Nearly three years after its release on iPad, FTL: Faster than Light is still one of the greatest games on the platform. Not only is it one of the most perfect roguelikes ever made, its port to touchscreens set the standard for all ports from that point on. Since then, the forge at Subset Games has been silent, but today we learned [Hat tip: Matt Thrower and Kotaku] that their next effort is well underway. It’s a turn-based strategy game called Into the Breach and it’s coming for PC/Mac/Linux.
Into the Breach is a single-player game that consists of you blowing up Bugs with mechs and tanks and it looks really, really cool.
The remnants of human civilization are threatened by gigantic creatures breeding beneath the earth. You must control powerful mechs from the future to hold off this alien threat. Each attempt to save the world presents a new randomly generated challenge in this turn-based strategy game.
Sounds a bit different than FTL, but there’s a hint that it might have some of its forebear’s roguelike qualities:
- Another Chance: Failure is not an option. When you are defeated, send help back through time to save another timeline!
The game has no release date yet, but the fact that they’re starting to talk about it is a good sign. Currently, the only platforms mentioned are Windows, Mac, and Linux, with no mobile version in sight. FTL also launched for PC without a mobile version announced, so we can hope that Into the Breach eventually makes its way to the App Store. As of now, however, you’ll have to dust off your laptop to play whenever it does make it to Steam.