Android Port

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boa13
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Re: Android Port

Postby boa13 » Sat Jan 19, 2013 10:28 am

Well, sure there is, in the site's News section. It's actually the latest news: http://www.ftlgame.com/?p=514 :)

Quoting the relevant part:

With the start of 2013 you may be wondering what our plans are. In the upcoming weeks we will be researching potentially bringing FTL to the tablets. I can’t promise we will fully pursue the port; this is just a ‘test the water’ kind of period.
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Re: Android Port

Postby carousin » Fri Jan 25, 2013 8:45 am

I will pay unreasonable amounts of money to play this on my nexus 7. I just want to encourage the devs to really give the tablet version a go.
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Re: Android Port

Postby shlic » Sun Feb 03, 2013 2:09 am

Hi, I bought the game from gog.com. I will gladly pay the same amount to buy it in Google play. An expansion pack where you can freely roam a lot of randomized galaxies would be nice too. More power to you.
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Re: Android Port

Postby MarcusarilliuS_IRL » Thu Feb 21, 2013 8:16 pm

I bought it on steam + bought 2 copies for friends of mine cause I loved it so much. Would happily buy it again for android it it was released, and so would they :)
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Re: Android Port

Postby DauntlessK » Fri Feb 22, 2013 12:34 pm

I would be dissapointed with a mobile port. I can understand why they'd do it. A company loves extra money... but I think maybe the game would benefit more from a bigger expansion that features more game modes and a bit more mod options.

The mobile market isn't made for games that cost money. The people that buy apps are a minority. Maybe they'll make some money but like I said, I'm sure at least 90% of the people that already purchased FTL would buy an expansion that has free trade mode, survival mode, better modding options, and more. Agree?
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Re: Android Port

Postby UltraMantis » Fri Feb 22, 2013 4:53 pm

Probably not. The calls for a mobile port have been steady for months now. Lots of people would enjoy it.
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Re: Android Port

Postby DauntlessK » Fri Feb 22, 2013 8:09 pm

UltraMantis wrote:Probably not. The calls for a mobile port have been steady for months now. Lots of people would enjoy it.


Let me ask this: What would make you more revenue? An app that is not that playable on a mobile device (though would work well on a tablet... correct me if i'm wrong) OR a $5-10 expansion?

Just wondering what people's opinions are... I want to say the expansion myself, but at the same time, the app MIGHT boost fanbase and really get FTL out there to the more casual fan.

Thoughts?
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Re: Android Port

Postby montgoss » Sat Feb 23, 2013 12:08 am

DauntlessK wrote:Let me ask this: What would make you more revenue? An app that is not that playable on a mobile device (though would work well on a tablet... correct me if i'm wrong) OR a $5-10 expansion?

I think the obvious answer is: both.

So, then their next question becomes "which will make us the most money in the long-term?". As you pointed out, doing a good port of FTL to Android would very likely boost the fan base, which means more people that would potentially be interested in an expansion. So, I think it's obvious that they should focus on the Android port first. 8-)
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Re: Android Port

Postby DauntlessK » Sat Feb 23, 2013 12:43 am

montgoss wrote:I think the obvious answer is: both.

So, then their next question becomes "which will make us the most money in the long-term?". As you pointed out, doing a good port of FTL to Android would very likely boost the fan base, which means more people that would potentially be interested in an expansion. So, I think it's obvious that they should focus on the Android port first. 8-)


Sadly I find myself agreeing with you despite my own desires. :?
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Re: Android Port

Postby nerdorior » Thu May 09, 2013 9:50 pm

Just registered to bump this request of a Android version. :ugeek:

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