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Friday, June 8, 2012
 
FTL Closed Beta To Begin Soon
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

In a new blog post Tom Jubert, one of the developers currently working on Subset Games' FTL: Faster Than Light, revealed that closed beta testing will begin soon. Described as a "spaceship simulation roguelike-like," the game gives players the chance to engage in exploration and combat in the vastness of outer space.

Here's a bit more about Jubert's involvement in the project:

I first read about FTL some six months ago in PC Gamer, tore out the page to remind me to look it up, and then forgot all about it. Then I played the limited time onlive demo and was blown away (apparently it was the most played game on the service during that period). FTL captures all the good stuff: the ordering crew on suicide missions to fix vital components, the MORE POWER TO ENGINES and the transporter catastrophes. It also tells a randomly generated tale drawn from a vast library of pre-scripted events with different options and outcomes. In short, I wanted me some of that, so I got in touch.

Working on FTL has been fantastic, mostly because I'm already so sold on the game and the guys' ability to pull it off. I've been developing the alien species (like the rockmen you see in the header image) and we must have doubled the number of events since the demo (which - I feel bad about this - are being pain-stakingly hand-coded into the game by Justin). The aim is to make each sector in the game feel special, with hidden paths and unique events for replayability. We want players to keep on exploring the galaxy long after they defeat the big boss because it's just such an interesting place to visit.

Click over to the links below to read more and view a new video.

Blog: Project Announcement - FTL
FTL Pre-Beta Video
FTL: Faster Than Light


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