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Developer: Subset Games
Jump. Fight. Jump. Fight. That might sound like the kind of instructions you'd expect to get from a karate instructor, but it's actually the main spine of play in Faster Than Light – or FTL if you're so inclined. The game, which originally started life on PC, is a take on real-time strategy that sees you take charge of a ship as it slips across space hiring crew, upgrading its assets and taking on hostile rivals as you make your way through the dark. It's the depth of play on offer here – and the references to science fiction franchises of old – that'll keep you coming back for more, however.
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