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Halcyon 6: Lightspeed Edition FAQ – Doing this the Lightspeed Way!

Hi Commanders,

I know with August around the corner, some of you are super excited for Lightspeed Edition to drop! You guys sent in some awesome and valid questions about changes for Lightspeed Edition and we wanted to address some of the major questions that have been asked frequently.

  • Will Halcyon 6: Starbase Commander still be available on the Steam store after Aug 10th?

After the release of Lightspeed Edition, Halcyon 6 Classic will not be available for purchase anymore. The Store Page will still exist, but any purchases will lead you to the Lightspeed Edition page. We do like the idea of making H6: Classic still available, but since we are a small dev team, we only have enough resources to fully support one game file at a time and also be working on another title (which we will announce further down the road!). Soooo use this time to grab your classic copy now AND get Lightspeed Edition for free 😉

  • Will there be language localization for Lightspeed Edition?

It makes us super happy to see people from different countries enjoying our game! Thank you for your support <3 right now, we do have part of the team working on a German localization (thanks to having German family members as volunteers 🙂 ). Although, there is no ETA on when that feature will be implemented, we do have plans to open up fanmade translations in the future when the time is right. Thanks for being patient with us.

  • Should I bother playing before the update? Or wait until it’s out?

If you’d like to experience what classic Halcyon 6 is like before all the changes we pushed to Lightspeed Edition, by all means, go right ahead! However, please note that your saves from Starbase Commander will not carry over to Lightspeed Edition.

  • When I play Lightspeed Edition, can I resume my game from where I left off in Classic? Or will I have to start a new game?

Lightspeed Edition will be executed on an entirely new game file- sooo you will have to start a new game. The save files from Halcyon 6:Starbase Commander will not transfer over to Lightspeed Edition. However, with this new start, you will be able to explore the new subclasses and prestige classes for your officers!


Again, thanks for all your questions!  It makes us happy to hear your enthusiasm and excitement about Lightspeed Edition. Halcyon 6: Starbase Commander will be 50% off in stores until August 3rd, 2017, so don’t miss out on your last chance to grab it! 

Steam Store Page: Halcyon 6: Starbase Commander


Best of luck out there in Terran space, Commanders! ⭐

Halcyon 6: Lightspeed Edition is out August 10th!

Hailing on all frequencies! The widely praised Halcyon 6 has been reworked, enhanced, and pushed to its limits by Massive Damage Inc. to create Halcyon 6: Lightspeed Edition; releasing on August 10th!

Halcyon 6: Lightspeed Edition brings the best version of the Halcyon 6 base game forward, combines it with every improvement released since the original launch, and adds a galactic fleet’s worth of new content to explore.

“The best part of working on Halcyon 6 is our supportive community who loves this game as much as we do! From the streamlined campaign, new officer classes, new powers, new UI, and many quality of life improvements, Halcyon 6: Lightspeed Edition drove us back to the drawing board to look over every aspect of the original game. We couldn’t have done it without our fans and that’s why we’ll be giving all of our existing players a FREE copy of Lightspeed Edition.” said Ken Seto, CEO of Massive Damage

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 quality of life enhancements to all areas of the game, too many to list here.

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Introducing our new Community Manager, Jacqueline Joy

We’re stoked to announce that a new person is joining the Massive Damage crew!

Please welcome Jacqueline Joy on board as our new Community Manager. She will be responsible for creating awesome content for our social media channels and managing the needs of our growing player community. Her years of marketing and community building experience on indie games like Shuyan Saga and others will bring the perfect skills to compliment our small but growing team.

Of course, her skills don’t stop at the keyboard and Twitter; on her off time, you may find her yelling “HEROES NEVER DIE!” as she resurrects her allies as Mercy in Overwatch, or trapping enemies in the Ring of Frost as Jaina in Heroes of the Storm.

Jacqueline and our team will be at Gamescom this summer showing off Halcyon 6: Lightspeed Edition. This new fully loaded edition will be available in August and it will of course be FREE to all owners of Halcyon 6: Starbase Commander.

More details on Halcyon 6: Lightspeed Edition will be announced in the coming weeks ahead!