FTL: Faster Than Light
By Subset Games
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***WARNING - Only compatible with iPad 2 or newer -- Will NOT run on iPad 1! ****
The award winning PC spaceship simulation game from Subset Games comes to iPad! Includes the free expansion, FTL: Advanced Edition, which adds new ships, enemies, events, weapons, and more!
PC version’s awards include:
- IGN - Game Of the Year Nominee 2012
- PC Gamer - 2012 Best Short-Form Game
- Indie Game Festival 2013 - Excellence in Design
- Indie Game Festival 2013 - Audience Award
- Game Developers Choice Awards 2013 - Best Debut: Subset Games
In FTL you experience the atmosphere of running a spaceship trying to save the galaxy. It's a dangerous mission, with every encounter presenting a unique challenge with multiple solutions. What will you do if a heavy missile barrage shuts down your shields? Reroute all power to the engines in an attempt to escape, power up additional weapons to blow your enemy out of the sky, or take the fight to them with a boarding party? This "spaceship simulation roguelike-like" allows you to take your ship and crew on an adventure through a randomly generated galaxy filled with glory and bitter defeat.
- Give orders to your crew, manage ship power distribution and choose weapon targets in the heat of battle.
- Pause the game mid-combat to evaluate your strategy and give orders.
- Upgrade your ship and unlock new ones with the help of seven diverse alien races.
- Hundreds of text based encounters will force you to make tough decisions.
- Each play-through will feature different enemies, events, and results to your decisions. No two play-throughs will be quite the same.
- Permadeath means when you die, there's no coming back. The constant threat of defeat adds importance and tension to every action.
Website - www.FTLgame.com
Twitter - @FTLgame
What's New in Version 1.5.13
-iPad 'no sound' glitch fixed
-Rare crash bugs fixed
-Many gameplay bugs and text mistakes fixed
I was really looking forward to this game, I had heard great things from friends who share the same taste. But man is this thing frustrating in a bad way. Some games should just stay on the PC. Confusing controls and game mechanics, also no saving? That's ok for casual games but Ftl is hardcore nerd fodder, it encourages you to grow attached to your ship and crew but you have to start from scratch each time, so why even allow players to name things when they have to redo the whole process ten minutes later. Yes I did the tutorial. Just very unimpressed and disappointed, perhaps bitter.
I thought this game was really fun and worth the money, The controls are a bit confusing at the start but it gets easier, overall it's a great game really fun. I don't know what the haters are talking about I found the game easy, fun and it does auto save.
All the features of the pc game are brought to the iPad with great touch controls and UI. One of my favourite games. A stressful joy to play