Helium Rain is a single-player space simulation for Linux and Windows that debuted on Steam August 2017. Since the games still in Early Access on Steam. We just received some positive details for the upcoming release date.
“We don’t have a release date yet, but the goal right now is Q2 2018, after three more major updates.”
Since this is NOT an official release date. This does outline what the studio’s goal. Also what we should expect in the coming months ahead. And the studio is holding to the six month time period outlined on Steam.
Also the December update already brings significant improvements for Linux.
“The new version brings a new Unreal Engine version. Primarily meant for better Linux support. With a new audio pipeline and better support for older distributions.”
Needless to say, we are eager to see what Deimos Games has in store. So keep an eye out for the three updates up to release. Since we can support development and into Linux gaming now.
Helium Rain – Early Access Trailer (Linux, Windows)
While gameplay places you at the helm of a spacefaring company. So players will trade resources, buy ships and stations to fulfill contracts. Dock at stations to buy and sell you wares. Also upgrade your ship and your technology. Working to be more efficient and militarize your fleet to prevent piracy.
Helium Rain Features:
- 12 playable ships with weapon and engine upgrades
Build and fly fleets of fighters, bombers, cargos, corvettes or capital ships. Buy new engines and weapons.
- Fast-paced combat with a Newtonian flight model. Also full joystick support
There is no speed limit in Helium Rain. You can fly at half a mile a second while aiming backwards. Beware of asteroids.
- Realistic economy model
Take advantage of an accurate simulation of space trade to be the most competitive company. If diplomacy fails, blockades are in order.
- Localized damage model for spacecrafts
Aim for critical systems in order to disable ships, kill their crew or capture targets.
- A planetary system to explore
Explore around 25 sectors orbiting the gas giant Nema and its moons.
- Procedural contracts, world exploration, technology upgrades
Pick contracts and build your empire to become the largest company.
Steam games release:
Also Helium Rain is available now on Steam with 30% discount. So even though the games on Early Access for Linux and Windows, it’s worth a buy.