The above screenshot is how I end up in most games of Faster Than Light (FTL), but then that’s the general idea.
FTL is space rogue-like game where you start with a ship and small crew and go exploring your way through 8 different sectors of space… but you can’t hang around exploring too much as a nasty fleet of ships is chasing you to your ultimate destination of protecting the home base.
Resources can be gained from exploring, blowing things up, helping people out to name a few. This scrap can be then used to upgrade your ship in various ways or to buy fuel and ammo in the shops you find on your journey.
Most of your journey will be spent fighting for your life against various ships, combat is strategic as you choose what systems you want to fire your weapons at. Taking down the shield generators so you can then damage other systems more easily is my usual routine, works fairly well until a ship has drones defending its ship so they shoot my missiles out of space before they get anywhere near the ship 🙁
Events throughout your trip are random so new things happen each time you play it, some games are shorter than others… helping out a station being attacked by giant space spiders tends to lose you more crew than you would like… but for some reason I still always choose to help?!
Once you hit sector 8 you have to defend your home station from the big old ship of doom that is on its way to blow it to bits… not even come close to killing this thing… But one day I will!
FTL is out today for a nominal price, people should really pick this up as its a great little game.