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FTL: Faster Than Light This Week

The Steam Page for FTL: Faster Than Light has word that this indie spaceship strategy sim will be released on Friday, providing a pretty quick payoff for their Kickstarter Campaign from less than six months ago (thanks nin). Here's a reminder of what to expect from the game:

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.

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5. Re: Re:Indie Rant Sep 12, 2012, 16:26 fawker
 
The whole retro fad at the moment has everyone gushing about old 8 bit games. I didn't have an option, I had to play these games if I wanted to be a gamer back in the day. I wouldn't touch them now with a ten foot pole.

Unfortunately this fad has crept into indie games, and it's allowing some developers skimp on art and whatnot yet still be marketable. Much like Instagram will be forgotten about in a year or so, yet the pictures taken will still look like ass, with no one around to remember why.

Overall, great to see things like Kickstarter. But, its rather embarrassing that these shitty graphics are the face of the indie game movement at the moment.
 
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