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FTL: Faster Than Light

5 years ago

Steel Yourself: FTL Advanced Edition’s Adds Metal Lifeforms

We reported last month about FTL's free, Chris Avellone-penned expansion, but now we know more about exactly what it contains. In a post over on the FTL site, the team introduce a new race of "metallic lifeforms" called The Lanius. Just when I thought I had enough ways to get all my friends killed.

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Bye, Life: FTL Getting Free, Avellone-Penned Expansion

I'm beginning to think there's some kind of conspiracy to have Torment/Project Eternity/Wasteland 2/Every Classic RPG You Can Think Of story megamind Chris Avellone write everything. It's only a matter of time until we're all glorified flesh puppets for his dialogue. I'm not even sure what I'm writing right now is my own. Avellone could already be pulling the strings, plucking away at my thoughts…

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Humble Indie Bundle 9 Is Go(od)

It's not Android games, nor soundtracks, nor books about kettles. The new Humble Bundle is the original, the Humble Indie Bundle 9. And for a ninth time in a row, it's a corker. With names like Mark Of The Ninja, FTL: Faster Than Light, and FEZ, you can see the dollar signs spinning already.

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6 years ago

Good GOG: More Silly Prices In The Latest Good Old Sale

BUY VIDEOGAMES BUY ALL THE VIDEOGAMES BUY THEM FOREVER... ...is what someone who works at videogame download service might say. I don't work at one of those, so I don't really know why I'm saying it. I suppose I'm generally in favour of the buying of videogames, however. I'm also in favour of videogames being affordable, so the last gasp of mad discounting in the…

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Awooga! FTL Boarded Garry’s Mod

If gathering friends to play Artemis Spaceship Bridge Simulator is a bit cumbersome, and if you find FTL a bit lonely, then I've found the perfect game for you. Final Frontier is the result of a nasty transporter accident between the pair, where the Heisenberg compensators decoupled and they arrived on the SS GMOD screaming and inside out. The sick bay did its best, but…

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Stare Into The Void: Infinite Space 3 Footage

Disclaimer: I am a backer of Infinite Space 3: Sea Of Stars. Do I need to disclaim that? It's not like I'm an investor. I just gave them money to make a game I wanted to play, and I only backed at the lowest tier. If anything, I was making an investment in me. I pre-ordered happiness. Disclaimer: I am an investor in Craig, and…

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IGF Winners: The Habitual Voyeur Of What Is Known As…

....Cart Life, which scooped up an an impressive triple-whammy of Nuovo Award, Excellence in Narrative and the coveted Seamus McNally Grand Prize at last night's Independent Games Festival 2013 awards. The warmest of all congratulations to Richard Hofmeier, whose affecting, brave game is well overdue for this kind of attention.

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FTL Lego FTW

Things that would happen in the best of all possible worlds: - Cats would empty their own litter trays - Israel and Palestine would mutually agree "screw it, let's have a fancy dress party instead" - People would read the article before commenting - McVities would bring back Marmite-flavoured Mini Cheddars - LEGO approves and manufactures this proposed FTL building set

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Feature: Making music with M.O.O.N., Scattle and Prunty

Behind the sounds: Hotline Miami and FTL

Music man David Valjalo follows-up his exploration of the big-budget orchestral soundtracks in the mainstream games industry with a look at the other end of the scale - the super-low-budget, ultra-catchy, sometimes kitschy scores of indie darlings. He rounds up the men behind Hotline Miami, Sweden-based Dennis Wedin and Jonatan Soderstrom, two of the soundtrack artists they hand-picked, US artists M.O.O.N. and Scattle, and FTL…

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Feature: On fire, in a ditch

Games Are Best When Things Go Wrong

That headline doesn't refer to the times when games break and throw up oddball bugs for our amusement, but rather when games throw so many problems at the player that they become a sort of jeopardy-based experience in crisis-juggling. Earlier today I was running through my game collection and thinking about what I might like to play. It wasn't Dishonored. Three things other stood out:…

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Feature: Things Fall Apart

FTL: The Fatal Frontier, Sector 7

And so my FTL campaign, the flight of the starship Moggy, limps to the game's penultimate sector. It seems impossible that we're still alive at this point - let alone that we now have seven crew, three guns and NO-ONE IS DEAD. The looming question is whether or not we're anything like equipped for the final showdown in Sector 8 - but then again it's…

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Feature: Sisyphus in space

FTL: The Fatal Frontier, Sector 6

I'm feeling pretty good, which is exactly the sort of thing one should never say in FTL. Doom, disaster and dismay inevitably looms, but having pulled my ship and my crew back from the brink of disaster at least I've got a war story out of it. Now, let's see what's out there in Sector 6 - this needs to go well, as I'm now…

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Feature: Hull hell

FTL: The Fatal Frontier, Sector 4

Continuing my FTL journey into the heart of doomed space-darkness. Read the earlier installments here. Jump 1 A new sector! We're down to 25% hull, still don't have a proper gun and have spent all our money on repairs that didn't last long. Damn, we're in a tight spot. So do we exercise extreme caution or take big gambles in the hope of big pay-offs?…

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Feature: Steven!

FTL: The Fatal Frontier, Sector 3

With two sectors survived, things don't look to good for the good ship Moggy, crewed by two Engis and a human named after cats I have known. The hull's taken a beating, we've almost no cash and we don't yet have any upgrades to speak of. Meantime, our enemies forever snap at our heels, and the challenges we'll face in this next, Zoltan-ruled sector will…

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Feature: Nature Abhors A Spaceship

FTL: The Fatal Frontier, Sector 2

Continuing my imperilled escapades in spaceship sim/roguelike FTL: Faster Than Light. With a crew named after cats I have know, I've survived the first sector but at the expense of 50% of my starship's hull and I have no meaningful upgrades. No-one is dead, though. Repeat: no-one is dead. I'm going to keep on saying that, because it's the only thing I've possibly got to…

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Feature: A Faster Than Light Diary

FTL: The Fatal Frontier, Sector 1

FTL: Faster Than Light is the spaceship management/roguelike hybrid that everyone in the world is playing right now, living and reliving endless numbers of doomed space crusades, disastrous journeys and euphoric tales. There are eight million stories in the naked universe. This will be just one of them. These are the voyages of the starship Moggy, crewed by a brave band of humans and aliens…

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All Systems Are Go: FTL Launches Today

FTL is out today! At long last. I reckon there'll be a fair few people reading this who are about to receive their first Kickstarted game and that's quite exciting, as is FTL itself. I've already shared some of my thoughts on the beta version but it does seem as if I'd been drinking vinegar that day. Skimming back through my words, I don't seem…

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7 years ago

Feature: The Space Race

Interview: Subset Games Talk FTL

Last week Adam posted some impressions of the spaceship managing FTL, and you're allowed to read them. And now, Craig's spoken with its creators, Justin Ma and Matthew Davis. They talk about how the project came to be, how they're still in shock over their massive Kickstarter success, and how it was that the game was inspired by text adventures.

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