Tuesday, May 31, 2016

FTL Games

FTL are: Bruce Webster, Nancy Holder and Wayne Holder

I'm often asked what are the best Atari ST games and sometimes what are my own personal Top 10. But those are pretty much impossible questions to answer because, no matter how much I might try, the list changes almost daily. It's insane because there are simply far too many excellent Atari ST games to choose from!

However, with a little push, I can think of two worthy titles... What about the magnificent Oids and, of course, the mighty classic - Dungeon Master? I've been in the middle of writing something for both games and it then dawned on me that FTL is probably my favourite developers, ever. They released few titles but what they did produce are absolute gems - nobody in their right mind could ever deny that. Quality over quantity.

The previously mentioned games are outright legends. They broke the mould and created fresh groundwork for so many future companies to build upon. But Faster Than Light also released a couple other crackers which I've not (yet) managed to feature here on AtariCrypt. Sundog is another that is rated very highly. I hope to get around to featuring it one day... FTL are true legends and they were at their very best on the Atari ST. #heroes

AtariMania has their catalogue and Wikipedia has more information.


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    1. Yeah I know mate. This is an old post I should probably update... Basically, I never got to play Sundog back in the day. TBH, I probably wouldn't have enjoyed it back then anyhow so it's no loss in that respect for me. However, I should download it and add it to my To Do list for the website... a list which is growing daily! lol.
      One day mate, one day. :)