Halcyon 6: Starbase Commander is Now in Full Release
Retro space wonders
It's been a long road for Halcyon 6: Starbase Commander [official site], making its way from Kickstarter to Steam Early Access, and as of this week, its final release.
Halcyon 6 is something of a hybrid. It's got a tactical RPG battle system, but when you're not picking space battles you'll be upgrading your base and managing your crew, so there's a tasty bit of micro-management and chasing after shiny things. Mmm. Shinies. On top of that, Massive Damage is promising an "emergent storytelling" system. Places you discover and equipment you unlock will affect which story events you come across, meaning your story can play out differently every time.
The game looks gorgeous and that music sure is something, isn't it? I'm really enjoying the whole package here. The mix of RPG, base-building, and crew management elements is really appealing, and the storytelling looks very promising. There's a lot to explore.
Although Halcyon 6 has at last achieved its final form, Massive Damage has a host of new content in the works to fill Kickstarter stretch goals and backer rewards. We'll hear more about that in the near future.
Halcyon 6 is out on Steam for Windows, Mac, and Linux. At a 15% launch discount brings it to £12.74/16,99€/$16.99 until September 15th.