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Halcyon Winds

Steps to our full Alpha Build Dev Update #21

Game Beats

A lethal virus has infected Treasure Island,San Francisco. It is up to Captain Winter, a U.S. Army soldier working with the Center for Epidemic Research and Control (CERC), to stop the mysterious and deadly Pangu Virus from spreading to the mainland. The Cepheus Protocol is an independently developed top-down RTS inspired by XCOM, Company of Heroes, and Parasite Eve.

In Cepheus Protocol, you will make decisions that will force civilians to either rally behind you or attack you outright. How you decide to combat the virus is entirely up to you. You can fire bombs and leave no trace of human life behind or you can try and save everyone at the cost of your squad’s safety. The game features a full day and night cycle and will adapt over time to make the Infected more dangerous as the days progress. The Infected will mutate and adapt to the player, creating a challenge at every turn.

You will control fully customizable teams that you will send into the infection zones to do CEDA Missions, help civilians, or just seek out Patient 0 . You will lose men if your arent careful and be forced to train and recruit from your player base. Each solider will be unique to a point with randomly generated traits and skills allowing you to tailor them with specific tactics.

You will have to use all the tools in your arsenal and research the plague to discover its origins. You will use your knowledge to cure it to stop the virus before it causes everything to spiral out of control. You will hunt Patient 0, a unique carrier with special abilities that gets stronger as the days progress. You will be confronting and fighting her over a span of main missions and side objectives riddled across the island.

Steps to our full Alpha Build Dev Update #21

Over this week we worked to border up the remaining assets that needed adjustment, adjusted across the board to ensure all the various systems were ready for a huge alpha its the final stretch towards our alpha build, fixed and ready to go. We set various small quotas meetings to ensure we would be ready.


Derek worked on further tweaks and adjustments to ensure the walls and defensive structures were functioning and infected could properly damage them we had quite a few issues this week relating to this.

Level Design

Thad started on Chesleys final house authors and inherited the mountain region of a small section remaining to do final quality passes

Joel worked on the hospitals to try and get it ready to go.

Thad adjusted a few roof adjustments we gave him

Anthony worked on a barracks closer to what we wanted for the zone

Robert- Worked on HLOD early testing and working to get build performance optimized to ensure everything is silky smooth

Vesa worked on the baseball stadium

Dimitry worked on the container ship in the cutscene

Cara worked on the thunderbolt mesh for airstrike callins

Character Modeling

Fabian finished the last monster class

Peter worked on adjustments for Female Winters outfit BDU

Maik worked on some promo for the website launching latter this month

Jon finalized the last hud revision for the playtest

Nico Kaeber worked on some elite guard infected types for Chesley

Juniardi worked on steam related cards/badges


Currently we are seeking talented individuals in the following roles. It should be noted the project is post launch compensation and we are incredibly willing to work with any individuals schedule that might be interested. Feel free to send me an example at with your reel.portfolio and/or website.

  • 3DMax Animators
  • Prop Modeling

Email : recruitment@halcyonwinds.com

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