Sunless Skies


Sunless Skies is a Gothic Horror roleplay game with a focus on exploration and exquisite storytelling for PC, Mac and Linux.

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Sunless Sea


Take the helm of your steamship and set sail for the unknown! Sunless Sea is a game of discovery, loneliness and frequent death, set in the award-winning Victorian Gothic universe of Fallen London.

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Fallen London

Forty 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 a UK-based independent games studio, creating games and stories mostly set in the Fallen London Universe.

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Latest news

We’re Hiring! Junior Editor (Part Time)
Sep 21, 12:00am

We’re Failbetter Games, makers of Sunless Skies, Sunless Sea and Fallen London. We’re known for inventive narrative design and rich, atmospheric storytelling. We’re looking for a part-time Junior Editor for our game Fallen London, working around 21 hours a week with flexible scheduling – we can adjust the exact number of hours based on your […]

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Evolving Archie
Sep 16, 12:00am

You can learn more about Mask of the Rose and watch the video on Kickstarter. We’ll be back with more staff updates like this one during the development process! This blog is by our Art Director, Paul Arendt. Some of the character designs for Mask of the Rose seem to arrive fully-formed. Griz, for instance, […]

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Updates to the Pickpocket’s Promenade
Sep 16, 12:00am

The Crowds of Spite have long been popular with players in concept. But the need to spend opportunity card draws, combined with the low value of the rewards, made it so they passed out of relevance for most players too quickly. Today we’re releasing a small update that aims to address this and extend the […]

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Sep 22, 11:21am

Perfectly standard Fallen London portraiture

Sep 21, 12:53pm

"If I didn't want nightmares I would simply not spend my time repeatedly extracting mystery liquids from a very unr…

Sep 21, 10:19am

We are hiring a part time Junior Editor to work on Fallen London! This is an entry-level position for someone base…

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