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Halcyon 6: Starbase Commander

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The GameOn 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.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.
Project GoalsUnlimited 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.
Release date
Massive Damage, Inc.
Massive Damage
GHI Media, Massive Damage, Inc., Massive Damage, LLC, Smiling Buddha Games
Age rating
13+ Teen

System requirements for macOS

  • 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

System requirements for Linux

  • OS: Linux Ubuntu
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Storage: 400 MB available space
  • OS: Linux Ubuntu
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Storage: 400 MB available space

System requirements for PC

  • 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

System requirements for iOS

iPhone 5, iPad Fourth Gen, iPad Fourth Gen 4G, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPad Air, iPad Air Cellular, iPad Mini Retina, iPad Mini Retina Cellular, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPad Air 2, iPad Air 2 Cellular, iPad Mini 3, iPad Mini 3 Cellular, iPod Touch Sixth Gen, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPad Mini 4, iPad Mini 4 Cellular, iPad Pro, iPad Pro Cellular, iPad Pro 9.7, iPad Pro 9.7 Cellular, iPhone SE, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPad 6 1 1, iPad 6 1 2, iPad 7 1, iPad 7 2, iPad 7 3, iPad 7 4, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPad 7 5, iPad 7 6, iPhone X S, iPhone X S Max, iPhone X R, iPad 8 1 2, iPad 8 3 4, iPad 8 5 6, iPad 8 7 8, iPad Mini 5, iPad Mini 5 Cellular, iPad Air 3, iPad Air 3 Cellular, iPod Touch Seventh Gen
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Halcyon 6: Starbase Commander reviews and comments

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Microsoft from Spain
I discovered this game when I was still in Early Access and its concept caught my attention: an adventure of exploration and survival in space, but with touches of Star Trek, XCOM, and several tablespoons of humour. The result is an experience that can quietly absorb hours and hours of our lives while we try to collect resources, maintain social liaison with the neighbors of the galaxy, and explore the bowels of the mysterious Halcyon base 6. Highly recommended.
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Microsoft from Deutsch
Early Access Review I have been looking for a Game as similar to "FTL-Faster Than Light" FOR a long time, and unfortunately I haven't found it to this day. Even Halcyon6 is not a "Substitute" for FTL, but has the potential to become one. I know that the Game principle differs here, but in Principle it is important here, too, to keep The right house with the Resources, and to know which Battles to fight and when. It'S best to check in, and if you don't like using Steam'S Return Option. So no Riskio:)
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Microsoft from Deutsch
So first of all I have to say, the Game has more on the Box than I would have expected for these Types of Games. You have to collect Resources, mess with the Pirates and other Extraterrestrials, solve Quests and tasks and You have to expand your Base. There is Research and you have to defend Planets and Stations to continue to have enough Resources. The Officers must be paralyzed and have special Features for space and Ground combat. To learn more about the Game, take a look at some Let's Play. For me, this Let's Play ended up being the Reason I bought the Game. However, the Price is relatively high for such a Game. There's no Question about it, it's Fun. But just under 20 Euros ... You probably have to be a Fan of these Games.
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Microsoft from Spain
This is a game I bought on offer included in a pack of games for little money in Humble..... And once I tried it I was pleasantly surprised. It Is A very complete strategy/resource management game in which we will be the manager of a space base in charge of protecting humans from attacks by aliens throughout the galaxy. For This we can hire pilots and spaceships with many personalization options to create our own space fleet and dominate the universe. It Has 2D graphics and a quality soundtrack that make the game experience very enjoyable and immersive. The shift strategy in combat between spaceships or already on The ground is fluid and addictive. The only downside is that it is not in Spanish language and it is a real shame because it could be one of my favorite video games! Still, I give you a score of 7 over 10. Highly recommended if you catch it on offer.
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Microsoft from Swedish
I was able to play the game for around 15 min before it started bugging out. After that i could only make 3 moves and it continued turning off. Suggest to wait to buy the game until they have fixed the most ceitical bugs Good news, the update we just released has fixed the load crashing issue and we've optimized it for lower memory devices as well. Thanks for your patience!
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