A unique space strategy game where thousands of players participate in one shared galaxy.
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Mostly Positive (57) - 73% of the 57 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Mostly Positive (308) - 70% of the 308 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Feb 27, 2019

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March 1

Private Red Star event - Season 3 starts March 18!

Private Red Stars are a great way to get fellow Corporation members to help you out and maximize your Artifact collection. Now is a great time to start looking for a good Corporation whose members work well together and play Red Stars cooperatively.

On March 18, our 3rd private Red Star season event begins. During the event, all private Red Stars will award event points to your Corporation, according to the star level, number of artifacts retrieved and Cerberus ships destroyed.

The event lasts a week. At the end, the top 200 Corporations (up to 5,000 players) will receive Crystal rewards.

To see the event countdown timer, and for more information, open the Leaderboards window in game, select Top Corporations, then press the Red Star button.

Having trouble finding the perfect Corporation? Join our discord server (link below). There's a dedicated channel where the best Corporations advertise - or you can describe your play style and let the best Corporation contact you instead.

Hades' Star Official Discord Server: https://discord.gg/hadesstar
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February 5

Our Story So Far

As a young college student, I spent countless hours playing Master of Orion. Now that I'm older, I'm finding I no longer have the continuous time required to play and enjoy it.

Hades' Star is my attempt to capture some of the promise of Master of Orion,
in a way that's compatible with my current time limitations. In Hades' Star, instead of starting a new game every time, you continue building on your previous progress - regardless if you last played 30 minutes ago or months ago. Instead of requiring hours to enjoy a session, most missions last from 5 to 20 minutes. If something happens and you have to go away from the game, your ships will carry out your orders in the meantime. Depth comes naturally over time as you progress your Empire, not by requiring you to navigate extreme complexity up front.

At the core of the game's design are our three core pillars:
  • Progression and Exploration
  • Strategic Depth
  • Social Diplomacy
Every decision we make on how to evolve the game can be traced back to one or more of these pillars.

Hades' Star is not a game for everyone - more so than the average game. If you are looking for an immersive space game that you can play for hours on end, or a single player game, you won't find it here. But if, like me, you enjoy building a massive space Empire over time, a little bit at a time, and participate in exciting missions with other players, you should definitely give it a try.

Hades' Star is a free to play game, supported by in app purchases a small percentage of our players choose to make. All content is available for free to all players over time, and we guarantee it will always stay that way. See this post for why we believe this is the best choice for the game.

Since we launched the game almost 2 years ago, we've been lucky to have a growing, passionate community. We have evolved the game significantly with new gameplay, star types and content, over more than 12 major updates. We hope our Steam launch builds on that momentum and allows us to improve the game for many years to come.

I hope to see you around in the Hades galaxy.

- Andreas
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About This Game

In Hades' Star, you create and grow a space Empire over time, in a persistent galaxy that constantly evolves.

These are the star types discovered so far:

Yellow Stars

As the most stable star type, the Yellow Star offers a perfect setting to establish your permanent presence and plan your Empire's long term economy. All new players start in their own Yellow Star system and over time expand to discover and colonize more planets, set mining patterns, establish trade routes and neutralize the mysterious alien ships found throughout the Hades galaxy.

As the owner of a Yellow Star system, you have complete control over what other players have access to it. By establishing diplomatic relations, you can allow any other player to send ships to your system, and dictate your own terms for mining, trade or military cooperation.

Red Stars

Very early in the game, every player will build a Red Star Scanner, a station that allows them to jump ships to detected Red Stars. These stars have a small lifetime and will go supernova after 15 minutes.

The goal in the Red Star is to co-operate with any other players that have ships in that star system, defeat the NPC ships, retrieve Artifacts from the Red Star planets, and jump back before the Supernova. Artifacts can be researched in the home star and will yield necessary resources for trade, mining and combat advancements. Higher level Red Stars offer more challenging enemies and better rewards.

White Stars

Players can organize in Corporations. Besides helping each other, Corporations can also scan for White Stars. A White Star sees up to 40 players from two Corporations battle in the same star system for Relics, a resource that can be retrieved to upgrade the Corporation and give each member additional benefits.

Time passes by very slowly in White Stars: every match lasts for 5 days, giving Corporation members time to talk and coordinate their strategy. The Time Machine can be used to plan future moves, communicate them to other Corporation members, and see potential outcomes of future combat.

Blue Stars

These short lived stars only last for 5 minutes, during which the entire system is collapsing on itself. Each player can only send a single Battleship to the Blue Star. The 5 participating players combat each other, using their ship's modules and other NPC ships to destroy the other player ships and be the last one alive.

Blue Stars offer the fastest PvP action in the game. Regular participants receive daily and monthly rewards to advance their Empire.

System Requirements

Mac OS X
    • OS: Windows Vista SP1+
    • Processor: CPU with SSE2 support
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 10 compatible
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Any
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.9+
    • Processor: Intel CPU
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 500 MB available space

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