FTL: Advanced Edition is my favorite transit game

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When I first got FTL, I played it almost non-stop. It’s a great game and is just random enough to be fresh every time, just standardized enough to be a familiar experience. It’s something that not many games manage. I loved the game so much, I even wrote a short story that amounted to FTL fanfiction.

These days, I only play it when I’m on the bus.

That isn’t because I love it any less. It’s still an amazing game. Yet games like Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim , Marvel Heroes, and Child of Light< take up most of my computer game time when I'm at home. Transit keeps me from internet connections, or any gameplay that requires good mouse control. Thus, FTL manages to fill my boredom. It doesn’t matter if I’m on my way to work, to a friend’s house, or even just off on one of my regular romps to the mystical glade.

FTL is always a solid gaming experience. I don’t know if they’ve released a smartphone or a tablet version, but they should. (Editor’s Note: They have.) The game is easy enough to play, and graphically simplistic enough that it seems like it’d be a no-brainer. It might actually make me get a smartphone or a tablet.

…No, probably not.

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