FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Is Hades’ Star for me?
You should definitely try Hades’ Star if:
- You like space strategy games but feel like PC games have too high continuous time requirements and/or interface complexity
- You want to feel like you are always in control of an ever-growing space empire, including when you are not actively playing
- You love playing with, chatting, and helping other people. The game is specifically designed around social interactions, generally encouraging cooperation, but there may still be interesting internal politics in Corporations for gaining power.
Hades’ Star is probably not for you if:
- You are looking for an immersive experience that you can play for hours without interruption. There is no concept of “starting a new game”, instead each short session contributes to your overall progress over the next days, weeks and months. The game has been designed primarily for players with pockets of free time, who still want to feel like they are progressing in the long run, without having to start a new game each time they find some time to play.
- You want a single player game. While Hades’ Star doesn’t require or force interaction with other players, it’s still likely your experience will be affected by other player’s actions.
Is Hades’ Star similar to <insert your favorite space strategy game here>?
There may be some similarities, but Hades’ Star is a largely original game. Here’s how some other games have affected us:
- Master of Orion: The first space strategy game we played showed us the magic of space exploration, strategy and diplomacy. While Hades’ Star is a very different game than Master of Orion, it is very much inspired by its potential.
- Neptune’s Pride: This excellent strategy game showed us that you can have deep strategic gameplay without the complexity and severe continuous time requirements most space strategy games on the PC have.
- OGame: We like OGame’s idea of a persistent world where a player can keep expanding through the universe and make their mark among other human players. At the same time, we want to offer more meaningful strategic options, provide in-game scenarios that lead to more interesting diplomacy, and eliminate what we see as unfair pressure (i.e. the theft of resources when a player is offline).
What is the goal of the game?
The goal is to expand your empire by colonizing multiple planets, building and upgrading fleets and space stations, and doing missions that help you gain technology and influence. You will upgrade your planets and fleets using natural resources you find and compete for in various stars. There are multiple secondary goals players may want to engage in, such as climbing the leaderboards or completing various trade, mining or combat achievements. Future updates will add further goals and progress the story of the Hades Galaxy.
What customization options do I have for my ships?
The game offers pre-determined ship designs, but individual ships can be outfitted with modules that you discover and research separately. Modules give unique advantages to a ship, including weapons, mining equipment, etc. Future updates will offer more ship designs and module types. We believe this is preferable to the alternative of allowing each player to design completely custom ships, especially considering our design focus. Having predetermined designs means each player knows the basic capabilities of other player’s ships without much possibility of confusion. Module customization still allows relatively unique ship designs for individual players.
What is the business model for the game?
Hades’ Star will be free to play, with all content and progression available over time without paying anything. Optional in-app purchases will allow faster progression.
What platforms will the game be released on?
The game will be available on iOS and Android phones and tablets.
When will the game be released?
We expect the first version of the game to be available globally by the end of 2017, but we will take as much time as needed to make a good game, without sticking to any artificial deadlines. For updates on release in specific countries, check back on this page or sign up for email updates.
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