Space is scary. There is a whole lot of nothing between planets and stars, if you are stranded for any reason there is highly unlikely that someone will come to your rescue, and it is really big. Like, too big. That is what makes a Zero Gravity’s most recent updated title, Hellion, so eerie. You play as a one of the million people that move to a solar system named Hellion, as the interstellar colonization mission. The plan was to put everyone in cryogenic hibernation and ship them all out to the new solar system that is several thousand light years away. Then after they wake up, they start building a world for everyone to live in and prosper and wait for more colonists to appear. That was the original plan, anyways. You end up waking up a century later, to find that everything has been deserted. There a destroyed battleships and deserted stations everywhere. After trying to reach out for help, you find that help isn’t coming for another decade or so.
10 years. Well, what do you do while you wait for rescue? 10 years is a long time to have to float aimlessly in space for. You will need a lot of food and water and, most importantly, oxygen. Most people turn to scavenging and finding what they need to survive. Others turn to stealing and violence to get the resources that they need to survive. There are some few that choose not to hurt anyone else and look to find what happened to cause all of this. There are a few lucky ones who are able to find personal spaceships to get to get as far away from everyone else as possible or to find another ship for more scavenging or to play space pirate and take out anything that has the misfortune to fly within your view. You are one of the lucky few to have a spaceship to do whatever you want in this space-survival. It all depends on how you want to spend your time in space. Most of the gameplay is trying to find parts and resources that you will need to survive as well as weapons for the moments that someone wants to take everything that you have. The game is in its multiplayer beta currently and you will learn very quickly that the only person you can trust out here is you. Space is scary in how it is very unforgiving, but it doesn’t hold a candle to the destruction that men can bring.
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