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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Interview: Andre Bosman
Jul 25, 12:00am

Game designer and musician Andre Bosman aka Marshlight Software is behind Fundbetter-funded title The Edgelands, which is now on Steam Greenlight.  Can you talk a bit about your work in music, and how you’ve changed your focus to also include games? I make electronic music as Hoofus and play in a fiddle duo with Laura Cannell. […]

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The Interactive Fiction Technology Foundation: Interview with Jason McIntosh
Jul 21, 12:00am

The Interactive Fiction Technology Foundation (IFTF) was announced last month as the first-ever nonprofit to support the success and growth of all forms of interactive fiction — text adventures, choice-based games, visual novels, and more. The IF scene is close to our hearts, and our founder emeritus Alexis Kennedy is an advisory board member. We spoke […]

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Interface update coming to Sunless Sea
Jul 19, 12:00am

We’ve talked a lot in the past about the development of Sunless Sea and what a learning curve it was for all of us. We were new to Unity development and had to make informed decisions quickly to keep the project moving. Our approach to the UI, and in particular the size of the font, […]

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Jul 25, 9:30pm

August's Exceptional Story: The Calendar Code, will be available this Thursday, delicious friends!

Jul 25, 3:30pm

August's Exceptional Story: The Calendar Code, will be available this Thursday!

Jul 21, 11:10am

We have been experiencing some server hiccups this morning. Everything is back up, but we are still squashing a few bugs!

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