While I think everyone was expecting the new Warhammer Quest game to be the one we were all waiting to appear last night, it'd seem Halcyon 6: Starbase Commander [$6.99] was the hotly anticipated game that was last to cross the finish line of this week's new releases. It hit the App Store this morning, and excitement is already brewing in our forums. Halcyon 6 was first released on Steam a little over a year ago now, and since then has accumulated nearly 900 mostly positive reviews.

Playing the game involves taking control of the space station Halcyon 6- The developers liken the title to other games like X-COM, Civilization, and FTL. You'll build up your starbase, explore the universe, fiddle around with crew assignments, get involved in highly tactical battles, and more as the game unfolds through various story events. Check out the trailer:

Halcyon 6 aims to have unlimited replay value through generating almost everything randomly with each playthrough including your space station itself, your crew, and the way you approach dealing with the six alien factions in the game. Halcyon 6 is another game on my list of titles I've heard nothing but good things about and know I'll enjoy but my Steam backlog is ridiculous.

On my iPad though? I'm totally down. FTL is one of my all-time favorites and I have spent way more time playing it on my iPad than I ever did on my PC. I bet Halcyon 6 will be similar.

  • Kevin Munoz

    Anyone know if this is based on the Lightspeed edition or the original?

    • Halcyon 6β„’

      It's the full content of the Lightspeed Edition, exact same as PC πŸ˜€

  • gwarmaxx

    yeah, this game is a masterpiece, i'm playing the PC version since its release and got also this iOS version on my 6S... i can tell that the port is perfect!!! GOTY for me!

  • IxLoc

    This game feels like what Star Command should have been. Downloading as I type this!

  • fractaltears

    Looks awesome, just grabbed it. Anyone know if it has iCloud save? Can't check it out till I get home from work and get on wifi to download it πŸ˜….

    • Jacqueline Joy

      Hey there! We're working on iCloud support so hang tight =) we've gotten a couple of other requests for this so thank you for your patience!

  • warsign

    great game, playing it on PC. a bit expensive 4 iOS though πŸ‘

    • hellscaretaker

      $6.99 and you say that's $$ do you want it for $0.99?

    • Far_Out

      7 bucks for a great great game with replayability up the wazoo is not expensive! the people who slave on these games, because they love it and try to make a modest living at it, deserve some success. I hope this does very well for them.

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  • Chris Scott

    Any chance this will come our on the Play Store?