Halo is a military science fiction media franchise created by Bungie. It is one of the highest-grossing media franchises of all time consisting of multiple novels, graphic novels, comic books, short movies, animated movies, television series, and other fictional works. The Halo franchise is primarily set in the 26th century when humanity is at the center of the conflict with several alien species. Forerunners, as well as Halo Array, are central pieces playing a great role in the stories.