Hellion - Features

Hellion is an ambitious project. It is an immersive world set in a solar system many lightyears from the comforts of Earth and is entirely based on the laws of Newtonian physics.

Hellion made its debut as an Early Access game. EA version represents the basics of the vision behind this dark world. As our community grows and the player base expands, the game will evolve beyond these confines and become a true space survival that we can all enjoy. Open and honest communication between developers and community is the cornerstone of this idea. We are always open for discussion with our players as we believe that each and every one of us can add something to this project. Join us in the dystopian future that is Hellion and let’s build this world together!

Below is a comprehensive list of features planned for Hellion’s early access. Most of these are already in the game, some of them will undergo modification and improvement while others will be implemented during the course of Early Access (features marked as completed are the ones that will be present from the start and possibly modified and improved upon, based on community feedback)…

The World

Space based on real physics

Explore a persistent solar system where all in-game objects from planets and moons to ships and stations abide by Newtonian Physics and full Orbital Mechanics. A seamless world you can immerse yourself in without interruptions. No instances or loading screens.

Realistic scale solar system Completed
Newtonian Physics Completed
Orbital mechanics Completed
Seamless transitions Completed
Persistent universe Completed

Immersive sound

Experience sound that changes according to your environment, from the deathly silence of hard vacuum to the deafening roar of the ship’s engine room.

Realistic sound propagation Completed

Survival

Space survival

Find a way to survive in the most hostile environment known to man and learn how to protect yourself from vacuum, decompression, extreme temperatures and radiation.

Vacuum and decompression Completed
Temperature Work in progress
Radiation Work in progress

Salvaging

Find and repurpose abandoned station modules and ships for personal use, or strip them for parts to fix and upgrade your existing equipment.

Parts Completed
Resources Completed
Station modules Completed
Ships Work in progress

Resource gathering

Grab a suit and your mining gear and EVA over to the nearby asteroid or fly your ship into the upper layers of a gas giant in order to harvest raw resources that can be refined into fuel, air and crafting components.

Asteroid EVA mining Completed
Refining Completed
Asteroid Ship mining Work in progress
Gas giant harvesting Work in progress

Detailed crafting system

Stop relying on salvage and set up your own crafting facility. Create custom parts, weapons and other equipment to help you better survive in the hostile world of Hellion.

Parts Work in progress
Weapons Work in progress
Equipment Work in progress

Simulation

Piloting

Take command of your ship and explore the deserted system of Hellion using realistic navigation and scanning mechanics. Learn how to exploit orbital mechanics and balance using RCS, main thrusters and warp.

Piloting and Navigation Completed
Scanning Completed
Different propulsion systems Completed

EVA

Exchange the safety of your ship for a thrilling EVA experience as you explore the ruins of mankind’s first interstellar colony in search of intel, resources and equipment. Experience the unique feel of zero gravity movement without restrictions and master the use of inertia for maximum benefits.

Realistic zero gravity movement Completed

Ships, systems and maintenance

Modular ships, stations and gear

Fully modular and customizable ships, stations and equipment. Build a base from salvaged modules and customize it to your liking. Refit a salvaged vessel with additional modules and equipment according to your playstyle.

Base building Completed
Ship modification Work in progress
Base and ship customization Work in progress
Equipment Work in progress

Complex ship to ship combat

Detailed space combat with subsystem targeting, complex damage propagation and last second repairs.

Ship to ship combat Work in progress
Subsystem targeting and destruction Work in progress
Damage propagation Work in progress
Damage control mechanics Work in progress
Electronic warfare Work in progress

Complex maintenance

Learn to maintain and resupply your ship, station and equipment or watch as everything you’ve worked hard to build falls apart around you.

Complex resource management Completed
Stations Completed
Ships Completed
Equipment Work in progress

Multiplayer

PvP

Engage in a thrilling close quarters combat with other survivors and use environment to your advantage. Team up with other players for protection or build a crew of cutthroats and lead a boarding party to raid others.

Close quarters combat Completed
Boarding Completed
Hacking and security Work in progress
Realistic wound mechanics Work in progress
Suite damage and degradation Work in progress

Unrestricted multiplayer interaction

Play as a lone wolf, team up with others or stab them in the back for personal gain. The choice is yours.

Free multiplayer interaction Completed

Multi-crew ships

Bring your friends along for the ride, divide roles and form a competent crew.

Multi-crew ships Completed

Realistic communications

Proximity chat, short and long range radio transmissions and FTL communication mechanics. Hail other ships, broadcast distress calls and eavesdrop on unsecure channels.

Voice chat Work in progress
Radio mechanics Work in progress
FTL communications Work in progress