With Tube's permission I proudly present to you FTL: Faster Than Light
- A spaceship simulation roguelike-like. My close friend of many years has been working his butt off with another fine gentleman to bring this idea to life. They currently work and live in Shanghai, China and although the game has just begun it's Alpha stage has received some real positive buzz. I can say from what I've played it's very addicting.
Tom Francis of Gunpoint described it as “Firefly by way of Spelunky.” It has also been compared to Weird Worlds and Battlestations.
I like to think of it as Oregon Trail in outer space, with much greater focus on your wagon. Head over to the site and see for yourself and if you want to know more feel free to let me know.
If you're having trouble waiting and want to know more about the game, check out some of the various "let's plays" on YouTube or these articles:
An overview with lots of screenshots at Space Game Junkie
Impressions at Game Arena
Thoughts from a fellow board game lover at Maximum Pixelation
A detailed overview at RPG Codex
An interview and overview from around the launch at Destructiod
Big news: We've finally set a release date. We plan to launch the completed game on September 14th. That's only a little over 2 weeks away!
Second, FTL will also be available on GOG.com! They will be selling a DRM free version that will include some bonus materials (music tracks / development art). Also, they have kindly offered to give keys to everyone who backed the game at the $10 level and up! That means everyone who gets the game through the Kickstarter will also get the bonus content offered through GOG.com.
In other news, FTL has been nominated as one of the finalists for IndieCade
! Head over to LA Oct 4th-7th for lots of game related fun. We will also be showcased in the Fantastic Fest's Arcade
Sept 20th-23rd in Austin where FTL will be featured with its own arcade cabinet.
And finally, our official trailer is now live! Watch it! Send it to your friends! Watch it again! Check it out below, or at: