How To Play Helium Rain

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This is a basic guide on how to How To Play Helium Rain.

In Helium Rain you play a new company in a small colony living around a giant planet Nema.

Your goal is to extend your company an make it an empire. For this, you will need to use a smart combination of commercial and military options. You can achieve the goal you gave yourself (be the richest, the most powerful... or the only one) just by fighting, or without ever fighting, but in some cases both will be required.

In any case you will need to make money. The simplest method to make money is trading.

Frequently asked questions[edit | edit source]

You can find a FAQ list here: Frequently asked questions

Trade[edit | edit source]

See the full article for Trading.

Ships[edit | edit source]

  • You begin with one ship and we can buy or build others ships during the game.
  • You can manage ships with fleets, with as many fleets we want, and as many ships per fleet (it's possible to mix military and trading ships)
  • There is a special fleet, the personal fleet : it contains the ship you control. It's possible to switch the control to other ships in your personal fleet at any time.
  • It's possible to give order to others fleets, to travel or to trade, but they will manage theirs battles alone.
  • Military ships left in a sector will defend this sector again every threats.
  • We can automatize remote fleets with a powerful trade route system. This trade route system is flexible and can be used to organize patrols.

Stations[edit | edit source]

The most lucrative and safe way to make money is to build stations. Stations are very expensive but could ensure continue and secure revenues. Be careful, your neighbors can be friendly as long as you are small and peaceful, but being more aggressive or ambitious can lead to your fall.

  • Stations and ships are build from resources. Resources are gathered from mines or pumps or produced in others stations from primary resources.
  • In early game, others already existing companies will own stations to allow economy to work.
  • During the game, you will build or capture stations/mines/pumps to produce and sell resources and ships yourself.
  • In end game, you can become partially or totally autonomous for resources and ships production.

Piracy[edit | edit source]

You can also try piracy, but a good ending is not guarantee.

Diplomacy[edit | edit source]

If your dare it, war can be a very good way to make good deals. The Helium Rain economy is responsive to your action, so destroying a competitor can make you the sole provider of a resource.

To wage war, you can build various military ships to destroy enemy stations or ships.