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Indie Wonderland: Halcyon 6: Starbase Commander

You’ve all got Spoiler Warning Josh to thank for this one. Long-term readers will know that I generally don’t pretend to ‘follow game news’ or ‘be on top of recent developments’: I’m all about getting blindsided by the unexpected. And then Josh thought it’d be a good idea to launch Massive Damage Inc.‘s Halcyon 6: Starbase Commander while I was online. On Steam, where he knew I’d be able to see it. And once I saw Halcyon 6‘s Steam page — which describes it as a colourful pixel-art sci-fi RPG where you control a Babylon 5-esque border-guard space station — it took all of two minutes of self-convincing before I had it bought and downloading.

Let’s see if I’m gonna have to thank him, or smack him.

(Spoiler levels: Narrative, medium-ish. Mechanical, high.)

(Game source: Bought it myself.)

After the break: who am I kidding? It’s gonna be ‘smack him’, regardless of game quality. He knows what he did.