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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.

Key Features:
- 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 -
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

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Customer Reviews

Normal Mode is RIDICULOUS

This game is really only playable in EASY mode.
Anything more than that is GDMF stupid and infuriating.

Why would I need a title?

I think the best part of this game is uninstalling it and watching my hard drive space grow. Can I get a refund please?

I never imagined a game could be this boring. I guess. Just don't get it. I wanted to love it but I can't. Save your money and buy 10 good apps for the same amount.

A great game, read on for info

FTL is great, I would pay double this for the game tbh.. It has uninterrupted, fun, poignant content that lasts quite a while - plus you don't need wifi to play and that's always a plus.

If your questioning playing because you heard sound doesn't work, it's not true. Sound works just fine, I should know I'm on an iPad Air 2.

If you heard it's hard to progress because you constantly lose progress, it's not correct. I got a good portion of the ships fairly easily by just looking at the requirement to get the ship, and doing it. You get your first ship within your first 3 or so tries if you play decently.

So let's talk about difficulty. It's not too hard. If you think it's to hard it's because of a couple things - 1. Your probably using the kestrel and thinking it has too many weaknesses to be playable, you unlock other ships after a little bit of play for a reason. 2.running out of oxygen? Yeah, ion storms can shut off your oxygen and stop the power flowing to it without you noticing, lanius can drain your oxygen, hull breaches can easily stop you from breathing... But all of that can be avoided with a decent attention span. Besides if your dying solely from this, its easy to notice.

A lot of people say the final fight is to hard, I disagree - is it hard for beginners using kestrel with no hacking/cloaking/crew teleporter/skill ? Yes. There's no question. But if you die a couple times (it's a rogue like game deal with it) you get the general idea of how to beat it down.

Let's talk about the few issues the game has... After you unlock 9 ships and all their subtypes the story can feel a little repetitive while your grinding for crystal cruiser. Luckily you can just ignore this and play the game in all its glory. Sometimes you might feel cheated due to a lucky hack thrown at you from the flagship.. This is meant to happen and can be worked around, besides if you have a good engine and cloaking your fine.

FTL is great! If you read all this then your definently considering getting it, and if you are, let me settle it, this is an amazing blockbuster game with no IAP and you can play it for months while still having fun!

FTL: Faster Than Light
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  • $9.99
  • Category: Games
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.5.13
  • Size: 177 MB
  • Language: English
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Rated 9+ for the following:
  • Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence

Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.

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