FTL began as a Kickstarter project, earning $200,542 in April 2012 on the funding platform. The game launched on PC later that year and received multiple Best of the Rest nods from Joystiq before arriving on iPad this past March for $10. It launched the same day as the game's Advanced Edition expansion, which was freely tacked on to both versions. Those with both the PC/Mac game and its iPad counterpart can transfer their save files between the two as well, granting extra incentive for players to spend a few bucks this week. Keep in mind: FTL will not work on first generation iPads, only iPad 2 tablets or better.
Update: FTL is part of today's Summer Sale deals on Steam, so it's a whopping 60 percent off ($3.99) for the next two days.