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FTL Games

Overview

FTL Games (Faster Than Light) was the game division of Software Heaven Inc. (P.O. Box 112489, San Diego, California 92111), a company that created some great games in the 80's. Despite their small size, FTL products were consistently number one sellers and received the highest critical acclaim and industry awards. FTL was founded in mid 1982 and ceased operations in 1996.

You can also check the Wikipedia article about FTL Games where you can view a photo of Wayne Holder, Nancy Holder and Bruce Webster.

I gathered the information available in this section from several sources including:

  • Daniel Durgan's web site, The Un-Official Dungeon Master Web Site (now disappeared). The info on his site was already taken from the FTL Games homepage, which has also disappeared.
  • Bruce F. Webster's web site: The Sundog Project.
  • Mobygames, a huge game database.
  • Credits found in games and their manuals.
  • Searches on the Internet.

People

FTL Games incomplete staff members list

Interviews

Interview of Wayne Holder (February 1988)
Interview of Wayne Holder (with a photo) published in French magazine TILT Issue #52, March 1988, page 26
Interview of Wayne Holder (with a photo) published in French TILT Magazine 52 (March 1988) on page 26
[Supplied by Abandonware Magazines]
FTL Article published in German magazine 'Power Play', April 1988, Pages 82-83
FTL Article published in German magazine 'Power Play', April 1988, Page 82 FTL Article published in German magazine 'Power Play', April 1988, Page 83
[Source: Kultpower]
English translation of FTL Article published in German magazine 'Power Play', April 1988, Pages 82-83
Transcript of a GEnie conference with Wayne Holder and Andy Jaros (April 12, 1989)
Reported information about Chaos Strikes Back by Russ Boelhauf (October 16, 1989)
Interview of Doug Bell (with a photo) published in French magazine TILT Issue #71, November 1989, pages 30-31
Interview of Doug Bell (with a photo) published in French TILT Magazine 71 (November 1989) on pages 30-31
[Supplied by Abandonware Magazines]
Interview of Wayne Holder, Doug Bell and Russ Boelhauf (with photos) published in British ST Action Magazine #19 (November 1989), pages 20-21
Interview of Wayne Holder, Doug Bell and Russ Boelhauf (with photos) published in British ST Action Magazine #19 (November 1989) Page 20 Interview of Wayne Holder, Doug Bell and Russ Boelhauf (with photos) published in British ST Action Magazine #19 (November 1989) Page 21
[Supplied by The Boggit]
Interview of FTL Team (January 1990)
FTL Article published in German magazine 'Power Play', March 1990, Pages 116-117
FTL Article published in German magazine 'Power Play', March 1990, Page 116 FTL Article published in German magazine 'Power Play', March 1990, Page 117
[Source: Kultpower]
Transcript and English translation of FTL Article published in German magazine 'Power Play', March 1990, Pages 116-117
FTL Article published in British magazine 'Advanced Computer Entertainment', Issue #31 April 1990, Pages 33-35
FTL Article published in British magazine 'Advanced Computer Entertainment', Issue #31 April 1990, Page 33 FTL Article published in British magazine 'Advanced Computer Entertainment', Issue #31 April 1990, Page 34 FTL Article published in British magazine 'Advanced Computer Entertainment', Issue #31 April 1990, Page 35
[Supplied by Steve Hood]
Interview of Andy Jaros (with photo) published in British ST Action Magazine #26 (June 1990) Page 34
Interview of Andy Jaros (with photo) published in British ST Action Magazine #26 (June 1990) Page 34 Interview of Andy Jaros (with photo) published in British ST Action Magazine #26 (June 1990) Page 36 Interview of Andy Jaros (with photo) published in British ST Action Magazine #26 (June 1990) Page 37
[Supplied by The Boggit]
On the first photo, the black lines on Andy's table define the layout of the front cover of the second edition of the Hint Book - Dungeon Master Adventurer's Handbook.
FTL answer to a user email about Amiga versions of DM, CSB and DMII (February 1995)
Interview of Don Jordan by Danial Durgan (October 1998)

Games

Here is the list of games created by FTL Games.

Dungeon Master series

FTL Games developed Dungeon Master, Chaos Strikes Back and Dungeon Master II. Theron's Quest and Dungeon Master Nexus were developed by other teams.

Sundog: Frozen Legacy

Sundog for Atari ST - Screenshot

Sundog, a space trading adventure, was the best selling product of any kind on the Atari ST in 1986. Sundog was originally released for the Apple II computer in March 1984.

Download

You can download the Atari ST version of this game from the Little Green Desktop.

Links

Oids

Oids for Macintosh - Screenshot

The arcade game OIDS (on Macintosh) received 5 mice from MacWorld, their highest rating, after it was released in 1990. OIDS was originally released for the Atari ST in 1987.

OIDS was re-released as shareware for Macintosh (both Classic and OS X) in 2003 on Kirk Baker's web site. You can also view the game manual on the site.

Download
  • You can download the Macintosh version on the Macintosh Garden web site.
  • The Atari ST version is available on Automation Disk 097, the same that includes Dungeon Master. It is available at the Dungeon Master for Atari ST page.

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