Turnheads at your next dinner party by waiting for somebody to bring up FTL (this will happen) and asking if they’ve played Flotilla. It’s a bit like FTL, see, but it’s older, fewer people have played it, and there are talking animals. You bounce between galactic nodes upgrading your ships and fighting enemy fleets and if you die that’s it for you. Combat is nothing like FTL at all, mind – it’s 3D and all to do with plotting manoeuvres and feels a bit like naval warfare in a fish tank – but don’t mention that, we’ve got an anecdote to usurp. Similarly: this is an oft-overlooked part of the Blendo Games back catalogue, should your unlikely conversation move in that direction.
Yes, that’s a battleship with a snoot.