Die Among the Stars in “FTL: Faster Than Light”

Die Among the Stars in “FTL: Faster Than Light”

FTL: Faster Than Light is another one of those roguelike-type games in which death is a commodity and a necessary part of the game design. Like many roguelikes, it has turn-based gameplay, randomly generated levels, and permadeath. In FTL, which is available for PC, Mac, and Linux, you get your very own ship and explore the stars while fleeing a rebel fleet. You can manage your ship and its crew, engage in battle, recruit new crew members, find resources, trade with friendly ships, and much more. Choice is a big factor in the game, as you can often choose whether to fight or ally with other ships, which can benefit you in various ways. And there’s an end to the game, maybe? I’ve never made it past the second or third sector, but maybe you’ll have better luck.

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