September 18, 2012 by Ish
Sorry about the lack of posts from me recently… I have fallen into the blackhole that is FTL: Faster Than Light. FTL is a “Roguelike” spaceship simulation game from Subset Games. Meaning you’ve got a small spaceship, a randomly generated galaxy of danger, and it generally full of “Nintendo Hard” challenges. One of the “tips” in the tutorial level tells you half the fun is dying… and, ya know what? It really is.
If you’re taste in video games runs towards the “simple to learn, hard to master” variety; and you prefer your digital avatar to be more Captain Reynolds than Captain Picard, this is for you. Plus, it’s only $10 US!
It is also one of the first games to be completed that drew its funding from Kickstarter. Because, y’know… capitalism works, Adam Smith was awesome, free markets mean free people, and all that other stuff I should be blogging about. But, well, it’s been fifteen minutes since my last game of FTL. Gotta go.