I've been playing a lot of Faster Than Light (FTL) recently. In fact it's taken over from Guild Wars 2 as my go-to-game of choice.
It's pretty unforgiving, and 30 mins to 1 hour of work can evaporate in seconds, but I'm still finding it rewarding. I've unlocked my second and third ships which seem to be a little better than the standard one and I'm doing a little better each time. It's becoming obvious that you really can't expect every random event to go your own way and he further in I get, the more cautious I'm becoming. Still haven't found a solid balance between component upgrades and ship upgrades but I'm getting there.
Worth it if you're curious. Even if not, I'd say it's worth a punt in a sale.
P.s. Still haven't beaten it yet, even on Easy.
FTL is extremely addictive. I finally beat it on Easy last night after 20+ hours of game play. Used the Engi Cruiser to do it. Now, I have four ships unlocked and working on the others now.
A major hint: Learn to board. Makes the last boss SO much easier.