Into the Breach

FTL: Faster Than Light


General FTL Questions


Who are you?

Subset Games is Justin Ma (Artist) and Matthew Davis (Programmer).

FTL included work by these talented people:

The Into the Breach project team includes:

Can I make videos and monetize them on YouTube? (Video Policy)

As long as creator credit is given in videos and/or video descriptions, we have no objections to any sort of fan-created playthrough and/or instructional videos. Furthermore, you are free to monetize your videos via the YouTube partner program and similar programs on other video sharing sites.

Can I create fanart/fiction based on your games?

Fans are free to create fanworks such as art and works of fiction based on our stories provided they are not used for commercial purposes.

Are you hiring?

Subset Games does not offer any kind of internship program, nor are we hiring at this point in time.

Into the Breach

When will the game be released?

We’ll release it when we’re done. We don’t know when that will be at this point.

What platforms will it be on?

Into the Breach will be on Windows, Mac, and Linux. But it will not release on all three simultaneously. As a small studio, we found managing that large of a release for FTL very difficult, so we’re going to spread it out more this time.

FTL: Faster Than Light


What are the system requirements?

PC requirements:

  • Operating system: Windows XP/2000/Vista/7/8
  • Intel Mac OSX 10.5.8+, or Linux (x86 or x86_64)
  • Processor: 2 GHz
  • RAM: 1 GB
  • Hard drive space: 175 MB
  • Video: OpenGL 2.0, minimum resolution of 1280x720, dedicated card recommended

If the game does not work, contact us at techsupport@ftlgame.com so we can help and/or provide a refund!

iPad requirement:

  • 2nd generation or above (iPad mini’s will also work).

FTL is not available on iPhones or Android.

Fixes to common failures

Please make sure your drivers are up to date. This is especially important for Intel integrated GPUs. Try these websites for finding updated Video Drivers:

Lost Game Key or Download Link

If you purchased the game on our website, from the Humble Store, or in a Humble Bundle, you can use this Key Resender to retrieve your download: humblebundle.com/resender

Lost Game Data

In rare cases, power loss or PC crashes can cause profile data corruption. You can restore any achievements or ship unlocks you had by using this profile editor tool: sourceforge.net/projects/ftleditor

Fullscreen Mouse Issues

If switching to fullscreen has blocked input in the game by hiding the mouse / menu options, try disabling High DPI settings for FTL:

Find FTLgame.exe in FTL’s installation folder, then right click on the folder and go to “Properties”. In the “Compatability” tab, check the box to disable High DPI Settings and then click OK.

If you’re using Steam, FTL’s installation folder will most likely be here: C:\Program Files (x86)\steam\steamapps\common\FTL Faster Than Light

Other Problems?

Please email us at contact@subsetgames.com for any questions not covered in this FAQ. We’ll get back to you as soon as possible, but please understand we are a very small company.


Does FTL have mods?

Yes! You can read about FTL mods on our mods page.

Will you add multiplayer?

FTL was designed as a focused, single-player experience and there are no plans to extend it to include multi-player.

Will there be an Android / iPhone port?

Unfortunately, there are no plans for an Android or iPhone port at this point in time.

Will FTL be translated to X language?

Localization will be an ambitious project since there are tens of thousands of lines of text in the game. And numerous technical hurdles (hard coded text, foreign character support) also exist. It's something we currently do not plan to pursue, but that could change in the future. We are not looking for help with this.

Will there be any updates or sequels?

The Advanced Edition came out on April 3rd, 2014. It was a large, free expansion that is now built into every version of FTL. There are no plans for a sequel or any additional updates.