After a successful Kickstarter campaign, Toronto-based developers Massive Damage has released an Early Access version of its tactical JRPG, Halcyon 6: Starbase Commander. Players take on the role of the commander of a newly-discovered derelict space station left behind by a powerful ancient race. With Earth facing an impending invasion by a malign alien race, players must engage the alien threat in turn-based battles both afoot and ship-to-ship, all in service to the New Terran Federation.
Halcyon 6: Starbase Commander aims to blur the lines of traditional turn-based JRPGs and tactical base-building. With stylized pixel graphics, Halcyon 6 is a throwback to the '90s RPGs its developers love so much, which serve as inspiration for the design of everything from the various alien races encountered in the game to its tone of mystery and humor. Launched via Steam Early Access with the first act available in the initial version, Halcyon 6 is playable on PC and Mac. A launch trailer and newly-released screenshots can be viewed below.