Halcyon 6: Starbase Commander is a retro space strategy RPG with base building, deep tactical combat, crew management and emergent storytelling.
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Mostly Positive (902) - 79% of the 902 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Sep 8, 2016

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Includes 2 items: Halcyon 6: Starbase Commander, Halcyon 6: Starbase Commander (LIGHTSPEED EDITION)

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October 11, 2017

Halcyon 6: Lightspeed Edition is ON SALE for 35% OFF!

In case you've wishlisted Halcyon 6 but haven't picked it up yet, we're having a HUGE first SALE for Lightspeed Edition at 35% OFF!

You can grab your copy over here:


Psst, if you check out our Twitter, you'll see we have the mobile version of our game coming out on Oct 19th:


We're working on more awesome stuff for Halcyon 6, so stick around ;)
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September 7, 2017

Dev Log v1.4.1.0 - Lightspeed Edition update!

Greetings Commanders!

We're back from Gamescom and have some awesome news this week in terms of content for you all! I’ll start first with this one...

We have added a NEW difficulty for you guys - WARNING: not for the faint of heart! Ur-Admirax is the new difficulty level above Grand Admiral! Can you handle the heat? Or will it be the end of your fleet?! We have also rebalanced ground combat encounters to be tougher further into the campaign - so say a prayer for your fellow green shirts!

Pixel art has always been something our entire team has been passionate about, and we are so excited to share with you the art behind Halcyon 6 from its early stages of pre-production to our now in-game final art! Our artbook contains 49 pages of pixelated goodness designed for you by our artists and content designers. This art book was a previously timed exclusive just for Kickstarter backers, but now made available for purchase to further support our dev work on Halcyon 6!

The Art of Halcyon 6 can be purchased here: http://store.steampowered.com/app/706910/Halcyon_6_Lightspeed_Edition__Artbook/

  • Fixed bug where difficulty levels were not affecting difficulty of ground combat encounters
  • Ghost Pepper Bomb no longer removes Blinded status effect
  • Delayed Recovery now has limited uses
  • Fixed bug with some space monsters having the wrong class type
  • Fixed various typos in scripts and tutorial
  • Fixed bug with XP upgrades for new officers

If you haven't tried Lightspeed Edition yet, you can find it already in your Library (if you were an original owner of Halcyon 6) or here: http://store.steampowered.com/app/651660/Halcyon_6_Lightspeed_Edition/

Last but not least.. We’d like to thank you all for your support of Halcyon 6 and hope that you love Ur-Admirax as much as we do! Feel free to share some action-packed Ur-Admirax screenshots and videos on social media and tag us with the hashtag #halcyon6game #uradmirax so we can retweet you :)


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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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