It’s been a while since we covered Halcyon 6: Starbase Commander at Cliqist. Let’s change that, shall we?

First, a primer for the uninitiated: Halycon 6: Starbase Commander is a successfuly-funded Kickstarter project that raised $187,706 CAD from 6,396 backers. Currently in development by Massive Damage, Inc., the game is something of a mish-mash of various genres, such as strategy, survival, and base-building, with a retro sci-fi aesthetic and an emergent narrative.

Right, you’re caught up. Let’s see how Massive Damage, Inc. are doing…

In their latest update, the team focuses on ground combat, which they hope to have ready for community playtesting by the end of the month. They’ve also been doing ‘terrible things’ with combat animation, which you can see below.

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I dunno, I think that’s pretty badass, myself.

The Halcyon 6 devs also bring up backer rewards, which have been something of a hot topic within the game’s community. The team reiterates that most of the rewards can’t really be worked on yet, not until the game is further along. They sure told them!

Hopefully that shouldn’t be too long. The game’s looking beautiful, in any case, though I’m sure you can see that yourself.


I’m particularly fond of the liberal use of color, the wonderfully-crafted sprites, and the gorgeous environments. The whole package, basically. Halcyon 6 even makes space look interesting, which is no easy task, considering most of it is a dark void. Some nifty spaceships, lasers, and explosions help, of course.

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So there you have it. The game’s looking good. Really good. For more on Halcyon 6: Starbase Commander, stay tuned to Cliqist. In the meantime, check the game out on Kickstarter.

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Gary Alexander Stott

Gary Alexander Stott is a handsome young writer from Scotland absolutely brimming with talent, who feels his best feature is his modesty. When it comes to overthinking narrative and storytelling in games, his otherwise useless degree in English with Creative Writing comes in very handy indeed.

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