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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September Exceptional Story: Where You and I Must Go
Aug 25, 12:00am

Delicious friends, the Exceptional Story for September is here! The Northern Witch hunted lifebergs in the distant north, until – one grim day – her quarry got the best of her. The Severe Bluejacket needs something retrieved from her wreck. Travel north with a crew and a coffin. Survive a white hell. And begin to […]

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Zubmariner will be free to Early Access and Kickstarter players
Aug 22, 12:00am

You may have missed this, or forgotten it in the years since Sunless Sea was in development, but: if you bought Sunless Sea while it was in Early Access, or backed our Kickstarter, you will receive Zubmariner for free. That’s $10.99 worth of new stories, zee-beasts and tense, underwater gameplay! How do I know if […]

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Zubmariner will be released on 11 October, 2016
Aug 16, 12:00am

Hooray and hurrah, Zubmariner will be released on 11 October 2016 for Windows, Mac and Linux! Zubmariner brings an entire second layer to Sunless Sea, including new cities and ports to explore, packed with our trademark: agonising choices presented in beautiful prose. “Beneath the Unterzee it’s dark, hostile, littered with plunderable wrecks and haunted by […]

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Aug 25, 9:45pm

Exceptional Friends enjoy more content, more actions and more cards in their Opportunity Deck, as well as access to the House of Chimes!

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Aug 25, 9:40pm

There's an Easter Egg in this month's Exceptional Story. Do not look for it. We implore you.

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Aug 25, 9:35pm

Travel north with your crew and a coffin to explore a once-great lifeberg hunting ship. Thhis month’s Exceptional Story is by@CashDecuir

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