Tower of Dread is set in a post-apocalyptic world where the apocalypse was a financial collapse. You are one of the lucky few who still have a job and a place in society. You work at Harper Mills in the advertising and marketing department. There are many benefits to this life. Each day a helicopter picks up employees from their skyscraper apartments and flies groups of them up to the top of Harper Mills tower. It isn’t safe in the lower levels of the tower – everything below the 10th floor has been sealed off for employee safety.
You rarely think of the masses of people living in the ruins of the world below at ground level. The ground dwellers have been abandoned and the skyscraper society is simply waiting for them to die off.