Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Faster Than Light Kickstarter

Faster Than Light (FTL) is a rogue-like space game that gives you a nice mix exploration, ship management and strategic combat. Sounds fairly unique huh? Well it certainly looks unique and it has been around since November, meaning they have already worked on the game quite a bit. It is made by a two man team who are currently running a Kickstarter for the game.  If you don't know about Kickstarter it is a place were people back a game or idea financially. Most Kickstarter projects have various options for pledging and they generally have various rewards for each option. For FTL the minimum to receive a reward is $10 and for that you merely get the game when it is released. For $25 you get the game, beta access and a hope that you will provide valuable input through the aforementioned beta. Surprisingly enough the game actually already has a demo, but you can only play it through OnLive and I don't have account there so I haven't tried it yet, but if you want to check it out head over to the OnLive Facebook Page to see the game there. You can also go through the link on the Kickstarter page for FTL. They are going to make the game available for Mac, PC and Linux. Check out the trailer below for this very interesting game.

They are looking for a total of $10,000 from pledges and they are absolutely going to achieve that goal. When I first become aware of this game earlier today the page was at $1,500 for total pledges, now about seven hours later it is at $8,278. They still have thirty-two days to go on this Kickstarter and it is crazy to think that they will not only reach their goal, but will also surpass it. Check out their Kickstarter page or main website for all the information. Thanks for reading and tomorrow starts our contest/giveaway, so keep an eye for that. Now I'm off for some much needed sleep. 
Kickstarter Page: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/64409699/ftl-faster-than-light
Main Website: http://www.ftlgame.com/

*Update 2/28: This game has gone from $8,000 when I posted this last night, to hitting $40,000 less than a day later. 

-Written by Sean Cargle


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