Zero Gravity just revealed that their upcoming PC #firstperson action multiplayer space #survival #game Hellion will be playable for the first time to consumer and trade visitors attending the Reboot InfoGamer Conference 2016, the fifth annual edition of the rapidly expanding games show that takes place in Zagreb, Croatia from November 8th to 13th.
“Presenting Hellion to gamers at Reboot InfoGamer 2016 is another step in the journey of launching Hellion onto Steam early access in early 2016”, said Marko Smiljanic, Creative Director of Zero Gravity. “With 12 PC demo stations available to play on, gamers will be able to experience the space-survival sandbox game for the first time”.
Are you considering Linux, Mac, Xbox, PS4 or any other port?
“We are not considering support for other platforms for the early access release. We are however considering porting the game to other platforms in the future.”
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“We still don’t have the timeline for the non-Windows releases. The game is still not fully optimised so we can’t talk about frame rates.
We fully support your Linux Game Consortium’s initiative for Linux gamers.”
There is no official Steam page available for Hellion aside from the Greenlight page at the moment. When it does, Linux gamer’s can get into the Steam Discussion and ask for a native release of the game earlier.
Hellion’s sandbox action multiplayer space survival game throws players into the unknown as they explore Hellion, a devastated solar system and the graveyard of mankind’s first interstellar colony. Players will have a chance to dive into the harsh reality of space in their salvaged ship and explore derelict spaceships and ruined outposts, as they try to uncover the truth behind the devastation and conflict that destroyed humanity’s hopes.
A solar system thousands of lightyears from Earth, Hellion is the destination of the first interstellar colonisation mission of the 23rd century. A million colonists, suspended in cryogenic hibernation, wake up a century later and find themselves trapped in a nightmare. Instead of grand habitats and planets waiting to receive new settlers, there is only evidence of devastation and conflict everywhere with ruins, debris fields and empty stations. With no trace of UN officials, corporate representatives, engineers, scientists or law enforcement troops, and a rescue operation over half a century away, colonists turn to scavenging, stealing and outright violence. Others try to live in a more civilised way and begin uncovering the truth behind the largest disaster in human history.
Hellion features 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 customisation, ship to ship combat and a deep backstory within an immersive multiplayer experience.
Hellion Pre-Alpha Gameplay
Believe it or not, Hellion is developed in Unity 3D, but from the gameplay video, graphics resemble closer to Unreal Engine 4. Meaning, Unity has upped their game for developers, especially for first-person development.
The Zero Gravity booth is located in Booth 8A/10 of Reboot infoGamer 2016.