FTL - Space Roguelike

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  • SuperBas 28 Feb 2012 22:08:36 1,453 posts
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    RPS preview

    I jumped through the Onlive hoops and managed to play the demo. It's extremely addictive. You basically command your own guys to repair ship parts/attack invaders/put out fires while trying to kill enemy ships.

    If you don't have Onlive, it takes about 1 minute to sign up (you don't have to enter anything but an email and a password to register), the client is 1.1MB, and the game loads pretty quick. It's really worth the minimal hassle. I am addicted, and have already paid $10 for their Kickstarter.

    http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/64409699/ftl-faster-than-light
  • Bremenacht 28 Feb 2012 22:15:58 18,335 posts
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    Sounds interesting - ta. Reminds of Space Rangers a little.
  • SuperBas 29 Feb 2012 19:54:41 1,453 posts
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    Are you hot? If not, stay inside and play FTL Isabella.
  • Deleted user 29 February 2012 19:57:55
    This is ace. I can rapidly see myself losing hours to the final release.

    Sadly don't have the capital (or ability) to throw funds at their kickstarter right now though.
  • SuperBas 29 Feb 2012 20:05:43 1,453 posts
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    I just upgraded my pledge from $10 to $25, just to enter the beta. This is like crack. I will do my best to make it even better with beta suggestions (hotkeys for your troops).

    Edited by SuperBas at 20:06:03 29-02-2012
  • Bremenacht 29 Feb 2012 22:36:33 18,335 posts
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    Heh. I restricted myself to the $10 option. Maybe I'll get to play it on a Raspberry Pi!
  • Bremenacht 2 Mar 2012 23:39:56 18,335 posts
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    This is addictive. Can't help but have 'one last go' over and over. Shame about on-line though - kicking one off every 30 minutes.
  • onestepfromlost 3 Mar 2012 04:43:37 2,070 posts
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    want to contribute my tenner, dont have a credit card, guess ill be keeping my money then, no maestro or paypal option bah!
  • Deleted user 3 March 2012 06:31:41
    It's absolutely stunning. Was playing it earlier in the week when I had flu - only reason I can see for myself deigning to use Onlive personally. Saqdly though I'm skint so my contribution means I'll be waiting for a full release :/
  • SuperBas 3 Mar 2012 11:34:34 1,453 posts
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    My highscore for the demo: 1196.

    Their Kickstarter has made 62K already (their goal was 10K), so it's good to see great games making money!
  • Bremenacht 12 Sep 2012 01:00:10 18,335 posts
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    Just two days left now, so thought I'd bump this thread rather than the usual space-sim one.

    Now if only I could remember how I paid for it and therefore which email the steam key will be arriving in..
  • El_MUERkO 12 Sep 2012 01:50:44 17,036 posts
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    it is a lot of fun
  • SuperBas 12 Sep 2012 07:47:57 1,453 posts
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    I've been playing the beta, I still think it's great, it's only gotten better since March.
  • Murbal 12 Sep 2012 08:28:37 22,236 posts
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    Looks great - will definitely keep an eye out for it.
  • Whizzo 13 Sep 2012 19:59:13 43,138 posts
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    It's lovely, certainly worth 7 quid of anyone's money.

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  • SpaceDave3000 13 Sep 2012 20:11:17 78,223 posts
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    Is it on Steam yet?

    ed: Oh, tomorrow. Awesome.

    Edited by Dirtbox at 20:11:55 13-09-2012

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  • TheRealBadabing 13 Sep 2012 20:13:18 1,314 posts
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    Someone needs to make a Blakes 7 Liberator skin. Game concept reminds me of the best bits of that series, when they are on the run from the Federation.
  • Whizzo 13 Sep 2012 20:22:45 43,138 posts
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    Pricing and DRM details on the website, best to buy direct for a DRM free version and a Steam key too.

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  • Whizzo 13 Sep 2012 20:23:57 43,138 posts
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    TheRealBadabing wrote:
    Someone needs to make a Blakes 7 Liberator skin. Game concept reminds me of the best bits of that series, when they are on the run from the Federation.
    Yeah it's very similar, except you're the Federation on the run from rebels in this! :-)

    Maybe an upgrade could be Orac? It doesn't help too often but will call you names on a regular basis.

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  • Blerk Moderator 14 Sep 2012 13:45:02 48,225 posts
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    Direct-from-the-devs purchasing is now up and running, and $1 off at the minute. Just bought it myself and it came out at 5.74 via PayPal. Payments being routed through Humble Bundle, so it gets added to your Humble library too, plus they chuck you a Steam key. All very super indeed!
  • Cosquae 14 Sep 2012 13:46:19 1,223 posts
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    Just had my first go through this (bought from dev and got the steam key).

    Very good game, though lost in the end. Certainly not easy.
  • Murbal 14 Sep 2012 13:56:26 22,236 posts
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    Cosquae wrote:
    Very good game, though lost in the end. Certainly not easy.
    It's a roguelike! Of course you lost :-)
  • Whizzo 14 Sep 2012 14:00:22 43,138 posts
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    I've played it for something like 12 hours on normal, I don't think I've got past the sixth sector.

    I was going so well on this run too.

    In space no-one will hear you rage quit.

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  • TarickStonefire 14 Sep 2012 14:44:41 3,107 posts
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    Oooh this looks great! Well, except for the "of course you lost, it's a Roguelike!" - I get that about Roguelikes, but I also like to win. Or at least, not die.

    Or is dying made fun as part of the gameplay, like it's supposed to be in Spelunky?

    Any Netflix library in the world for a couple of quid a month? Gimme!

  • Cosquae 14 Sep 2012 14:46:40 1,223 posts
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    It is certainly possible to win, certainly on easy mode (don't let the name put you off, it's not easy).

    There is a lot of luck involved however. Second playthrough I would have given my left arm for any sort of weapon but getting to the 6th sector with your starting weapons still makes it trick.

    Edited by Cosquae at 14:46:58 14-09-2012
  • SpaceDave3000 14 Sep 2012 15:02:18 78,223 posts
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    Got, played, loved. Space games making a comeback puts me in my happy place.

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  • Murbal 14 Sep 2012 15:03:47 22,236 posts
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    I don't mind not winning, just as long as there's some sort of mechanic in place so I can see if I've just had my best run.
  • Deleted user 14 September 2012 15:24:34
    Dirtbox wrote:
    Got, played, loved. Space games making a comeback puts me in my happy place.
    Bundle In A Box's newest bundle is a Deep Space one, may interest you - http://bundle-in-a-box.com/
  • Whizzo 14 Sep 2012 15:30:19 43,138 posts
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    @Murbal the stats are fairly detailed on how we'll you've done on different runs, who has lasted longest etc.

    The biggest tip I would give is don't rush you need to get as much scrap as possible from each sector before moving onto the next, keep clear of the rebels but don't head straight for the exit in each sector.

    All my time has been on normal.

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