Expansion will be free for current owners.
The indie PC roguelike, 'FTL,' has plenty of user mods, which derive from fans' simultaneous enjoyment of the game and desire to expand the experience. Fortunately, the makers of 'FTL' have announced 'FTL: Advanced Edition,' which will serve as a huge expansion of the original PC classic and will also see the game make the jump to the iPad.
From the 'FTL' dev team, "FTL: AE is a huge content addition that includes new weapons, drones, augments, systems, enemies, and more."
New features include:
Mind Control System: Temporarily turn enemies into allies. Force a boarder to repair the damage they just did, or have the enemy pilot sabotage their own helm.
Hacking System: Lockdown and disrupt enemy systems. Unique effects for each system, ranging from forcing a teleporter remove boarders to making the medbay damage instead of heal.
New Sector and Events: Our writer Tom Jubert (http://tom-jubert.blogspot.co.uk/) has returned along with special guest writer Chris Avellone (of Planescape fame), who managed to find some time for us between his work on Project Eternity and Wasteland 2. They’ve been helping us add a new sector and scatter new events throughout the rest of the game.
New Weapons and Effects: Many new weapons that take advantage of new mechanics: overcharging to increase the number of volleys, stun effects to freeze crew, and area effect targeting, to name a few.
And more systems, drones, augments, enemy ships, enemy layouts, and hostile environments. All of which we’ll be sure to talk about more in the coming weeks!
The team has also explained that post release of the expansion, players can still access the vanilla version of the game whenever starting a new game.
Meanwhile, the team has explained that while phones are not the right platform for the game, they hope to extend support to other tablets after the iPad version. Both the free PC expansion and expansion-powered iPad version are coming in early 2014.
You can find the latest info on 'FTL: AE' linked from our Video Game Release Schedule.
Source: FTL Game
Author: Brian Hoss