A retro space strategy RPG with base building, deep tactical combat, crew management and emergent storytelling. Halcyon 6: Lightspeed Edition is a massively enhanced version of the Award Winning indie strategy RPG, Halcyon 6.
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Release Date: Aug 10, 2017

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August 14

DEVLOG: Early reviews and Modding Guide!



Greetings Commanders!

Early reviews of Lightspeed Edition are in:

"Overall, Halcyon 6: Lightspeed Edition is still an amazing game.. There’s so much to do in this game that it is ridiculous to figure out where to start and stop, and I don’t believe you could ever get bored with it if you keep exploring the options available to you. This is definitely a game you need to buy."
- Score: 9.5 -
https://www.bleedingcool.com/2017/08/11/exploiting-cosmos-review-halcyon-6-lightspeed-edition/

"All in all, if you're a fan of turn-based strategy titles, excel in resource management, adore space-based games, and reminisce 16-bit retro visuals in games, Halcyon 6: Lightspeed Edition is a game that you absolutely shouldn't miss out on."
- Score: 8.5 -
https://www.neowin.net/news/halcyon-6-lightspeed-edition-review---star-wars-meets-xcom

"I love it, though it can be really complicated at times, Halcyon 6: Lightspeed Edition is a solid upgrade the the already stellar strategy/action game."
- Score: 7.6 -
http://www.entertainmentbuddha.com/halcyon-6-lightspeed-edition-review/

"Whether you’re a fan of those classic JRPGs that we mentioned throughout the article, or you love that deep tactical allure which reels you in every time, Halcyon 6: Lightspeed Edition is one game you’ll want to have in your gaming library and certainly one where you’ll be heavily invested in it for hours."- Honey's Anime

Modding Guide (work in progress)

Our own illustrious game producer, Grendel, has starting writing the Official Guide to Modding Halcyon 6. You can find this guide right over here:

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1110231965

Please note it's a work in progress so it will get more details and additional sections over time!

And one more thing ;)

Please, when you have a moment, write us a review. Halcyon 6: Lightspeed Edition is still not showing a score so it'd be a big help to have more reviews posted and we do look forward to the feedback!

Thanks again for your support! More news soon!

The Halcyon 6 Team



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August 10

Prepare for warp speed. ENGAGE!


Welcome everyone to 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!

If you're a returning Halcyon 6 player and want the nitty gritty details, this post outlining the changes to Lightspeed Edition will be right up your alley: http://steamcommunity.com/app/651660/discussions/0/1471967615865750572/

If you're a new player, welcome to the Halcyon 6 community!

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

https://twitter.com/Halcyon6Game/status/895632624131035141

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

Love,
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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Reviews

“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.”
Destructoid

“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.”
Kotaku

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

About This Game

LIGHTSPEED EDITION

Halcyon 6: Lightspeed Edition brings together the original Halcyon 6 base game along with all of the additional content (Combat & Customization, Diplomatic Diversions, Loot’em Up, and Morale Booster updates) released since launch in Sept 2016 as well as brand new Lightspeed Edition optimizations and features as follows:

  • Streamlined Campaign

    Greatly speeds up progression and tightens the campaign to an action and adventure packed 12 hrs depending on your play style and pace
  • Streamlined All Systems

    For faster progression, including economy, starbase, resources, and officer levelling.
  • New Officer Progression System

    With 6 subclasses, 3 Prestige classes, new skill tree, and over 20+ new Prestige/Epic powers.
  • New Ship Loadout and Config Screen

    Will let you customize loadouts (and save them) for your ships just before entering combat
  • New Difficulty Mode

    Called Vice Admiral and slightly increased difficulty across the board
  • Enhanced Combat

    Includes 25+ new alien faction space combat abilities, more combos for both players and enemies, increased faction weaknesses and resistances, and other balancing tweaks
  • New UI Overhaul

    Designed for greater readability and usability. Many many UI quality of life enhancements to all areas of the game, too many to list here.

Halcyon 6

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: Lightspeed Edition is a passion project whose design is inspired by our years spent playing classic games like Star Control, Master of Orion, X-COM, Civilization and new classics like FTL.

Features:

  • 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.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8 or 10
    • Processor: 2GHZ
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 128MB
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8 or 10
    • Processor: 2GHZ
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512MB
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OS X
    • Processor: 2GHZ
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 128MB
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Mac OS X
    • Processor: 2GHZ
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512MB
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Linux Ubuntu
    • Processor: 2GHZ
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 128MB
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Linux Ubuntu
    • Processor: 2GHZ
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512MB
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
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