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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Sunless Skies Update: THREAT
May 9, 12:00am

One of the things we really wanted to finesse was the feeling of ‘Threat’ within the game. Sunless Skies is a brighter, more diverse landscape than Sunless Sea, so it’s extremely important to us that there’s still has a sense of peril and dread. WEATHER With Threat as our main focus, we’ve been busy implementing […]

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May’s Exceptional Story: The Rat-Catcher
Apr 26, 12:00am

Delicious friends, the Exceptional Story for May is here! Team up with a Department of Menace Eradicator to find her missing partner! Collect bounties, interrogate rodents, and venture into the Prickfinger Wastes. Keep your friends close, your enemies closer, and your pistol closest still. The Rat-Catcher is the third and final story in the Season […]

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Welcome to Albion
Apr 4, 12:00am

A new region—Albion—is now available! Welcome to Albion, skyfarers. Albion is the heart of the British Empire and home to Her Majesty Queen Victoria. Explore the empire’s civilised stronghold and dig into the engines of industry, where manners must be minded and secrets are necessary. “The excited shriek of train-whistles. The hiss of steam. The […]

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