"As a reminder, FTL: Advanced Edition is a free content expansion for FTL. All current (and future) customers will receive this update regardless of where they purchased it. Prior to release, we will post detailed instructions on how to get the update from whatever digital vendor you originally purchased FTL.

The iPad version of FTL will require an iPad version 2 or higher (iPad 1 is not supported) and will cost the same as the PC version, $10. It will be the complete game, including the new Advanced Edition content, and will not have any in-app purchases. We are proud to say that the iPad version is a true equivalent to the PC in the experience it provides, which is why we are price matching to the PC version.
"

A free FTL update with more music, ships, events, systems and the Lanuis race? Hell yeah. Can't wait to head back into the galaxy and be destroyed by the rebel flagship again!

In another piece of amazing news, Ben Prunty will not only make the new FTL: Advanced Edition music tracks available for download but the whole score will be free forever.

Ben Prunty: "The FTL Advanced Edition soundtrack is all ready to go. You'll be able to get it on Bandcamp on April 3rd. It will be FREE FOREVER."

If you haven't tried FTL or want a great reason to head back to the game, April 3rd is the day. Curious how many Ghosters will be playing FTL on iPad?

https://twitter.com/benprunty/status/449640404762124289
http://www.ftlgame.com/?p=688

scrypt   Supporter wrote on 03/30/2014 at 05:04pm

I have it on good authority that the iPad version is a near perfect representation of the PC version, and understand it to be a "new joy" to experience it through touch interaction. :)

Timogorgon   Member wrote on 03/30/2014 at 06:19pm

I am beyond excited about this! I don't own an iPad, so I won't be picking up that version. But I will be rockin' the PC version after the kids go to bed on 4/3. :D

AdamPFarnsworth wrote on 03/31/2014 at 02:48am

I love how the "introducing the ipad" shows you dying lol

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 03/31/2014 at 07:00pm

GET READY TO DIE ON YOUR IDEVICE. OR SHOULD I SAY iDIEvice?

Orionnoir wrote on 04/03/2014 at 03:37pm

Nice. FTL will port to a touch paradigm very nicely. It almost already works on my windows 8 tablet *almost*. I wish more games (even my own) did the 'full game' thing more more on mobile touch based tablets (i.e., the market would bear the cost of full development) The turning point in my opinion about experiencing 'real/serious gaming' on a mobile device for me was 2k's latest xcom in iPad. It impressed me having been playing the PC version (my only gripe is they washed out some of the lower level micromanagement bits in some of the gear.) My situation has been such give up gaming if its not on a mobile device for a while now. Firing up the PC was too much of a commit. actually it is a dangerous trap as of late... I would never come to bed once I started playing... so this is about self preservation really... maybe... but I digress. But am I alone that I find myself on the PC gaming less and less??? I do miss it, I miss the time to sink into it. Maybe this is a mid-life two jobs married father of two syndrome... o.O One last thought are we past 'gaming on a mobile device' is not gaming arguments?

scrypt   Supporter wrote on 04/03/2014 at 07:03pm

@Orionnoir, I have to believe that anyone seriously opposed to the idea of gaming on a mobile device, or considering it a serious gaming platform, has either never really experienced what can be done (uninformed), or just doesn't much care for mobile gaming (i.e. Gameboy, et al.) (biased). It's a way to enjoy games, and a good one at that.

Also, I just want to say, you're doing a noble thing in sacrificing your hobby for your family. I have a good number of friends that struggle with the same thing. Games are fun, but family is so much more important. I take it, by your "even my own" comment, that you are a game developer to some extent? Very cool! I'd love to try your game, if it's available.

I'm relatively new to PC gaming, having been on consoles most of my life, so I'm kinda eating it up. Honestly, it's all Microsoft's fault. I'm disappointed with what they've done with the XBox platform. I'll get an XBox One eventually, because I love games, and exclusives are a stupid reality, but I'm not looking forward to it. I don't know. Of all the systems I have available, I'm the most content when I'm on Steam. That could change, and probably will once Destiny comes out on PS4 :).

Orionnoir wrote on 08/07/2014 at 05:30pm

I concur! I have traded much of my time to be with the family and its been great. They have also stod by while I chased a dream with what little time I had too. So its not all take!

Its been a crazy 5 months, but I quit my day job just over a month ago (July 4th 2014) to make games full time working with a good friend in a partnership at Appsomniacs. We've had more people in the past, I've been slinging code at our problems part time since July 2011. Everyone else involved has pretty much walked away or stopped showing up, mostly because of the work entailed. Specifically how much work. that work can be viewed at http://www.appsomniacs.com (shameless plug!) ;)

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