Hypergate is an arcade-style space combat game. It is focused on fast-paced combat rather than resources, realistic flight, or grinding. It features a 2-hour campaign, LAN or single-player Instant Action for customizing your own battles, 30 upgrades to buy using in-game points, and 3 ships to fly.
All Reviews:
Positive (36) - 88% of the 36 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Dec 20, 2018

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“I really enjoyed my time in Hypergate. Whilst Hypergate’s campaign is short at 2 hours, the outstanding visuals, ship controls, pumping music and epic battles gave me vibes of my old X-Wing versus Tie Fighter days.”
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“...a pure delight...fun campaign, with tons of enemies to kill.”
Space Game Junkie

“Enjoyable gameplay and all round entertainment. We would recommend this game.”

About This Game

What Can I Expect?

Hypergate includes a 2-hour single-player campaign, and an Instant Action mode for building your own custom battle scenarios. Instant Action can be played single-player or over LAN with friends. The campaign includes a brief, simple tutorial mission. Additional game mechanics are introduced over the first few missions.

The game includes 14 different space-based battle locations, 24 different upgrades for your ship (6 for each category: shields, guns, missiles, and coolant), 6 other upgradeable enhancements, and 3 fighters to fly. Both 1st-person and 3rd-person view are supported.

Enemies belong to either one of two different factions, and include fighters, turrets of various sizes, large cruisers, and reinforcement gates. The largest possible space battles can include dozens of cruisers and hundreds of fighters. Customer reviews for this game have stated that Hypergate's combat style is similar to Freespace 2 or Star Wars: X-Wing.

Hypergate includes full controller, keyboard, and mouse support. Controls can be customized to suit player preference. Monitor support includes 13 different resolutions, including ultra-widescreen formats. Fly with auto-leveling, or control pitch, roll, and yaw manually. Considerable player feedback has been taken into account to provide a solid in-game flying experience.

The game also includes 30 Steam Achievements, a global Steam Leaderboard, and Steam Cloud Saves to sync your mission progress and upgrades across your devices.

What Can I Not Expect?

Hypergate has no grinding, resource balancing, or asteroid mining. In as little as three mouse clicks, you can begin a mission and start earning points by scoring kills against enemies. Flight style is non-Newtonian. Dual HOTAS is (currently) not supported.

Does the Game Have Online DRM?

No. It used to, but it was ultimately removed March 2020 on player requests. Ultimately, I want players to enjoy Hypergate and not be punished for having Internet problems.

Are Updates Planned?

Yes. Two major updates have already been released: Content Update #1, and Content Update #2. Most of the content in these updates were prioritized based on player requests and interest.

An additional 2 hours of single-player campaign missions is also currently under development for Content Update #3. The planned release date of Content Update #3 is some time in late 2021. Updates are regular game updates and not separate DLC.

Want to Learn More?

The best way to see upcoming content and features is to check out my Twitter page, which is almost exclusively dedicated to Hypergate GIFs. I post new GIFs roughly every few days. Similarly, my development blog highlights important updates and outlines my development philosophy. Please also consider joining the newly-created Hypergate Discord Server to chat with myself or existing players about Hypergate.

System Requirements

SteamOS + Linux
    • OS *: Windows 8
    • Processor: 2 GHz, Quad-Core Processor
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: AMD Radeon HD 7660G or Intel UHD Graphics 630
    • Storage: 420 MB available space
    • Sound Card: OpenAL-capable sound card
* Starting January 1st, 2024, the Steam Client will only support Windows 10 and later versions.
    • Processor: 2 GHz, Quad-Core Processor
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: AMD Radeon HD 7660G or Intel UHD Graphics 630
    • Storage: 420 MB available space
    • Sound Card: OpenAL-capable sound card

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