Halcyon 6: Starbase Commander is a retro space strategy RPG with base building, deep tactical combat, crew management and emergent storytelling.
User reviews:
Mostly Positive (55 reviews) - 76% of the 55 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Mostly Positive (862 reviews) - 79% of the 862 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Sep 8, 2016

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July 27

Dev Log: v1.3.1.9 Hotfix + We’re almost there!!

Hi Commanders,

With August just around the corner, we are sooo close to v1.4 Lightspeed Edition! This will be the last time Halcyon 6: Starbase Commander will ever be on sale, so grab a copy if you haven’t done so yet- OR be that awesome friend and grab one for your pal as well

If you’re curious about more details regarding some of the major changes for Lightspeed Edition, we will be putting out short mini clips on our Twitter account @halcyon6game throughout the week, so keep an eye out for them! We’ll also be releasing a FAQ post later on today on the discussion board that addresses some valid questions that we’ve received over the week for Lightspeed Edition!

Hotfix List:

  • Fixed bug with Korzan Pillars mission and missions that can't be completed after returning to the starbase mid-mission
  • Fixed bug with travel events not completing properly

    And thaaaaaat’s all for this week folks!

    The H6 Team

    Edit: The FAQ has been posted on our site

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July 20

DEV LOG: v1.3.1.8 Hotfix + SALE + Lightspeed Edition Trailer

Hey Commanders,

We're please to announce Halcyon 6: Lightspeed Edition! A community-driven, reworked, rebalanced take on the original game along with new features and content, optimized for faster progression for an action packed adventure on board your favourite starbase. Out on August 10th, this one’s FREE for all our existing players of course. A big thanks to you, our player community for making the galaxy a better place ;)

Here's the official trailer:

And the Steam page for Halcyon 6: Lightspeed Edition:


Final 50% off Sale for Halcyon 6 Classic
Tell your friends! We're 50% OFF while we finish up Lightspeed Edition.

And last but not least, here's the latest batch of hot fixes in this update:

  • Fixed bug with Sweet Nectar of the Yab not completing properly
  • Fixed bug with spires sometimes appearing in Act 2
  • Fixed bug with Xiao quest markers reappearing
  • Fixed bug with Chimera sometimes appearing twice
  • Fixed bug with Chruul Seeder mission not continuing

That's it for now, see you next time and thanks again for all your support!

The Halcyon 6 Team

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“Space has never looked prettier in a pixelated format, nor has the silliness of attempting to interact with alien races been quite as charming. On a minute-to-minute scale, it balances challenge and humor to make for a game that feels like a well-realized version of some long forgotten sci-fi TV show.”

“Halcyon 6 is a sumptuous video game stew. It’s got hints of XCOM, FTL, 4X space games, and JRPGs, plus gobs of humor and personality. I’ve taken to calling it 4XCOM for short. This feels like the sort of game that will keep me hooked for weeks.”

“Strategy, resource management, and RPG combat in one charming nostalgic package”
8.5 – Gamewatcher

About This Game

The Game

On the edge of Terran space lies Halcyon 6, a derelict starbase left behind by a mysterious precursor race. Your mission is to reclaim the derelict station and rebuild it.

A mysterious alien force is making a beeline towards Earth and this starbase is the best chance for the New Terran Federation to establish new alliances, research new technologies and otherwise figure out a way to stop the impending invasion.

Using only the resources you can salvage from the derelict station and gathered from nearby star systems, it’s up to you to rebuild the starbase to lead the Terran Republic’s scientific research, exploration and diplomatic efforts on the edge of known space.

Halcyon 6 is a passion project who’s design is inspired by our years spent playing classic games like Star Control, Master of Orion, X-COM, Civilization and new classics like FTL.


  • Base Building: spend resources to build station facilities (rooms) to enhance your production and technological capabilities, or build ships to help you control more territory
  • Exploration: assign your fleets to nearby star clusters, where they can handle emerging enemy threats, do missions for alien factions or secure bonus resources
  • Crew Management: assign crew to station facilities to greatly improve their output efficiency, or to ships where they can contribute in unique ways to combat, missions and events
  • Deep Tactical Combat: fight tactical ship or ground battles to resolve hostile events, create a foothold in the sector and ultimately defeat the enemy mothership!
  • Story Events: based on game criteria like rooms-built, alien diplomacy scores or officer traits/skills, the game will produce story events (often with multiple choice outcomes) that can lead to combat, time-related applied bonuses/negatives, officer attribute changes or any number of crazy in-game stories.

Project Goals

Unlimited Replayability: Each playthrough has players dealing with a new randomly generated derelict station, surrounding galaxy, crew recruits, and alien factions

Motley Crew: Each crew member has unlimited potential for acquiring unique behaviours, traits and abilities, for better or for worse. Making the best use of your dysfunctional crew will be one of the keys to success. Who should be your main Science Officer? The insomniac that works insane hours but has an addictive personality or the agoraphobic mad genius?

Encounters of the Weird Kind: There are 6 alien factions in Halcyon 6 and they are all quite different with varying objectives and personalities. Only your wit and your crew’s skills will help you navigate the diplomatic waters to gain them as key allies or valuable trading partners.

System Requirements

Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • OS: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8 or 10
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 128MB
    • Storage: 400 MB available space
    • OS: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8 or 10
    • Processor: 2GHZ
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512MB
    • Storage: 400 MB available space
    • OS: Mac OS X
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Storage: 400 MB available space
    • OS: Mac OS X
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Storage: 400 MB available space
    • OS: Linux Ubuntu
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Storage: 400 MB available space
    • OS: Linux Ubuntu
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Storage: 400 MB available space
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