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FTL: Extra content and iPad version next week!

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Punishing rogue-like space sim FTL is a favourite among many of you – and you’ll be glad to know that the game’s content expansion, branded as FTL: Advanced Edition is coming next week. Best bit? It, and all other content packs will be free. Take that, paid-for DLC!

The developers confirmed this news on FTL’s site, saying that FTL: Advanced Edition will be available on April 3. Here’s what’s new

  • An entirely new playable ship and race, the Lanius;
  • 10 new playable ship layouts; 
  • 4 new Systems & Subsystems that drastically change gameplay;
  • Over 15 new weapons & drones and 11 new ship Augmentations.
  • New music from Ben Prunty and new events from writer Tom Jubert and guest writer Chris Avellone.
  • Tons of other new content and gameplay tweaks and polish.

Also on that date, subset games will be releasing the much-anticipated iPad version of the game, ensuring that your productivity reaches an all-time low.

Here’s what they say about the iPad version

  • It is the full and complete PC game with no ads or In-App-Purchases and will be priced the same as the PC version at $10.
  • It will run on all version 2 and later iPads.  It will not be available for version 1 iPads and will not be available on iPhones.
  • Its UI is completely redesigned for touch control optimization.
  • It includes the new Advanced Edition free expansion which will release for PC at the same date.
  • It is only available in English for the time being.
  • It is unable to connect to PC versions of the game to share the same save game or profile data.

I think FTL is one of those games that really could shine, much like Desktop Dungeons would. It’s the sort of thing that could easily keep you glued to your tablet. Here’re some screens of the tablet version.

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[Thanks to Erwin Kempff for the tip]

Last Updated: March 28, 2014

39 Comments

  1. Kensei Seraph

    March 28, 2014 at 13:06

    I’m looking forward to this.

    Reply

  2. Admiral Chief of Auraxis

    March 28, 2014 at 13:23

    Awesome!

    Can’t wait for this! Gonna sink ANOTHER 300 hours into this!

    WOOOOOOOOWEEEEEEEEEEEEE

    Reply

  3. Hammersteyn

    March 28, 2014 at 13:23

    well one out of two isn’t bad 😛

    Reply

  4. Jedi JJ

    March 28, 2014 at 13:30

    I would like to thank the Admiral for sending me the link through Skype, ensuring that I don’t miss this piece of grand news on one of the greatest indie games ever made.

    Reply

    • Admiral Chief of Auraxis

      March 28, 2014 at 14:07

      AMEN

      Reply

  5. Alien Emperor Trevor

    March 28, 2014 at 13:42

    Reply

  6. Sir Rants A Lot Llew. Jelly!!!

    March 28, 2014 at 13:47

    *SQWEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE*

    *heavy Breathing*

    http://i1.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/newsfeed/000/641/298/448.jpg

    Reply

    • Admiral Chief of Auraxis

      March 28, 2014 at 14:43

      Man, you really like that meme
      🙂

      Reply

      • Sir Rants A Lot Llew. Jelly!!!

        March 28, 2014 at 14:54

        Indeed I do

        Reply

        • Admiral Chief of Auraxis

          March 28, 2014 at 14:54

          I’ll admit, its pretty damn funny

          Reply

          • Sir Rants A Lot Llew. Jelly!!!

            March 28, 2014 at 14:55

            I laugh even while posting it myself

          • Admiral Chief of Auraxis

            March 28, 2014 at 14:56

            Its because you imagine the cat breathing, heavily

            HEAVE….purr purr purrr….HEAVE

          • Kensei Seraph

            March 28, 2014 at 14:59

            This is the first time I’ve ever laughed at that meme.

          • Admiral Chief of Auraxis

            March 28, 2014 at 15:04

            ??

          • Sir Rants A Lot Llew. Jelly!!!

            March 28, 2014 at 15:13

            HAHAHAHAHAHA. You just made it even funnier. Oh man. That purr in between just killed me. Oh boy. Favorite pic ever now.

          • Admiral Chief of Auraxis

            March 28, 2014 at 15:14

            🙂

  7. Rags

    March 28, 2014 at 13:58

    Still haven’t defeated the farking game. Done another few ‘playthroughs’ this week. Solar Flare took me out after swarm of mantis boarded my ship last night, while for the first time I had some epic guns. So frustrating, but can’t help coming back for more. 🙁
    (Maybe I should read some guides).

    Reply

    • Sir Rants A Lot Llew. Jelly!!!

      March 28, 2014 at 13:59

      You are not alone. Been to the final boss a few times. Even got to the 3rd stage fight once… But then my crew decided that they needed oxygen to breath. Silly buggers.

      Reply

      • Rags

        March 28, 2014 at 14:04

        Good to know, was starting to feel like an utter noob. Also made it to the boss a few times. Closest I got was being able to take only but minor damage, but unable to dish any out. 😛

        Screw work. Going to read some guides now. 😀

        Reply

        • Admiral Chief of Auraxis

          March 28, 2014 at 14:25

          For the final fight:

          Have a transporter. First wave send your away team to the triple missile launcher and disable that bugger. Cloak also helps nicely.

          Try to beam in and kill the lone gunner in each of the 4 gunnery stations (will make future disables easier since there can be no repair with no dude alive)

          Second wave focus all your fire on the drone control system. Keep them disabled, if you have a drone for anti missile defense, it can shoot down the boarding drone and save you some issues. Don’t repair hull breaches where it comes in, rather focus on getting drone system down/disabled on enemy ship.

          If you are taking too much hits here, retreat, repair and attack again. See if you can take out some of their dudes. Helps a lot.

          Last wave, focus all fire on the super shield, once its down, beam in again and start with the triple missile (nasty bugger that). Don’t even worry about shooting the medbay, transporter, engines or helm here.

          Stay alive, you can jump away, but like I said, get the dudes first.

          Reply

          • Rags

            March 28, 2014 at 14:28

            Cool, will try that next time if I have the right equipment and crew!

          • Admiral Chief of Auraxis

            March 28, 2014 at 14:35

            I’ll help you out with more tips, early mid and late campaign. What ships to use what tactics on, what to do, what not to do.

            I’m really hooked on this!

            Always wanted to be a Starfleet Captain, but alas, promoted to Admiral Chief you see

          • Kensei Seraph

            March 28, 2014 at 14:43

            I’m pretty sure that a fleet of space ships intended for battle would have an Admiral.
            Unless I’m getting the ranking wrong, in which case the Admiral would have several fleets under his command.

          • Admiral Chief of Auraxis

            March 28, 2014 at 14:44

            You are correct. However, in this game, you play the role of a Captain

          • Kensei Seraph

            March 28, 2014 at 14:53

            Now if someone made a mod to allow for controlling multiple ships…

          • Admiral Chief of Auraxis

            March 28, 2014 at 14:54

            …I would play the shit out of that

          • Kensei Seraph

            March 28, 2014 at 14:58

            Who wouldn’t? (except the people who haven’t played FTL)

          • Admiral Chief of Auraxis

            March 28, 2014 at 14:59

            Yeah, manage fleet, much cool

          • Jedi JJ

            March 28, 2014 at 15:00

            All I’m thinking is:
            Super Star Destroyer surrounded by Star Destroyers.

          • Admiral Chief of Auraxis

            March 28, 2014 at 15:12

            Hehehe

          • Kensei Seraph

            March 28, 2014 at 15:17

            Guarding the Death Star.

          • Jedi JJ

            March 28, 2014 at 14:42

            I feel like such a noob now.

          • Admiral Chief of Auraxis

            March 28, 2014 at 14:43

            Why?

          • Sir Rants A Lot Llew. Jelly!!!

            March 28, 2014 at 14:54

            Yeah same.
            Such Strategy
            Much winning
            So FTL
            WOW

          • Admiral Chief of Auraxis

            March 28, 2014 at 14:56

            Such Admiral?

          • Jedi JJ

            March 28, 2014 at 14:57

            Very abilities.

          • Willem Swanepoel

            March 28, 2014 at 15:37

            Sounds like so much work. Just get a drone ship with 4 attacking drones and your guns must be emp guns that disable the missiles. Easy win

            and get a cloaking unit

    • Admiral Chief of Auraxis

      March 28, 2014 at 14:19

      Or you can speak to the resident expert (I think after 300 hours I can make that claim)

      Reply

  8. Konrad Myburgh

    March 31, 2014 at 09:17

    Finally 😀

    Reply

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