A downloadable game for Windows

HELLSTAR is a fast paced shoot 'em up that experiments with progression by putting the player up against an enemy that adapts to the player.

  • Shoot your way through the drone armies as you salvage upgrade modules to customize your fighter vessel.

  • Avoid scanners that will gather information about your preferences and the way you fight.

  • Defeat bosses adapting to counter your strengths.

  • Manage your weapon resources carefully as you push deeper into enemy territory.

  • Transform your fighter while in combat and master the two different flight modes and six different weapons.

HELLSTAR is a game prototype for PC, designed as a part of a project where the goal was to experiment with character progression in a shoot 'em up game.

Keep in mind that this is a prototype and that there will be bugs.
Developed for Windows PC at 1080p resolution with mouse and keyboard.

You can read more about the project on my website.

*This is the official page for this title. Anywhere else where this title appears to be available is unofficial and I cannot guarantee that it is safe to download*.

More information

Published139 days ago
StatusIn development
AuthorJesper Brun Halfter
TagsFast-Paced, Perma Death, Sci-fi, Shoot 'Em Up, Singleplayer, Space, Top down shooter
Player countSingleplayer

Install instructions

Simply download and run the exe.




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Hi, just wanted to say that I seem to be experiencing the same problem that 'Toadsanime' had in that upon clicking the download button, nothing happens. Every single other game has downloaded without any problems and it might be something to look at if this is becoming a reoccuring problem. Game looks great though :)

Hi sonicmonkey2000,

As previously mentioned by Secret_Tunnel, the cause could be an issue with the itch.io servers.

Tested it right now as of writing this message. No issues.

It would be very helpful if you could tell me what system and browser you are using. Do you get the download pop-up window once you've pressed the download button?

Since the problem doesn't appear for everyone, and since the issue doesn't seem to be on the part of the game, looking for patterns among those who get this issue and directing that information to itch support is really all I can do at this point.

Can't seem to get the game to download. Odd!

Looks great though!

Hi Toadsanime. That does sound odd.

I suspect that the cause may be the fact that the game download is an .exe file.
To elaborate, some operating systems and browsers treat .exe files as potentially harmful.

You may have to "manually allow" the download when your browser/system asks if you are sure you wish to proceed.
If you are not asked, and nothing at all seem to happen when you click "download", you may have to change a setting depending on your browser/system.

Feel free to elaborate on the issue and I'll be happy to try and help.

Thank you.

Nah, I have more than 10,000 indie games on my computer, I'm a video games journalist (with a focus on indie games) so I can definitely download .exe files without issue.

For some reason, when I click to download this, nothing happens at all. Very odd! The game looks good though.

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Allow me to provide some context. I have tried downloading the game on multiple different computers using multiple different browsers without issues.

The analytics data indicate that others are able to download the game as well (downloads have been consistent going back a long time).

Would you be so kind as to tell me what type of browser and system you are using?
This is essential to provide me a fair chance to help you.

itch.io servers were having some issues last week that prevented certain games from being downloaded even when they click the Download button; your download numbers are probably out of sync with the number of people who actually played your game, if they're anything like mine. :/

Good news is that the problem is fixed now. If the download still isn't working, let support know!

Thank you for clarifying. :)

Looks and feels fantastic, great job!