Navigate, survive, explore! Roam a vast underground ocean in a customised steamship. Trade with strange new lands. Battle sea monsters. Smuggle souls. Seduce your crew. Go mad and hallucinate lizards. You are the captain. It’s your call…

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Thirty years ago, London was stolen. Now it rests on the shore of the Unterzee, that old dark ocean under the world. Hell is close, immortality is cheap, and the screaming has largely stopped…

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Failbetter Games

Purveyors of only the finest examples of interactive narrative – Failbetter are an independent games studio, creating games and stories mostly set in the Fallen London Universe. At present there’s Fallen London itself, a highly acclaimed Victorian fantasy RPG set in a unique subterranean city, and Sunless Sea, an exploration and trading game set in a vast underground ocean of the same world.

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Romance in Sunless Sea, part 1: Loneliness
Jan 31, 12:00am

Back in the very first video for the Kickstarter, we described Sunless Sea as a game of ‘exploration, survival and loneliness’. The first two themes are immediately evident in almost every aspect of the gameplay. The third is subtler, and we’ve spent a lot of the last two years thinking about how we can address it. […]

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The Pull of Nuncio
Jan 28, 12:00am

Note from Failbetter: This is a blog from Emily Short, guest writer on Sunless Sea. She’s discussing the narrative design behind Nuncio, an island on the Unterzee which was commissioned by one of our delicious Kickstarter backers. You should probably zail to Nuncio and enjoy the story before reading any further. Nuncio is the third […]

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Welcome to the Empire of Hands
Jan 26, 12:00am

An occurrence! Something has changed in the Neath! Finally, adventure awaits you in the beautiful but treacherous homeland of the Pentecost apes. To find it, keep zailing East until you hear the distant echo of Salt’s song in your bones. Beware of stowaways. Keep a tight grip on your Echoes, your soul, and if at […]

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Feb 1, 4:35pm

Five days until #SunlessSea launches! In celebration, this will give you something in #FallenLondon:

Jan 31, 10:35pm

Six days until #SunlessSea launches! Here's something suitably nautical for you in #FallenLondon:

Jan 31, 4:10pm

Six days until #SunlessSea launches! Here's something suitably nautical for you in #FallenLondon:

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