Free from the restrictions of planet Earth, the space exploration, trading and action game 'Helium Rain' from Deimos Games has officially become DRM free on GOG.
It has some of the most striking visuals I've seen in a space game for a while, seriously! Some of the scenery is breathtaking. The gameplay is pretty good too, performance is great in my testing as well.
- 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!
I've had a lot of fun with it, especially since they added in the skirmish mode! Outside of that, it's pretty relaxing I've found.