If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Learn more.

Finalising The Frontier: FTL Footage

You can't spell 'futile' without 'FTL', and demonstrating randomly generated and bastardly tough space roguelike FTL without flicking some special developer switches seems, to me, the very definition of it. But the FTL devs are brave space types, venturing into the depths of their wonderful space-ship management sim to show off the new additions. Their 1000% Kickstarter funded indie game was already amazing, but they're mining those Star Trek tropes for all they're worth: they've added cloaking and teleporting. "Captain, we have an incoming message from YouTube." "Onscreen, Lieutenant Sexington."

I swear they're making the game I didn't even realise I wanted all this time. And it's so deliciously lo-fi it could have warped in at any point in the last ten years: I hope the developers find a wormhole and go back in time to release it. The barebones demo I played was great, but with crew skills, ship customisation, more playable races and additional unlocks through multiple playthroughs, they've rerouted power to the deflector dish of my heart.

It'll be out in 2012, sometime after August.

About the Author

Join the Rock Paper Shotgun supporter program

Sign up today and get access to more articles like these, an ad-free reading experience, free gifts, and help us create more great writing about PC games.

See more information


We love having a friendly, positive and constructive community - you lot are great - and we want to keep it like that. Our main commenting rule is "be excellent to each other". Please see our code of conduct, where you can find out what "be excellent" means. TL;DR? Respect others, think before you post, and be prepared for puns.

More News

Latest Articles

We've been talking, and we think that you should wear clothes

Total coincidence, but we sell some clothes

Rock Paper Shotgun Merch