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FTL: Faster Than Light
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Developer(s) Subset Games
Publisher(s) Subset Games
Release date 14 September 2012 Steam

Game Overview

FTL is a spaceship simulation rogue-like like created by Justin Ma and Matthew Davis, two former employees of 2K China, who quit their jobs to found Subset Games. Justin Ma, showing off the game at Fantatic Arcade 2012, dexcribed that the game's aim was 'to recreate the atmosphere of running a spaceship exploring the galaxy (like Firefly/Star Trek/BSG etc.) In any given episode of those classic shows.'

At the same event Justin Ma also said on how he developed the game that 'We wanted that experience, as opposed to the "dog fighting in space" that most videogames focus on. We wanted a game where we had to manage the crew, fix the engines, reroute power to shields, target the enemy life support, and then figure out how to repel the boarding party that just transported over!'