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21 February, 2014

Faster Than Light Approaching Faster Than Light

We reported last month that Subset Games is bringing its PC hit Faster than Light to iPad in the near future. Rather than being just a straight port, the game will receive a huge update and be rebranded FTL: Advanced Edition. The added features amount to such an incredibly large amount of new content, it could almost be considered a new game in its own right.

Subset Games has detailed further additions making their way to FTL: Advanced Edition. You can check out the full range of new features here, but some of the biggest additions include:

     - Visual improvements
     - A new hard mode for “masochistic fans”
     - A hacking system in which you can fire drones to block doorways and disrupt enemy systems
     - A mind control system to ‘befriend’ enemies for a short period of time
     - A new “Clone Bay” allowing you to create clones of dead crew members

There’s still no firm release date yet, meaning we all have to contain our growing excitement just that little bit longer. Keep an eye on the site and we’ll let you know when a firm date is announced. In the mean time, you'll just have to make do by playing some other suitably fun space games. Why not check out Star Command or Space Chicks.

Also be sure to check out Issue 1 of Grab It - The Game Discovery App. It includes 22 in-depth reviews of indie iPad games, 14 exclusive interviews and five big features including our big reveal for the amazing Thralled.

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