Indie developer Zero Gravity today announced that the countdown for their debut title Hellion has begun, the PC first-person multiplayer space survival game, will enter Steam Early Access on 24th February. Hellion’s open world space survival game pits players against the perils of desolate wastelands in the devastated paradise of the first interstellar colony of humankind. Waking up after a life long journey in a cryopod, players set out on a journey exploring Hellion's derelict spaceships and ruined outposts, striking a balance between survival and the attempt to uncover what happened to the man-made paradise-turned-into-graveyard of humanity's hopes.
“We are happy to announce that Hellion will be coming to Steam Early Access this February”, said Marko Smiljanic, Creative Director at Zero Gravity. “This first phase of development allows us to gather feedback from our players so that we can implement the most desired features in the final release and turn Hellion into the ultimate first-person open world experience with realistic player communication, full Newtonian physics and immersive storyline”.
The Hellion Early Access build will offer hand-crafted content with procedurally generated elements that will create a meaningful narrative as well as make the gameplay varied and replayable beyond player interaction. In order to survive, colonists will have to loot and fight for limited life support resources, such as oxygen and food, as well as repair and fuel their deteriorating base station and spaceship. Cooperation with other players, at least temporarily, will be unavoidable in order to run bigger ships and survive in the hostile environment. However, in the Hellion galaxy it’s every man for himself, so betrayal sometimes is the best strategy in surviving the adversities of space and conquering the galaxy.
For this unique multiplayer experience the Zero Gravity team plan to introduce a series of features, including a complex resource gathering system, a detailed crafting system, unique damage and degradation models for systems and equipment, complex maintenance systems for ships, stations and equipment - all of which are fully modular and customizable - and an immersive background story that needs to be explored in order to reveal the truth behind the devastation of Hellion.
Hellion will be available on Steam Early Access on February 24th. For more information, please visit the Hellion Steam Page or the official website.