FTL: Faster Than Light, the award winning indie RTS by Subset Games has received a free update that adds a lot of new content to the game.
Named the Advanced Edition, the free update adds bonus content like new ships, events, weapons, a new alien race and more. The new events are written by Chris Avellone, a video game designer and comic book writer who has worked on Planescape: Torment and Icewind Dale amongst others.
FTL will be updated to version 1.5.4 with the new update. In the case your game does not update, simply reinstall it to get the updated version. Along with the update, Subset Games has also released the iPad version of FTL: Advanced Edition which can be purchased from the App Store now.
In FTL, the Galactic Federation is on the verge of collapse after losing a war with the Human Supremacist Rebels. The player receives a date packet from the Rebels by mistake which, if given to the Galactic Federation, will allow them to defeat the Rebels.
With a Ship capable of Faster-than-light/Hyperspace Travel, you have to reach the Federation whilst managing your crew, ship resources along with avoiding the Rebels.
FTL won Excellence in Design, Audience Award, Short Game of the Year 2012 award by PC Gamer and was a finalist in the Seamus McNally Grand Prize in the 15th Annual Independent Games Festival.