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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Failbetter Incubates: A House of Many Doors
Sep 2, 12:00am

Harry Tuffs, aka PixelTrickery, is our first incubee. Incubation is a way for us to share what we have (a nice office, indie game expertise, coffee) and pass some advantages on to new developers who are making games we like the look of. We met Harry at Develop 2015. We were immediately interested in his game […]

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Sundry Fallen London improvements
Aug 14, 12:00am

We carried out a substantial server migration yesterday – you’ll have noticed the site is much snappier. We’ve also added a number of features today. These are pretty abstract-sounding things, but high-level players will be very interested, and generally they’ll lead to a smoother experience. Player hand persistence When a player switches settings now (eg from […]

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Modding Sunless Sea: a demo
Aug 14, 12:00am

Hello everyone! I’m Alice the intern – I’ve been working at Failbetter this week. I’ve been lucky enough to get to play around with the latest Sunless Sea update, which gives players the ability to add mods! As an example of the sort of changes you can now make to the game, I’ve transformed the […]

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Sep 3, 5:06pm

40% off #SunlessSea for 48 hours in the @humblestore End of Summer sale!

Sep 3, 4:29pm

The new Pigmote story, the Merciless Modiste and the Kickstarter-exclusive Pirate Poet are all by @richardcobbett. #SunlessSea

Sep 3, 4:01pm

Brave captains can now recruit a new first officer: the Merciless Modiste. She awaits you at Mount Palmerston. #SunlessSea

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