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.
User reviews: Overwhelmingly Positive (26,147 reviews)
Release Date: Sep 14, 2012

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"Even better with the free content update, a space sim with roguelite elements which will sometimes unfairly kill you. Good mod scene too."
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About This Game

****New Content Available****
The free expansion, FTL: Advanced Edition, is available now! Content additions include: new alien race, events, weapons, playable ships, drones, and more! Also adds additional musical tracks by Ben Prunty, and events by Tom Jubert and guest writer Chris Avellone.

If you already own FTL it should update the new content automatically. Advanced Edition is included free for anyone who purchases the game from this point forward.
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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.

Key Features:

  • Complex Strategic Gameplay - Give orders to your crew, manage ship power distribution and choose weapon targets in the heat of battle.
  • Play at Your Own Speed - Pause the game mid-combat to evaluate your strategy and give orders.
  • Unique Lifeforms and Technology – Upgrade your ship and unlock new ones with the help of six diverse alien races.
  • Be the Captain You Want - Hundreds of text based encounters will force you to make tough decisions.
  • Randomized Galaxy - Each play-through will feature different enemies, events, and results to your decisions. No two play-throughs will be quite the same.
  • No Second Chances! - Permadeath means when you die, there's no coming back. The constant threat of defeat adds importance and tension to every action.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS:Windows XP / Vista / 7
    • Processor:2 GHz
    • Memory:1 GB RAM
    • Graphics:1280x720 minimum resolution, OpenGL 2.0 Support, and recommended dedicated graphics card with 128 MB of RAM
    • Hard Drive:175 MB HD space
    Some integrated Intel HD graphics cards have been known to work but are not officially supported.
    Minimum:
    • OS:Mac OS X 10.6 or above
    • Processor:Intel 2 GHz
    • Memory:1 GB RAM
    • Graphics:1280x720 minimum resolution, OpenGL 2.0 Support, and recommended dedicated graphics card with 128 MB of RAM
    • Hard Drive:175 MB HD space
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, fully updated
    • Processor: 2 GHz
    • Memory: 1GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1280x720 minimum resolution, OpenGL 2.0 Support
    • Hard Drive: 175 MB HD space
Helpful customer reviews
347 of 377 people (92%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
39.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 13
0 hours in - let's try this

1 minute in - god help I have no idea what I'm doing

1 hour in - how did I die 50 times already

2 hours in - I think I'm getting a hang of this

10 hours in - god help I have no idea what I'm doing

20 hours in - is there a god?

30 hours in, flagship defeated - there is now

33 hours in - now, for normal difficulty...
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204 of 219 people (93%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
18.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 2
How to enjoy FTL properly:
1. Buy game for one or two dollars.
2. Try game and be confused.
3. Don't play game for a couple of months.
4. Realize that this game can run on your crappy school laptop.
5. Play game out of boredom.
6. Realize FTL is actaully great game.
7. Fail all classes because you're too busy playing FTL

11/10 would fail classes again
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231 of 254 people (91%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
59.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 19
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
- Any PC with colour monitor.
- Resolve 1.0
- Composure 1.0
- Mouse

RECOMMENDED REQUIREMENTS:
- Stoic personality 1.22
- Incurable Optimism
- 1000 mb of positive attitude
- Mouse and keyboard


Additional notes: Ragequitting is pointless, the game always saves your progress...
WARNING: Prolonged exposure may cause Tourette syndrome and seizures.
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144 of 153 people (94%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
487.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 29
I...I... had to turn off my oxygen supply to kill a boarding party while I simultaneously battled their ship. After a close and desperate fight, I was VICTORIOUS!
What a rush! Now, lets warp outta here!

... my crew all died. Forgot to turn the oxygen back on.
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68 of 69 people (99%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
256.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 1
Being an avid Civilization fan, a friend of mine recommended this...game.

I started off on a week night about 8pm. I had to work the next day, but found myself playing this....game....until 4am.

After spending >100 hours (it’s sad, I admit) on this game, you start realising little things:

If you destroy a system, its ‘hit points’ is at zero. But if you cause a hull breach, you can effectively make a system’s hit points go below zero (since you have to repair breaches before you can repair a system). Therefore, destroying a system and then nuking it with heavy lasers (killing the crew trying to repair it, and causing hull breaches) is still effective!

You become a lot better the more you play. Now, I win about 1/4 games on normal. In the beginning, I played about 30 times before winning a game.

Long story short – FTL is a work of art. It deserves a spot in the Louvre. It is an amazing rogue like game with some excellent programming. I haven’t found one bug, nor has the game ever crashed.

These programmers deserve an Nobel prize for this game. Well done.
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