$5 on GOG and FTL's own site right now

#1 Posted by Krakn3Dfx (2706 posts) -

Game is $5 on http://www.ftlgame.com/, and you get a Steam key.

Also $5 on GOG, and you get some extras like 5 tracks from the OST, etc.

If you listen to the podcasts, you know this game is all kinds of awesome, so it's a no brainer. Also plays on just about any PC.

#2 Posted by Kerned (1183 posts) -

This game is worth $5 several times over.

#3 Posted by ericdrum (432 posts) -

Thanks for the heads up. I almost purchased on the sale last weekend, but didn't for some reason. After listening to the Bombcast this week, 5 bucks seemed like a no brainer to give this a shot. I just pulled the trigger.

#4 Posted by Wampa1 (815 posts) -

@Kerned: Is it accessible or am I just going to have a hard time getting into it? For the record I find it hard to keep up with all the stuff something like Command and Conquer wants.

#5 Posted by Rayeth (1125 posts) -

EASILY worth $5. Very replayable and tons of fun.

#6 Posted by Kerned (1183 posts) -

@Wampa1: There is certainly a learning curve. Figuring out a good strategy is a big part of the game, but so is luck. There is a lot of randomness involved (equipment, encounters, etc.) Things aren't necessarily spelled out for you, and you will fail over and over and over again, but it's the enjoyable sort of repeated failure. I never once found it frustrating. It's sitting pretty in the #2 spot on my personal GOTY list.

#7 Edited by HaltIamReptar (2038 posts) -

@Wampa1 said:

@Kerned: Is it accessible or am I just going to have a hard time getting into it? For the record I find it hard to keep up with all the stuff something like Command and Conquer wants.

It's the most accessible roguelike you will ever play.

EDIT: Also, probably one of the best. Everyone, buy this game!

#8 Posted by zudthespud (3329 posts) -

@Krakn3Dfx: Cheers for the heads up duder!

I was going to call this the best drunk purchase this week, but I bought Hotline Miami last weekend while inebriated so we'll have to see how it stacks up!

#9 Posted by The_Laughing_Man (13807 posts) -

It also looks like the money goes to the humble bundle people. 

#10 Posted by PhilipDuck (631 posts) -

Thank you, was going to buy it today! Thanks for pointing this out dude :D

#11 Posted by Bakumatsu (401 posts) -

Just bought it. Thanks dude.

#12 Posted by Wampa1 (815 posts) -

@HaltIamReptar: To hell with it, I'll go crazy and spend £3 on it... cause I'm so crazy clearly.

#13 Posted by JazzyJeff (462 posts) -

Took advantage of this sale. Thanks for posting!

#14 Posted by DizzyMedal (419 posts) -

Thanks for the info, been trying to trade for that game for a week and no luck.

#15 Posted by awesomeusername (4544 posts) -

Thanks a lot! I've been on the fence since I started PC gaming (like 4 days ago) about getting this and I just had to get it for $5. I just played it and died sadly after getting to a third nebula. But it's a really neat game!

#16 Posted by Ben_H (3667 posts) -

This game is worth way more than that. I've played roughly 55 hours of it.

#17 Posted by Kerned (1183 posts) -

@awesomeusername: Pro-tip: spend as much time as you can in each sector before moving on. Visiting as many systems as possible will give you more opportunities to gather scrap, loot and extra crew -- all things that you will desperately need later on.

#18 Posted by thebunnyhunter (1522 posts) -

Guess ill be throwing away money if i dont buy it

#19 Posted by awesomeusername (4544 posts) -

@Kerned: Will do, thanks. I whizzed through the second nebula because I was running out of fuel and it was that purple nebula so I was scared I would get destroyed in there. I fought like 2 times and when I got to the third one, a rebel ship was harassing a fuel depot (for like the 3rd time in one playthrough) and destroyed me after 30 seconds or so because my hull was at 1 health left. It was fun though.

Question though. Upgrades don't carry over right? Once you die, you start from scratch?

#20 Posted by Kerned (1183 posts) -

@awesomeusername said:

Question though. Upgrades don't carry over right? Once you die, you start from scratch?

You will eventually unlock new ship types, but aside from that nothing carries over.

#21 Posted by awesomeusername (4544 posts) -

@Kerned: I knew you unlocked different ships but okay. I want to play it again but I shouldn't. I need to do this paper.

#22 Posted by Kerned (1183 posts) -

@awesomeusername: Yeah, write that paper. FTL will suck you in. When it first came out it hooked me so hard that I would play it for hours at work.

#23 Posted by awesomeusername (4544 posts) -

@Kerned: That's terrible! I have to many games to play once my break starts and I don't know if I can resist the urge to play all these PC indie games I bought. My poor, poor PS3 and Vita. I haven't played them in days.

#24 Posted by jewunit (1091 posts) -

Purchased. Thanks for the heads up on this deal!

#25 Posted by Optix12 (648 posts) -

While on this deal does anyone know if its steam trade-able? If anyone still needs Dirt 2 i would enjoy swapping with them (Steam version). Really interested in this game but dont have a paypal account.

#26 Posted by cosi83 (487 posts) -

Will this come out on ios?

#27 Posted by HerbieBug (4228 posts) -

@Kerned said:

This game is worth $5 several times over.

Indeedio it is indeed.

One of my favorite games this year for certain.

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