get away with it. If an enemy makes it out alive, you'll fail the quest and can do it again. It is a very forgiving system that keeps you in the game with no real way to lose. You'll always have creatures wanting to move in if you have an empty building.

So what do you do with all of this gold? When you're not being attacked, you can click on a room and see the inhabitants of the room, along with everything in the room. The tenants will want specific things like CD Players, fans, playing cards, plants and so on. You'll need to buy them things and by doing so, your creatures will be able to gain defense, attack and so on.

You'll also be tasked with keeping your residents happy, which really seems easy enough. Every type of creature has different needs to become happy. Such as skeletons need to defeat enemies, one type needs to live amongst plants or it'll get sick and other creatures become happy or sad based on the overall joy of the tenement. Some of your creatures will become sad if there are creatures they hate living in the building. The bestiary shows everything.

You can raise or lower the rent, and creatures each have jobs, so if they can't meet the rent, they can fall behind. Then it is your choice, do you evict them? Lower their rent? Or just make rent free to keep the good creatures you've worked into deadly killers. When new creatures arrive you can see their job so you know if they're some deadbeat cigarette butt collector or just unemployed in general. That doesn't stop paying tenants from falling in love with unemployed creatures that do nothing.

Eventually, you'll be able to add more floors to your tenement, along with unlocking more types of creatures and objects for their homes. Not just that, but you'll see the creatures fall in love and later have babies. What does this all mean for you? When there are 2 creatures living together, that's just more attackers for you. Their babies will grow into adults and be able to fight as well. Creatures can only fall in love and breed with creatures of the same species. There are consumable items such as balloons that will help a resident find love, and erotic cakes that will help a couple make a baby. Of course there are less funny consumable items like health potions as well. Your creatures will gain health when they eat, so you don't really need to micromanage anything.

In all, this is a really quirky, one of a kind game that I can highly recommend. The only down side is there seems to be a lot of grinding before you can get through the quests. The game does a great job of explaining things especially compared to other sim games. The game also seems underpriced, but if they had different scenarios, I could understand them having a higher price. The game has the right amount of depth to keep me interested, without overwhelming me.
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