PION is a fast-paced and challenging top-down shooter. Pilot exotic hovercraft and battle your way through gauntlets of deadly drones and defense systems. Upgrade your hovercraft and weapons to keep pace with the growing swarms of increasingly powerful and intelligent enemies. You will not get far.
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Jan 18, 2019
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March 22

Update 1.11b released

  • Expanded control options
  • Mines and grenades now bounce off forcefields in a similar way as other projectiles
  • Debris physics improvements
  • Improved Pyro FX
  • Fixed missing particles on charge FX
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March 19

Update 1.11 released

  • Adjusted ship physics:
    - Adjusted movement and turning acceleration curve to feel more precise and responsive
    - Banking and pitching movement now more closely match the ships' actual velocity
    - Afterburner speed increased
  • Camera tracking while afterburning improved

  • Manta level increased from 6 to 7
  • Increased mass of all non-player ships
  • Reduced mass of mines and grenades
  • Firebomb fragments reworked:
    - Firebomb fragments are now affected by forcefield knockback
    - Firebomb fragments are now affected by gravity wells
    - Blast rate is now based off fragment velocity
    - Firebomb fragments are instantly extinguished when still
  • Gravity well damage is now dealt through a collapsing blast instead of an expanding blast
  • Reworked Micro Missile FX
  • Added announcements for recent weapon additions
  • Adjusted the way weapon charge affects impact FX scaling
  • Minions spawned by weapons ignore collision with their owner for 2 seconds after spawning

  • Lamps are now more glowy
  • Added more scenery color variations
  • Improved shadow resolution

  • Added lighting FX quality option to graphics menu
  • Added a high quality anti-aliasing option to graphics menu
  • Anti-aliasing is now applied to 3D UI elements
  • Increased leaderboard avatar resolution

  • Fixed level selectiton popping noise
  • Fixed afterburner popping noise when cancelled
  • Fixed popping noise sometimes occuring when ship were teleported or spawned
  • Fixed Homunculi having incorrect name when spawned by AI
  • Fixed a rare bug where multiple enemies spawning spawning close to each other could be pushed into the floor
  • Fixed weapon charge sound playing on dead enemies
  • Fixed a bug where enemies spawned from other enemies would be instantly moved to the center of the map
  • Fixed missing Firebomb announcement
  • Fixed missing Sentry Mine announcement
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“PION is excellent, and an early contender for shooter of the year”
Rock Paper Shotgun

About This Game

PION is a fast-paced and challenging top-down shooter. Pilot exotic hovercraft and battle your way through gauntlets of deadly drones and defense systems. Upgrade your hovercraft and weapons to keep pace with the growing swarms of increasingly powerful and intelligent enemies. You will not get far.

  • Fluid fast-paced vehicle combat
  • Retro sci-fi aesthetic
  • Procedural levels with handmade layouts
  • 50+ unique weapons
  • 30+ enemy types
  • Randomized boss encounters
  • 5 playable hovercraft
  • 10 playable characters
  • Upgrade system
  • Steam Leaderboards
  • Regular content updates

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel CPU Core i3
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce GT 440 / Radeon HD 4890
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7 / 8.1 / 10
    • Processor: Intel CPU Core i5
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce GTX 770 / Radeon HD 7770
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 2 GB available space

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