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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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71. Re: FTL: Faster Than Light This Week Sep 14, 2012, 18:51 Dev
 
BTW, if you hover over the ship list (click LIST on the hanger where you pick your ship) you can see how to unlock each ship (in broad terms of course, they don't spoil it exactly). Such as getting to the 5th sector unlocks one, beating boss unlocks another.
There's a complete guide on the FTL forums, but its very spoilerific.

Mordecai Walfish wrote on Sep 13, 2012, 03:47:
I too would buy 3 or 4 (more) Terrarias (already bought a 4-pack when it came out), especially updated ones.
There's similar games in the pipe on kickstarter, or desura. Some already funded on KS, some in progress
Tumbler wrote on Sep 12, 2012, 16:32:
some preying mantis' transport onto your ship and run around killing your crew. They fight at double h2h strength so your best bet to run the fuck away from them.

About this time you'll hopefully notice the little doors everywhere. Guess what happens when you open them all and those little bastards are stuck in an airless room!
Also, some weapons you can target on your own ship. Like firebombs. If you are a rock and you dont care about fire, light your own ship up to burn those invading mfers!
Leper wrote on Sep 12, 2012, 18:45:
The graphics don't look bad to me, just simple. The whole game looks a little simple, but that doesn't mean it won't be fun for a while. Simple isn't bad when when the game is cheap.
And with a price of less than $9 on steam, cheap it is

This comment was edited on Sep 14, 2012, 18:59.
 
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