Trade your wares and eliminate the competition in a cutthroat world. Buy new ships and stations to mine and haul resources. Explore the vast emptiness of space.
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Mostly Positive (11) - 72% of the 11 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (111) - 87% of the 111 user reviews for this game are positive.
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Oct 11, 2018
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November 6

Helium Rain 1.2.1 released

Helium Rain 1.2.1 has been released with three minor changes.
  • The flying HUD will now keep a consistent scale from 1080p to 4K, to ensure it's still readable at high resolutions
  • Joystick inputs now correctly disengage autopilot
  • Joystick throttle now features accurate speed control
Thank you for reporting these issues !

We're still working on a number of game crashes during gameplay. We're also considering a change to military contracts, to ensure chasing down targets doesn't result in all-out war against your company.
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October 27

Helium Rain beta updated

We've updated the Helium Rain beta branch on Steam. This is an experimental release meant to ensure the next engine version works well (from Unreal Engine 4.19 to 4.20). Some other changes included here will be part of the next official update too, so you can either try them here or wait.
  • Fix joystick throttle not behaving in a controllable manner
  • Fix autopilot not cancelled by joystick controls
  • Fix unreadable HUD at 4K resolution
This new beta version is fully compatible with existing game saves, so it is safe to move from the main to beta branch, and back, without risk to your game progress.

To enable the beta channel, right-click the game in Steam, go to the Properties menu and the Beta tab. Select the "Beta - Helium Rain Beta" entry and confirm the change.

Thank you for playing Helium Rain, and please tell us of any issue !
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About This Game

Build your fleet, trade, explore and conquer


Helium Rain is a single-player space simulation that places you at the helm of a spacefaring company. Trade resources, buy ships and stations to fulfill contracts ! Dock at stations to buy and sell you wares or upgrade your ship, upgrade your technology to be more efficient and militarize your fleet to prevent piracy.

You will need to master both real-time action and long-term strategy: destroying a freighter has a direct impact on the economy, while declaring war will make your spaceflight environment slightly more hostile...



  • 13 playable ships with weapon and engine upgrades
    Build and fly fleets of fighters, bombers, cargos, corvettes or capital ships. Buy new engines and weapons.
  • Fast-paced combat with Newtonian flight, localized damage and joystick support
    There is no speed limit in Helium Rain. You can fly at half a mile a second while aiming backwards. Aim for critical systems in order to disable ships, kill their crew or capture targets, and don't fly into asteroids.
  • Complex economy model
    Take advantage of a complex simulation of space trade to be the most competitive company.
  • A planetary system to explore
    Explore around 25 sectors orbiting the gas giant Nema and its moons.
  • Procedural contracts, world exploration, technology upgrades
    Pick contracts and build your empire to become the largest company.
  • Quick-action skirmish mode
    Setup your fleet, pick an opponent and go into fighting action right away !

A world that feels real


Your ships have generators, radiators, weapons, engines, cargo bays or life support systems - they all work together. Every thruster on your ship plays a role. Aim for engines to pin down your enemies, or send them spinning around by destroying power stations. Most ships have more than thirty individual parts ! You can customize the most important parts of your ships - your main engines, attitude control thrusters, weapons and hull colors.

Your competitors are independent factions, companies with the same goal as yours - ruling the system. They will try to undercut you, or even attack you if you become a threat to them. But don't be too quick to destroy them, as war can break the supply of resources you depend on ! Attacking freighters will destroy resources, with the potential to cause an economic crisis.

System Requirements

Windows
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 7 (64 bits)
    • Processor: Intel Core® i3
    • Memory: 4000 MB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce® GTX 470 / AMD Radeon® HD 6870 / DX10 compatible GPU with at least 1GB VRAM
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Storage: 5000 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Only 64 bits versions of Windows are supported.
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 10 (64 bits)
    • Processor: Intel Core® i7
    • Memory: 8000 MB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce® GTX 970
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 5000 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Only 64 bits versions of Windows are supported.
    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Ubuntu 16.04
    • Processor: Intel Core® i3
    • Memory: 4000 MB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce® GTX 470 / DX10 compatible GPU with at least 1GB VRAM
    • Storage: 5000 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Only 64 bits versions of Linux are supported. Check the Linux support thread in the forums !
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Ubuntu 17.10
    • Processor: Intel Core® i7
    • Memory: 8000 MB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce® GTX 970
    • Storage: 5000 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Only 64 bits versions of Linux are supported. Check the Linux support thread in the forums !

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