Tyremiex Oct 22, 2012 @ 12:59pm
Games of a similar type to ftl?
I have really enjoyed ftl and i was wondering if anyone is aware of any (in the same style) similar, stratigical games alike?? I would just like to play another challenging like faster than life :)
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hghwolf, killed the bird Oct 22, 2012 @ 1:18pm 
Well the general "feel" of FTL is the same as what a traditional Roguelike will give you. I can`t think of any games "very similar" to FTL, but if you enjoy FTL you may want to give some of the free roguelikes out there a try.
skydivefh Oct 22, 2012 @ 1:37pm 
Try binding of isaac if you haven't already but don't buy the dlc until you reach a certain point (see boards for specifics)
skydivefh Oct 22, 2012 @ 1:37pm 
hghwolf, can you recommend any of these free roguelikes?
Tyremiex Oct 22, 2012 @ 2:05pm 
thanks, i will check them out tommorow :)
hghwolf, killed the bird Oct 22, 2012 @ 2:17pm 
Originally posted by skydivefh:
hghwolf, can you recommend any of these free roguelikes?

Sure. Nethack is probably the most well known one, and there are even a number of mods for it.
Brogue is incredibly well done, and looks very pretty for being ASCII only.
My personal favourite, Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup, has recently gotten a very nice looking tileset update and can be controlled almost entirely with the mouse. It also has a myriad variety of races to choose from.
There`s also a Doom roguelike for the experimental crowd - also quite pretty as these things go.
If you want a REAL challenge, try Iter Vehemens ad Necem, also known as IVAN.
And for the Japanophiles there`s Elona, which is fun but eccentric.
Twelvefield Oct 22, 2012 @ 3:10pm 
You might also like Flotilla, here on STEAM, or Atom Zombie Smasher, which are homages to the same style of game as FTL.
Boxcar12 Oct 22, 2012 @ 4:43pm 
Dungeons of Dreadmore is a good one to start out with too. Pretty simple, and has steam workshop integration for fan made classes, items, etc.
hghwolf, killed the bird Oct 22, 2012 @ 5:32pm 
Originally posted by Boxcar12:
Dungeons of Dreadmore is a good one to start out with too. Pretty simple, and has steam workshop integration for fan made classes, items, etc.

I can`t in good conscience reccomend Dredmore as a good roguelike. It`s not a bad game, but it`s soooooo slow. Open up this window, open up that window, everything click and drag, the animations ugh...
The "funny" stat and item descriptions don`t help either. Situational and Stat awareness in a roguelike should be high, not clear as mud.
Althuin Oct 23, 2012 @ 4:20am 
Try Dwarf Fortress. It's basically a game in ASCII style, which means that the "graphics" are made by different coloured alphabet characters. There ARE texture packs, but the base game is made by different coloured letters, numbers and symbols. The game itself is... most likely THE MOST HAIR-RIPPINGLY HARD GAME you have ever played. Seriously. Want a challenge in DF? SURVIVE.
The game is available for free at it's website. Check it out.
Tjuhl Oct 23, 2012 @ 9:33am 
Dungeons of Dredmor is also a roguelike.
Red Spot Oct 23, 2012 @ 1:52pm 
Not quite the same as FTL, but if you like a game that can kick you in the [blank], when you are or arent looking, you might want to try AI War: Fleet Command.
bogabada Oct 23, 2012 @ 2:40pm 
personally i recommend dungeon of dreadmore, its very fun! i actually install dungeon crawler soup but i dont like ascii game :(
hghwolf, killed the bird Oct 23, 2012 @ 3:31pm 
Originally posted by bogabada:
personally i recommend dungeon of dreadmore, its very fun! i actually install dungeon crawler soup but i dont like ascii game :(

DCSS isn`t ASCII only. It has a very pretty tileset version.
Deathwurm102 Oct 24, 2012 @ 4:30am 
I love Dungeons of Dredmor! It's the slower pace that actually appeals to me because I generally play it for a bit with my morning coffee or when I need a break...it's best played 30 or 40 minutes at a time.
Coming from WAY out in left field...you may enjoy Galactic Civilizations II...it is in NO WAY a roguelike, it's a 4X Turn-Based Strategy...but if good games with Space themes appeal to you, check out the Store page.
Kevdogg155 Oct 24, 2012 @ 5:28am 
I recommend Space Pirates and Zombies. It's a bit more action oriented than FTL, but it has some strategy and RPG elements also. It has a free demo if you want to get a taste of what the game is like. It's pretty challenging on the higher difficulty settings.
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