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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Very Positive (36 reviews) - 83% of the 36 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Mostly Positive (879 reviews) - 79% of the 879 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Sep 8, 2016

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August 10

Prepare for Warp Speed. ENGAGE! Lightspeed Edition is OUT!

Welcome everyone to the launch of Halcyon 6: Lightspeed Edition!

First off, a big THANK YOU to our Kickstarter backers and our player community for being amazing and providing great feedback on our game. We wouldn’t be here without you and this Lightspeed Edition is the result of your support!

Steam store link: http://store.steampowered.com/app/651660/Halcyon_6_Lightspeed_Edition/

*Note: everyone who buys Lightspeed Edition will receive Halcyon 6 Classic for free as well (tell your friends!)

If you're a returning Halcyon 6 player, you'll find we put a copy of Lightspeed Edition in your LIBRARY all stealthy like a day or two ago ;)

For the detail oriented types, this post outlining the changes to Lightspeed Edition will be right up your alley: http://steamcommunity.com/app/651660/discussions/0/1471967615865750572/

We look forward to everyone's feedback, it's with our Kickstarter backers and our player community that helped us get to this point!

If you're the social media inclined and want to boost our launch, here's our announcement tweet, if you could kindly give us a LIKE or RETWEET, we'd love you forever :D


Have fun and don't let the Yabblings rip you off!

The Halcyon 6 Team

p.s. after you've played our game and have a moment, be sure to leave us a review, thank you!
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August 8

DEV LOG: Quick Note about Lightspeed Edition!

Hello Commanders!

Some of you may have noticed this already but if you check your Steam Library, you'll notice that we've added a copy of Halcyon 6: Lightspeed Edition to all owners of Halcyon 6 (H6:LE will be playable on Aug 10th!).

Also, for anyone new that buys Lightspeed Edition from Aug 10th onwards, they will get a copy of Halcyon 6: Classic as well (tell your friends )

That's it for this quick note, see you on launch day on Thursday, August 10th!

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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