First announced for Steam Greenlight back in April and debuted at this past Gamescom, Zero Gravity Games’ “sandbox action multiplayer space survival game” Hellion has come a long way, even if the studio isn’t outright calling the sci-fi game an MMO. “Hellion” itself is the location of the game:
“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 colonization 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 civilized way and begin uncovering the truth behind the largest disaster in human history.”
The game boasts a “complex resource gathering system,” crafting, ship maintenance, space stations, modular and customizable equipment (the most recent dev blog details the crowbar), ship-vs.-ship combat, item decay, and “a deep backstory within an immersive multiplayer experience.”
Notably, the game will be playable at Croatian gaming con Reboot InfoGamer next week. Check out the screens and videos below (at least the original trailer if nothing else)!