Jeff of Just Press Start writes:
"I mentioned this game back in January when I interviewed the developers. I praised it a great deal and said it would eat away at my free hours when it was released. What you DON’T know is that Justin and Matthew were kind enough to give me their alpha build back then. It’s tough having to keep something like this secret for that amount of time. During those long months, Subset Games’s FTL DID eat away at my free time, like an awesome space parasite. Even in that completely unfinished state (no ending, limited ship types, and fewer random incidents), I felt like I would have paid full price for FTL, and that it would be the bargain of the century when it came out."