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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The Sunless Skies Launch Competition
Jan 9, 12:00am

To celebrate the upcoming launch of our latest title, SUNLESS SKIES, on 31st January, we’re hosting the imaginatively named  SUNLESS SKIES Launch Competition! We’ve had so much fun with various competitions down the years that gave you the opportunity to be creative in different ways, so this time we felt compelled to accept a few kinds of […]

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January’s Exceptional Story: The Price of Loss
Dec 27, 12:00am

Delicious friends, the first Exceptional Story of 2019 is here! Enter a tent where the lost, the grieving and the wounded gather. Share their stories, enter their dreams, and reveal the truth behind their healing rituals. Is the medicine really better than the cure? The Price of Loss is the second story in the Season of […]

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Sunless Skies: COMMANDER
Dec 19, 12:00am

The Failbetter office is slowly winding down for the holidays—our last little revitalising break before LAUNCH(!)—but before we snarf many a minced pie here’s our exciting COMMANDER update! This release features: a huge new UI update all remaining player weapons updated docking mechanics and SMUGGLING IMPORTANT NOTE: Please remember to we’re no longer supporting save […]

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Dec 27, 10:30pm

January’s Exceptional Story, The Price of Loss, by @bravemule is now available!

Dec 27, 4:35pm

January’s Exceptional Story, The Price of Loss, by @bravemule is now available!

Dec 27, 12:57pm

Exceptional Friends enjoy more content, more actions, and more cards in their Opportunity Deck, as well as access t…

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